Another trophy for Brett as he teams up to take triples

Simon Leader, Lewis Baker and Nick Brett (Huntingdon) - winners of the men's triples title. Picture:

Simon Leader, Lewis Baker and Nick Brett (Huntingdon) - winners of the men's triples title. Picture: CONTRIBUTED - Credit: Archant

Nick Brett has added to his vast collection of major titles.

Brett was part of the Huntingdon IBC trio who captured the men’ triples crown at the National Indoor Finals last week.

Former world indoor singles champion Brett joined forces with Simon Leader and Lewis Baker to earn glory at Melton Mowbray as they beat Barwell 14-13 in the final.

It was a third triples title for Brett who is a frequent winner on this stage. He has also featured in men’s fours on four occasions and tasted pairs glory five times – the last of those successes coming last year with Baker.

The Huntingdon trio beat Northampton outfit Kingsthorpe 15-7 at the semi-final stage after requiring an extra end to overcome Hitchin-based Riverain 17-16 in the quarter-finals.

Their successful campaign began with a 19-14 victory against Egham in the last 16. They had also looked in trouble in that contest when trailing 11-6 after nine ends, but they then upped the ante to make progress in convincing style.

St Neots representatives Robyn Hall, Rebecca Moorbey and Rachel Tremlett fell at the first hurdle in the women’s triples. They went down 20-9 to Riverain.

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Moorbey was also a last 16 loser in the women’s singles when being pipped 21-19 by opponent Teresa King from the Clarrie Dunbar club in Somerset.

Hunts brothers Ed and Rob Elmore – representing the City of Ely club - reached the quarter-finals of the men’s pairs.

They were 22-16 winners against Bournemouth duo Lee Croad and Ben Paulley in the

opening round before suffering a 16-15 defeat to home Melton Mowbray duo Les Gillett and Chris Rodgers at the next stage.

Rob Elmore, again representing City of Ely, went out in the opening round of the men’s singles after a 21-19 loss to Ryan Whitlock of Torquay United.

Ed Elmore reached the semi-finals of the men’s two-bowl singles earlier in the nine days of national competition. He was beaten 21-14 by eventual champion Graham Smith from Spalding.

St Neots bowler Michelle Coleman bowed out in the quarter-finals of the inaugural women’s two-bowl singles. She was pipped 21-20 by Ruby Hill (Spalding) after thumping Donna Knight (West Berks) 21-4 in her opening outing.

The Huntingdon quartet of Jane Baldwin, Kathy Snitch, Dina Barlow and Nicky Verlander were beaten 19-9 by 2016 champions Swale in the opening round of the women’s fours.