Lo­cals off to the sea­side chas­ing na­tional ti­tles

Bowls - English Fed­er­a­tion Cham­pi­onships

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

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.

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