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North Cambs EBF & EWBF National Indoor Finals ~ Newark

North Cambs county indoor champions competed at the National Finals at Newark last week with mixed results and lost all first round games. Jackie Wilkes (Parson Drove) had a bye in the first round but beat Linda Blake Norfolk in the ladies singles and 2006 Champion 21 – 16 in her 2nd round game. In the semi final Jackie played Annie Lennie current 2017 and 5 time champion lead 19 -16 but was unable to get the final 2 shots and lost a very close game 21 – 19. Annie Lennie went on to win the final against Durham 21 – 11.

Ladies Triples R1, Betty Reeve, June Warren, Jill Griffin lost 30 – 4 v Nottinghamshire.

Men's Triples R1. Bob Grounds, Matt Hewitt (sub), Tony Reed lost 20 – 13 v Suffolk.

Mixed Triples R2. Lynne Quibell, Frank Howard, David Bailey lost 25 – 14 v Cleveland.

Men’s 4 wood Singles R1. Matt Hewitt lost 21 – 10 v Nottinghamshire.

Ladies Pairs R1. Lynne Quibell & Wendy Featherstone lost 18 – 8 v Derbyshire.

Men's Senior Singles R1, Charlie Waling lost 21 – 5 v Nottinghamshire.

Ladies Singles R2. Jacqueline Wilkes won 21 – 16 v Norfolk and lost semi final 21 – 19 v Northumberland.

Men's Pairs R1, Bob Grounds & Tony Reed lost 25 – 8 v Norfolk.

Mixed Pairs R2, Betty Reeve & Len Smith lost 20 – 17 on the last end to Norfolk.

Ladies Senior Singles R1. Pauline Adams withdrew from the competition.

North Cambs EWBF played in the Harry Carver competition on Monday and EBF played in the Eversley on Sunday. 

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North Cambs EBF & EWBF v Hudson IBC played to EBA rules, annual friendly game played Sunday 8th April with North Cambs winning 71 - 64

North Cambs winning team Trophy presented to EWBF President Betty by Nancy West

North Cambs EBF & EWBF Indoor Finals ~ Hudson IBC Wisbech RESULTS

Friday 16th February 6.15pm

Men’s 4 wood Singles. Matt Hewitt  23 v Andy Hailes 5

Ladies Singles. Jacqueline Wilkes 21 v Betty Reeve 11

Ladies Senior Singles. Pauline Adams 21 v Angela Jordan 7

Mixed Triples. Lynne Quibell, Frank Howard, David Bailey 23 v Bob Grounds, Wendy Featherstone, Tony Reed 10

Sunday 17th February 10.00am

Men's Triples. Malcolm Oliver, Harold Reeve, Len Smith 17 v Bob Grounds, Jon Ivatt, Tony Reed 24
Ladies Pairs. Lynne Quibell & Wendy Featherstone 23  Jill Griffin & Angela Jordan 9
Ladies Triples, W/o Betty Reeve, June Warren, Jill Griffin

Sunday 12.15pm

Men's Pairs, Bob Grounds & Tony Reed 19 v Matt Hewitt & Andy Hailes 12

Mixed Pairs, Betty Reeve & Len Smith 16 v Lynne Quibell & David Bailey 15

Men's Senior Singles, Eric Clarke 14 v Charlie Waling 21

Thanks to Hudson IBC Wisbech for hosting these finals, for the umpires John Fox and Colin Griffin for their time and Margaret Peirce for organising the raffle to pay for the use of Hudson IBC Wisbech over the weekend.

County winners will represent North Cambs at the National EBF & EWBF indoor final Newark between 24th and 28th April 2018

North Cambs Derbyshire games.

Over the past four weekends North Cambs have played their last Derbyshire indoor games of the season with the following results.

14th January ~ Hunts away at Huntingdon IBC ~ Hunts 133 shots to North Cambs 62 shots with no winning rinks.

21st January ~ Northants away at Stamford IBC ~ Northants 137 shots to North Cambs 56 shots with no winning rinks.

28th January ~ Lincolnshire at home Hudson IBC Wisbech ~ Linc’s 112 shots to North Cambs 76 shots with one winning rink. Andy McEwan, Eric Moore and Mel Joyce 24 – 17

4th February ~ Norfolk at home Hudson IBC Wisbech ~ Norfolk 136 shots to North Cambs 55 shots with no winning rinks.

Thanks go to The Hudson IBC Wisbech for allowing North Cambs to use their facilities, the people who provided the refreshments at home games, the Derbyshire Captains Jon Ivatt and Tony Reed and all the North Cambs players who made themselves available and played in these games.

The next North Cambs activity will be the Indoor County Finals at The Hudson IBC Wisbech on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February. Winners will then represent North Cambs at the National EBF & EWBF Indoor finals in Newark between 24th and 28th April.

Derbyshire v Northants "B" ~ 7th January 2018 Hudson IBC Wisbech

The North Cambridgeshire Bowling Association competed in their first Derbyshire game of the indoor season against Northants “B” at Hudson IBC Wisbech and whilst the game was very even at around 18 ends North Cambs fell away loosing on 3 rinks and winning on one.

Final results was North Cambs 69 shots, 2 points and Northants “B” 128 shots 12 points.

Paul Bennett, Andrew Overton, Jon Ivatt 13 ~ J Holroyd 31

Eric Clarke, David Peach, Phil Cross 9 ~ J Earl 46

Andy McEwan, Eric Moore, Mel Joyce 19 ~ M Linnell 34

Matt Hewitt, Andy Hails, Neil Parnell 28 ~ P Brown 17 (Spoons)
Photo below shows the North Cambs winning rink.

Left to right Paul Bennett North Cambs Secretary, Tony Mace Northants President, Neil Parnell, Andy Hailes and Matt Hewitt

North Cambs next game is away to Hunts at Huntingdon IBC on Sunday 14th January 2018


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