Yorkshire ladies WO50 side began the season with Stage 1 being hosted at Bowdon. Nicola Horn was making her debut for the team with Paula Arrowsmith and Julie Field completing the line-up.
Cheshire played Lancashire first – an exciting match which was decided in the last 2nd string tie between Polly Woodward and Shelley Walsh. With scoring now set at Par 15, all 5 games were very close and both ladies had to work hard. The match resulted in a 2-1 victory for Lancashire.
Lancashire then faced Yorkshire, where the final result was again decided on the 2nd string tie and Yorkshire won 2-1:
Nicola lost to Kay Fellowes 1-3
Paula beat Shelley 3-1
Julie beat Pat Cromer 3-0
The Yorkshire ladies achieved a 3-0 victory against Cheshire:
Nicola beat Hilary Kenyon 3-1
Paula beat Polly Woodward 3-0
Julie beat Rebecca Quealy3-0
Yorkshire finished the day on maximum points, to take through to Stage 2 in February.