Holbrook ladies are champions again

FOR the second year running, the Holbrook Ladies Crown Green bowlers have won the ‘Champion of Champions’ cup competition.

This followed a very successful season competing in the South Derbyshire Ladies League where they topped the third division after winning all of their 22 league matches.

That qualified them for the champions cup together with Marehay and Rowditch Ladies teams, the first and second division champions respectively.

On finals tay, the draw gave Holbrook the benefit of a bye.

The first match resulted in victory for Rowditch over Marehay.

In a closely-fought final, Holbrook scored 146 points and Rowditch 147, but because of the handicap allowed for a team playing another team from a higher division, Holbrook ran out the winners.

No mention is made here of special individual performances because in a competition where the format is based on aggregate scores then every point won by each team member is important whether gained from a winning or losing position in their individual game.