Warwickshire crashed to a strange defeat in their latest fixture in the BICC. Taking the first section 5-1 the weekend looked set for a good victory overall, Chloe McKivett proved to be LOM with a 20.88, other wins from Melanie Hill, Sue Gulliver, Angela Jones and Nina Bolt. The the wheels started to fall off with the first 5 men all defeated, it now required some mammoth effort to restore belief and the next six men did not dissapoint, Graham Hall with a 29.13 taking the MOM. Others winning were Mangal Singh, James Hykin, Carl Green, Ian McFarlane and Charlie Symons on his debut. 11-7 lead overnight was soon equalled with the Cambs Ladies hitting the Bears with a 5-1, Natalie Gilbert with a 24.00 only winner. Again same as the day before the first five losing out and the danger of points lost, Mark Carter managed a scrappy win after being 3-0 down, others that followed were Antony Allen, Nigel Heydon and a MOM from Noel Grant of 30.88 which was the highest ave within the Premier Divison so wins the monthly cash award. A 20-16 loss snatched from the jaws off victory. But hats off to the Cambridge squad who played brilliantly and deserved the overall win. Off next into the Valleys with a trip to Glamorgan.
Simon Fairbrother won through a strong field of players to take his place at the Lakeside International Play Offs later in the year. Simon had defeated the veteran Colin Laffar by a 3-0 scoreline in the semi finals which was the same scoreline that saw Antony Allen defeat Nigel Heydon. Simon then repeated this feat in the final over Allen. More Details to follow when announced by the BDO as to the date and venue for the next stages.