Parkway complete a clean sweep in the Adams Cup final

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.
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’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.

The rinks of Tristan Morton and Mike Robertson dominated their respective matches against Roger Strong (25-9) and Michael Humphries (26-11), but Simon Law met stubborn resistance from Mick Pegler’s rink before winning 19-12 to provide Parkway with a clean sweep.

RESULT

Parkway bt City of Peterborough C 70-32 (Parkway rinks first): Stuart & Pat Reynolds, Tristan Morton 25, Dave Eddings, Peter McQuillen, Roger Strong 9.

Fred Addy, Neil Wright, Simon Law 19, Tony Griffiths, Peter Eddings, Mick Pegler 12.

Brian Martin, Tony Scarr, Mike Robertson 26, Linda Darani, Norma Squires, Michael Humphreys 11.

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Bowls England national championships got under way at Leamington at the weekend with Hunts representatives involved in the women’s junior singles and senior pairs.

Amy Avory (Warboys) defeated Bethany Watkins (Cornwall) 21-15 in her opening match in the junior singles, before losing 9-21 to Emma Cooper (Sussex), winner of the junior pairs title three times in the past four years.

In the same event, Chloe Brett, also from Warboys, was beaten 12-21 by Rebecca Birch (Devon) in her opening match.

Parkway’s Val Newson and Pat Reynolds combined to defeat Oxfordshire 20-9 in the preliminary round of the senior pairs, but then lost 21-24 later in the day to Gloucestershire.

The blue riband women’s singles gets under way today with Parkway’s Sabrina Parnell in preliminary round action against Michelle Sykes (Yorkshire), while club colleague Catherine Popple begins her campaign tomorrow with a first round match against Jean Collier (Wiltshire).

In the senior singles, which begin on Saturday, Sheila Craig (Conservative) has been handed a tough opening draw against England international Sue Davies (Worcs).

Also this weekend, the triples gets under way with the Parkway trio of Emma Thurston, Hannah Overton and Pat Reynolds facing Hampshire in a preliminary round match on Sunday, while Sawtry’s Jan Elliott, Karen Leader and Sandra Minnett opening their programme on Monday against Hertfordshire or Wiltshire.

The two-bowl singles and pairs dominate the second week of the championships. Michelle Barlow (Parkway) has a preliminary round tie in the two-bowl singles on Tuesday against Allyson Flint (Hants), while Juliet May (Buckden) is in first round action on Wednesday against Barbara Martin (Kent) or Judy Bacon (Berks).

In the pairs, former winners Sarah Newson and Catherine Popple (Parkway) begin their bid to regain the crown with a preliminary round match against Oxfordshire on Wednesday, while Heather McKillop and Margaret Elstub (Houghton & Wyton) face Warwickshire B in a first round tie on Thursday.

PETERBOROUGH LEAGUE

Two of the three Peterborough League knockout cup finals are being staged tomorrow at Whittlesey Town, the home club of League president Jean Redhead.

In the afternoon (2pm), CoP Belvedere face West Ward Tigers in the final of the Mick Lewin Trophy, the over 60 cup competition, and then at 6pm, holders Whittlesey Manor B defend the Albert Rowlett Cup against Peterborough & District.

BLIND BOWLS

The Peterborough Association for the Blind are in urgent need of some volunteers with knowledge and experience of indoor bowling.

The local charity organise indoor sessions for blind and partially sighted people at Burton Street and are looking for more helpers to keep the sessions going.

For further details contact Peterborough Skivington on 01733 344844.