Parkway complete a clean sweep in the Adams Cup final
Parkway’s rare foray into the Northants Bowling Federation’s Adams Cup paid dividends with a 70-32 victory in the final over City of Peterborough C, who were playing on their home green at Bretton Gate. The rinks of Tristan Morton and Mike Robertson dominated their respective matches against Roger Strong (25-9) and Michael Humphries (2611), but Simon Law met stubborn resistance from Mick Pegler’s rink before winning 19-12 to provide Parkway with a clean sweep. The Bowls England national championshipsgotunderway at Leamingtonattheweekend withHuntsrepresentativesinvolved in the women’s junior singles and senior pairs.
Amy Avory (Warboys) defeatedBethanyWatkins(Cornwall) 21-15 in her opening match in the junior singles, before losing 9-21 to Emma Cooper(Sussex), winnerofthe juniorpairstitlethreetimesin the past four years.
In the same event, Chloe Brett, also from Warboys, was beaten 12-21 byRebeccaBirch (Devon) in heropeningmatch.
Parkway’s Val Newson and Pat Reynolds combined to defeat Oxfordshire 20-9 in the preliminary round of the senior pairs, but then lost 2124 later in the day to Gloucestershire.
The blue riband women’s singles gets under way today with Parkway’s Sabrina Parnell in preliminary round action against Michelle Sykes (Yorkshire), while club coll eague Catherine Popple begins her campaign tomorrow with a first round match against Jean Collier (Wiltshire).
Intheseniorsingles, which begin on Saturday, Sheila Craig (Conservative) has been handedatough opening draw against Englandinternational Sue Davies (Worcs).
Also this weekend, the triples gets under way with the Parkway trio of Emma Thurston, Hannah Overton and Pat Reynolds facing Hampshire in a preliminary roundmatchonSunday, while Sawtry’s Jan Elliott, Karen Leader and Sandra Minnett opening their programme on Monday against Hertfordshire or Wiltshire.
The two-bowl singles and pairs dominate the second week of the championships. MichelleBarlow(Parkway) has a preliminary round tie in the two-bowl singles on Tuesday against Allyson Flint (Hants), while Juliet May (Buckden) is in first round action on Wednesday against Barbara Martin (Kent) or Judy Bacon (Berks).
In the pairs, former winners Sarah Newson and Catherine Popple (Parkway) begin their bid to regain the crown with a preliminary round match against Oxfordshire onWednesday, while Heather McKillopandMargaretElstub (Houghton& Wyton) faceWarwickshire Binafirstroundtie on Thursday. TwoofthethreePeterborough League knockout cup finals are being staged tomorrow at Whittlesey Town, the home club of League president Jean Redhead.
In the afternoon (2pm), CoPBelvederefaceWestWard Tigers in the final of the Mick LewinTrophy, the over 60cup competition, andthenat6pm, holders Whittlesey Manor B defendtheAlbertRowlettCup against Peterborough & District. The Peterborough Association for theBlindarein urgent need of some volunteers with knowledge and experience of indoor bowling.
The local charity organise indoor sessions for blind andpartially sighted peopleat Burton Street and are looking for more helpers to keep the sessions going.
For further details contact Peterborough Skivington on 01733 344844.
Pictured are Parkway, winners of the Northants Bowling Federation’s Adams Cup, with county president Bob Warters. Left to right are Pat Reynolds, Stuart Reynolds, Fred Addy, Neil Wright, Brian Martin, Tony Scarr, Tristan Morton, Simon Law, Mike Robertson and Bob Warters.
Juliet May competes in the two-bowl singles at Leamington.