Bowls: Seven out of seven for champions Dilhorne Ladies

DILHORNE signed off the season in the Staffordshire County Ladies Bowling Association in the style of champions by winning all seven games at home to Bucknall Private One to claim top spot.

Division One results:-

Dilhorne 147, Bucknall Private One 96

Scores: Carol Matthews 21, Sheila Jones 14; Chris Adams 21, Christine Millman 16; Emma Scragg 21, Pauline Alcock 12; Sue Wright 21, Carol Baumford 8; Janet Salmon 21, Ann Jones 20; Laura Hallsworth 21, Pat Shenton 9; Leanne Burgess 21, Dawn Parkes 17.

Leek One 14, Westlands One 105

Scores: Pat Alcock 21, Christine Bougard 19; Maureen Turner 21, Vera Jackson 4; Val Forrester 15, Janice Adams 21; Rita Rowley 21, Sylvia Oates 12; Sandra Clark 21, Trish Hyatt 18; Margaret Wood 21, Doreen Yorke 11; Julie Watson 21, Sarah Bailey 10.

Three Dilhorne players finished in the top four in the league averages table.

Top 10:

1 Sharon Whittaker (Milton Recs ) av 6.68; 2 Sue Wright (Dilhorne) 6.50; 3 Janet Salmon (Dilhorne) 6.32; 4 Chris Adams (Dilhorne) 6.25; 5 Dawn Parkes (Bucknall Private One); 6 Jane Dumingham (Wolstanton Park) 5.83; 7 Laura Hallsworth (Dilhorne) 5.75; 8 Joan Lewis (Oakhill One) 5.70; Rachel Jackson (Birches Head Hotel) 5.06; 10 Hazel Macdonald (Milton Recs) 4.72.

Just out of the top 10 are Dilhorne’s Carol Matthews 4.40 in 11th spot and 13th Leanne Burgess 4.00.