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BOWLS: Corbett goes out in style
6:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in Sport
JUNE Corbett brought her 2012 Wiltshire Ladies presidential outdoor reign to an end in fine style.
She led Wiltshire Ladies to a very comfortable 32-shot win in the annual end of season showdown against the county men which was played this year on her own green at Town Gardens.
The Wiltshire Ladies representative side, in their last match of the 2012 campaign, took the plaudits as they ran-out 138-106 victors.
They won with ease on four of the six rinks and only lost by two shots on another as Margaret Annetts’ rink, who had led throughout their match, dropped a six on their 21st and final end.
June Corbett won the battle of the presidents by leading her rink to a 27-13 success over men’s president Colin Shepherd’s rink, skipped by John Lucas.
The rinks skipped by county ladies secretary Babs Salter (Wroughton ), Sue Burgess and Mary Buckle all recorded good wins for the ladies.
And Corbett also had the satisfaction in her last county ladies match as president of skipping the ladies highest winning rink to a 14-shot success, two better than Wroughton’s Babs Salter.
However, for men’s president Colin Shepherd (Amesbury) it was a highly unsatisfactory finish to his set of friendly games throughout the season as his men’s representative team had been routed the previous day losing 144-88 to Essex at Maidenhead.
Wiltshire Ladies v Men
Rink 1: Geraldine Reade (Westlecot), Carol Woodbridge (Wanborough ), Jill Webb (Wroughton) & June Corbett (Town Gardens) beat C Pike (Salisbury), Colin Sheppard (Amesbury), G Toomer (Wilton) & John Lucas (Chippenham T) 27-13.
Rink 2: Sue Dix (Box), Wendy Thrush (Haydon Wick ), Mary Jones (Devizes) & Marcia Cottle (Spencer Melksham) lost to Les Sullivan (Town G), Ross Wheeler (Swindon), Fed Tape (Avon) & Graham Annetts (S’bury) 16-26.
Rink 3: June Coyle (N Wilts), Val Mortimer (W’lecot), Sue Gravell (Town G) & Mary Buckle (Ames) beat Don French (Trowbridge T), Barry Wheeler (S’don), John Smith (Malmesbury) & Richard Hindley (Wilton) 26-15.
Rink 4: Linda Perfitt (W’lecot), Evelyn Tape (Avon), Jean Collier (Box) & Babs Salter (Wroughton) beat Don Tucker (Devizes), Vic Amira (Ames), Mike Hallam (Downton) & Brian Merritt (S’bury) 29-17.
Rink 5: Ann Hindley (Wilton), Joyce Lewis (Wroughton), Sue Baker (Cricklade ) & Sue Burgess (Warminster) beat D Hardwick (Wilton), Jack Peterson (Supermarine), Stuart Allison (Chippenham Park) & Martin Salter (Wroughton) 20-13.
Rink 6: Pauline Watson (Calne), Janet Watkin (Box), Fizz Mace (N Wilts) & Margaret Annetts (S’bury) lost to Tom Mitchell (Corsham), Tony Watchman (Chip P), Brian Raymond (Chip T) & Bob Fredericks (S’bury) 20-22.
Score: Wiltshire Ladies beat Wiltshire Men 138-106.