At the National EBF & EWBF outdoor finals at Skegness last week, North Cambs relied on the ladies to keep the interest going right up to the finals.
Margaret Hunt and June Warren, Gorefield BC, played the senior women’s pairs final on Friday and narrowly lost 17-18 to Durham. Two other teams reached a semi-final, Margaret Hunt, Debra Wright, Gorefield BC lost the women’s pairs 16-19 to the eventual champions Northumberland and Annie Engledow, Simon Peach lost the mixed pairs to Cleveland, the eventual champions 11-20.
Results, Ladies Senior pairs: M Hunt, J Warren 20-10 Northumberland, against Northants won 19-16, against Notts won 24-10, lost final Durham 17-18.
Mixed pairs: S Peach, A Engledow 21-13 Notts, against Northants won 20-4, semi-final lost 11-20 to Cleveland (Champions). Ladies pairs: M Hunt, D Wright 18-12 Humberside, semi-final against Northumberland (Champions) lost 16-19.
Ladies 2 bowl rinks: S Chandler, J Clifton, J Jolley 20-19 Suffolk, against Notts (Champions) lost 23-15. Men’s Champion of Champions: L Miller 21-14 Durham, against Notts lost 15-21. Ladies Secretaries: J Hearle 21-14 Cleveland, against North Essex lost 8-21. Ladies Senior singles: M Hunt 20-21 Cleveland. Men’s 2 bowl rinks: N Eagle, A Overton, T Reed 12-20 North Essex. Ladies Champion of Champions: J Clifton 18-21 Humberside. Men’s pairs: M Carter, C Blunt 11-18 Notts (Champions).
Senior Mixed pairs; A Harley, S Chandler 11-23 Hunts. Mixed rinks: C Wright, D Wright, M Hunt 5-23 Humberside (losing finalists). Men’s 4 bowl singles: T Reed 19-21 Northumberland. U25 singles: Jo Gowler 8-21 Northumberland. Men’s 3 bowl rinks: T Tomizzi, J Redden, I Lawson 13-14 Lincs. Ladies 3 bowl rinks: J Hearle, L Quibell, L Clare 7-23 Humberside. Ladies 4 bowl singles: M Hunt 14-21 North Essex. Men’s 2 bowl singles: T Reed 19-21 Northumberland.
Men’s Secretaries: F Howard 13-21 Cleveland (losing finalist). U25 pairs: Ja Gowler, Jo Gowler 13-20 Suffolk. Men’s senior singles: D Lewis-no show. Ladies 2 bowl singles: J Clifton 18-21 Humberside. Men’s senior pairs: C Waling, D Thorpe 9-20 Northants (champions).
For full details of the EBF & EWBF Chamionships go to the website at www.fedbowls.co.uk/