Peter­bor­ough & District team through to national semi-fi­nals

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

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.

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