Northumberland bowlers compete for national trophy

Crown green bowling.
Crown green bowling.

The Northumberland Men’s County bowls teams will play Northamptonshire for the Adams Trophy next weekend.

It is one of the national team championships of the English Bowling Federation.

It will be the third time in five years Northumberland have been in the final after they qualified by winning the northern section of the competition.

The final will be played at the Suncastle greens in Skegness, which is famed for its unique setting and atmosphere, on Sunday, August 23.

Opponents Northamptonshire have qualified for the first time since 1959.

Northumberland have a team with a mix of past national champions, county champions and exciting youngsters who will be looking to bring the trophy back to the north east.

The Northumberland team is: Alex Girvan (Hirst Park), Bob Barron (Ashington) and Ronnie Scott (Hirst Park); Tony Fairfax (Lynemouth and Ellington), Peter Nicholson (Hirst Park) and George Richardson (Hirst Park); Liam Hann (New Delaval and Newsham), Scott Derbyshire (New Delaval and Newsham) and Dean Robson (New Delaval and Newsham); Stephen Robson (New Delaval and Newsham), Aaron Robson (New Delaval and Newsham) and Joe Howe (Hirst Park); Ryan Warnes-Hall (New Delaval and Newsham), Graeme Robinson (New Delaval and Newsham) and Alan Seymour Jnr (Hirst Park); Bill Lennie (Seaton Burn), Herbie Blacklock (Burradon) and Fred Charlton (Lynemouth and Ellington). Reserves: John Slaughter (Hirst Park) and Alan Cavner (New Delaval and Newsham). Non playing captain: Mrs Ann Lennie.