BOWLS: Northants trio set for international trial

Neil McKee
Neil McKee

THE English Indoor Bowling Association stages its men’s senior international trial at Northampton & District IBC on Sunday, December 6 (1pm) and three Northants bowlers will be taking part.

Neil McKee of Kingsthorpe, a regular indoor Senior International, will be playing at No. 2 in a rink skipped by regular International Jamie Chestney, of Devon, and he will have for company Steve Mitchinson, Essex, at Lead, and Steve Farish, Cumbria at No. 3, both also being current Internationals. Kingsthorpe pair Connor Cinato and Andrew Manton have been selected as travelling reserves.

Notts claim the spoils in big win at Newark

NORTHANTS Ladies endured a tough day as they lost heavily to Nottinghamshire in the Midland Counties Championship at Newark IBC. The County won only one rink as the home county won by 37 shots. The one winning rink, skipped by Joan Watts, claimed an excellent 17-shot win.

The final score was Northants 91 Nottinghamshire 128. Details as follows, Notts skips only:

Rink 1: Julie Spreadbury, Pat Symonds, Lynn Duff & Brenda Bishop 13 – J Eames 19

Rink 2: Lynn Upton, Sylvia Plant, Wilma Walker & Joan Watts 29 – E Holmes 12

Rink 3: Marilyn Oram, Pat Starsmore, Chris Cooper & Yvonne McKee 12 – P Oliver 19

Rink 4: Celia Morris, Dawn Owen, Elaine Urquhart & Tina Broderick 8 – J Lee 29

Rink 5: Dorothy Diver, Rita Smith-Nolan, Denise Carlin & Donna Williamson 16 – J Mousley 21

Rink 6: Linda Warren, Billie Swift, Glenys Emery & Joyce Porter 13 – B Atherton 28

Over-60s set for their Leicestershire clash

NORTHANTS Over-60s men play Leicestershire in the National Over 60s team knock out on Friday, December 11.

This competition is played by six rinks per county, with three at home and three away.

The following players have been selected: Home Rinks, at Northampton & District IBC, commencing at 12 noon:

Rink 1: Pete Maloy, Kingsthorpe/David Bailey, Wellingborough/Norman Gibb, Desborough/Tony Weston, Northampton & District

Rink 2: Roger Summers, Northampton & District/Bernard Spreadbury, Daventry/Colin Jones, Kingsthorpe/Jim McKee, Kingsthorpe

Rink 3: Will Clelland, Desborough/Pete Morris, Kingsthorpe/John Leggett, Northampton & District/Roger Tansley, Kingsthorpe

Away Rinks, at Leicester IBC, Leicester, commencing at 2pm.

Rink 4: Jim Diver, Desborough/Mick Richardson, Daventry/Bob Fuller, Wellingborough/John Haines, Desborough

Rink 5: Tony Dicks, Daventry/Peter Mellor, Desborough/George Warren, Desborough/Mick Worthington, Daventry

Rink 6: Alan Baulch, Northampton & District/Bob Care, Kingsthorpe/Malc Mattinson, Rushden Town/Walt Winsor, Wellingborough

Reserves: Dougie Cooper, Kingsthorpe/Dennis Collins, Wellingborough/Colin Barnes, Northampton & District

Selection sorted for friendly against Boro

THE following players have been selected to represent Northants Ladies in a friendly against the ladies of Wellingborough BC on Monday, December 7, commencing at 2pm.

Rink 1: Donna Williamson, Kingsthorpe/Val Scott, Brackley/Joan Sidebottom, Northampton & District/Vicki Rushall, Daventry

Rink 2: Pat Starsmore, Kettering Lodge/Pam Page, Desborough/Barbara Oliver, Daventry/Joan Watts, Daventry

Rink 3: Audrey Gardiner, Daventry/Elaine Munton, Kingsthorpe/Glenys Emery, Kingsthorpe/Audrey Height, Kettering Lodge

Rink 4: Julie Spreadbury, Daventry/Val Blackwell, Rushden Town/Denise Carlin, Desborough/Joyce Porter, Northampton & District

Rink 5: Lynn Upton, Brackley/Maxeen Belski, Desborough/Barbara Haseldine, Rushden Town/Wilma Walker, Desborough

Rink 6: Dorothy Diver, Desborough/Heather Lack, Kettering Lodge/Pam Sallaway, Rushden Town/Pat Mattinson, Rushden Town

Reserves: Debbie Watkins, Kingsthorpe/Lorna Hart, Kingsthorpe/Lynn Duff, Desborough

Ladies prevail in the battles of the sexes

NORTHANTS Ladies are celebrating after they secured a 131-111 win over Northants Men in their friendly match at Wellingborough BC.

Both teams claimed three rinks apiece, but the ladies claimed more shots, and the key rink was the highest winning one led by Tina Broderick, who, on home soil, gave her opposition a bit of a ‘tanking’ by 25 shots. The highest winning rink for the men was the one skipped by Alan Watts which took a 17 shots win.

Details as follows, ladies’ names first:

Rink 1: Marlene Armitage, Val Scott, Alison Dring & Tina Broderick 32 – Harvey Fruish, Bob Minney, Mike Weatherill & George Warren 7

Rink 2: Pam Page, Barbara Oliver, Elaine Urquhart & Joan Watts 15 – Jim Diver, Richard Upton, Peter Mellor & Alan Watts 32 shots

Rink 3: Julie Spreadbury, Elsi Hatton, Chris Cooper & Vicki Rushall 19 – Stuart Lowe, Steve Munton, Geoff Allen & Bernard Spreadbury 14

Rink 4: Billie Swift, Donna Williamson, Pat Symonds & Joyce Porter 34 – Keith Howlett, Don Scott, John Chester & Terry James 21

Rink 5: Velda Cooper, Valerie Blackwell, Glenys Emery & Pat Mattinson 15 – John Carson, Bill Craig, Brian Langton & Richard Somerton 19

Rink 6: Lynn Upton, Dawn Owen, Wilma Walker & Brenda Bishop 16 – Peter Kitchener, Rick Hayes, Robin Frost & Brian Diver 18

Northants ready for Norfolk challenge

NORTHANTS Vice Presidents have selected the following team to play a friendly against Norfolk VPs at Desborough IBC on December 9 (2pm).

Rink 1: Ollie Pearson, Colin Incles, Peter Byworth & Michael Moulton

Rink 2: Graham Cashmore, Bob Brown, Barry Adair & Bob Tingle

Rink 3: Tom Black, Len Marshall, Mike McKeown & Dave Williamson

Rink 4: Len Smith, Bryan Audis, Ted Guiver & Brian Jones

Rink 5: Albert Julyan, Clyde Hulbert, Derek Essam & Dick Howell

Rink 6: Tony Hancock, Jeff Talbot, Mike Weatherill & Dave Stewart

Double rink match beckons at Watford

THE Northants Under-25s travel to Watford IBC on Saturday (December 5) for an Eastern Counties League match against Hertfordshire (10am). The following players will represent the County in this double rink match.

Rink 1: Adam Pitfield, Wellingborough BC/Conor Bryan, Kingsthorpe BC/ Will Walker, Wellingborough BC/Connor Cinato, Kingsthorpe BC

Rink 2: Curtis Johnson, Wellingborough BC/Abby Woodward, Desborough IBC/Danny Walker, Wellingborough BC/David Walker, Kingsthorpe BC

The match that was due to be played against Essex last Sunday had to be postponed, at the request of the opposition, as Essex could not supply a team for this date.

The match has been rearranged for April 9, 2016, and will be played at Kingsthorpe BC with a 10am start.