How all the lo­cal bowlers fared at Skeg­ness

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2b sin­gles – Sheila Craig (Con­ser­va­tive) was beaten 12-21 in the first round by Cleve­land. 4b sin­gles – Sarah New­son (Park­way) lost her open­ing match, 17-21 to Notts. Se­nior sin­gles – Norma Squires (City of Peter­bor­ough) gained a 21-18 vic­tory in the first round over Suf­folk, but lost 6-21 in the sec­ond to Hunts. Sec­re­taries sin­gles – Linda Darani (City of Peter­bor­ough), a for­mer win­ner of this event, was beaten 10-21 in the open­ing round by Northum­ber­land.

Cham­pi­ons of Cham­pi­ons sin­gles – Mak­ing her first ap­pear­ance in the na­tional fi­nals, Joan Butcher (Whit­tle­sey Town) pro­gressed to the semi-fi­nals. She de­feated Cleve­land 21-18 and North Cambs 21-17, but with only a brief break af­ter the sec­ond round tie lost 8-21 to Durham.

Pairs – Mother and daugh­ter Sarah and Val New­son (Park­way) ad­vanced to the semi-fi­nals with wins over North Es­sex (17-9) and Durham (19-5). Chris Mor­ton re­placed Leam­ing­ton-bound Sarah in the semi-fi­nal which was nar­rowly lost 13-15 on an ex­tra end against Cleve­land af­ter lead­ing 13-9 with three ends to play.

Se­nior pairs – Pat Bussey and Sheila Craig (Con­ser­va­tive) also reached the semi-fi­nals, beat­ing Northum­ber­land (20-5) and Durham (2312) be­fore los­ing 12-22 to Hunts.

2b rinks – Ket­ton’s Carol Warters, Shirley Suf­fling and Chris Ford lost their open­ing match 12-19 to Northum­ber­land.

3b rinks – The Ket­ton trio of Carol Warters, Shirley Suf­fling and Chris Ford pro­duced an amaz­ing come­back from 3-15 down at the half­way stage to de­feat Hum­ber­side with a single on the last end for a 20-19 vic­tory. How­ever, they were un­able to re­peat their hero­ics in the sec­ond round where they lost 5-28 to Der­bys.

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2b sin­gles – Peter Cox (Langtoft Pearl), mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance in the fi­nals for more than twenty years, opened with a 21-8 de­feat of Notts, but was beaten 17-21 in the semi-fi­nals by Northum­ber­land.

4b sin­gles – Neil Wright (Park­way) was an em­phatic 21-9 win­ner against Northum­ber­land in the open­ing round, but was pipped 20-21 by Notts in the sec­ond round af­ter lead­ing 20-10.

U25 sin­gles – Stephen Harris (Black­stones) reached the fi­nal with a 21-10 win over Cleve­land and a 21-18 de­feat of Suf­folk, but was beaten 16-21 in the de­cider by his sis­ter Louise’s boyfriend Jonathan West (Lincs).

Vet­er­ans sin­gles – Mick Duell (West Ward) re­tained the ti­tle for the county af­ter de­feat­ing Suf­folk 21-20, North Cambs 21-19 and then Hum­ber­side 21-12 in the fi­nal.

Sec­re­taries sin­gles – Mal­colm Squires (City of Peter­bor­ough) was beaten 10-21 in the open­ing round by Lincs. Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons sin­gles – Howard Shipp (Park­way) had the sat­is­fac­tion of de­feat­ing cur­rent Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Ash­ley Clip­ston (Der­bys) 21-18 in the open­ing round, but came un­stuck 16-21 against Notts in the sec­ond round.

Pairs – Black­stones’ Nick Wilkie and Paul Buck­ley lost 12-23 to Der­bys in the first round.

Se­nior pairs – Graham Jackson, mak­ing his first ap­pear­ance in the fi­nals, and City of Peter­bor­ough club­mate Roger Martin reached the semi-fi­nals af­ter wins against Nor­folk (15-13) and Hunts (24-7), but then lost 14-17 to Notts.

2b rinks – The Park­way trio of Stu­art Reynolds, James Har­ford and Trevor Collins, who was sub­sti­tut­ing for Mike Robert­son, opened their bid with a 27-15 vic­tory over Durham, but lost 16-20 in the semi-fi­nals to Notts.

3b rinks – With Si­mon Law oth­er­wise en­gaged in the na­tional fours at Leam­ing­ton, Park­way’s Tony Scarr and Neil Wright were forced to play one short, but they al­most pulled off what would have been a re­mark­able vic­tory over Hum­ber­side. They led 14-1 at one stage, but play­ing three bowls short on ev­ery end be­gan to tell, but even so they held match lie on the fi­nal end be­fore the Hum­ber­side skip pow­ered through the head to grab the three shots they needed for a 21-20 win.

Un­der 25 open pairs – Stephen Harris made amends for his de­feat in the fi­nal of the un­der 25 sin­gles by win­ning the un­der 25 open pairs with Black­stones team-mate Dar­ren Mid­dle­ton, de­feat­ing Durham 22-15, North Cambs 19-15 and fi­nally Notts 18-12.

MIXED

Mixed pairs – With Si­mon Law (Park­way) en­gaged in the fours at Leam­ing­ton, Neil Wright stepped in for his third match of the day to team up with Chris Mor­ton, but they were beaten 10-23 by North Es­sex.

Mixed rinks – The New­son fam­ily, daugh­ter Sarah and hus­band and wife Jeff and Val New­son were beaten 22-24 in the open­ing round by Lincs.

Se­nior mixed pairs – Mak­ing their bow at Skeg­ness, Linda and Tony Kemp (Con­ser­va­tive) put up a game per­for­mance in their 14-19 first round de­feat at the hands of Hunts.

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