Northants ladies share the spoils in open­ing fix­ture

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - FindSports -

THERE were mixed for­tunes for the Northants Women’s Bowl­ing Fed­er­a­tion teams in their open­ing in­ter-county cham­pi­onship matches of the sea­son away to North Es­sex.

Al­though the Don­ald Stew­ard team lost by only five shots (132-137), they picked up only three of the 22 points on of­fer - a 17-shot win for the rink of Joan Padley and a tie for Linda Darani’s quar­tet.

The score­line in the Sil­ver Ju­bilee Vase was equally tight, but this time Northants took the ver­dict by four shots (133-129) and came away with 18 points, cour­tesy of wins for the rinks of Mar­garet Lin­nell, Joan Robin­son, Mau­reen Mont­gomery and Hazel Bass.

The teams are back in ac­tion again on Mon­day with a trip to Nor­folk. RE­SULTS Don­ald Stew­ard Northants 132 (3), North Es­sex 137 (19) - (Northants rinks only):

Fiona Richardson, Norma Squires, Linda Darani drew 17-17.

Joan Mead­ows, Jes­sica Phillips, Ma­rina Randall lost 25-29.

Jenny Hil­ton, Carol Hunter, Julie Masters lost 16-23.

Mary Mal­ton, Chris Mor­ton, Pearl O’Brien lost 25-30.

Sheila Craig, Con­nie Cox, Glenys Ed­wards lost 19-25.

Doris Flow­ers, Liz Barr, Joan Padley won 30-13. Sil­ver Ju­bilee Vase Northants 133 (18), North Es­sex 129 (4) - (Northants rinks only):

Judy Ford, Val Du’Kett, Mar­garet Lin­nell won 29-13.

Jenny Har­vey, Linda Toms, Joan Robin­son won 22-18.

Ann Hadley, Joan Mid­dled­itch, Hazel Bass won 27-23.

Freda Thomas, Ro Collin, Stella Dale lost 17-26.

Janet Garner, Pat Balsdon lost 13-27.

Ca­role Fuller, Vi Hatch, Mau­reen Mont­gomery won 25-22.

Col­li­cott, Liz

THE Hunt­ing­don­shire Bowls men’s team be­gin their Mid­dle­ton Cup cam­paign against Cam­bridgeshire at New­mar­ket to­day.

Three clubs - White Hart, Park­way and Ey­nes­bury - pro­vide all but two of the 24-strong team as Hunts set off in the hope of re­peat­ing their per­for­mance of two years ago when they reached the na­tional fi­nal at Wor­thing.

Trevor Collins (Park­way) and Ryan O’Flana­gan (Ey­nes­bury) re­turn to the team this sea­son, but Hunts are missing Park­way pair Jeff New­son and Martin Durber, who are tak­ing time out of the sport. Hunts: Lewis Baker (Pap­worth), Bob Price, James Har­ford (both Park­way), Nicky Brett (White Hart).

Wayne Bai­ley, Richard Stevens, Ian McWhin­ney, Tris­tan Mor­ton (all White Hart).

Eric Baker (Pap­worth), Kevin War­wick (Ey­nes­bury), Mike Robert­son, Trevor Collins (both Park­way).

Barry Deller, Brian Brett (both White Hart), Barry Kitto (Ey­nes­bury), Ean Mor­ton (White Hart).

Simon Leader (White Hart), Alex Wal­ton, Ryan O’Flana­gan, Rob­bie Cole­man (all Ey­nes­bury).

Lind­sey Swan­nell (White Hart), Sam Har­ford, Simon Law, Stu­art Pop­ple (all Park­way).

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