A John Dickenson Trophy match in memory of the former Northants and English Federation president will be staged on Sunday (March 6) at Whittlesey Manor BC between the home club and county representatives.
The silverware has been donated by Trevor Collins (Shotbowl) following the death in March of Mr Dickenson, one of the game’s great local administrators, who played for Whittlesey Manor, Peterborough and District and South Ward as well as elected EBF chairman for 16 years.
NBF team at Whittlesey (2pm start): (from) Tony Mace, Dick Noble, Alan Croxford, Les Sharp, Malc Squires, Neil Wright, Fred Addy, Tony Kemp, Paul Buckley, Darren Middleton, Bob Warters, Peter Jessop, Graham Jackson, Mike Humphreys, Mick Duell, Cliff Watson, Mick Greaves, Brian Bassam, Trevor Collins.
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Northants has selected its Adams and Newton teams for the forthcoming inter-county fixtures against Norfolk at Holt and RG Carters respectively on May 27.
Both teams include new faces as well as those returning to the fold, including a strong Stamford influence in the Adams team which is hoping to regain the trophy the county won in 2015.
Wayne Morris is one of five Blackstones bowlers in the team, while Jeff Newson returns as does deputy president, Dick Noble who is joined by West Ward colleagues Phil Afford and Rod Maplethorpe.
The Newton side, captained by Cliff Watson, features several players who acquitted themselves well at Skegness last August and deserve the chance to bolster the squad.
Included are Darren Middleton, who won the national Under 25 Open pairs title, Peter Cox (Langtoft), Tony Kemp (Conservative) and Graham Jackson and Roger Martin (City of Peterborough). National Over 60s singles winner Mick Duell will also skip a rink. After a year out of action Lee Welsford (Whittlesey Manor) has committed himself to the Newton cause.
Adams team: Roger Stevens (Whittlesey Manor), Phil Afford and Rod Maplethorpe (both West Ward); Jack Corney (WM), Jeff Newson (Parkway), Martin Welsford (WM); Neil Wright (P), Tony Belson (Broadway, Yaxley), Graham Agger (WM); Adam Warrington (Blackstones), John Holroyd (Stamford Town), Martyn Dolby (B); Wayne Morris, Paul Bailey, Jonathan Earl (all Blackstones); Steve Roden (WM), Dick Noble (WW), Pete Brown (WM)
Newton Trophy (from): Jim Ruddy, Howard Shipp, Paul Buckley, Lee Welsford, Graham Jackson, Mick Greaves, Brian Bassam, Peter Cox, Mike Humphreys, Roger Martin, Fred Addy, Tony Kemp, Barry Lawrence, Les Sharp, Malc Squires, Mick Duell, Darren Middleton, Bob Warters and Peter Jessop.