Northants Women's Bowling Federation's Jenny Harvey (Peterborough IBC, pictured below) faces a busy time at the EBF and EWBF national finals to be staged at Newark IBC from Tuesday, April 21 – 26, having won three county titles at the recent finals in Stamford.
She begins her programme on the Wednesday (3.30pm) of the championships in the pairs with Carol Hunter against Hunts' J White and P Porter then must play at least twice on Thursday (at 9.30am and 7.30pm) – in the 4-bowl singles and Senior singles respectively.
Simon Law faces the experienced Gary Shepperson (Derbyshire) in the 4-bowl singles on the Wednesday afternoon having hopefully got a feel for the pace of the Newark surface the previous day in the triples with James Harford and Neil Wright. Harford plays L Creaser (Humberside) in the Under 25 singles on Friday morning.
Two of Stamford's county champions will be playing simultaneously at 9.30am on the Wednesday – Martyn Dolby in the Senior singles and Ann Holmes and Richard Allam in the Mixed pairs.
Men's and mixed competitions
Tues, April 21 (12.30 pm) – Mixed rinks: M Malton/N Wilkie/S Harris v North Essex. Winners plays Hunts or Suffolk on Tues, April 21 at 6.30pm.
Tues, April 21 (12.30pm) – Men's 2-bowl rinks: N Wright, J Harford, S Law v Lincs. Winners plays Norfolk on Tues April 21 at 3.30pm.
Wed, April 22 (9.30am) – Mixed pairs: A Holmes/R Allam v N.Cambs. Winners play N Essex or Cleveland on Wed April 22 at 3.30pm.
Wed, April 22 (9.30 am) – Senior singles: M Dolby v G Allen (Notts). winner plays Brian Day (Lincs) at Wed April 22 at 3.30pm.
Wed April 22 (3.30pm) – 4-bowl singles: S Law or G Shepperson (Derbyshire). Winner plays P Cox (Humberside) or J Finbow (Suffolk) Friday April 24 (2.30pm).
Thurs April 23 (5pm) – Men's 2-bowl pairs: A Thurston/ N Wilkie v S Ashton/G Draper (Lincs). Winners plays 9.30am Fri April 24.
April 24 (9.30pm) – Under 25 singles: J Harford v L Creaser (Humberside). Winner plays Suffolk or Lincs on Fri April 24 at 2.30pm.
Sunday, April 26 (10am) – Eversley Trophy: Northants will be represented as a pair of two-bowl rinks by B Warters (President), C Watson, G Agger, B Lawrence, R Montgomery and M Squires
Mon, April 20 (from 10m). Harry Carver Trophy women's executive round-robin matches. Northants team is Joan Padley, Valerie Du’Kett, Doris Flowers, Joan Robinson, Judy Ford and Carol Hunter.
Tues, April 21 (9.30am) – Two bowl rinks: P Bussey/L Hext/S Craig v Hunts. winners plays Durham on Tues , April 21 at 6.30pm.
Wed, April 22 (7.30pm) : Two-bowl pairs: J Harvey/C Hunter v Hunts. Winners plays Derbyshire or N. Essex on Fri, April 24 at 9.30am.
Thurs, April 23 (9.30am) – Women's 4-bowl singles: J Harvey v (N.Cambs). winner plays Suffolk or Derbyshire on Thurs April 23 at 2.30pm.
Thurs, April 23 (7.30pm): Senior singles: J Harvey v Lincs or Notts . Winner plays Fri, April 24 at 12 noon.
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