A sad loss for local and national bowls
Bowlers locally and nationally are mourning the death at the weekend after a long illness of John Dickenson, a life member of both the English Bowling Federation and the Northants Bowling Federation.
He served the county for many years in a number of capacities, including president, and was chairman of the national body from 1997 to 2013 and also president in 1997.
He was secretary of the South Ward club for many years until it folded in 2012 on its centenary anniversary.
Among several titles gained was the 1978 EBF national pairs when he partnered David Broadhurst.
He had his first EBF county games with North Cambs when he played at Whittlesey Manor, then played for Northants in the Adams Trophy, which he also captained, as well as the Newton team.
At club level he began with Whittlesey Manor before joining Peterborough & District, having success with them in the Northamptonshire Bowls Association. He then joined South Ward securing considerable success in various national, county and league competitions.
n The Peterborough senior men’s team warmed up for their Cambs League title showdown with Cambridge Chesterton A with another comprehensive maximum points haul.
Although a few regulars short, they overwhelmed visiting Huntingdon B 139-36 for another 10-0 victory.
Peterborough 139 (10), Huntingdon B 36 (0) – (Peterborough rinks only):
Terry Corney, Don Paul, Ean Eagle, Ray Keating won 37-3.
Joe Martin, Steve Johnson, Phil Afford, Mick Duell won 36-10.
Dick Overson, Pete Harvey, Mick Greaves, Rod Maplethorpe won 34-12.
Les Sharp, Graham Jackson, John Barker, Peter Haynes won 32-11.
n In Northants county indoor competitions, Julie Masters’ trio defeated Chris Ford’s defending champions 26-11 in the semi-final of the triples.
WOMEN’S PAIRS, semi-finals: Denise Mackie received walkover from Carol Hunter; Louise Harris bt Glenys Edwards 17-12.
WOMEN’S TRIPLES, semi-finals: Carol Hunter bt Glenys Edwards 28-13; Julie Masters bt Chris Ford 26-11.