Dolby and Heath chase four titles each on Northants County Finals Day
Dolby qualified in the veteran singles, mixed pairs and men’s treble finals with John Earl and Adam Warrington, who is also in the decision maker in the four bowl singles.
After playing in the secretary’s singles final, Heath then teams up with Tony Belson for the men’s duos and two-bowl triples, where they are joined by Les Sharp.
Ketton’s pair Shirley Suffling and Chris Ford are also chasing a county title hat-trick.
The winners advance to the national finals which will take place in Skegness from August 21-28.
Veteran Men’s Singles: Peter Cox (Langtoft Pearl) vs. Martyn Dolby (Blackstones); Men’s Singles Champion of Champions: James Harford (Parkway) vs. Kevin Vinter (Stamford); Men’s Singles 4b: Wayne Morris (Blackstones) vs. Adam Warrington (Blackstones); Single Men’s Secretary: Melvyn Beck (Whittlesey Manor) v Robert Heath (Yaxley); Women’s Singles 2b: Emma Providence (Market Deeping) vs. Shirley Suffling (Ketton); Singles Champion of Champions: Pam Owen (Deeping) vs. Myra Landsburgh (City of Peterborough).
Single Women’s Secretary: Carol Grief (Crowland) vs. Angela Cox (Langtoft Pearl); Men’s Singles 2b: Roger Stevens (Whittlesey Manor) vs. Malcolm Mann (Empingham); Senior Men’s Duos: Robert Heath & Tony Belson (Yaxley) vs. Dave Corney & Roger Martin (Whittlesey Manor); Mixed pairs: C. Baker & Paul Bailey (Stamford) vs. Jane Needham & Martyn Dolby (Blackstones); Female duo: Sophie Morton & Merisha McKernan (Parkway) vs. Tina Tinklin & Liz Hext (Conservative); Senior Mixed Pairs: Chris & Dick Ford (Ketton) vs. Ann & Malcolm Cullingworth (Langtoft Pearl).
Senior Women Singles: Wendy Stevens (Whittlesey Manor) vs. Joan Robinson (Yaxley); Women’s Singles 4b: Sophie Morton (Parkway) vs. Helen Holroyd (Stamford); Senior Women’s Duos: Viena Slater & Carol Grief (Crowland) vs. Shirley Suffling & Chris Ford (Ketton); Men’s triples 3b: Brian Martin, Trevor Collins, Mike Robertson (Parkway) vs. Adam Warrington, John Earl, Martyn Dolby (Blackstones); Men’s duos: Martin Bailey & Kevin Vinter (Stamford) vs. Robert Heath & Tony Belson (Yaxley).
Men’s triples 2b: Adam Warrington, John Earl, Martyn Dolby (Blackstones) vs. Les Sharp, Robert Heath, Tony Belson (Yaxley); Mixed trebles: Roger Stevens, Michelle Smith, Graham Agger (Whittlesey Manor) vs. Paul Dalliday, Michelle Coleman, James Harford (Parkway); Women 2b triplets: Carol Warters, Shirley Suffling, Chris Ford (Ketton) vs. Linda Tims, Tina Tinklin, Liz Hext (conservative); Women’s 3b triplets: Helen Tilley, Val Du’Kett, Elizabeth Upton (Ketton) vs. Linda Starbuck, Moira and Helen Holroyd (Stamford).
**There will be a repeat of the 2019 Dan Duffy Trophy Final when the Blackstones, the holders, face Parkway at Langtoft Pearl next Thursday (July 22).
Blackstones defeated Whittlesey Manor 88-58 in the County Club Championship semifinals, while Parkway defeated Crowland 97-57.
**Hunts’ hopes of advancing in the Middleton Cup men’s inter-county championship were dashed this weekend when they were beaten 117-102 by Cambridgeshire at Sandy.