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 

OBITUARY

It is with much sadness that we report the death of our longest serving member, CYRIL HAYNES.

Cyril spent his entire working life at Express Lifts and joined the bowls section in 1952. He served as Treasurer from 1985 to 1991 and made a Life Member in 1992.

His finest achievement on the green was to qualify for the National Championships at Mortlake in 1972, when along with Wally Thorneycroft and Fred Forbes they were finalists in the County Triples.

Even after he retired from bowling, Cyril remained a loyal supporter to club and at our new home in Duston it gave him much pleasure to donate the funds for our changing rooms, even though at the time he wanted the benefactor to remain anonymous.

The changing rooms are now to be given Cyril’s name in honour of his memory.

Club competition wins : -
Singles Championship 1967, 72
Singles Handicap 1967
2-Wood Singles 1982
Pairs 1959, 60, 71, 72
Triples 1958, 59, 64, 74, 84, 96, 2000
Phelp Shield 1971, 73, 77, 83, 86, 2000, 01


1972 HEROES

Cyril (right), with Wally Thorneycroft and Fred Forbes pictured at the 1972 EBA National Championships which were staged at Mortlake, although their first round match against a team from Somerset was played a short journey away at Harrodian. The EBA supplied a bus to transport the competitors from the main venue at Watney's Sports Club, Mortlake, to the green at the Harrodian Club.



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Lady Member   ..    ..    ..    £15.00

Junior Member ..    ..    ..    £10.00*

*Under 18's or still in full time education. 

 

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

 

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