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FESTIVAL: Top class sport, top beer, great food, live music all in one place

Peterborough Town Sports Club provides cracking sport alongside its popular annual beer festival this weekend (June 23/24/25).

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Northants Newton Trophy team that are close to clinching a place in the national final following Saturdays win over Lincs at Spalding. (Back row, left to right): Roger Martin, Mick Duell, Cliff Watson, Peter Cox, Mick Greaves, Les Sharp, Darren Middleton, Tony Kemp, Barry Lawrence, Brian Bassam. (Front): Peter Jessop, Jim Ruddy, Malcolm Squires, Bob Warters, Fred Addy, Jeff Clipston, Michael Humphreys and Paul Buckley.

Newton Trophy team so close to earning a trip to the seaside

The Northants’ Newton Trophy team can almost smell the sea air at Skegness as they moved another step closer to the national final being played at the Lincolnshire resort in August.

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The Adams Trophy team pictured before their home defeat at the hands of Suffolk at Whittlesey Manor on Saturday. (Back row, left to right): Jonathan Earl, Jack Corney, Lee Welsford, Rod Maplethorpe, Martyn Dolby, Peter Brown, Steve Lander, Paul Bailey, Martin Welsford. (Front row): Wayne Morris, John Holroyd, Tony Belson, county president Tony Mace, Adam Warrington, Steve Roden, Roger Stevens, deputy president Dick Noble, Graham Agger.

Adams Trophy hopes hit but Newton boys keep on winning

While the Northants Bowling Federation’s Adams team saw their southern section title hopes nosedive with a crushing home defeat by Suffolk at the weekend, the Newton squad strengthened their hand with victory over opposition from the same county.

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Catherine Popple.

It’s follow the Leader . . . all the way to Leamington

Hunts have another two qualifiers for the Bowls England national championships at Leamington in August with Catherine Popple (Parkway) and Karen Leader (Sawtry) qualifying from the two-bowl singles play-offs at Parkway.

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Joe Randall has qualified for Leamington.

No disgrace in a heavy defeat in Middleton Cup

A much-changed Hunts men’s team opened their Middleton Cup inter-county championship campaign with an 87-136 defeat away to Norfolk.

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Blackstones winners Jonathan Earl, Adam Warrington and Martyn Dolby.

Northants men are lords of the Manor in Adams Trophy match

Northants men made it two wins out of two in the Adams Trophy with a 193-136 defeat of North Cambs at Whittlesey Manor to keep the pressure on southern section leaders Lincs.

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Mick Duell.

Northants county teams both get off to a winning start

The Northants Bowling Federation county teams made a winning start to their inter-county championship campaigns in Norfolk on Saturday which more than compensated for the horrendous holiday traffic problems they encountered en route to Holt and Norwich.

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Tristan Morton.

Hunts seniors fall at the first hurdle

Just as their under 25 team did the previous weekend, the Hunts senior team failed to clear their opening hurdle in the Balcomb Trophy, the inter-county double rink competition.

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Rod Maplethorpe.

New captains for Northants teams

The Northants men’s and women’s teams begin their county championship campaigns this coming week, the men visiting Norfolk on Saturday while the women face the short trip to Hunts next Tuesday.

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James Harford in action.

Harford and Leader in national championships

The season is barely a month old and Hunts already have two qualifiers for the Bowls England national championships at Leamington in August.

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Shotbowls Trevor Collins presents a shield he donated in memory of Federation stalwart John Dickenson to Johns widow Mary before a match between Whittlesey Manor and the Northants Bowling Federation. Also in the presentation party are Whittlesey Manor president Martin Welsford, county president Tony Mace and Marys daughter and husband, Sarah and Simon Goundry. Whittlesey Manor took the inaugural honours by 40 shots, winning on five of the six rinks,

A dead end for Hunts women

Women’s county bowls in the area has suffered a blow with Huntingdonshire Bowls being forced to withdraw their team from the Johns Trophy inter-county championship owing to a shortage of players.

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Jessica Phillips and family present the Tony Phillips Memorial trophy to Myra Landsburgh, Michael Humphreys and Peter Leaton following the annual tournament at the City of Peterborough club.

ROUND-UP: Two wins in 48 hours Whittlesey, defending champ and Parkway beaten, international call for Chloe

Whittlesey Manor have reached the third round of the Bowls England National Club two fours competition by winning two matches in the space of 48 hours, defeating Parkway B 48-22 and Warboys A 39-35.

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Having fun on the bowls green in Central Park.

‘Come and try it’ sessions in Central Park

The Park Crescent Bowlers who play in Peterborough Central Park are once again holding free ‘Come and Try it’ sessions in the park on Mondays in May (8, 15 and 22 ) and June 5 from 6-8pm.

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Cliff Watson.

Annual match in John Dickenson’s memory

Northants Bowling Federation begin their build-up to the new county campaign with their annual match against Whittlesey Manor on Saturday (May 6) at which former Federation stalwart John Dickenson will be remembered.

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Chris Ford reached two semi-finals.

Northants bowlers draw a blank again in national finals

Putting the two team events for executive officers to one side, Northants bowlers competing in the individual portion of the English Bowling Federation national indoor finals at Newark endured another title drought.

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Whittlesey couple Tony and Rita Mace have the rare distinction of being Northants Bowling Federation presidents in the same year.

Peterborough seniors take the title with help from Whittlesey

After a Cambs League title race that had more twists and turns than a corkscrew over the final weeks, the Peterborough senior men’s team have been crowned champions - with a little assistance from near neighbours Whittlesey.

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Northants Bowling Federation president Tony Mace pictured with the Eversley Trophy the county won at Newark on Sunday. He is flanked by the successful team (left to right): Cliff Watson, Richard Montgomery, Graham Agger, Malcolm Squires, Dick Noble, Les Sharp.

Another Eversley Trophy win for the Northants men’s team

Although the English Bowling Federation national indoor finals don’t start in earnest until next week, Northants bowlers have already put their name on the roll of honour by winning the men’s Eversley Trophy at Newark on Sunday.

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Winners Nicky Brett (right) and Lewis Baker (centre) with their National Indoor Pairs trophy.

NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Fifth title for Brett

Yaxley’s Nicky Brett won his fifth pairs title at the National Indoor Championships in Melton Mowbray yesterday (March 30).

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Chloe Brett.

City seniors keep their title push going

The Peterborough senior men’s team continued their push for Cambs League honours with another maximum 10-point haul.

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Martyn Dolby won two finals.

Double delight for Dolby and Ford at county championships

Martyn Dolby and Chris Ford both completed title doubles at the Northants Bowling Federation indoor finals held at Stamford IBC on Sunday, which followed hat-tricks 12 months ago.

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