BOWLS: A win and a defeat as the Hunts ladies have a mixed start to the new inter-county season

Val Corn skipped a successful rink in Hunts' victory against Northants in the Donald Steward Trophy.

Val Corn skipped a successful rink in Hunts' victory against Northants in the Donald Steward Trophy. - Credit: Archant

One Huntingdonshire women’s team enjoyed a successful start to the new inter-county campaign – but the other slipped to an opening defeat.

The local ladies welcomed Northants to Hemingford BC for a Donald Steward Trophy tie last Tuesday and eased to a 119-104 victory.

The rinks of Val Corn, Nicky Verlander and Andrea Rose were all successful to help Hunts to overall glory.

But there was a losing start to the Silver Jubilee Vase season as a Hunts side, featuring a number of new players, went down 115-91 to Northants at St Ives BC despite successes from the rinks of Sandra Minnett and Carole Hickey.

Hunts are back in action in both competitions tomorrow (Tuesday) when hosting Suffolk.


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RESULTS

DONALD STEWARD TROPHY

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Hunts 119, Northants 104

Hunts runks: Janice White/Alison Wilson/Val Corn won 25-16, Sandra Day/Pauline Whittlesey/Andrea Rose won 22-20, Sylvia Armstrong/Daphne Meats/Nicky Verlander won 27-19, Joan Rangers/June Blackall/Lynda Childs lost 21-24, Glenys Cousins/Celia Steward/Pat Purssord lost 21-28.

SILVER JUBILEE VASE

Hunts 95, Northants 111.

Hunts rinks: Rita Hodson/Sandra Deller/Sandra Minnett won 24-13, Joy Kent/Jenny Martin/Carole Hickey won 23-20, Patsy Coles/Jill Francis/Linda Levi lost 15-25, Lynne King/Jenny Hurst/Nicky Hastings lost 16-26, Brenda Read/Chris Cowan/Karen Brugnoli lost 13-31.

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