Hunts Bowlers begin outdoor season in style

HUNTS bowlers appear to have hit line and length in a big way on the outdoor greens, after a difficult winter indoors. They have had to take on North Cambs and Northampton in the Adams and Newton Trophies respectively, and performances have been first rat

HUNTS bowlers appear to have hit line and length in a big way on the outdoor greens, after a difficult winter indoors.

They have had to take on North Cambs and Northampton in the Adams and Newton Trophies respectively, and performances have been first rate.

In the Adams against North Cambs at St Ives BC, five of the six rinks left the green with wins under their belts giving the county a 48-shot overall win.

Top rink on the day was Willie Day, Peter Holmes and Barry Dellar who smashed their way to a massive 39-13 win.


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Also in top form were Tony Chapman and the Wilson father and son duo, Richard and Scott who took their match 40-21.

In the second Adams Trophy match against Northants at Whittlesey Manor BC, matters were almost too close to call as Hunts got home by just four shots. Three of the six rinks recorded wins for Hunts.

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Kevin Bowers led his rink to a 38-22 shot win and rinks skipped by Willie Day and John Hignett took their matches 30-24 and 32-22 respectively.

In the Newton Trophy at Chatteris BC against North Cambs, the Hunts team returned with a 16-shot win after five of the six rinks brought back the honours.

In a really tight rink John Stepney, partnered by John McIntosh and Jim Daniel, sneaked in by just one shot 19-18.

John McKee, Alec Snitch and Steve Williams had a useful 32-22 win and there was a 27-21 shot win for the rink skipped by Paul Payne.

Against Northants in the same competition there was a comprehensive 13-shot victory for the Huntingdonshire outfit.

Junior Deputy President Steve Baker's rink closed the game out, easing to victory by an impressive 15-shot margin.

John McKee needed all his experience to take his rink to a one-shot win and Deputy President Mick Verlander, partnered by Ian Cousins and Adrian Cossey, took a well-earned draw from their match.

On Saturday, Huntingdonshire entertain Norfolk at St Ives BC in the Adams Trophy, while at Chatteris BC Norfolk are the opponents in the Newton Trophy. Both matches start at 2pm.

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