The Northants Bowling Federation indoor competitions are under way with early exits for both the defending singles champions.
Derek King was beaten 21-14 by Paul Dalliday in the opening round, while Joan Robinson, after beating Carol Warters 21-4 in the preliminary round, was beaten 21-15 by Jenny Harvey in the quarter-finals.
Martyn Dolby, who won three county titles last season, began his defence of the veterans’ singles with a 21-12 defeat of the county’s deputy president Dick Noble.
MEN’S SINGLES, first round: Joe Randall bt John Pearson 21-10; Richard Allam bt George Cameron 21-19; Paul Dalliday bt Derek King 21-14; Josh Clark bt Joe Martin 21-20; Chris Ballard bt Mike Ramsden 21-18; John Thurton bt John Burrows 21-16; Bob Warters bt Pete Harvey 21-8; Michael Humphreys bt Doug Want 21-20; Martyn Dolby bt Cliff Watson 21-10; Nick Wilkie bt James Harford 21-14; Jeff Pitt bt John Holroyd 21-15. Walkovers: Howard Shipp, Stephen Harris, Simon Law, Adam Warrington.
MEN’S PAIRS, preliminary round: Jeff Pitt bt Mike Ramsden 20-11; Joe Martin bt Doug Want 19-10; Adam Warrington bt John Steels 31-4; Josh Clark bt John Thurston 21-5; Keith Burrows bt Trevor Collins 18-7; Cliff Watson bt Derek King 21-14; John Holroyd bt Richard Montgomery 21-10.
MIXED PAIRS, preliminary round: Mick Duell bt Jeff Pitt 21-7; Richard Allam bt Bob Warters 18-14; Paul Bailey bt Brian Bassam 17-15.
VETERANS SINGLES, preliminary round: John Thurston bt John Pearson 21-14; Martyn Dolby bt Dick Noble 21-12; Tony Barwell bt Dennis Henshaw 21-4. Walkover: Terry Corney.
WOMEN’S SINGLES, preliminary round: Joan Robinson bt Carol Warters 21-4.
First round: Shirley Suffling bt Julie Masters 21-9; Sheila Craig bt Elizabeth Wallace 21-9; Chris Ford bt Pat Jones 21-7; Jenny Harvey bt Joan Robinson 21-15.
WOMEN’S PAIRS, preliminary round: Denise Mackie bt Sheila Craig 20-19.
n Blackstones will begin their defence of the Northants Bowling Federation club championship (Dan Duffy Trophy) at home to City of Peterborough B.
Parkway face a trip to Ketton as they bid to retain the Adams Cup.
DAN DUFFY TROPHY
Preliminary round: West Ward A v Yaxley; Whittlesey Manor v West Ward B; Peterborough & District v Crowland.
First round: Blackstones v City of Peterborough B; Parkway v West Ward A or Yaxley; City of Peterborough A v Peterborough & District or Crowland; Ketton v Whittlesey Manor or West Ward B.
First round: City of Peterborough B v Yaxley Kites; City of Peterborough A v Langtoft Pearl; Whittlesey Town v Whittlesey Manor; Ketton v Parkway; Crowland B v City of Peterborough C; Crowland A v West Ward B; West Ward A v Yaxley Falcons; Ryhall v Peterborough & District.
n The Peterborough senior men’s team maintained their position at the top of the Cambs League with an 85-60 win away to Cambridge Chesterton B which yielded a maximum 10 points.
Peterborough 85 (10), Cambridge Chesterton B 60 (0) – (Peterborough rinks only):
Les Sharp, J. Barker, Terry English, Mick Linnell won 18-10. Terry Corney, Graham Jackson, Ean Eagle, Ray Keating won 27-20. Joe Martin, Steve Johnson, Phil Afford, Mick Duell won 20-15. Norman Gray, Pete Harvey, Mick Greaves, Rod Maplethorpe won 20-15.
n The Peterborough League cup draws for the coming season have been released with Peterborough & District opening their defence of the Albert Rowlett Cup away to Yaxley Kites, winners of the Munday Shield last season.
Yaxley Kites will face a home tie against City of Peterborough Molins B in the first round of the Munday Shield having beaten the Molins A team in last year’s final.
In the Mick Lewin Trophy, the Club 60 League’s KO Cup, City of Peterborough Belvedere start their defence away to Langtoft Pearl.
Preliminary round: Market Deeping v West Ward A.
First round: East Community v West Ward B; Yaxley Kites v Peterborough & District; Whittlesey Manor B v Crowland; CoP Belvedere v CoP Molins A; Market Deeping or West Ward A v Burton Street Tigers; Deeping v Yaxley Falcons; Whittlesey Town v CoP Molins B; Whittlesey Manor A v CoP D.
Preliminary round: Werrington v CoP D; CoP Molins A v Whittlesey Town; Conservative v West Ward B.
First round: Crowland v CoP Belvedere; Deeping v Yaxley Falcons; Whittlesey Manor B v Whittlesey Manor A; Yaxley Kites v CoP Molins B; Conservative or West Ward B v West Ward A; CoP Molins A or Whittlesey Town v Werrington or CoP D; Market Deeping v Burton Street Tigers; Peterborough & District v East Community.
MICK LEWIN TROPHY
Preliminary round: Conservative v Crowland B; Crowland A v Yaxley Spitfires; Whittlesey Manor v Deeping; Ryhall v Market Deeping; Burton Street Tigers v Werrington; Bretton v West Ward Lions; East Community v Whittlesey Town B.
First round: West Ward Tigers v Crowland A or Yaxley Spitfires; West Ward Rhinos v Bretton or West Ward Lions; Whittlesey Manor or Deeping v Ryhall or Market Deeping; Langtoft Pearl v CoP Belvedere; Whittlesey Town A v Burton Street Tigers or Werrington; Conservative or Crowland B v East Community or Whittlesey Town B; Peterborough & District v Yaxley Hurricanes; CoP Molins v Itter Park.