Mor­tons make the last eight

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Of Sport -

The month-long Bowls Eng­land na­tional cham­pi­onships at Leam­ing­ton ended at the week­end with Hunts bowlers hav­ing achieved quar­ter-fi­nal places in two of the clos­ing men’s events.

Broth­ers Ean and Tris­tan Mor­ton (Park­way) made it through to the last eight in the pairs, de­feat­ing Sur­rey 1712, Worcs27-13 andSuf­folk2219 be­fore be­ing pipped 18-19 by Kent.

The other Hunts pair­ing, War­boys’ Tom Swan­nell and Ed El­more, were beaten 19-22 by Cum­bria in the first round fol­low­ing a 25-16 pre­lim­i­nary round win over Lancs.

Buck­den’s James Price ac­quired the other quar­ter­fi­nal plac­ing in the two-bowl sin­gles de­feat­ing Sus­sex15-12, Northum­ber­land17-11 andIsle of Wight 17-10 be­fore los­ing 9-16 to Eng­land in­ter­na­tional John Red­nall (Suf­folk).

In the same com­pe­ti­tion, Ed El­more (War­boys) lost his open­ing round match 11-15 to Der­byshire.

El­more was also in ac­tion in the four-bowl sin­gles, de­feat­ing Daniel Rodger, from Es­sex, 21-13 in the first round be­fore los­ing 16-21 to Eng­land in­ter­na­tional An­drew Wal­ters (Worcs), who wen ton to reach the fi­nal.

War­boys club­mate Si­mon Leader also made it through the open­ing round with a 21-6 de­feat of Michael Stone (Sus­sex), but lost 19-21 in the sec­ond to Hert­ford­shire’s David Martin.

ENG­LAND JU­NIORS

Hunts pair Lewis Baker and EdEl­more, both from the War­boys club, have both been se­lected for the Eng­land ju­nior team which heads to Scot­land this week­end for the Bri­tish Isles Un­der 25 se­ries.

CON­SER­VA­TIVE CLUB TRIPLES

There was a record en­try of 14 for the an­nual Con­ser­va­tive open ladies triples tour­na­ment which was won for the fifth time by host club trio Pat Bussey, Liz Hext and Sheila Craig. They de­feated Longth­orpe’s Jackie Knaggs, San­dra H arr a dine and Jenny Hibba rd 6-3 in the fi­nal.

Val Du’Kett, Jenny Har­vey and Mar­garet Robin­son won the third place play-off 4-3 against Viv Hempsell’s Yax­ley team.

The event was spon­sored by the Con­ser­va­tive Club restau­rant and Bourne Skip Hire.

PETER­BOR­OUGH LEAGUE

Park­way’s crown­ing as Peter­bor­ough League Mid­week Pre­mier Divi­sion cham­pi­ons was con­firmed some­time ago, but hopes of go­ing through the sea­son un­beaten were dashed in their fi­nal fix­ture when they lost 8-2 at home to rel­e­ga­tion­threat­ened Langtoft Pearl A. As a re­sult, Lang­foft Pearl A ef­fec­tively pre­served their top flight sta­tus and guar­an­teed Whit­tle­seyM an orB’ s rel­e­ga­tion to Divi­sion One, along with bot­tom club Deep­ing B.

Although de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Whit­tle­sey Manor A lost their last three matches, they had done enough to claim run­ner s-up spot.

In Divi­sion One, Park­way C needed five points from their fi­nal match to be pro­moted with Crow­land Jack­daws.

The other three ti­tles have al­ready been de­cided with Longth­orpe Ro­mans, West Ward Pan­thers and Black- stones win­ning di­vi­sions two, three and four re­spec­tively.

In the Club 60 League, Yax­ley Spit­fires have been con­firmed as Divi­sion One cham­pi­ons, and Whit­tle­sey Town A have won Divi­sion Two.

West Ward Tigers are the Week­end League Pre­mier Divi­sion win­ners, and Langtoft Pearl are runaway win­ners in Divi­sion Two.

Pic­tured are the host club’s Pat Bussey, Liz Hext and Sheila Craig, win­ners of the Con­ser­va­tive club’s ladies open triples for the fifth time.

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