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Thirteen could turn out to be Northants’ lucky number

Northants’ chance of qualifying for the final of the English Bowling Federation’s Derbyshire Trophy indoor inter-county championship are balanced on a knife edge.

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Mick Duell in action.

Northants are closing in on the final

Northants Bowling Federation have their sights trained on only a third ever appearance in the final of the Derbyshire Trophy, the national inter-county indoor championship.

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Derek King.

King dethroned early in county championships

The Northants Bowling Federation indoor competitions are under way with early exits for both the defending singles champions.

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Nicky Brett.

INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Brett loses world crown to super Scot

Nicky Brett’s dreams of retaining the Just World indoor singles title turned into something of a nightmare in today’s (January 27) quarter-finals at the Potters Resort in Norfolk.

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Trevor Collins.

Clubs need lots more helpers to work behind the scenes

An appeal for more bowlers to get involved in the county administration was made at Friday’s annual meeting of Huntingdonshire Bowls at Sawtry.

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Nicky Brett.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Brett given a scare by 71 year-old opponent

Defending world indoor singles champion Nicky Brett survived a major scare against 71 year-old Scottish qualifier Charles Bence in the second round in Norfolk today (January 25).

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Nicky Brett.

WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Another crown for number one Brett

Nicky Brett has completed a full set of World Indoor Championship titles available to him at Potters Resort.

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Nicky Brett.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: Brett safely through the first round

Nicky Brett came safely through the first round of the men’s singles at the Just Retirement World Indoor Championships yesterday (January 23).

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Nicky Brett (right) receives the World Bowls Tours Players Player of the Year award from Potters Resort managing director John Potter.

Local ace Brett wins three of the world’s top indoor trophies

Local bowler Nicky Brett picked up three trophies at the World Bowls Tour annual awards ceremony held as the curtain-raiser to the start of the Just World Indoor Championships at Potters Resort on Saturday.

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World champion Nicky Brett.

Brett says he’s totally relaxed ahead of his world title defence

Nicky Brett bids to join an exclusive club of bowling legends when he sets off to the Potters Resort in Norfolk this weekend ready to defend the Just World indoor singles title.

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Steve Holt (second right), the Magpas director of fundraising, is pictured receiving a cheque for �760 from Peter Bavisters widow Margaret ,who was accompanied by (left to right) Peters sister Rita Mace, daughter Sue Welsford and son-in-law and club president Martin Welsford.

Whittlesey Manor raise more money for Magpas

Whittlesey Manor bowlers handed over a cheque for £760 to Magpas Air Ambulance, the medical emergency charity, the proceeds coming from the Peter Bavister Memorial Charity triples event held towards the end of the season.

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New Peterborough League president Bruce Saint (Yaxley) received the chain of office from outgoing president Jean Redhead (Whittlesey Town) at last weeks annual meeting.

Now the men can show a leg on the local greens as well

Bare knees are likely to be on show on the Peterborough League bowls greens next summer – and it won’t be just confined to the fairer sex!

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Bowls news from the Peterborough Telegraph www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/sport

Dramatic Derbyshire Trophy draw for Northants

Northants Bowling Federation were involved in a dramatic 83-83 draw with Hunts in their opening Derbyshire Trophy inter-county championship match at Huntingdon.

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Joe Randall in action.

Brett leads local contingent into the England indoor trials

Several local players head to Northampton this weekend to compete in England senior and junior international indoor trials.

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Dick Noble (left) pictured with Northants Bowling Federation president Tony Mace following his election as deputy president.

World champion Brett bows out at the quarter-final stage

Local bowler Nicky Brett’s hopes of winning the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open title for a third time in four years were dashed in the quarter-finals by Scotland’s Paul Foster, who went on to lose in the final to England’s defending champion Greg Harlow.

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New Northants Womens Bowling Federation president Rita Mace (left) with outgoing president Joan Robinson.

The new Northants Federation presidents are husband and wife

Former English Women’s Bowling Federation president Rita Mace has been installed as Northants county president for a second time.

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Nicky Brett.

Brett bidding for more success North of the Border

Local bowler Nicky Brett, the world number one on the World Bowls Tour, kicks off a new tournament schedule this weekend when he bids to win the Co-op Funeralcare Scottish International Open in Perth for the third time in four years.

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New Northants Bowling Federation president Tony Mace (left) with outgoing president Bob Warters.

New club accepted by Northants

A new group of bowlers were accepted into the Northants Bowling Federation at the annual general meeting enabling them to play in county competitions both indoors and outdoors.

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Jordan Philpott.

Philpott a surprise winner at Stamford

Spalding teenager Jordan Philpott was a surprise winner of the annual Nigel Kettle Memorial Open at Stamford over the weekend.

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World indoor singles champion Nicky Brett (second left) with three of the Parkway players who were among the honours at the Northants Federation presentation luncheon. From the left are Neil Wright (four-bowl singles and three-bowl triples), James Harford (two-bowl triples) and Howard Shipp (Champion of Champions singles).

Brett plays an eight year-old in the big event at Stamford

Some of the world’s top indoor bowlers, including world number one Nicky Brett and fourth-ranked Greg Harlow, are in action at Stamford IBC this weekend in the annual Nigel Kettle Memorial Open singles tournament which carries a first prize of £750.

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