BOWLS: Hemingford team on the Tony Allcock Trophy trail

The successful Hemingford 'A' team who are through to the last eight of the Tony Allcock Trophy.

The successful Hemingford 'A' team who are through to the last eight of the Tony Allcock Trophy. - Credit: Archant

A group of local bowlers have reached the final stages of a national event.

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 Day’s 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.


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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’.

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