Christmas Comes Early for Featherby’s Three

by Cameron Harris

The 2018 Women’s State Triples has been completed with Lisa Featherby, Shari Solly and Linda Warburton winning the competition.

The defeated Liz Brooke,Kerry Stephens and Toni Gatti 18-11 in the final at Bassendean on Sunday.

It was a couple of numbers that not only kept them in the game but gave them the lead two thirds of the way through the game.

Consistency was also a feature of Featherby’s side who did not allow Brooke to score more than two on any given end.

After two a piece on the first two ends Featherby opened the game with the first of two fours she would score during the match.

She followed it up with another two to hold an early 8-2 lead.

Brooke responded by winning the next five ends but they were all ones which meant she was still behind 8-7 at the halfway mark despite winning two thirds of the ends.

Featherby snapped the streak with a single and then a second four re-established her sides hold over the match, giving them a six shot lead.

The second half of the game belonged to Featherby’s who continued to pick up small scores and only allowed Brooke to win two ends.

One of them would turn out to be the last.

With Brooke needing three to force a final end her side could only get two and Featherby’s crew run out victors 18-11 with an end to spare.

Its the second triples title for both Featherby and Warburton having also won their previous one together in 2012.

Its a first triples and surprisingly a first state title in any discipline for Solly who is finally off the mark in that regard.

All Results available at Men’s and Women’s Dyenamic State Triples Results

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