Park­way com­plete a clean sweep in the Adams Cup fi­nal

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport - By Melvyn Beck BOWLS COR­RE­SPON­DENT

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.

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