Rising stars make national semi

Chris Pope and Tom Horspool
Chris Pope and Tom Horspool
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North Cambs have found two new U25 rising stars in Chris Pope and Tom Horspool who were the only bowlers to reach a semi-final on the Friday of the EBF & EWBF National Outdoor Finals.

They only paired together for the county finals, played very well through the first two rounds in their first-ever visit to the National finals, but came up against a very experienced Derbyshire pair and lost a very close game. Despite some very close games in bitterly cold weather, only Jon Ivatt managed also to reach the semi stage and lost to the eventual champion from Norfolk.

Results, U25 pairs: T Horspool, C Pope v Hunts won 16-13, v Northumberland won 16-15 extra end, semi v Derbyshire lost 16-11. Men’s 4 bowl singles: J Ivatt v Cleveland won 21-16, v Notts won 21-14, semi v Norfolk (Champion) lost 21-3.

Ladies O’60 singles: C Wadlow v Durham won 21-11, v Nortfolk (semi finalist) lost 16-21. Men’s Secretaries: C Wright v Humberside won 21-11, v Nottinghamshire (Champion) lost 19-21. Ladies O’60 pairs: A Halsey, S Ritchie v Humberside won 25-15, v Notts (Champions) lost 9-21.

Men’s 2 bowl singles: A Hailes v Northumberland lost 16-21. Men’s pairs: J Ivatt, I Lawson v Linc’s (Champions) lost 19-20 on extra end. Men’s U25 singles: T Horspool v Hunts (losing semi finalist) lost 12-21. Men’s senior pairs: M Joyce, A McEwan v Suffolk lost 17-18 extra end. Men’s senior singles: C Waling v Northants lost 18-21. Men’s 2 bowl rinks: R Allen, F Howard, J Chambers v Humberside lost 10-30. Men’s 3 bowl rinks: J Ivatt, D Stanton, I Lawson v Durham lost 21-22. Men’s C of C: L Miller v Durham (losing semi finalist) lost 17-21.

Mixed pairs: A Newbold, J Anderson v Northants lost 19-20. Senior mixed pairs: E Clarke, J Savage v Nottinghamshire (Champions) lost 14-21. Mixed rinks: R Allen, C Wadlow, P Irons v North Essex lost 17-22.

Ladies 2 bowl singles: M Hunt v Humberside (finalist) lost 17-21. Ladies 4 bowl singles: M Hunt v Humberside (semi finalist) lost 7-21. Ladies Secretaries singles: C Gollands v Suffolk lost 10-21. Ladies C of C: C Wadlow v Notts lost 16-21. Ladies pairs: A Halsey, J Anderson v Norfolk lost 10-21. Ladies 2 bowl rinks: C Wadlow, J Hearle, L Quibell v Hunts lost 15-17. Ladies 3 bowl rinks: C Wadlow, J Hearle, L Quibell v North Essex lost 11-19.