Huntingdonshire bid for glory starts today
HUNTINGDONSHIRE Bowls kick off their men’s intercounty campaign today with an Eastern Counties League match against Norfolk at Norwich.
Team manager and county president Bob Morton has assembled a fairly strong team, with more than half of them expected to figure in the county’s Middleton Cup squad later in the season TEAM David Pond, Kieran Murray, Robbie Coleman, Alex Walton (all Brampton). Richard & Barry Stevens (Warboys), Lewis Baker (Papworth), Simon Law (Parkway). Eric Baker (Papworth), Trevor Murray (Brampton), Mike Robertson, Sam Harford (both Parkway). David Hare (Somersham), Graham Clark (Parkway), Kevin Warwick, Barry Kitto (both Brampton). Robert & Edward Elmore, Simon Leader, Tristan Morton (all Warboys). Executive rink: Keith Thomas (Yaxley), George Brennan (Parkway), Alan Parish (Somersham), Geoff Barlow (St Ives).
The selection panel will have a further chance to cast an eye over potential new county team members at Parkway next Saturday, when the men’s Middleton Cup and women’s Johns Trophy squads play each other.
The Hunts under 30s come under scrutiny at Parkway tomorrow when they have their annual match against the county’s Past Presidents Association.
THERE was an excellent representation of clubs from around the region when Huntingdonshire Bowls president Bob Morton organised a groundsman seminar at his Parkway club.
A total of 26 clubs sent representatives who heard experts from Sherriff Amenity, Limagrain and Headlands give interesting presentations on various aspects of bowling green maintenance throughout the playing season.
It is hoped a second seminar can be held towards the end of the season to deal with the post-season
work and renovation.
LOCAL bowlers are enduring their wettest ever start to a season for many years, with some greens having to be closed leading to some of the opening week’s fixtures being postponed.
The Peterborough League Premier Division got under way on Monday, and last season’s top two, Whittlesey Manor and Parkway, both made winning starts.
Defending champions Whittlesey took eight of the 10 points available from visiting Westward Tigers, while Parkway claimed all 10 against newly-promoted Crowland.
THE Northants Bowling Federation begin preparations for the forthcoming inter-county championship campaign today with a season curtain-raiser against Whittlesey Manor, who are this year celebrating their Golden Jubilee.
WHITTLESEY Manor have postponed the Danny Duffy Memorial Charity mixed triples open tournament scheduled for tomorrow owing to the prevailing weather conditions. They plan to re-stage the annual event later in the season.
TWO Parkway teams have withdrawn from the Peterborough League, the A team from the Club 60 League second division and the C team from the Midweek League third division.
SIMON LAW: Hoping to help Hunts to victory today.