Northampton Express Bowls Club

Founded 1918
Associate Member of Bowls England
Affiliated to Bowls Northamptonshire

Home Green: Duston Sports Centre, Cotswold Ave, Northampton NN5 6EX. Tel 01604 837600 

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                          ANNUAL PRESENTATION     

will be held on FRIDAY 24th NOVEMBER at DUSTON SPORTS CENTRE, 7.30pm for 8.00pm.  

Principal Guest:  L.R.Harrison Esq., Bowls Northamptonshire Men's President.

Cost:  £5, includes buffet supper.  No charge for Under 16's. 

PLEASE CONTACT HON. SECRETARY OR ASSISTANT SECRETARY.

 

 

MANFIELD CUP CHAMPIONS 2017!

We have now officially been declared winners of this years Manfield Cup.  With 4 winning rinks and plus 54 shots we beat off our nearest rivals West End, who were plus 52 shots. Kettering Midland Band were 3rd.

This is our fourth occasion of lifting the prestigious county competition which dates back to 1906, following previous success in 1955, 1995 and 2002.

Winning team:

At Geddington & Newton: Neil Moore, Martin Johnson, Chris Terry, Paul Green beat Wellingborough Old Grammarians by 5

At Cogenhoe: Neil Rolfe, Connor Dolby, Tom Wellburn, Chris Bland beat Wellingborough by 22

At Kettering Lodge: Pete Hoad, Tony Warren, Pete Galbraith, Wayne Stanley beat Geddington & Newton by 24

At Roade: Cauly Swift, Mick Swift, John Carter, Paul Kennedy beat Irchester by 3

British Isles Fours Championship Finalists 2017

Played at Belmont BC, Belfast, Northern Ireland on 29th and 30th June.

Robert White, Ian Bland, Wayne Stanley, Dominic Graham (ENGLAND)

Prelim Round v Milngavie, Glasgow, SCOTLAND (Archie Pollock) - Won 25-12
Semi-final v Sun, JERSEY (Malcolm De Sousa) - Won 20-19
FINAL v Presteigne, Mid Wales, WALES (Robert Weale) - Lost 13-14

For the record books...

ROUTE TO BECOME CHAMPIONS OF ENGLAND

County Championships
1st Round v Kingsthorpe (R.Tansley), at Duston Sports Centre - Won 20-11
2nd Round v Whyte Melville (K.Mawson), at Fernie Fields - Won 26-11
Area Final v Kingsthorpe (V.Gearey), Duston Sports Centre - Won 24-8
Quarter final v Kingsthorpe (J.McKee), at Kettering Lodge - Won 17-13
Semi-final v Thrapston (C.Height), at Kettering Lodge - Won 20-17
FINAL v Desborough (J.Haines), at Kislingbury - Won 23-14

National Championships, Royal Leamington Spa
1st Round v Church Warsop, Nottinghamshire (S.Robinson) - Won 21-12
2nd Round v Nafferton, Yorkshire (N.Brignall) - Won 23-10
3rd Round v Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (L.Williamson) - Won 19-14
Quarter final v Gosforth, Northumberland (C.Cooper) - Won 17-12
Semi-final v Sidley Martlets, Sussex (M.Stone) - Won 24-12
FINAL v Shaldon, Devon (R.Whitlock) - Won 20-19 (after extra end)

Recipients of Sports Awards:

Northampton Community Club of the Year 2016
Northamptonshire Community Club of the Year 2016

NORTHAMPTON EXPRESS FOURS

National Fours Champions 2016

ROB WHITE,  IAN BLAND, WAYNE STANLEY and DOMINIC GRAHAM. Pictured here at Leamington with Bowls Northamptonshire Junior Vice President, our very own Peter Hoad.

 

FIRST GAMES PLAYED UNDER FLOODLIGHTS IN 2015