Bears close out with defeat

The County closed out their 2018-2019 campaign with a defeat to nearby Northamptonshire, result being 19-17. This meant the Bears ended up with a fifth place finish once again.  Ladies B were looking to get back with it after a whitewash last match and came up with a 3-3 draw, wins from Kat Spanswick, Chloe McKivett and a LOM from Nina Bolt 19.78. Mens were also looking to gain more points than last match and they were also hed to a 6-6 draw. Wins from James Hykin, Mark Carter, Carl Green, Tom Martin, Rob Comben and a MOM from Karl Reynolds 26.18. 9-9 Overnight there was big hopes that the Bears could kick on and gain the main points but Northants had other ideas and took the Ladies A with a 4-2 win, Wendy Adams and Sue Gulliver LOM 21.80. Mens A were also held up after having a great season with wins from Steve Giddings who has now scored a great 6 wins from 6 games, Ian Shaw, Noel Grant, Tommy Aldridge, Steve Hine and a superb 31.31 MOM from Nigel Heydon. Nigel also completing 9 wins from the 9  games which has seen him take top spot on the BICC averages overall. Next year awaits us with West Midlands and Cheshire both relegated and Cornwall and Devon being promoted to the Premier Division.