Young Chloe fol­low­ing in dad’s foot­steps with county tre­ble

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

Young Chloe Brett seems to be fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of her fa­ther, for­mer world in­door sin­gles cham­pion Nicky, when it comes to gar­ner­ing bowls ti­tles.

The Yax­ley-based player, now op­er­at­ing out of the Park­way club, claimed three ti­tles at the Hunt­ing­don­shire Bowls fi­nals played on Sun­day at the Holy­well cum Need­ing­worth club.

She won the four-bowl sin­gles and un­der 25 sin­gles and as a sub­sti­tute for the in­dis­posed Sarah New­son helped for­mer Eng­land in­ter­na­tional Cather­ine Pop­ple to win the pairs ti­tle.

An op­por­tu­nity for a fourth went beg­ging when she was part of Pop­ple’s rink beaten 20-15 by Dina Bar­low’s St Ives quar­tet.

Both Pop­ple and Tris­tan Morton, an­other ex-in­ter­na­tional, came away with ti­tle dou­bles, Pop­ple adding the two-bowl sin­gles ti­tle to her pairs suc­cess, while Morton won the four-bowl sin­gles and teamed up with brother Ean to win the pairs.

His hat-trick was thwarted in the triples with Mike Robert­son and Jeff New­son (sub­sti­tut­ing for Ean Morton), beaten by Eric Baker’s Pap­worth trio.

The other player to achieve a ti­tle dou­ble was War­boys’ Si­mon Leader, win­ner of the two-bowl sin­gles at the ex­pense of Park­way’s James Har­ford, and then team­ing up with Ross Martin, Lewis Baker and Nicky Brett to win the fours, again with Park­way on the re­ceiv­ing end in the shape of Paul Dal­l­i­day, James Har­ford, Si­mon Law and Stu­art Pop­ple.

Jack Cor­ney (Whit­tle­sey Manor) top­pled Joe Ran­dall (Park­way) in the men’s un­der 25 sin­gles fi­nal, while West Ward’s Angie Jinks claimed the women’s sec­re­taries sin­gles.

Mike Robert­son (Park­way) had some com­pen­sa­tion for two fi­nal de­feats when he was named ‘Bowler of the Year,’ his suc­cess­ful ex­ploits in­clud­ing win­ning the Dis­abil­ity Bowls Eng­land open sin­gles ti­tle at Leamington last month.

Now all eyes will be fo­cused on the month-long Bowls Eng­land na­tional cham­pi­onships which begin at Leamington this week­end.

Park­way pair Val New­son and Pat Reynolds will be rep­re­sent­ing Hunts in the women’s se­nior pairs which starts on Sun­day, while on the same day young­sters Chloe Brett (Park­way) and So­phie Pur­rell (Holy­well cum Need­ing­worth) fea­ture in the ju­nior sin­gles.

The fours gets un­der way on Mon­day and car­ry­ing the county’s hopes in this cham­pi­onship are the Park­way rink of Sarah New­son, Chloe Brett, Val New­son and Cather­ine Pop­ple and the St Ives quar­tet of Jane Bald­win, Glenys Cousins, Jenny Dy­mond and Dina Bar­low.

Although the first two weeks of the cham­pi­onships are mainly women’s events, they are in­ter­spersed with some men’s com­pe­ti­tions.

Lind­say Swan­nell’s War­boys quar­tet com­petes in the new se­nior fours event which starts on Tues­day, while War­boys pair Harry Ward and Ed El­more bid for hon­ours in the men’s un­der 25 pairs start­ing the fol­low­ing day.

■ Park­way’s hopes of reach­ing the last 16 of the Bowls Eng­land club two-fours cham­pi­onship were dashed at Coven­try on Satur­day when they were beaten 43-21 in the area fi­nal by the Av­enue club.

■ The fi­nal of the Northants Bowl­ing Fed­er­a­tion’s Adams Cup takes place at Whit­tle­sey Manor tonight where the host club will be tak­ing on Park­way who will be hop­ing to com­plete the county dou­ble hav­ing won the Dan Duffy tro­phy club cham­pi­onship.

■ The first of the three Peter­bor­ough League cup fi­nals takes place at Yax­ley to­mor­row (6.00pm) when Peter­bor­ough & Dis­trict, the hold­ers, face East Com­mu­nity in the Al­bert Rowlett Cup de­cider be­ing hosted by League pres­i­dent Bruce Saint.

The fi­nal­ists in the Mick Lewin Tro­phy, the Club 60 KO com­pe­ti­tion, are West Ward Tigers and Con­ser­va­tive af­ter semi-fi­nal vic­to­ries over Peter­bor­ough & Dis­trict (68-30) and West Ward Lions (57-42) re­spec­tively. The fi­nal is at Yax­ley on Friday, Au­gust 18.

The 60th an­niver­sary of the Northants Women’s Bowl­ing Fed­er­a­tion was marked by a cel­e­bra­tion after­noon tea at the Great North­ern Ho­tel.

Ti­tle win­ners Chloe Brett and fa­mous dad Nicky.

Broth­ers in arms - Tris­tan (left) and Ean Morton.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.