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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michelle Barlow has been selected for an England trial.

BOWLS: Parkwway ladies are back at Leamington

The month-long Bowls England national championships may have just concluded at Leamington, but Parkway ladies return to the Midlands venue this weekend for the Top Club finals.

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

Mortons make the last eight

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.

Veteran singles champion Mick Duell with his trophy.

National delight for Duell and Blackstones pair win a title too

Northants bowlers emulated their individual successes of last year by winning two titles at the English Bowling Federation national championships at Skegness.

Yaxley Kites, winners of the Peterborough Leagues Munday Shield with League president Jean Redhead. (Left to right): John Hadley, Tony Belson, Graham Agger, Joan Robinson, Robert Heath, Les Sharp, Ray Bass, Andrew Cooper.

Not a lot of luck for the local contingent at Leamington

There’s not been a lot for Hunts supporters to get excited about after two weeks of the month-long Bowls England national championships at Leamington.

Peterborough & District, winners of the Peterborough Leagues 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.

Locals off to the seaside chasing national titles

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.

Pictured are Parkway, winners of the Northants Bowling Federations Adams Cup, with county president Bob Warters. Left to right are Pat Reynolds, Stuart Reynolds, Fred Addy, Neil Wright, Brian Martin, Tony Scarr, Tristan Morton, Simon Law, Mike Robertson and Bob Warters.

Parkway complete a clean sweep in the Adams Cup final

Parkway’s rare foray into the Northants Bowling Federation’s Adams Cup paid dividends with a 70-32 victory in the final over City of Peterborough C, who were playing on their home green at Bretton Gate.

Sarah Newson in action at the Hunts county finals.

Popple completes the hat-trick of titles at Hunts county finals

Having already retained the women’s four-bowl singles crown, Parkway’s Catherine Popple added two more Hunts county titles at Yaxley on Sunday to complete a hat-trick.

Sheila Craig.

Eagle swoops to land himself a place in two national finals

Parkway’s Nigel Eagle is certainly flying high at the moment after qualifying for two national competition finals at Leamington next month in the space of 24 hours.

Tristan Morton.

HUNTS COUNTY: Morton brothers bowl the opposition over

City brothers Tristan and Ean Morton qualified for the national finals in pairs, triples and fours in last week’s Hunts county semi-finals.

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