COUNTY FINALS: Six doubles and four title defences at the Manor

Four bowlers successfully defended titles at the Northants Bowling Federation men’s and women’s finals held at Whittlesey Manor on Sunday, and six achieved championship doubles on a stamina sapping steaming day.

Joan Robinson is chasing three county titles at Whittlesey Manor.

PREVIEW: Northants County Finals Day at Whittlesey Manor as Joan and Chris chase a hat-trick of titles

Joan Robinson (Yaxley) and Chris Ford (Ketton) both bid for county title hat-tricks in tomorrow’s Northants Bowling Federation men’s and women’s finals at Whittlesey Manor (July 15, 10am).

Parkway's Ean Morton, Mike Robertson and Tristan Morton celebrate their British Isles triples success at Leamington.

BOWLS: Parkway trio are British Isles champions

Local bowlers Mike Robertson and brothers Ean and Tristan Morton have been crowned British Isles triples champions.

Tristan Morton won for Parkway in the Top Club event.

Singles success for Parkway pair at Whittlesey

Parkway pair Simon Law and Paul Dalliday have booked their places in the Bowls England national four-bowl singles championships at Leamington in August.

Linda Darani was a winner for Northants Ladies.

It’s double delight for the ladies but men lose again

Northants women produced an impressive double success away to Norfolk on Monday.

Simon Law is through to the Hunts four-bowl singles semi-finals.

Hunts hopes hit in the opening round of the regional finals

Hunts hopes of qualifying for the national finals of the White Rose under 25 men’s inter-county double rink event were dashed in the opening round of the regional finals at Wellingborough on Sunday, where they were beaten 32-45 by Leicestershire.

Neil Wright caused an upset  by beating defending champion Tristan Morton.

Hunts men suffer another defeat in the Middleton Cup

Hunts suffered a second consecutive defeat in the Middleton Cup inter-county championship when they went down 112-135 away to Hertfordshire at Welwyn on Saturday.

Steve Lander was in a Northants rink that drew 29-29.

Northants’ trophy hopes are fading fast after another double defeat

Hopes that fortunes might change with home advantage following the previous week’s double defeat in Suffolk didn’t materialise for the Northants county men’s teams against Lincolnshire at the weekend.

Mick Duell in action.

A strong team on paper but Hunts still suffer at the hands of Norfolk

Although on paper fielding one of their strongest teams for several seasons, Hunts men were unable to prevent their old nemesis Norfolk from taking the bulk of the points from their opening Middleton Cup clash at Brampton on Saturday.

Northants' Newton Trophy team pictured before their defeat at Suffolk. (Back row, left to right): Sean Fenlon, Martyn Dolby, Tony Kemp, Fred Richardson, Peter Cox, Cliff Watson (non-playing captain), Roger Stevens, Brian Bassam, Barry Lawrence. (Front row): Dick Noble (NBF deputy president), Malcolm Squires, Fred Addy, Jim Ruddy, Les Sharp, Jeff Clipston, Peter Jessop, Martin Stokes, Mick Greaves, Bob Warters.

Northants Tropy hopes hit by the defending champions

Northants’ hopes of launching a strong challenge for Adams and Newton Trophy honours this season hit the buffers in Suffolk on Saturday with comprehensive defeats from a points perspective at least.

The Northants Bowling Federation's Adams Trophy team wore new sponsored shirts from Forterra, the UK supplier of heavy building materials with a plant at King's Dyke, for their opening 212-115 victory over North Cambs on Saturday. From the left are, back, Jack Corney, Martin Welsford, Peter Brown, Paul Dalliday, Neil Wright, Graham Agger, Jon Earl, Roger Martin, Paul Bailey, front, Tony Mace (county president), Martyn Dolby, John Holroyd, Mick Duell, Adam Warrington, Steve Roden, Paul Buckley, Wayne Morris, Stephen Harris, Michael Humphreys, Dick Noble (deputy president).

New Northants team captain gets off to a cracking start

Northants Bowling Federation christened their new shirts sponsored by Forterra by crushing hosts North Cambs 212-115 in their opening Adams Trophy match of the season at Wisbech to claim all 22 points.

Tristan Morton reached the Hunts two-bowl singles final.

Morton and Leader take their places early at national finals

Former England players Tristan Morton (Parkway) and Simon Leader (Warboys) have already booked their places in the Bowls England national finals at Leamington in August with the new season only a few weeks old.

Linda Darani is back in the Northants County team.

BOWLS: The bowlers who will be representing the Northants Federation

The Northants Bowling Federation county teams have been selected ahead of their opening fixtures at the end of the month.

Fred Richardson's team made progress in the Northants mixed triples event.

BOWLS: Hunts make progress in a national competition

Hunts Under 25s have advanced to the next stage of the Bowls England National White Rose Trophy following a 41-28 victory away to Hertfordshire.

The winning Eversley Trophy team was, from the left, Les Sharp, Malcolm Squires, Tony Mace (county president with trophy), Neil Wright, Richard Montgomery, Graham Agger and Cliff Watson.

No individual glory but at least Northants keep Eversley Trophy

Although Northants bowlers failed to win an individual title at the English Bowling Federation indoor finals at Newark for the third year in a row, the county didn’t return home empty-handed as they retained the men’s Eversley Trophy on the final day of the championships.

Margaret Bavister presents a �760 cheque to Magpas representative Phil Hayes (second left) following last season's Whittlesey Manor Bowls Club's charity triples tournament held in memory of her husband Peter. Also pictured is her daughter Sue Welsford and son-in-law Martin Welsford.

Defending champions finish fourth this time

The Peterborough & District men’s senior team have finished fourth in the Cambs League. The defending champions completed their programme with a 92-39 victory over Huntingdon B, collecting nine of the ten points on offer to claim a top four spot.

Martyn Dolby.

Dolby going for four titles at the English Federation finals

Stamford bowler Martyn Dolby reached the quarter-finals of the English national indoor over 60 singles at Nottingham, but he will be hoping to go a little further when he competes in no fewer than four competitions at the English Bowling Federation indoor finals which begin at Newark next week.

Mike Robertson (centre).

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City bowler Mike Robertson just missed on a Commonwealth Games medal on the Gold Coast, Australia yesterday (April 12).

Bob Warters in action.

ROUND-UP: Stamford seniors suffer early exit, easy win for Peterborough veterans

Stamford bowlers Cliff Watson, Bob Warters and Keith Rippin were beaten in the opening round of the national indoor Over 50 triples finals at Nottingham.

Mike Robertson.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Parkway bowler on course for a medal

A Peterborough bowler is on course for a medal at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.

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