Three St Neots brothers all sample success at county finals

St Neots bowlers, left to right, Wayne Bailey, Barry Kitto and Jamie Barker with Cambridgeshire coun

St Neots bowlers, left to right, Wayne Bailey, Barry Kitto and Jamie Barker with Cambridgeshire county president David Ford. - Credit: Archant

St Neots bowler Adam Barker completed a high-profile double at the Cambridgeshire County Indoor Finals.

Barker claimed his first title with a 21-15 triumph against clubmate Tom Hall in an all-St Neots showdown for the Under 25 singles crown.

And he followed that up by grabbing more glory courtesy of a 21-8 success against Martin Pankhurst of Chesterton in the men’s singles final at March Indoor Bowls Club.

And he wasn’t alone in tasting successon the county stage with two other St Neots bowlers also bagging two titles apiece.

Barker’s brother Jamie, who won an English outdoor title last summer, and Barry Kitto joined forces with Wayne Bailey to earn a 19-6 against Peterborough opponents Howard Shipp, James Harford and Simon Law.

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They were then joined by Robbie Barker (a third sibling) and Robbie Coleman to see off Chesterton’s Pankhurst, Jamie Stewart, Ian Miller and Steve Jacobs in the Men’s Fours final.

St Neots were denied more honours with final defeats in two other competitions.

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Their duo of Graeme Howard and Jim Wiseman were beaten 22-14 by Brian Martin and Rob Greenwood of Huntingdon in the Men’s Pairs showpiece.

And three Barker brothers - Andy, Jamie and Robbie - and Andy Walton went down to an agonising loss on an extra end in the Conmy Cup against Peterborough bowlers Terry Comey, Albert Patermore, Ray Keating and Joe Randall.

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