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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.


QUARTER FINALS: - played at Kingsthorpe BC on Tuesday, 19th June, 2018.

1. Adam Pitfideld & Paul Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC beat David Iddles & Ben Sharpe, Kingsthorpe BC 24-11 shots

In this contest Adam & Paul started off extremely well against the defending County Champions, in posting 10 shots without reply in the first 5 ends, following which the Kingsthorpe pair picked up a single and a good count of 4, and they saw their deficit reduce to 5-12 after 9 ends. The next 4 ends saw Ben and partner draw even closer to be just 3 shots adrift at 11-14 with 9 ends of the scheduled 21 remaining, but the Burton Latimer pair took the next 4 ends and picked up 10 shots in the process, at which point the Kingsthorpe duo conceded the match.

2. Jack Tobin & Phil Exley, Burton Latimer Town BC beat Shaun Marriott &Jamie Walker, Northampton West End BC 22-20 shots

This was a very closely contested match, with the scores level at several stages, including 4 shots each after 6 ends, 9 each after 9 ends, 14 each after 15 ends, 16 each at 17 ends and 18 each with 2 ends left to play. The West End pair then picked up a 2 on the 20th end to be in match position, but Jack & Phyl were not ‘done for’ as they collected a big count of 4 on the last end for the victory.

3. Steve Norman, Higham Ferrers Town BC beat Jack Parker & Mark Courtney, Northampton Whyte Melville BC 22-21 shots

A match in which the Higham Ferrers father & son combination took a decent lead 10-2 after 7 ends of play, and after 10 ends they were still comfortably ahead at 13-5, but then Mark and his partner won the next 2 ends with pick ups of 4 & 5, to take the lead themselves at 14-13 shots. Graham and Steve immediately struck back with 5 shots on the next 2 ends to reclaim their lead, and with 4 ends left to play the Higham pair had a 4 shots lead at 21-17. The next 3 ends, however, all went the way of the Whyte Melville players as they tied up the match at 21 shots each with a 1 end ‘shoot out’ left, and that went the way of the Norman’s for a passage to the Semi-Finals.

4. Will Walker & David Walker, Northampton West End BC beat George Thompson &Adrian Harris, Kettering Lodge BC 21-13 shots

This match started off better for the Kettering Lodge pair as they took an early 4-1 lead after 3 ends, but in picking up a 4 on the 5th end the West End pair took a 1 shot lead, but Adrian and his partner then won 4 successive ends to lead 10-5. The Walker’s won the next 3 ends to go 1 ahead at 11-10, but the Lodge players tied things up again on the next end, only to then succumb to a run of 5 winning ends by West End that gave them a 19-11 lead with 4 ends left. The Lodge collected a 2 on the 18th end, but after dropping successive singles the victory went to West End.

SEMI-FINALS: - played at Kingsthorpe BC on Friday, 22nd June, 2018.

1. Graham Norman & Steve Norman Higham Ferrers Town BC beat Adam Pitfield & Paul Broderick, Burton Latimer Town BC 24-10 shots

This match started better for the Burton pair as they posted a 7-3 shots lead after 4 ends, but the Norman’s then kept Adam and Paul on that 7 for the next 6 ends as they added 12 shots to their score for a good lead at 15-7. 4 ends later after 2 singles each, the advantage was still with Graham & Steve at 17-9, and after dropping a single on the 15th end, Higham collected a 3 followed by a 4 to lead 24-10 with 4 ends left to play, but at this point the Burton pair conceded the victory to Graham & Steve.

2. Will Walker & David Walker, Northampton West End BC beat Jack Tobin & Phil. Exley, Burton Latimer Town BC 18-17 shots

The Burton Latimer pair started off very well in scoring 8 shots without reply on the first 3 ends, and after 7 ends they were still ahead at 10-4, however, they were stuck on that 10 for 5 ends, during which time the West End pair drew level. Two counts of 2 shots followed for Jack & Phil, but a very good count of 4 by the Walker’s on the 15th end drew them level again at 14 each, and it was still level 2 ends later at 15 each with 4 ends left to play. Burton took the first 2 ends with singles, and West End picked up a single on the penultimate end to be just 1 shot behind for a very tense last end. When Phil played his last bowl, and the last one of the end, he was 1 shot down which would have required an extra end to be played had it remained, but he played a drawing bowl for shot, and although he so nearly got the shot, it just failed and tipped an opposition bowl in for the 2 shots which the Walker’s needed for victory.

Congratulations to both winning Semi-Finalists, for not only will they now compete for the County title next month, but more importantly they will be representing the County at the National Championships in Royal Leamington Spa in August, 2018.

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