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.

Chris Pell in action in the Women's Champion of Champions final. Photo: David Lowndes.

NORTHANTS FINALS: Sarah on song as usual, Harris completes junior double

Sarah Newson completed a hat-trick of county titles when the Northants Bowling Federation Finals were staged for the first time at the City of Peterborough club on Bretton Gate.

Sarah Newson won a hat-trick of titles at the Northants County bowls finals.

NORTHANTS COUNTY FINALS: Same old story as Newson cleans up

Sarah Newson claimed a hat-trick of county titles at the Northants Bowling Federation championships staged for the first time at the City of Peterborough club in Bretton Gate yesterday (July 17).

Stephen Harris.

PREVIEW: County finals at Bretton Gate

The Northants Bowling Federation men’s and women’s finals take place at the City of Peterborough club tomorrow (July 17) starting at 10am, with the winners representing the county in the national finals at Skegness next month.

Mick Duell skipped his Northants rink to victory in the Newton Trophy and claimed his count badge flash.

BOWLS REPORT: A final fixture win, but now an anxious wait for Northants

Northants’ Adams Trophy team face an anxious wait to know their fate in the southerm section after securing 19 of the 22 points available against North Essex at Whittlesey Manor (July 9).

Jon Earl dug deep for Northants.

Northants’ Trophy hopes hanging in the balance

Northants’ hopes of returning to Skegness next month to defend the Adams Trophy inter-county championship are now out of their hands.

Northants Womens Bowling Federation president Joan Robinson (front fourth from the left) held her Presidents Day at her home club of Yaxley on Sunday with Macmillan Nurses the beneficiaries from money raised on the day.

Northants’ Adams Trophy hopes receive a major boost

Northants’ hopes of retaining the Adams Trophy, the English Bowling Federation’s inter-county championship, received a major boost at the weekend when southern section leaders Lincolnshire were narrowly beaten in Suffolk.

Val  Du'Kett.

It’s an all-Ketton final in the women’s triples

The final of the Northants women’s two-bowl triples at the City of Peterborough club on July 17 will be an all-Ketton affair between the rinks of Val Du’Kett (with Carol Warters and Peggy Birch) and Chris Ford (with Shirley Suffling and Elaine Upton) following semi-final victories over the Conservative triples of Ann Reynolds and Sheila Craig 21-4 and 22-21 respectively.

Trevor Collins (centre), who made his 100th Middleton Cup appearance on Saturday, is pictured with Hunts team manager Bob Morton (left) and county vice-president Ray Keating.

No joy for ton-up Trevor as Hunts men crash again

Hunts marked Trevor Collins’ 100th Middleton Cup appearance by presenting him with an engraved hip flask before Saturday’s home match with Bedfordshire at Parkway.

Mick Duell won for Northants.

Northants men suffer an Adams Trophy setback

Northants’ hopes of retaining the English Bowling Federation’s Adams Trophy they won last year for the first time suffered a setback at Whittlesey Manor on Saturday.

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