Incorporating the Mens & Womens Bowling Associations of the County of Northumberland

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Officers 2016


Bob Miller FP


  Mr Bob Miller

Men's President


 Pat Browne

Pat Brown 

Women's President


 John Cleverley                                                                                                           

Mr John Cleverley

County Administrator



Latest News - Mens
Green Keeping Seminar

Those responsible for looking after their greens are invited to attend a seminar at Gosforth BC on Friday 26th August.

Balcomb Trophy

The semi-final draw is as follows:

Northumberland v Hampshire

Leicestershire v Devon

Matches are scheduled to take place on Sunday 28th August at Victoria Park, Leamington Spa with a 9.30am start. The final will take place at 2pm on the same day.

Latest News - Womens
Champion of Champions

The final stages of the 2 and 4 wood champion of champions wll take place Tuesday 30th August at 10 am, Chirton Bowling Club.

4 Wood Semi Final (Early results can be seen below)
M Wilson play S O'Rouke
B Tinsley plays K Proctor

2 Wood Final
D Ariss plays R Cartwright

4 Wood earlier rounds:
Round 1
M Wilson bt D Furness
D Ariss bt C Nelson

Round 2
M Wilson bt D Ariss
S O'Rouke bt M Christopher
B Tinsley bt S Wilkinson
K Proctor bt A Beach

Men's National Championship Update

Saturday 27th August

With Northumberland's participation in the Triples event over our attention turns to the semi-finals and Final of the Balcomb Trophy which are to be staged tomorrow at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa. Northumberland will be hoping to emulate their success in thie event in 2012, to do so they will have to overcome a very strong Hamshire side in the semi-finals.


Report by Chris Palmer


Ladies National Championships

Burradon's Pat Browne, Rachel Cartwright & Kayleigh Proctor were Northumberland's star performers in these championships with their superb efforts in reaching the Triples semi-finals and Rachel's quarter-final placing in the Under 25 Singles.

The Burradon trio were agonisingly pipped by Surrey's Margaret Smith with the game being decided by an extra-end. Their run to the semi-finals included some impresive victories on route, non more so than wins over International's Amy Gowshill (Lincs) and Ellen Falkner (Cambridgeshire) in the fourth and fifth rounds respectively. Earlier in the championships Rachel had battled through to the quarter-final of the Under 25 Singles before losing to the eventual winner Sophi Tolchard (Devon) 21-19.


TM Report

The Men's Championships start this weekend and i would like to offer my good wishes to all the Northumberland players who have qualified in the various events.

The Final stages of the Balcomb Trophy will also be held during these  championships andlet's hope that the team representing Northumberland can do the County proud and bring the Trophy home 4-years since it was first won.

The team to represent Northumberland is as follows:

Chris Lewars, Richard Train, Craig Cooper & Chris Yeomans; Josh Minto, Philip Paxton, Simon Richardson & Chris Palmer. Reserves: Steve Pallas & Darren Parkes

the very best of luck to you all

Stan Lant (Team Manager)


Mens Finals

 42-years after wining his first county title Gosforth's Mick McGreevy lifted the trophy that has eluded him to date. In 1974 McGreevy triumphed in the Under 25 Singles championship and despite many other titles coming his way, including a National Pairs Runners-up medal in 1982, the Singles looked to have passed him by when losing out in the final in 2012. Today however McGreevy joined an elite group of players to have won all four of the major county championships with a 21-18 win over 1999 champion Paul Ging (BW).

In the Pairs event Internationals Josh Minto & Chris Yeomans (G) held on to defeat Darren Parkes & Chris Palmer (ST) 23-20. The Gosforth Pair picked up a big score with the game evenly poised and despite the efforts of the St Georges Pair Minto & Yeomans lifted the title in only their second year of playng together.


Ladies Finals

Jean Allen of Hexham Elvaston retained her Singles crown with victory over club colleague Sheila Carter. Jean has now lifted this title on five occasions and is closing in on Nora Greenwoods record breaking seven titles. In the Pairs Burradon's Norma Craig & Pat Browne defeated M Maddiosn & Marjorie Patton (WM). Ladies President Pat completed a fantastic treble when she lifted the Triples and 2-wood title also. In the Triples she was joined by R Cartwright & K Proctor to defeat Allison Robson, Geraldine Jameson & Norma Craig, whilst in the 2-bowl she truipmhed 17-13 over Jean Allen.

The Fours title was won by Alnwick's C Dale, M Wilson, C Hume & A Daley as they defeated E Boaden, S McDonald, J Allen & S Carter (HX) in the final. And last but by no means least the Under 25's title went to R Cartwright (BU) who defeated M Ross (BW)

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