Robinson president of Northants women for a third time

Joan Robinson.
Joan Robinson.
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Joan Robinson (Yaxley) has been elected president of the Northants Women’s Bowling Federation for a third time with treasurer Rita Mace (Whittlesey Manor) taking over as deputy president.

The appointments were confirmed at the annual meeting held at Peterborough & District when all the principal officers were re-elected.

The county are planning to return to county championship action next season having withdrawn this year owing to a shortage of players.

They have tabled a motion at this weekend’s national AGM in Grantham to reduce the number of players per team from 18 to 15, but even if that is rejected they believe they have recruited enough additional players to fulfil their obligations.

Officers elected: President, Joan Robinson; deputy president, Rita Mace; chairperson, Carol Hunter; secretary, Liz Barr; competition secretary, Janet Duffy; match secretary, Norma Squires; committee members, Doris Flowers and Val Du’Kett; Donald Steward team captain, Mary Malton; Silver Jubilee Vase captain, Ann Cooper.


The Peterborough senior men’s team made it five wins from their first six matches in the Cambs League with a 70-53 home defeat of Cambridge Chesterton A, one of the strong contenders for the title.

Although the four rinks were shared at two apiece, an outstanding 33-8 victory for the rink of Mick Fuller, Don Sutton, Phil Afford and Frank Paul tipped the scales in Peterborough’s favour.


Peterborough 70 (6), Cambridge Chesterton A 53 (4); (Peterborough rinks only) -

Mick Fuller, Don Sutton, Phil Afford, Frank Paul won 33-8.

Les Sharp, Ivor Jackson, Mick Linnell, Dick Noble won 15-14.

Dave Smith, Terry English, Joe Martin, Wilf Redhead lost 10-13.

Dick Overson, Terry Corney, Mick Greaves, Rod Maplethorpe lost 12-18.


The Peterborough men’s team were beaten 69-84 by Huntingdon in the second round of the Denny Cup, the national inter-club championship.

The women’s team are in action against Ross Peers on Saturday (November 21) in the opening round of the Yetton Plate, the consolation competition for teams beaten in the first round of the mainstream Yetton Trophy.

The Cambridgeshire men’s team face Suffolk in the first round of the Liberty Trophy inter-county championship on Saturday.

Meanwhile in the national competitions, Jeff Pitt was beaten 12-18 in the pairs by Barry Kitto (St Neots).