North Cambs brought home the silverware at the National EBF and EWBF Outdoor Finals at Skegness with two national titles and two losing finalists.
This is a significant achievement for the bowlers involved to have reached four finals and have two winners for North Cambs in a national bowls competition.
The two winners were Jackie Hearle, Lynne Quibell and Christine Wadlow (Ladies two bowl rinks) and Christine Wadlow (Ladies 2 bowl singles). Losing finalists were Margaret Hunt (Ladies senior 2 bowl singles) and Janet Savage and Christine Jackson (Ladies senior pairs).
Men’s president Chris Wright commented that he was so pleased with the ladies performance and that the men must try harder and need to step up their game next year!
It’s not since 1996 with Alan and Ash Nelson that they have had two winners in the same year.
Wadlow had to play in rain and wind on the Saturday morning for her second Championship win supported by a hardcore of supporters who were present all week.
Results, Ladies 2 bowl rinks: J Hearle, L Quibell, C Wadlow v Cleveland won 25-6, semi-final v North Essex won 23-15, v Hunts won 24-7, final v Norfolk won 18-16.
Ladies 2 bowl singles: C Wadlow v Northumberland won 21-7, v Derbyshire won 21-11, semi v Northants won 21-11, final v Notts won 21-15.
Ladies senior pairs: C Jackson, J Savage v Durham won 19-13, v North Essex won 22-9, semi v Humberside won 16-11, final v Cleveland lost 12-19.
Ladies senior singles: M Hunt v North Essex won 21-7, v Durham won 21-8, semi v Cleveland won 21-11, final v Humberside lost 15-21. Ladies Secretaries: M Hunt v Lincs lost 13-21.
Men’s 2 bowl rinks: J Ivatt, R Harris, I Lawson v Notts won 21-11, v Norfolk (losing finalists) lost 9-22. Men’s 4 bowl singles: A Hailes v Lincs lost 8-21.
Mixed rinks: P Irons, R Allen, C Wadlow v North Essex lost 15-22. Men’s 3 bowl rinks: C Wright, M Dodd, A Kleyn v Derbyshire lost 11-20. Mixed pairs: C Wadlow, R Allen v Derbyshire lost 16-21.
Men’s 2 bowl singles: A Hailes v Durham won 21-18, v Cleveland lost 8-21. Ladies 4 bowl singles: D Wright v Notts (loosing finalist) lost 6-21. Men’s pairs: R Croxford, R Jackson v Cleveland (losing finalists) lost 4-19.
Ladies 3 bowl rinks: A Engledow, J Savage, C Jackson v North Essex (losing finalists) lost 8-19. Men’s Secretaries: P Bennett v Suffolk (finalist winner) lost 12-21. Ladies Champion of Champions: D Wright v Lincs lost 17-21. Senior mixed pairs: C Wadlow, R Allen v Lincs lost 16-17. Ladies pairs: A Halsey, J Anderson v North Essex lost 5-23. Men’s senior singles: M Joyce v Cleveland won 21-8, v Suffolk lost 15-21
Men’s senior pairs: C Scotcher, T Feary v Cleveland lost 14-19. U25 pairs: R Barr, J Gowler v Suffolk won 13-11, v Notts lost 4-22.
Men’s Champion of Champions: K Beavis v Durham won 21-15, v Derbyshire (losing finalist) lost 19-21
U25 singles: Joseph Gowler v Notts (finalist winner) lost 12-21.
For full details of all North Cambs activities see website www.northcambsebf.co.uk
Pictured from left: Margaret Hunt (runner-up ladies senior 2 bowl), Christine Wadlow, Lynne Quibell, Jackie Hearle (winners ladies 2 bowl rinks), Christine Jackson and Janet Savage (runner-up senior ladies pairs).