Webb snares title for Hunts at nationals

PAPWORTH bowler Katy Webb brought home Huntingdonshire s only silverware from the English Bowling Federation National Championships at Skegness. Webb kept her composure and nerve for a dramatic 21-20 win over Jade Shepperson of Derbyshire in the final of

PAPWORTH bowler Katy Webb brought home Huntingdonshire's only silverware from the English Bowling Federation National Championships at Skegness.

Webb kept her composure and nerve for a dramatic 21-20 win over Jade Shepperson of Derbyshire in the final of the women's under 25 singles.

Huntingdonshire bowlers put in some sterling performances, claiming the runners-up spot in three other categories, and a further seven made it through to the semi-finals.

The Buckden trio of Phil Gale, Robbie Coleman and Bob Price lost 17-14 to Suffolk in the two-bowl rinks decider, while the White Hart Warboys line-up of Lyndsey Swannell, Barry Deller and Nicky Brett will be disappointed following their 19-7 defeat to Derbyshire in the three-bowl final.


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Brett was hoping his father Brian Brett would make amends in the secretary's singles, but he was narrowly beaten 21-17 by defending champion Wayne Sterland of Nottinghamshire.

Those progressing to the semi-finals all put in good performances for the County, with Buckden's John Hignett falling in the four woods semi and club-mates Val Corn, Chris Goodwin and Pat Purssord losing out in the ladies three wood semi-final. Huntingdon's Jean Whittamore was unlucky not to make a final, as she fell at the semi-final stage in both the senior singles and pairs with partner Sylvia Coffin.

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Tom Swannell from White Hart Warboys lost out in the semi-final of the U25 singles, and Somersham's Sandra and Willie Day did likewise in the mixed pairs.

It was the same in the senior mixed pair's event which saw Andrea Rose and Richard Conibear of Ramsey halted in their quest for a final berth.

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