The Peterborough club have fallen at the first hurdle in three national indoor competitions, including both the men’s and women’s club championships.
Following on from the mixed team’s 76-65 defeat by City of Ely in the Egham Trophy, the men went down 81-59 to Pentney in the Denny Cup, while the women were beaten 107-54 by St Neots in the Yetton Trophy.
There were also opening round defeats for Nick Wilkie in the men’s pairs, 24-13 by Robbie Barker (St Neots); Joe Randall in the Under 25 singles, 2-0 by Hayden Moorbey (St Neots); and Roger Ward in the mixed pairs, 24-15 by Robbie Barker (St Neots).
The Peterborough men’s senior team made it four wins out of four in the Cambs League when defeating St Neots B 95-48 at Burton Street.
Peterborough 95 (9), St Neots B 48 (1) – (Peterborough rinks only):
Dick Overson, Don Paul, Mick Greaves, Rod Maplethorpe won 31-8.
Dave Smith, Ivor Jackson, Mick Linnell, Dick Noble won 23-9.
Norman Gray, John Hadley, Ean Eagle, Wilf Redhead won 22-12.
Mick Fuller, Pete Harvey, Phil Afford, Frank Paul drew 19-19.
Three of Hunts’ talented young prospects – Lewis Baker, Robert Elmore and Harry Ward – have been named in the England indoor under 25 international trial at Northampton on November 22.
Spalding pair Ashley Caress and Jordan Philpott are also included.
There are three Spalding youngsters in the women’s junior indoor trial – Lucy Cooke, Ruby Hill and Chelsea Tomlin – at Erewash on December 12.
Hunts pair Nicky Brett and Alex Walton have been named in the England men’s senior trial at Northampton on December 6, along with Spalding’s Graham Smith and Matt Whyers.
Local bowler Nicky Brett begins his defence of the Co-operative Funeralcare Scottish International Open in Perth on Monday (November 9) and not last Monday as stated in last week’s column.