Hunts bowlers progress in national competition

HUNTINGDON Indoor Bowls Club was on the march on two fronts in national competition. They progressed in both the Denny Plate and the Over-60 Double Rinks Championships to set up important games early in the New Year. In the Denny Plate Huntingdon progress

HUNTINGDON Indoor Bowls Club is on the march on two fronts in national competition. They progressed in both the Denny Plate and the Over-60 Double Rinks Championships to set up important games early in the New Year.

In the Denny Plate Huntingdon progressed to the quarter final stage after a six-shot win over Havering IBC. A big win for Willie Day's rink (27-16) proved important after the mauling that Rob Jepson's rink took (8-27). Good wins by the rinks skipped by Brian Brett and Lindsay Swannell, 23-17 and 23-15 respectively, gave Huntingdon the win.

In the Over-60 double rink, the club dispatched last years national champions Chesterton 40-33. Willie Day's took a 24-10 victory to make up for the disappointment of the 23-16 defeat of Brian Brett's rink.

St Neots IBC members have been selected for international duty. Luke Allaway, 19, has been selected as travelling reserve for England U25 Men's British Isles Indoor Bowls Championships in Northern Ireland. Emma Felce, 18, has been selected as a playing member of the U25 England Ladies squad in Wales.


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At last weekend's U25 National singles championship finals, Lucy Felce, 13, lost on a tie-break end to Rebecca Allen (Spalding) and Luke Allaway beat England U25 player Danny May (Cumbria) and Lee Chaplin (Barking) before going out in the quarter-finals to Louis Ridout (Illminster).

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