The Hemingford A team booked their place in the last eight of the Tony Allcock Trophy a Bowls England mixed competition last weekend. They recorded a 37-35 victory against Norfolk BC in the inter-area last 16 to secure their place at the national finals in Leamington in September where the silverware will be decided. The clash at Downham Market BC came complete with a dramatic finish as Willy Days rink of Janet Chapman, Jenny Martin and David Peak saw a four-shot lead wiped out in the final end as they had to settle for a 19-19 deadlock. But fellow Hemingford quartet Tony Chapman, Peter Reason, Lynda Childs and Fran William triumphed 18-16 to earn their passage. Hemingford were previously the Huntingdonshire/Northamptonshire/Warwickshire regional winners. They received a bye at the preliminary round stage before recording triumphs against Somersham A, City of Peterborough A and Desborough A.