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Captain Matt gets county badge as North Cambs play Suffolk and finish third in EBF Newton Trophy southern area league

By Pete Woodhouse

On a very hot day at Halesworth Angle BC, North Cambs played Suffolk, leaders of the EBF Newton Trophy southern area league and at 10 ends were up overall by five shots which caused concern with the Suffolk officials.

The heat then had an effect on the team who slipped away to lose 191 to 136 shots, winning two rinks and taking 4 points to 18.

President Phil Cross presented spoons to the winning rink Kevin Cole, Daniel Foreman and Neil Parnell who were the best rink of countback of end; won 16 to 15.

Bowling balls lying around a jack on a bowling green in a game of lawn bowls with copyspace below (13446903)
Bowling balls lying around a jack on a bowling green in a game of lawn bowls with copyspace below (13446903)

He also presented captain Matt Hewitt with his county badge and Adams flash which was missed last year.

Matt Hewitt addressed the team following the game and expressed his thanks to all the 39 bowlers who have played for North Cambs over the five games. This season has been a tremendous performance, winning two games against Hunts and Norfolk and taking points off both Lincs and Suffolk and ending the season in third place with -46 shots and 51 points. Over the past two seasons in the Adams Trophy it has been – 2018, -345 shots and 14 points and in 2017 -518 shots and 19 points.

North Cambs secretary Paul Bennett said: "We are only a small county with 11 affiliated clubs but I have recently written to 10 other clubs in the area encouraging them to join us and build on this success to again have sufficient players to allow North Cambs to again compete in both the Adams and Newton leagues."

L Smith, C Newby, A Kleyn 17 - G Buckingham 44; C Waling, J Gowler, D Stanton 22 - A Chinery 36; K Cole, D Foreman, N Parnell 25 - S Church 23 (spoons); M Hewitt, C Bothamley, S Peach 29 - C Jerry 27; P Cross, A McEwan, R Rawson 23 - S Thorpe 31; P Bennett, M Oliver, A Hailes 20 - M Topping 30.

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