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MEN'S AND MIXED COUNTY COMPETITION DRAWS 2019

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THE RESULTS WHICH FOLLOW FOR 2018 WILL REMAIN UNTIL SUPERCEDED BY THE 2019 RESULTS

Results of the competitions will be added to the Draw Sheets on the website on a weekly basis throughout the season.

Full details of Quarter Finals, Semi-Finals, and, of course, the Finals, will be entered on this
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TRIPLES TRIPLES TRIPLES

QUARTER FINALS – played at Abington BC on Tuesday, 29th May, 2018.

1. Andrew Manton, Neil McKee & Vernon Gearey, Kingsthorpe BC beat Terry Cutting, Richard Horrell & David Bailey, Thrapston 28-8 shots

This was a contest which Vernon’s triple dominated for the majority of mits duration. They were 17-1 shots up afrer 9 ends, and although Thrapston posted 6 shots, including an unexpected 4, to reduce the deficit to 7-19 after 13 ends, a massive 6 on the 14th end virtually sealed their fate, and after picking up a single and conceding a 3, David and his men conceded the match at 16 ends.

2. Bob Shatford, Martin Cinato & Connot Cinato, Kettering Midland Band BC beat Mick Spear, Ray Castle & Mark Tompkins, Kingsthorpe BC 14-13 shots

In this contest the Midland Band trio, who were without their regular lead Mark Turner, were just in front 4-2 after 5 ends, and then lost the lead to Mark and his men on the next 2 ends at 4-5 down, but from that point they kept Kingsthorpe at bay for the next 5 ends whilst they picked up 8 shots for a 12-5 lead with 6 ends left. Kingsthorpe picked up a very good 4 on the 13th end to be just 3 shots adrift, and although dropping 2 singles they were still in with a great chance when playing the last end at 11-14 down, and when Connor bowled his last bowl he was 3 down and a possible extra end, but he was able to reduce the count to just 2 for the 1 shot victory.

3. Adam Pitfield, Phil Exley & Paul Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Steve Robinson, Kieran Rollings & Andrew Macredie, Kettering Lodge BC 18-14 shots

This was a match in which the Lodge built up a lead of 5-0 in 3 ends, then lost the lead to Burton’s men after 6 ends at 6-5, but then Andy and his men had a run of 4 winning ends to take a decent lead 11-6 shots, , but after an exchange of single shots on the next 2 ends, Burton Latimer struck very hard, and Paul and his men scored a 5 to level at 12 each, and followed it with a 1 and a 4 to take a good lead of 17-12 with 3 ends to play. Kettering picked up 2 singles, but the last end went the way of Burton with a single shot.

4. Ashley Linnell, Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Colin Barnes, Dave Fage & Alan Dunkley, Abington BC 19-5 shots

This match saw the current holders of the title strike hard from the off with a count of 4, followed by a single and a double for a 7-1 lead, and after conceding 1 shot to Abington, Jamie and his men increased their lead to 9-1. After dropping another single on the 6th end, the West End trio picked up 6 shots on the next 3 ends for a 15-2 shots lead with 9 ends played. The next 5 ends saw Alan and his men win 3 of them with singles, but Jamie and his triple picked up 4 shoits with their 2 winning ends, and after 14 ends Abington ‘called it a day’

SEMI-FINALS– played at Abington BC on Friday, 1st June, 2018.

1. Ashley Linnell, Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat
Andrew Manton, Neil McKee & Vernon Gearey, Kingsthorpe BC 22-9 shots

In this match the current holders of the triples did not start so well as Kingsthorpe and were 2-4 adrift after 4 ends of play, but the 5th end was an enormous one for them as they collected a huge count of 6 shots, followed by a 3 to get ahead 11-4. After 10 ends of play Jamie and his men were still ahead 13-8 and 2 ends later increased that to 16-8 with 6 ends still to play. Vernon and his men picked up a single on the next end, but when they dropped another huge count of 6 shots on the 14th end it was time for them to shake hands and concede defeat.

2. Adam Pitfield, Phil Exley & Paul Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Mark Turner, Martin Cinato & Connor Cinato, Kettering Midland Band BC 18-4 shots

The Midland Band trio picked up a couple of shots on the first end, but were then kept on that score for the next 7 ends as Paul and his men, picked up 10 shots for a very good lead. After conceding 2 singles in exchange for a pickup of 3 between them, Burton won the next 4 ends, and with a lead of 14 shots at 18-4, with 3 ends left to play, Connor and his men conceded the victory to Burton Latimer.

Well done to the winners of these Semi-Finals, which not only puts them into the County Final to be contested next month, but perhaps more importantly, it qualifies them for the National Championships at Roial Leamington Spa in August, 2018.

