Incorporating the Mens & Womens Bowling Associations of the County of Northumberland

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Website Changes

Over the coming months the Bowls Northumberland website will be changing.

 

In order to make these changes we will also require a new domain address, which is:

bowlsnorthumberland.uk.com

 

I will keep you all posted of when the changes are likely to happen.

If however you would like to be directly informed of the changover, then please drop me an email and i'll add you to the mailing list.

chrispalmer.ncba@sky.com

Latest News - Mens
League Programme

All clubs are kindly requested to arrange all postponed fixtures as soon as possible.

Clubs are also reminded that all postponed matches must be played within 10-days after the last scheduled Clegg Fixture (23rd August)

Latest News - Womens
National Finals – Northumberland’s Competitors
Keep up to date with all the National Finals at Royal Leamington Spa on the Bowls England  website.
Read more for a full list of our Northumberland A’s & B’s.
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Double Rink Delay

County Double rink Final between Amble and Burradon is now on Tuesday 31st August 10.30am  at Gosforth West Ave. due to both teams having players away to the Finals at Leamington Spa.

 

Balcomb Trophy

Northumberland came through two very tense games in the regional finals to reach the last four of the competition. In the semi-final a fantastic start was made with Chris Yeomans storming to a 9-1 lead and Chris Palmer 6-0 at 5 ends, by the 10th end Yeomans led by 7 and Palmer by 6. Over the next 5 ends Yeomans retained the same margin, however Palmer lost 5 consecutive ends to slip 5 behind. At the 18th end Northumberland held a slender 1 shot lead, but by winning 5 of the six remaining ends the overall score was 44-35 in Northumberland's favour.

 

Alsop Cup

Northumberland lost to Cumbria by 133 (20pts) shots to 99 (2pts)

Rink Scores: R Goldsmith, F Short, Jim Taylor & P Dawson lost to P Bannister 15-23; A Stewart, A Hall, Jack Taylor & L Birch lost to P Metcalfe 17-18; M Hayden, R Harrison, B Rootham & I Dickinson bt A Little 26-13; L Jones, M White, M Raftree & M Simmonette lost to J Barber 12-28; C Armstrong, S Miller, D Bolton & G Donkin lost to S Watson 15-17; B Callum, P Brookwell, A Fantozzi & R Donkin lost to I Williams 14-34.

 

Middleton Cup

Northumberland's hopes of progressing in he Middleton Cup this term came to a shuddering end as they suffered a loss to Nottinghamshire by 131(16pts) to 106 (6pts) Rink scores Jack Miller, Clive Knott, Ian Brown & Paul Ging lost to S Bailey 8-30; Michael London, Shaun Blaylock, Chris Lewars & Craig Cooper bt S Overton 18-17; Steve Pallas, Jonathan King, Gary Myerscough & Richard Train bt M Owen 27-19; Brian Davidson, Brian Rootham, Mick McGreevy & Chris Yeomans bt D Robinson 20-15; Michael Cymber, Jim Taylor, Steve Harvey & Simon Richardson lost to A Lockhart 16-30; Josh Minto, Brian Houghton, Phil Paxton & Philip Harvey lost to D Scott 17-20

 

Challenge Cup

Five of the first round sectional group winners won through to the finals day by recording maximium points from their games.

Curent Holders Haltwhistle are not one of those sides though; despite having home advantage they failed to make it through with Willington Quay winning Group C.

 

Balcomb Trophy

Northumberland players shrugged off their disappointing defeat in the Middleton Cup with victory over Nottinghamshire in the Balcomb Trophy today (Sun 5th June).

Chris Palmer's rink made a great start to the match to lead 7-1 at 5 ends, whilst Craig Cooper trailed 1-5. At 10 ends Northumberland trailed by 4 shots, which became 8 a couple of ends later. At that point both rinks scored on 6 consecutive ends collecting 17 shots to now lead by 9, and despite Nottinghamshires best efforts over the closing ends Northumberland held on to win by 8

Northumberland 34 v 26 Nottinghamshire

Rink scores:

Darren Parkes, Phil Paxton, Simon Richardson & Chris Palmer won 20-11; Steve Pallas, Chris Lewars, Richard Train & Craig Cooper lost 14-15

 
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