Brett beaten by eventual winner

Local bowler Nicky Brett’s hopes of regaining the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open title were dashed in the quarter-finals by the eventual winner, Scotland’s David Gourlay.

Mike Robertson (centre) after winning the national triples last year with Ean and Tristan Morton.

Commonwealth Games spot for Parkway’s Mike

Local bowler Mike Robertson has been selected to represent England in next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Nicky Brett.

Brett begins bid to regain the top spot

Local bowler Nicky Brett begins his World Bowls Tour campaign this weekend aiming to regain top spot in the world rankings from his long-time pairs partner Greg Harlow.

Cliff Watson.

New Northants B team almost pull off Derbyshire debut shock

History was made at the weekend when the Northants Bowling Federation fielded a B team in the Derbyshire Trophy indoor inter-county championship for the first time and they almost pulled off a surprise victory over their A squad at Peterborough & District.

Nicky Brett.

Northants double up for Derbyshire

For the first time in their history, the Northants Bowling Federation are launching a two-pronged attack on the English Bowling Federation’s Derbyshire Trophy indoor inter-county championship.

The presidential party at Sundays Northants Bowling Federation joint mens and womens presentation luncheon held at the Orton Hall Hotel. From the left are Jessica Phillips (Northants Womens Bowling Federation deputy president), Tony Mace (Northants Bowling Federation president), Paul Bennett (English Bowling Federation president), Joan Mousley (English Womens Bowling Federation president), Rita Mace (Northants Womens Bowling Federation president).

English presidents top the guest-list

English Bowling Federation presidents Paul Bennett (North Cambs) and Joan Mousley (Derbys) were the guests of honour at the Northants Bowling Federation joint men’s and women’s presentation luncheon held at the Orton Hall Hotel.

Sarah Newson achieved notable success.

Parkway ladies reach the Top Club final

Parkway reached the final of the Bowls England women’s Top Club championships staged at Leamington over the weekend.

Michelle Barlow has earned an England trial.

ROUND-UP: Michelle has an England trial, but Morton is over-looked again

Although outstanding when skipping Parkway to a second Bowls England men’s triples title in the past three years at Leamington last month, Tristan Morton has again been overlooked for an England senior international trial.

A trio from Longthorpe  Bridget Jay, Eleanor Creek and Pat Wedley - won the annual Conservative Clubs ladies triples tournament. Pictured are the winners with club president Graham Bussey and club chairman Tony Kemp. Left to right are Bridget Jay, Graham Bussey, Eleanor Creek, Tony Kemp and Pat Wedley.

Leader reaches the last eight in national singles at Leamington

Having won the Bowls England men’s triples title for the second time in three years last weekend, Hunts bowlers remained well to the fore over the last few days of the month-long championships at Leamington.

Sarah Newson was a beaten semi-finalist.

Northants miss out at the Skegness finals

Northants bowlers returned from the English Bowling Federation finals at Skegness without a trophy for only the second time since 2004.

The new English triples champions from the Parkway club  Ean Morton, Mike Robertson and Tristan Morton.

National triples glory for the Parkway boys at Leamington

There was national glory for Hunts bowlers at the Bowls England championships at Leamington with Parkway’s Mike Robertson and brothers Ean and Tristan Morton winning the triples title.

Tristan Morton in action.

BOWLS ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS: National crown for Parkway trio

Local bowlers Mike Robertson and brothers Tristan and Ean Morton are the new Bowls England national triples champions.

Pictured are the Mick Lewin Trophy winners West Ward Tigers. They are, from the left, Phil Afford, Dave Hilton, Jim Bradley, Bruce Saint (Peterborough League president), Brian Swann, Alan Sewell, Rod Maplethorpe, Mick Hatch, Steve Johnson and Jenny Hilton.

Parkway pair reach national semi-finals at Leamington

Mother and daughter Pat Reynolds and Emma Thurston reached the semi-finals of the Bowls England national pairs at Leamington to produce Hunts’ best performance to date in the month-long championships.

Pat Reynolds.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mother and daughter fall at the semi-final stage

Mother and daughter Pat Reynolds and Emma Thurston reached the semi-finals of the women’s pairs at the Bowls England national championships being held at Leamington.

Adam Warrington is chasing national success on three fronts.

Northants hoping for another Cliff topper at seaside finals

Having captained Northants Bowling Federation to a first-ever Adams Trophy success at Skegness in 2015, Cliff Watson will be hoping for a repeat act on Sunday when he leads the Newton Trophy team in their final against Humberside.

Adams Cup winners Parkway with Northants Bowling Federation president Tony Mace. From the left are, back, Simon Law, Tristan Morton, Neil Wright, Tony Scarr, Paul Dalliday, front, Jeff Newson, Val Newson, NBF president Tony Mace, Karen Martin, Howard Shipp.

Parkway complete Northants cup double down at the Manor

Parkway completed a Northants Bowling Federation cup double when they defeated host club Whittlesey Manor 57-45 in the Adams Cup decider to follow their success in the Dan Duffy club championship.

Parkway, winners of the Dan Duffy Trophy. From the left are, back, Tristan Morton, Jeff Newson, Paul Dalliday, Neil Wright, Joe Randall, Tony Scarr, Dick Noble (NBF deputy president), front, Tony Mace (NBF president), Pat Reynolds, James Harford, Fred Addy, Mike Robertson, Brian Martin, Stuart Reynolds.

County championship trebles for Warrington and Browning

Adam Warrington (Blackstones) and Kathy Browning (Yaxley) claimed title hat-tricks at the Northants Bowling Federation men’s and women’s finals at Parkway on Sunday.

Sarah Newson in action.

Hunts head to Holywell for finals

With places in the Bowls England national finals, which begin in Leamington next week, already decided, Hunts bowlers will be looking to head there as county champions when the finals are staged at the Holywell-cum-Needingworth club on Sunday.

Shirley Suffling.

PREVIEW: Hat-trick bids in county finals

Five players will be bidding for title hat-tricks at the Northants Bowling Federation finals at Parkway tomorrow (July 23, from 10am start).

Mike Robertson (right) collects the Disability Bowls England Open Singles title prize.

REVIEW: English Open title for Parkway star, Popple reaches four county finals

Local bowler Mike Robertson has boosted his chances of making England’s Commonwealth Games disabled team by winning the Disability Bowls England Open Singles title at Leamington at the first time of asking.

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