Alnwick Bowling Club
For the first time since 2006 Alnwick ladies will be represented at the national finals at two levels.
This week, in the Fours, Susan Ratcliffe, Lynn Cook, Sylvia Taylor and Jo Lormor were beaten by Devon in the second round.
It was hard luck for the Alnwick four who came up against one of the top sides in the competition. Devon went on to reach the semi-final.
It was unfortunate for the Alnwick skip Yvonne Turner, who got the team to the final of the Northumberland championship, which they eventually won after a nailbiter against Amble. The match went to an to an extra end before Alnwick came through, winning 26-22.
Yvonne could not play in the national finals. Her place was taken by Lynn Cook with Jo Lormor moving to skip.
In the triples final, Alnwick were represented by three who have all been to the national finals previously in pairs, triples or fours.
They are Sylvia Dale, Carol Hume and Ann Daley.
Again the three go as Northumberland champions, making it a double success in county competitions.
They had a much easier final, winning 23-7 against Whitley and Monkseaton.
North Northumberland Bowls League
The penultimate match in this year’s league season has resulted in a scramble for the top slot. After a disaster at Seahouses, Alnwick bounced back with a 8-0 win at home to Wooler.
This put them in top spot with 44 points.
Amble won 6-2 at home to Lesbury and are now on 43.
Following close on the heels of the leaders are Seahouses on 42pts after their win at home to Rothbury.
Not quite out of it are Rothbury on 37pts but their chances seem remote.
Wooler and Lesbury with 36 and 14 points respectively, are out of the running.
Everything rests on the last match of the season. Any one team of three can take the title.