Bowlers from across Cambridgeshire celebrate ‘best ever performance’ at National Championship in Skegness

Jane Clifton (CMB) and North Cambs EWBF President Betty Reeve. Photo: Submitted

Jane Clifton (CMB) and North Cambs EWBF President Betty Reeve. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire officials and spectators witnessed the best ever performance in living memory for North Cambs bowlers at any EBF/EWBF National Championship.

Matt Hewitt, Andy Hailes, John Fox (CMB) men 3 wood triples finalists. Sue Tolliday, Jane Clifton, S

Matt Hewitt, Andy Hailes, John Fox (CMB) men 3 wood triples finalists. Sue Tolliday, Jane Clifton, Sandra Chandler (CMB) ladies 3 wood triples finalists. Photos: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Jane Clifton from Wisbech CMB Bowls Club won National Championship ladies 4 wood singles after coming back from 7 - 15 down, two loosing finalists Jane Clifton, Sandra Chandler, Sue Tolliday (Wisbech CMB) ladies 3 wood triples, Matt Hewitt, John Fox, Andy Hailes (Wisbech CMB) men 3 wood triples and two loosing semi finalists Jake Gowler, Joseph Gowler (Emneth) U25 pairs and Debra Wright, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) ladies pairs.

Tuesday was a better start than normal where we won 6 out of the 13 games, Wednesday fantastic 8 out of 10 games, Thursday another fantastic seven out of 10 games, Friday great performance 1 out of 6 and Saturday unbelievable 1 out of 1.

Ladies 4 Wood Singles, Jane Clifton (Wisbech CMB) v Durham won 21 - 9, semi Suffolk won 21 - 11, final v Norfolk won 21 - 15 National Champion

3 Wood Triples, Jane Clifton, Sandra Chandler, Sue Tolliday (Wisbech CMB) v Cleveland won 21 - 17, v Durham won 25 - 8, semi v Suffolk won 25 - 11, final v Linc’s lost 5 - 26


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Men’s 3 Wood Triples, John Fox, Andy Hailes, Matt Hewitt (Wisbech CMB) v Humberside won 16 - 12, semi won 23 - 12 Nott’s, final lost N/umberland 12 - 22

Under 25 Pairs, Jake Gowler, Joseph Gowler (Emneth) v North Essex won 21 - 15, v Northants won 23 - 15, semi lost 9 - 20 Derbyshire loosing finalist.

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Ladies Pairs, Debra Wright, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) v Cleveland won 22 - 13, v Hunts won 20 - 12, semi lost 13 - 19 N/umberland National Champions.

Men’s 2 Wood Singles, Jonny Ivatt (Gedney Hill) v Northants lost 18 - 21

Ladies Secretary Singles, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) v Northants won 21 - 5, v Linc’s lost 17 - 21

Ladies 2 Wood Triples, Lynne Quibell, sub Pat Wood, Christine Johnston (St Lawrence) v Suffolk w/o, v Humberside lost 15 - 20

Men’s C of C, Andy Hailes (Wisbech CMB) v lost 4 - 21 Derbyshire National Champion

Men’s Pairs, Ian Lawson, Jonny Ivatt (Gedney Hill) v N/umberland won 20 - 10, v Hunts loosing finalists lost 10 - 20

Men’s Senior Pairs Andy McEwan, Mel Joyce (Wisbech CMB) v Northants won 16 - 10, v Humberside won 22 - 20, semi lost 4 - 20 Durham National Champions.

Ladies 2 Wood Singles, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) v N/umberland won 21 - 20 after being game down twice, lost 17 - 21 Suffolk National Champion.

Men’s Under 25 Singles, Joseph Gowler (Emneth) v North Essex lost 19 - 21

Men’s Senior Singles, Tony Harley (March Town) v lost 17 - 21 Suffolk National Champion.

Men’s Secretary Singles, Peter Irons (St Lawrence) v Linc’s lost 11 - 21

Ladies C of C, Betty Reeve (Gorefield) v Suffolk lost 14 - 21

Ladies Senior Singles, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) v Derbyshire won 21 - 16, v Cleveland lost 18 - 21

Men’s 2 Wood Triples, Dave Burgess, Ian Lawson, Jonny Ivatt (Gedney Hill) v Cleveland lost 10 - 22

Mixed Pairs, Nigel Eagle (Murrow) Cheryl Salisbury (March Town) v Durham lost 17 - 19

Men’s 4 Wood Singles Butcher (March Town) v North Essex lost 6 - 21

Senior Mixed Pairs Paul Bennett, Trudy Bennett (CMB) v Norfolk lost 10 - 21

Ladies Senior Pairs June Warren, Margaret Hunt (Gorefield) v Norfolk lost 10 - 25

Mixed Triples Mick Carter Tony Harley (March Town) Sandra Chandler (CMB) v Northants lost 15 - 17

For full details of all National EBF & EWBF Championships see website http://www.fedbowls.co.uk/

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