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.
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.
There are two extra fixtures to the county diary. – 29th July – away to Northamptonshire “A” ( Daventry ) – 19th August – At home to Northamptonshire “A” ( Bromsgrove ).
The squad for the inter county knockout fixture against Suffolk on Saturday 3rd February is shown below. The match is being played at Daventry Indoor bowling Club and squad members are asked to arrive no later than 9.30 am.
All County bowlers are asked to support this very successful event and to inform Richard Payne of their intention to take part in it.