Locals off to the seaside chasing national titles
Bowls - English Federation Championships
by Local bowlers head to Skegness this weekend for the start of the English Bowling Federation national championships, and they will do well to emulate last year’s success. Northants won two men’s individual titles, as well as the Adams Trophy inter-county title for the first time, andhad four other finalists 12 months ago.
Sarah Newson (Parkway) bids for a hat-trick of national titles, including thepairswith her mother Val where they will be hoping to go one better than last year when they lost in the final. Peterborough & District, beaten by Whittlesey Manor B in last year’s Munday Shield, gained ample revenge by comfortably defeating the defending champions 70-37 in the Peterborough League’s Rowlett Cup at Whittlesey Town, home green of League president Jean Redhead.
In the Mick Lewin Trophy final, the Club 60 League’s KO Cup, CoP Belvedere, battling to avoid relegation from the Premier Division, defeated title hopefuls WestWardTigers 59-54, their rink wins coming from Roger Martin and Mal- colm Squires.
The third and final League decider takes place at Whittlesey Town tonight with CoP Molins facing Yaxley Kites in the Munday Shield. Catherine Popple’s Parkway rink of Sarah Newson, Julie Masters and Val Newson reached the quarter-finals of the national fours at Leamington. They defeated Durham 26-16, Oxfordshire 22-8 andDorset 21-18 before losing 23-26 to the defending champions from Northants.
Popple also reached the last 16 of the national singles, the former international defeating Jean Collier (Wilts) 2110 and current international Sue Davies (Worcs) 21-17 before goingdown10-21tojunior international RachelTremlett (Herts).
Peterborough & District, winners of the Peterborough League’s Albert Rowlett Cup, pictured with League president Jean Redhead. (Left to right): Barry Oxborough, Brian Bassam, Jeff Clipston, Cliff Watson, Alec Emery, Mick Greaves, Wilf Redhead, Ivor Jackson, Joe Martin.
City of Peterborough Belvedere, winners of the Peterborough League’s Mick Lewin Trophy, pictured with League president Jean Redhead. (Back row, left to right): Peter Leaton, Malcolm Squires, Roger Martin, Geoff Hedges, Derek Briers, Graham Jackson, Colin Lake. (Front): Linda Darani and Norma Squires.