Harriet prepares fro Bedford trip.

PUBLISHED: 09:01 25 February 2010 | UPDATED: 12:51 10 June 2010

THE ladies of Madeira are very pleased with the news that two of their bowlers have made it through to the National finals, writes Jenny Smith.

THE ladies of Madeira are very pleased with the news that two of their bowlers have made it through to the National finals, writes Jenny Smith.

Sue Harriott has booked her place in the singles finals and, together with Liz Smerdon, will also be playing in the pairs finals.

The finals are in Bedford on March 3 and 4, and are played concurrently, so, if she does well, Sue Harriott could be playing in one or the other from early morning till late at night.

In both cases they are zone finalists, having beaten the Cornish finalists to gain their place. All their fellow members will be rooting for them and wish them good luck.

Madeira Ladies have also done well this winter in the Yetton Plate competition, which is played over four rinks with the team with the highest total of shots winning.

They progressed through five rounds against South Hams, Budleigh Salterton, Isca, Bodmin and Minehead to reach the quarter finals, the furthest they have gone in this competition for many years.

The quarter finals were played last Thursday at the Dolphin Indoor Bowling Centre at Poole against a very strong club, Wealdon from East Sussex.

It was a tough game, and the Madeira ladies were always playing catch up, but towards the end were closing the gap.

However, it was not to be and they lost by just 9 shots in the end.

They won on two of the four rinks. Sue Harriott with her team of Angela Denner, Christine Macaulay and Pat Boman and Annette Flockhart supported by May Dyson, Sandie Cox and Pat Harris were on the winning rinks.

However all those taking part played their part in reaching the last eight so credit also goes to Catherine King and her team of Jan Roberts, Pat Cain and Liz Smerdon and Liz Healy who skipped Jill Perrin, Vee Bevan and Madeira Captain Jacky Howle.

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