For their ninth inter-county friendly fixture of the season the Bears welcomed Northamptonshire to Three Spires BC. A good afternoon left Warwickshire on cloud nine as they finally lodged a victory by a 120-114 score.

County President Aubrey Brookhouse, Pat Keogh (Wellesbourne), Wallace Stein (Three Spires) and Past President Geoff Moran lost only two ends in the first twelve ends though one was a five but they picked up a four and five of their own to lead by fourteen. A good spell saw the visitors cut the deficit down to six but a strong finish including their own six saw Moran and co winning 28-18. Tony Richards (Three Spires), Jack Banks (Blossomfield), County Secretary Michael Jackson and Keith Hornsby (Three Spires) turned two up after eight ends into nine up after fourteen. Four singles and a treble cut the deficit to two but Hornsby’s rink finished with a four and two to seal the 23-15 victory.

Past President Graham O’Donohue, Peter Aughton (Caldecott Park), Peter Mabbs (Matrix) and Bruce Truman (Rugby Railway) were all square after eight ends and six up with six ends to go. A good finish by Northamptonshire saw them reduce the deficit but they couldn’t deny Truman and co their 17-14 win. David Burrows (Wellesbourne), John Brindley (Wolvey), Ray Dawson (Rugby) and Assistant Secretary Bob Allcock recovered from a poor start to trail by one after twelve ends and then reach eighteen ends all square. The sides exchanged doubles before Allcock’s rink dropped a last end double to lose 18-16.

Lee Ingleston (Rugby Railway), Match Secretary Mike Hall, Jeff Bayliss (Bilton) and Past President Nigel Hewitson took a four and three to lead by seven after six ends. A good period that included a five and four saw the visitors clear the deficit and build a nine shot lead of their own. Hewitson and co had the better of the remaining ends but could only limit the loss, 18-23 the final score. Mick Hill (Rugby Railway), Mick Allsopp (Executive), John Douglas (Bidford) and Past President Brian Mace Humphries trailed by thirteen at the midway point. A brace of trebles and singles cut the deficit to five but a penultimate end four eased Northants to a 26-18 victory.

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