The Herefordshire county team played in their first ever final at Premier level when they contested the Inter County Championship Premier Consolation Final against Northamptonshire at Daventry Indoor Bowling Centre. A comprehensive 28-12 semi-final win over Wiltshire at the same venue had brought them through to the final against a highly rated Northants side but the Herefordshire team put in a highly creditable performance, finally slipping to a 23-17 defeat. The Northants victory was underpinned by their two singles players, both experienced internationals with national championships titles to their names, who took all 10 points in the Singles discipline. Herefordshire more than held their own in the rest of the match, winning the Pairs 7-3 and the Triples 6-4. Although the Fours shared their matches they lost the shots bonus to go down 4-6.