Warwickshire’s final away fixture in the Premier Division of the BDO Inter County Championships was against Hampshire, and on recent form and league positions was a game that they should have won, but didn’t as they finished on the wrong side of the 21-15 scoreline.

Saturday’s results gave Warwickshire their worst start to any fixture this season as after the ‘B’ teams games they trailed 13-5. The ladies suffered their biggest defeat in 35 games as they went down 6-0 the last time that happened was on the 5th September 2015 at home against Yorkshire. The men’s ‘B’ after leading 4-2 lost 7-5 with Gareth Braham their top player with a 29.91 average.

Sunday games were a little better as the ladies lost 4-2 with Sue Gulliver taking her third successive match award and her fifth of the season with a 23.12 average. The men’s ‘A’ team made it seven consecutive wins beating their counterparts 7-5, Steve Hine taking the match award for his 27.79 average.

The defeat leaves Warwickshire dropping one place to fifth in the table nine points behind fourth placed Glamorgan and eight ahead of Hampshire who have moved up to sixth.