Close but no cigars for Huntingdonshire bowlers at English finals
- Credit: DAVID DAVIES/PA
Huntingdonshire had plenty of finalists at the English Bowling Federation National Finals but they couldn't come away with a precious victory.
Brampton's Sabrina Purnell reached the last game of the secretaries singles after victories over Durham, Northumberland and Nottinghamshire.
However, she lost in the final to Cleveland 21-16.
Cleveland repeated the victory in the senior singles as Albie Corn (Buckden) went down by just one shot, 21-20.
Nottinghamshire too were a bit of a nemesis in both the champion of champions singles, first beating Nicky Hastings of Hemmingford 21-10 and then handing Papworth's Eric Baker a runners-up medal with a 21-18 loss.
In the secretaries singles Ken Martin of Hemingford fell at the final hurdle to Norfolk.
There were some semi-finalists too.
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Joe Randall of Brampton lost 21-20 to Northumberland in the four-bowl singles while Huntingdon's Sam Brugnoli went down 21-19 to Suffolk on a measure in the U25 singles.
Andy Foad and Dave Benefield of Houghton & Wyton were making their debut at the showcase event but couldn't mark the occasion with a victory as they lost 20-12 to Humberside.