England senior debut for Chestney
Rising star bowls player Jamie Chestney has been celebrating another career milestone. Still a junior, the Gallow club, Fakenham, player has been selected for his first senior England match.
Rising star bowls player Jamie Chestney has been celebrating another career milestone. Still a junior, the Gallow club, Fakenham, player has been selected for his first senior England match. Along with Norfolk colleagues Mervyn King (Hunstanton BC) and John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell), he will contest the British Isles International Team Championships on June 30 at Wigton BC in Cumbria. King has also been selected by England for the Tri-Series Classic in Australia from July 25-27.
He will play alongside John Rednall (Suffolk) and Brett Morley (Nottinghamshire).
Norfolk's three internationals helped the county to a 130-108 win over Hertfordshire in the Middleton Cup on Saturday at the County Arts club in Norfolk.
Player-manager Brian Taylor led by example, winning 22-12 as Norfolk took 20 of the 22 points at stake.
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An unchanged team has been named for the match against Felixstowe on July 8 at Felixstowe.
Rink details: G Tubby, M Turner, A Siely and D Rowsell won 21-16; G Mallett, M Brown, J Roope and M King won 20-17; D Page, P Harlow, M Riches and J Chestney won 27-20; J Ottaway, P Webb, P Day and R Thacker won 20-17; S Adcock, C Boon, G Potter and P Barr lost 20-26; R Aves, C Ward, T Webb and B Taylor won 22-12.
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Taylor's team to represent Norfolk in the Eastern Counties League against Cambridgeshire on Saturday (2pm) at St Neots BC will be: N Moulton, M Hunter, P Shackcloth and R Guy; R Haddingham, J Hunter, P Boldero and B Perrett; M Elvin, C Ward, B Guard and B Thacker; S King, M Harrison, W Graver, A Dunton; J Tufts, M Flatman, M Turner, M King; P Bird, D Talbot, T Hall, S Allcock.
The team to play Hertfordshire at Norfolk BC on July 1 (2pm) will be: C Wells, J Hudson, B Curtis, C Willgress; R Bunting, P Webb, B Sadler, G Potter; G Tubby, J Mann, W Willgress, A Siely; D Page, L Stevenson, C Boon, P Day; S Softley, T Hobbs, B Guard, M Riches; P Bird, W Windsor, T Hall, M Nicholson.
Team to play Warwickshire CBA in a friendly at Thorpe Rec BC on July 6 (2pm): P Bird, R Amor, V Conie, T Hall; M Flynn, S King, D Boswell, W Windsor; J Fayers, D Hicks, S Allcock, R Greef; D Carr, R Bone, G Hobart, J King; D Bryant, B Smith, J Lettice, A Dunton; F Isbell, D White, W Pattee, M Struthers.
Team to play Suffolk CBA in a friendly on July 13 (2pm) at Hopton BC in Suffolk: G Bryant, D Talbot, D Edge and W Windsor; M Green, L Seppings, T Hall and R Greef; B Eyles, A Mark, D Boswell and R Rudling; R Blacoe, M Gulliver, P Adams and W Brookes; P Henman, T Cator, G Hobart, M Allen; P Bird, M Shingfield, T Cocks and J Blackburn.
Norfolk club champions Great Plumstead reached the Durham Centenary Trophy quarter-finals with a 95-74 win over Hunts champion club Warboys White Hart, whose team included a number of Middleton Cup players as well as top international player Vicky Brett.
Great Plumstead rink scores: L Barber, D Cole and P Webb won 25-18; R Riches, E Cole and A Rowsell won 28-19; J Watson, M Barker and B Barker won 21-9; P Watson, T Bates and C Barker lost 21-28.