HIBC is very proud of the Ladies Fours team from the Club who have added to their title of National English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA) Ladies Fours Champions by winning the British Isles Women’s Indoor Bowls Clubs (BIWIBC) Ladies Fours Championships in Paisley this last week. The team consisting of Lydia Cutmore, Holly Baxter, Katy Baxter and Dani Martinson are bringing home The Irish Association Trophy after three days of tough competition. The ladies won the right to represent England in the ladies fours competition at this prestigious event when they won the EIBA National Fours Championship last year.
On the Monday they had a preliminary round match against Northern Ireland where they had a convincing 25-10 win. Their semi-final on the Tuesday afternoon saw them pull back from being 5 down to a 22-18 win in a very tight game against the talented Channel Islands team.
In the final, they faced Wales who had narrowly beaten Scotland earlier in the week to get through. The girls played a solid game winning by another convincing margin of 21-10 to take the title.
This win came immediately after a successful weekend in Paisley for Katy and Dani who were members of the England ladies team in the BIWIBC International series. This involved six rinks of fours with Katy and Dani playing together. They won two of the three matches on their rink helping England to become the BIWIBC champions.
Last month Katy also played in the Ladies Under 25s International Series with team mate Lydia in Nottingham, again playing against teams from Scotland, Wales and International. This time the pair had a clean sweep of wins so helping the England team to take that title too.
All four girls are coached at Hornsea & District Indoor Bowls Club by Ian Paddy also from Hornsea. Holly in turn now coaches at the club.