Jackie in final spot

North Cambs competed in the National Outdoor EBF & EWBF Finals at Skegness last week.

Heavy rain arrived on Saturday spoiling the Ladies Secretaries final where Jackie Hearle struggled, having suffered a heavy fall on Thursday and lost to L Darani (Northants). The Ladies 3 bowl rinks had two very good wins and were playing well in the final but eventually lost to Lincs.

The Championships were attended by presidents Chris Wright and Anne Halsey and a strong group of supporters who saw some very close games.

Ladies Secretaries Cup: J Hearle v Notts won 21-11, SF v Hunts won 21-18, final v Northants lost 6-21. Ladies 3 bowl rinks: L Churchman, D Miller, P Austin (sub) v North Essex won 24-11, SF v Humberside won 22-18, final v Lincs lost 11-15.

Men’s Champion of Champions: J Ivatt v North Essex won 21-13, round 2 v Lincs won 21-10, SF v Cleveland (Champion) lost 16-21. Men’s 2 bowl rinks: P Butcher, A Newbold, M Carter v Northants won 20-19, round 2 v Lincs won 25-15, SF v Durham lost 18-20.

Ladies 2 bowl rinks: S Chandler, J Clifton, D Miller (sub) v Hunts won 17-14, round 2 v Lincs lost 15-22.

Men’s 2 bowl singles: J Ivatt v Norfolk (losing finalist) lost 13-21. Mixed rinks: J Ivatt, I Lawson, W Featherstone v Durham won 28-13, round 2 v Derbyshire lost 13-22.

Men’s 4 bowl singles: P Butcher v Derbyshire won 21-16, round 2 v Lincs (Champion) 7-21. Men’s Secretaries: P Bennett v Humberside won 21-20, round 2 v Cleveland (losing finalist) lost 1-21.

Senior mixed pairs: R Jackson, C Jackson v Northants lost 15-24. Ladies 4 bowl singles: D Wright v Notts (losing finalist) lost 16-21. Mixed Pairs: S Engledow, A Engledow v Cleveland (losing finalists) lost 16-19. U25 singles: R Barr v Hunts lost 8-21. U25 open pairs: R Barr & Joseph Gower v Norfolk lost 13-16.

Men’s senior pairs: M Joyce, A McEwan v Notts (Champions) lost 18-20. Ladies senior single: S Chandler v Lincs lost 9-21.

Men’s senior singles: D Mann v Hunts lost 11-21. Ladies senior pairs: C Jackson, J Savage v Durham lost 17-18.

Men’s pairs: P Cross, A Hailes v Suffolk lost 22-10. Ladies 2 bowl singles: M Hunt v Northants lost 14-21. Men’s 3 bowl rinks: R Allen, D Stanton, S Engledow v Suffolk (semi-finalists) lost 11-21. Ladies pairs: B Reeve, J Warren v Norfolk lost 7-28.

Ladies Champion of Champions: L Darch v Norfolk (losing finalist) lost 9-21.

For full details see website www.northcambsebf.co.uk