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Pat Bodily does the Club and County Proud, well done Pat

By Mark Courtney Northampton Whyte Melville Bowling Club

Sunday, 11 August 2019

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Extract from John Church's report issues 11 August 2019

1) Pat Bodily, Kingsthorpe BC beat Harriet Stevens, Kings BC, Devon 21-13 shots.

This match was a repeat of the match between the two in the first round of the 4 wood singles in 2016, in which Pat was successful, and once again she overcame her England International opponent, by playing some excellent bowls.

After picking up a double on the first end, Pat dropped a maximum count of 4 shots on the next, but that did not seem to bother her for she won the next 4 ends to take the lead 8-4, and after dropping a 3 on the 7th end of play she picked up 2 singles to stay ahead at 10-7. As one might expect from an International player, Harriet immediately fought back in winning the next 3 ends and going in front 12-10 shots, but Pat’s response was superb when she won 6 successive ends, albeit mostly in singles, to see the finishing post at 19-12 up, and after dropping a single, she won the match with a 2 on the 20th end of play.

2) 2nd Round- played at 12 noon.

Pat Bodily, Kingsthorpe BC lost to Lorraine Kuhler, Worthing Pavilion BC, Sussex 10-21 shots.

Such is the luck of the draw that Pat had to face yet another England International. Lorraine has been a regular player for England since 2008, so a tough match for Pat was expected. She started well in winning the first 2 ends with 3 shots, but Lorraine struck back at once and after 5 ends of play the scores were level at 4 each, and over the next 6 ends there was little to choose between them with Lorraine just 1 shot up at 8-7. Her lead became 13-7 after 14 ends, but Pat stemmed the tide and broke back to just 3 shots adrift at 10-13, but from that point on it was all Lorraine, who lived up to her International status with a terrific run of 6 winning ends, in which she scored the 8 shots she needed for victory.

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