Homefield Park quartet reach last four

HOMEFIELD Park Bowling Club reached the semi-finals of the fours at the Women’s National Championships in Leamington Spa this week.

The quartet of Nora Grief, Helen Jones, Denise Latter and skip Lorraine Kuhler, playing as Sussex B, progressed through four rounds, before losing to a side skipped by Carolyne Stevens from Milford, Surrey, 23-17 in the last four on Tuesday afternoon.

Kuhler said: “The fours was always going to be a tough challenge and it was nice to get as far as we did, but it was disappointing to go out as it looked like we had a good chance of winning it.

“The semi-final was close throughout and it was a game we could have won. We needed four from the last end but never looked like getting it, unfortunately.”

The Homefield Park team had enjoyed a comfortable win earlier on Tuesday when they beat Greenhill, from Dorset, 23-12 in the quarter-finals.

In the earlier rounds, the Homefield Park team had overcome Birstall (Leicestershire) 20-9, Baldock Town (Hertfordshire) 27-12 and Milton Regis (Kent) 16-15.

The final took place yesterday (Wednesday) when Milford met Gloucestershire team, Kingswood & Hanham.

Homefield Park are also in a number of other events at Leamington Spa in the Women’s National Championships.

Kuhler and Jones team up in the pairs which begins today, while Amy Truran is looking to defend her national singles title which begins on Thursday.

Before that, Truran, who is also in the champion of champions event, teams up with Jones and Peggy Hayward in the triples, which starts on Sunday.

Kuhler is also in action in the junior singles and the junior pairs, which she won with Emma Cooper last year.