Peterborough & District team through to national semi-finals
PETERBOROUGH & District are through to the national semi-finals of the Lingford Trophy, the under 60 women’s competition for two triples.
The team of Emma Thurston, Sarah Newson, Pat Reynolds, Karen Burrows, Lesley Garrett and Val Newson defeated Nottinghamshire club South Forest 36-32 and now face Essex side Tilbury for a place in the final at Melton Mowbray on February 24.
Some of that squad are also enjoying success in the individual section of the national indoor championships.
As reported last week, Pat Reynolds and daughter Emma Thurston are through to the area final of the pairs, and will meet former Peterborough club colleague Catherine Popple, now playing for City of Ely.
The pair are also through to the same stage in the triples with Val Newson following a 15-13 semi-final win over Huntingdon’s Jane Baldwin, and their opponents in the final are also from the Huntingdon club, with Heather Mckillop’s triple surprise winners over the defending national champions from City of Ely.
Reynolds, Newson and Judy Overton have already claimed one area title, having won the over 50 triples final, 26-4, against Ann How (Cambridge Chesterton), and they are now through to the inter-area final, which is one match away from the national finals.
Not so fortunate was Sheila Craig’s quartet in the area semi-final of the fours, beaten 35-11 by an international laden City of Ely rink.
ET BOWLS CORRESPONDENT
THE Peterborough & District women’s team have qualified for the third round of the Yetton Plate, the consolation competition for teams beaten in the opening round of the mainstream Yetton Trophy event.
They were 82-77 winners over Ross Peers (Soham), and now play Daventry or Kettering Lodge on January 5.
PETERBOROUGH’S hopes of further progress in the national Top Club mixed competition were dashed at the second round stage by local rivals Wisbech, who took the honours nine points to seven.
MORE than £900 has been donated so far for Cancer Research in memory of Northants Women’s Bowling Federation president and secretary Maureen Montgomery, who sadly passed away recently following a short illness.
Around 350 people attended the celebration of Maureen’s life at the Crematorium in Marholm, and husband Richard, a well known local bowls administrator himself, has offered his sincere thanks and those of his family to all those who attended the ceremony and made donations to the cancer charity. The fund will remain open until mid-january.
BOWLING WELL: Val Newson has won one area indoor title and reached a second final. She is also in the semifinals of the Lingford Trophy.