Whittlesey bowlers are lords of the Manor at last

It proved third time lucky for the Whittlesey Manor club when they claimed the Peterborough League’s Albert Rowlett Cup at East Community, having lost in the final of the other two league cup competitions.

By Melvyn Beck
Thursday, 9th September 2021, 3:31 pm
Whittlesey Manor receive the Albert Rowlett Cup from Peterborough League president Adrian Owen.
Whittlesey Manor receive the Albert Rowlett Cup from Peterborough League president Adrian Owen.

However, it was a close run thing against City of Peterborough City, the final margin being just two shots – 53-51 – with the Manor club only actually winning on one of the three rinks.

Scores: Whittlesey rinks first: Stuart Agger, Peter Brown, Graham Agger 25, Bob Goodall, Roger Clarke, Brian Bolam 8.

Dave Corney, Colin Brown, Martin Welsford 16, Derek Briers, Andy Cox, Malcolm Squires 22.

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Roger Stevens, Michael Humphreys Roger Martin 12, Graham Bramwell, Colin Lake, Geoff Hedges 21.

**The final week of competition at the Bowls England national finals at Leamington saw Hunts bowlers reach one semi-final and three quarter-finals.

Mac May (Buckden) made it through to the last four in the junior singles, where he lost 21-18 to Spalding’s Jordan Philpott.

Ed Elmore (Brampton) went down 21-16 to England star Jamie Chestney (Devon) in the last eight of the Champion of Champions, while the Parkway quartet of Michelle Coleman, Rebecca Moorbey, Tony Read and Nigel Eagle reached the same stage in the mixed fours before losing 15-8 to Kent.

Chloe Brett (Parkway), who won the junior pairs with Rebecca Moorbey, reached the last eight of the junior singles before losing 21-19 to the eventual winner, Kat Bowman (Leics). Moorbey lost her opening round match 21-9 to Worcs.

Elsewhere, Mike Robertson (Parkway) was beaten 21-14 by Northumberland in his first match in the senior singles and Ramsey’s Jill Francis went down 21-18 to Herts in her opening tie in the women’s equivalent.

Former World Indoor Champion and Yaxley resident Nick Brett (Brampton) lost 16-14 to Berkshire in the two-bowl singles after winning his opening round match 14-11 against Oxfordshire.