Trina Gulliver returned the Ladies World Championship to her home for an incredible tenth time after securing a very tense battle against Deta Hedman. Both players started nervy but a couple of maximums one from each player settled them down for the full battle. The first four sets all went against the darts with Hedman winning sets 1 and 3, Trina kicked off set four well and secured it 3-1 to set up the nervy last set. With Trina having the darts it was vital that she kept them and try to pressure the Hedman throw in leg 2, she succeeded there and never looked back after starting it with her third maximum. Third leg and Deta could not find anything in the tank and Trina set herself ready leaving 40 for the title which she duly despatched with a 1, 3 and d18 for the amazing feat of ten titles. Congratulations to the Golden Girl on this magnificent achievement. All at Warwickshire are very proud of you and we look forward to the next County Fixture.
Neil Pritchard the Chairman of Warwickshire was voted in yesterday to become a part of the England Selection Panel. Neil joins the panel which includes Peter Melton of Cambridgeshire, Peter Senior of Yorkshire, Don Vickers of Essex and Dawn Speed of Nottinghamshire. We wish Neil the very best in his new duty.
Tommy Aldridge hammered home a brilliant 32.49 which saw the County leave Cambridgeshire with a hard earned 20-16 victory. The win has also pushed the County into third place in the BICC Premier Division. Ladies B had a great win on the Saturday with that being the first defeat for Cambridge B ladies. Angela Jones taking the Ladies award, other wins from Melanie Hill, Donna Pinch and Kat Spanswick. Mens B also had a great win with a vintage show from Tommy McGlone who smashed a 29.17 for the Mens award. Ladies A suffered a bad 5-1 defeat from a strong Cambs Ladies. Trina Gulliver the sole winner. Mens A were up against a very determined Cambs side with them hitting many maximums. 12 in total. But the show belonged to Aldridge who despite losing the first leg then reeled off 17-12-14 and 15 dart legs to record the highest average in the Premier Division. With this form we could and should be seeing Tommy taking his International spot once again.
England have announced their squad for the Forthcoming British Internationals in April 2013
Warwickshire are only represented once with Trina Gulliver once again being named Ladies Captain.
Of the named squad there are no fewer than three former Warwickshire players with Mark McGeeney retaining his place from an impressive debut last year, also Jamie Hughes now of the West Midlands gaining his call up after a couple of very impressive years on the circuit. The other being Clare Bywaters who also retains her place after recent impressive performances which has seen her regain her form from the mid noughties.
We wish them all well for the Internationals.performances which has seen her regain her form from the mid noughties.