Hunt­ing­don­shire bid for glory starts to­day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your - By MELVYN BECK

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.

bowls cor­re­spon­dent

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.

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