Newson is chasing five titles at the county championship finals at Ketton

Sarah Newson is in five finals.
Sarah Newson is in five finals.

Parkway’s Sarah Newson goes for a nap hand of county titles at the Northants Bowling Federation finals at Ketton on Sunday.

She bids for a singles double (four-bowl and two-bowl) for the second time in three years; partners her mother, Val, in the pairs, and figures in both the triples finals with Helen Crow and Pat Reynolds, having won the three-bowl title last year.

Sheila Craig (Conservative) is through to four finals, and will be opposing Newson in all of them – the two-bowl singles, the pairs with Liz Hext and both triples with Hext and Pat Bussey.

Young Stephen Harris (Blackstones) defends the under 25 singles; is also through in the under 25 pairs with Darren Middleton and faces veteran Joe Martin (Pboro & Dist) in the four-bowl singles decider.

Players from the same clubs compete in the finals of the men’s veterans singles, men’s two-bowl singles and ladies senior pairs.

All the winners go forward to represent the county at the national finals in Skegness, which start on Monday August 22.



Ladies 2b singles – Sarah Newson (Parkway) v Sheila Craig (Conservative).

Ladies senior singles – Fiona Richardon (City of Pboro) v Joan Robinson (Yaxley).

Men’s secretary singles – Melvyn Beck (Whitt’sey Manor) v Andrew Grief (Crowland).

Ladies Champion of Champions – Linda Darani (City of Pboro) v Ann White (Langtoft).

Men’s U25 singles – Stephen Harris (Blackstones) v Jack Corney (Pboro & Dist).


Men’s pairs – Jeff Clipston & Mick Greaves (Pboro & Dist) v Robert Heath & Tony Belson (Yaxley).

Men’s 4b singles – Stephen Harris (Blackstones) v Joe Martin (Pboro & Dist).

Mixed pairs – Chris Morton & Simon Law (Parkway) v Anne & Malcolm Cullingworth (Langtoft).

Ladies pairs – Sarah & Val Newson (Parkway) v Liz Hext & Sheila Craig (Conservative).

Men’s senior pairs – Roger Stevens & Tony Mace (Whitt’sey Manor) v N. Catterwell & Martin Fletcher (Langtoft).

Men’s veterans singles – Bob Warters (Ketton) v Peter Edwards (Ketton).


Ladies secretary singles – L. Ritchie (Empingham) v Linda Darani (City of Pboro).

Men’s 2b singles – Lee Welsford (Whitt’sey Manor) v Gavin Jinks (Whitt’sey Manor).

Ladies 4b singles – Sarah Newson (Parkway) v Sue Moir (Langtoft).

U25 open pairs – Jack Corney (Pboro & Dist) & James Harford (Parkway) v Darren Middleton & Stephen Harris (Blackstones).

Men’s Champion of Champions – Graham Agger (Yaxley) v Adam Warrington (Blackstones).

Ladies senior pairs – V. Hempsall & Kathy Browning (Yaxley) v D. Brinkman & Joan Robinson (Yaxley).


Senior mixed pairs – Ann & Malcolm Cullingworth (Langtoft) v Joyce Needham & Martyn Dolby (Blackstones).

Ladies 2b triples – Liz Hext, Pat Bussey, Sheila Craig (Conservative) v Helen Crow, Sarah Newson, Pat Reynolds (Parkway).

Men’s 2b triples – Stuart Reynolds, James Harford, Mike Robertson (Parkway) v Peter Marchant, Tony Belson, Chris Wheeler (Yaxley).

Mixed triples – Howard Shipp, Chris Morton, Simon Law (Parkway) v Nick Wilkie, Shirley Suffling, Paul Buckley (Blackstones).


Men’s 3b triples – Graham Jackson, Michael Humphries, Roger Martin (City of Pboro) v Adam Warrington, Jon Earl, Martyn Dolby (Blackstones).

Ladies 3b triples – Liz Hext, Pat Bussey, Sheila Craig (Conservative) v Helen Crow, Sarah Newson, Pat Reynolds (Parkway).



FOUR-BOWL SINGLES: Joe Martin (Peterborough & District) bt Mick Leighton (Langtoft) 21-20.

VETERANS SINGLES: Peter Edwards (Ketton) bt Mick Duell (West Ward) 21-13; Bob Warters (Ketton) bt Mick Leighton (Langtoft) 21-18.

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS: Graham Agger (Yaxley) bt Paul Dalliday (Whittlesey Manor) 21-16; Adam Warrington (Blackstones) bt Mick Duell (West Ward) 21-7.

PAIRS: Jeff Clipston (Peterborough & District) bt Sean Fenlon (West Ward) 18-17.

MIXED PAIRS: Malcolm Cullingworth (Langtoft) bt Andy Cook (Parkway) 22-10.

SENIOR MIXED PAIRS: Martyn Dolby (Blackstones) bt Jim Millar (City of Pboro) 16-15.

TWO-BOWL TRIPLES: Chris Wheeler (Yaxley) bt Paul Dalliday (Whittlesey Manor) 23-6.

THREE-BOWL TRIPLES: Adam Warrington (Blackstones) bt Paul Dalliday (Whittlesey Manor)

MIXED TRIPLES: Simon Law (Parkway) bt Stuart Reynolds (Parkway) 20-16.