Parkway bowler Randall earns an England junior outdoor trial

Joe Randall has been picked for an England junior trial.
Joe Randall has been picked for an England junior trial.
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Parkway bowler Joe Randall has been called up for an England junior outdoor international trial.

He will be among 56 players attending the trial at Leamington on Monday, May 25 after which a squad will be chosen for a training day later in the season leading up to England’s defence of the British Isles Under 25 international series at Oxford in September.

Parkway’s Tristan Morton is no longer eligible – he has already retained his place in the senior team – but there are two other Hunts county players in the trial, Harry Ward and Edward Elmore.

Meanwhile, another Hunts player, junior international Alex Walton, has been selected in a young four-strong England team for the European mixed team championships being staged in Israel from October 11-16.


Stamford youngster Stephen Harris and the experienced Martyn Dolby reached the quarter-finals of the English national pairs championship at Melton Mowbray.

They were comfortable 25-6 winners over a pair from the Wellworthy club in Somerset, before an agonising 21-22 defeat at the hands of Kingsthorpe (Northampton) in the last eight.

Spalding’s Rebecca Simpson and Annie Dunham just missed out on a title. They were beaten 15-3 by Sue Kearsley and Janice Gower from Blackpool in the women’s pairs final despite leading by seven shots (11-4) at one stage.

Simpson is expecting her first child - a girl - on May 14.


The Peterborough senior men’s team continued their push for a top four finish in the Cambs League with a 98-58 home win over Whittlesey and a maximum haul of 10 points.


Peterborough 98 (10), Whittlesey 48 (0): (Peterborough rinks only) -

Martin Hawkes, Jeff Clipston, Richard Day, Frank Paul won 35-8. Norman Gray, Ivor Jackson, Mick Greaves, Mick Linnell won 23-12. Roger Ward, Don Paul, Don Sutton, Joe Martin won 21-12. Albert Pattemore, Terry English, Pete Harvey, Wilf Redhead won 18-16.