County v Gloucestershire – 11th march 2018

This second leg of the Two Shires Trophy competition was played away at Gloucestershire’s home venue of Churchdown. The first leg , played in January, resulted in a convincing win for Worcestershire by 29 points to 11. The county went into this second leg match requiring 12 points to secure their first win for the two Shires Trophy, which was first contested in 2015.

The county struggled in some of their early matches, but did particularly well in the Fours. Both Fours teams  ( Jenny Gibbs/Anne Hough/Avis Beddow/Terry Clifford  and  Belinda Gibbs/Chris Allen/Alan Walters/Cayman Dredge ) won both their matches. With a win in the Pairs by Trish Clifford and Richard Payne the county had five wins ( 10 Points ) and with 2 bonus points added the county achieved the 12 point target they needed to win the competition by the narrowest of margins.

County v Gloucestershire – Sunday 11th March 2018

Arrangements have now been made for the second leg of the Two Shires Competition against Gloucestershire to be held at Churchdown on Sunday 11th March. Because the County Trials have been cancelled all players wanting to play for the county next year should inform Richard Payne that they will be at Gloucester on the 11th or apologise for why they can not make it.

County v Suffolk – Saturday 3rd February 2018

The county was involved in the end of season inetr county knockout series of matches on the 3rd February , with the county being drawn against Suffolk for the first match which was played at Daventry. Suffolk fielded a very strong squad and won 13 of the 16 individual games played. Worcestershire scored 153 shots with Suffolk scoring 233. This defeat means that the county will not, therefore, proceed to the next round of the competition.

The successes for the county were Johnathon Smith in his morning singles game winning it 16-9. Richard Payne’s triples team won their morning game 14-9 with Terry Clifford’s fours team winning the county’s sole success in the afternoon by 12 shots to 7.

Two extra fixtures

There are two extra fixtures to the county diary.   –   29th July  – away to Northamptonshire “A” ( Daventry )   –   19th August  –  At home to Northamptonshire “A” ( Bromsgrove ).