PAIRS PAIRS PAIRS

QUARTER FINALS – played at Thrapston BC on the evening of Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

1. Conor Bryan & Jason Bryan, Kingsthorpe BC beat Roger Tansley & Mick Sharpe, Kingsthorpe BC 22-12 shots
In this match, the father & son combination started very well, posting 5 shots in the first 3 ends with none conceded, and although their club colleagues pulled them back to just 1 shot ahead at 6-5 after 7 ends, the Bryan’s then scored very well over the next 5 ends to increase their lead to 15-6, and with 6 ends of the scheduled 21 left to play they were still well placed at 16-9 shots. A single on the 17th followed by a massive count of 5 on the 17th end saw the Bryan’s almost home and dry, and when Roger & Mick collected just 3 shots on the next 2 ends, they called it a day for Conor & Jason to proceed to the Semi-Finals.

2. Chris Beck & Peter Milburn, Abington BC beat Bryn Walker & John Marlow, Wellingborough BC 26-11 shots

In this match the Abington duo started very well in scoring 9 shots to just 1 conceded in the first 7 ends, but in picking up a good 4 followed by a 2, the Wellingborough players were just behind at 7-9. Three singles for Chris & Pete, followed by a count of 3 for Bryn & John saw the gap remain at 2 shots after 13 ends of play, but 3 high scoring ends for Abington saw them post 12 shots, including a massive 6, to take them to 24-10 ahead with 5 ends left. Bryn & John picked up a single, but when Chris & Pete scored a 2 on the 18th end Wellingborough shook hands and Abington proceeded to the Semi-Finals.

3. Brian Briggs & Adrian Harris, Kettering Lodge BC beat Kenny Muir & Alan Muir, Corby Forest BC 22-20 shots

The closest finish of all the Quarter Finals, but after 5 ends of play, with a 10-0 lead to Kettering Lodge, it did not look as though it would be close, however, the Muir brothers halved their deficit to 10-15 after 10 ends of play. Brian and Adrian increased their lead to 20-12 after 15 ends, but the Muir’s were not yet finished for they scored very well over the next 4 ends to close the gap to 2 shots at 19-21 down. After picking up a single on the 20th end Brian and Adrian had a small cushion of 3 shots playing the last end and Kenny & Alan could do no more than pick up a single for the Lodge pair to proceed to the Semi-Finals.

4. Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Jack Tobin & Phil Exley, Burton Latimer Town BC 23-13 shots

In this match Jack & Phil started well in winning the first 2 ends, but Darren and Jamie hit back very strongly in collecting 12 shots without reply over the next 6 ends, and after dropping a count of 3, they picked up a big count of 5 shots to increase their lead to 17-6 after 10 ends of play. 3 shots to each pair on the next 4 ends saw the margin remain, and with the West End pair collecting 3 more shots and Burton Latimer 1 shot, Jack & Phil shook hands and Darren & Jamie proceeded to the Semi-Finals.

SEMI-FINALS – played at Thrapston BC on the evening of Friday, 7th June, 2019.

1. Brian Briggs & Adrian Harris, Kettering Lodge BC beat Conor Bryan & Jason Bryan, Kingsthorpe BC 21-19 shots (after an extra end)

In this contest the Kettering Lodge pair started off the better with a 5-1 lead after 4 ends, but the Kingsthorpe son and father duo pegged them back to 5-4 two ends later, until dropping a 4 on the next end, and after 3 more ends the Lodge pair was 10-6 up at 10 ends. A good pick up of 4 on the 11th end saw Conor and Jason level things up, but then they were confined to that 10 for 4 ends as Brian and Adrian scored 7 shots for a good lead at 17-10 with 6 ends to play. Kingsthorpe reduced their deficit to 5 on the next 2 ends, and after dropping a single on the 18th end, picked up a big count of 5 shots, followed by a double, to take the lead for the first time at 19-18 with one end to play. That last end was obviously tense, but Brian and Adrian picked up a single to tie things up and to require an extra end to be played. That end went to Kettering Lodge for a passage to the County Finals, and more importantly to represent the County at the National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

2. Darren Childs & Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Chris Beck & Peter Milburn, Abington BC 25-11 shots.

This match saw the West End pairing, of two players who have vast experience of County and National Finals, starting off very fast with 8 shots scored on the first 3 ends, including a 5 on the 3rd, and after Chris and Peter collected a double they were confined to that 2 for 5 ends as the West End pair doubled their score. Winning the next 2 ends brought Chris and Peter a little closer at 5-16 shots down, but 7 more to Darren and Jamie put the ‘writing on the wall’ for the Abington duo as they were now 5-23 down. They did not give up, however, and won the next 2 ends, getting 5 shots which included a good pick up of 4 shots, to be 10-23 adrift with 5 ends left to play. West End picked up 2 on the 17th, and when Abington could pick up just 1shot on the 18th end Chris and Peter conceded the match and it was the County Finals for Darren & Jamie, and more importantly to represent the County at the national Finals at Royal Leamington Spa in August.

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