FOR the second time in the space of a few days the local bowls fraternity have been shaken by the sudden death of a well respected bowler in Peter Edwards (77), former president of Stamford IBC and the Ketton club.

The former table tennis player and cricketer was a founder member of the indoor club with his wife Glenys and represented the club regularly since its formation in 1990.

He also played for Lincs IBA and Northants Bowling Federation, winning many titles – outdoors and indoors – and reaching national finals weeks at both Skegness and Newark.

The funeral service will be held at the Peterborough Crematorium at Marholm on Tuesday, January 14th at 10.30am followed by a thanksgiving service at St Mary's Church, Ketton, at noon.