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Thursday, 30 October 2014

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Cumbrian bowls star quits international scene

Stuart Airey photo Cumbrian bowls star Stuart Airey today announced his retirement from the international game following a medal-laden career spanning 22 years.

Last updated 12 September 2014
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Winning European Masters a dream come true for Sherwen

Ben Sherwen photo Ben Sherwen began playing bowls when he was a young boy and 20 years later he’s urging a new generation to follow in his footsteps after being named a European champion.

Last updated 18 August 2014
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Cumbria's Middleton Cup hopes ended by Norfolk

Cumbria's hopes of winning the Middleton Cup for the sixth time were dashed at a rainy Leamington Spa on Saturday when the side was beaten in the semi-final 119-110 by Norfolk.

Last updated 7 August 2014
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Some tight finishes as county titles are decided

Bowls photo Just over three months since the outdoor season started and on Sunday most of the County Finals were completed on Wigton BC green.

Last updated 31 July 2014
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Cumbria cruise into Middleton Cup last eight

Bowler Adam Hocking photo Cumbria is through to the last eight of the Middleton cup, the National Inter-County Knockout, following a six shot win over Yorkshire at Dunnington BC.

Last updated 10 July 2014
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Worthing washout ends Cumbria's Middleton Cup hopes

Worthing photo Cumbria's hopes in the Middleton Cup were washed away by the torrential rain which affected Worthing and the surrounding areas last Saturday.

Last updated 29 August 2013
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National singles success for Subscription's Rick Gallagher

Rick Gallagher photo After the success of Wigton’s ladies in the National Triples Championship, Cumbria didn’t have to wait too long for another big win when Subscription’s Rick Gallagher won the 55 and Over National Singles Competition at Worthing.

Last updated 22 August 2013
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Gritty performance but Baxter loses out in third round

After the great efforts of the Wigton Triple at Leamington, Kath Baxter looked as though she might continue the good work when representing Cumbria in the Singles.

Last updated 15 August 2013
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Whitehaven duo shine in rain-delayed County Pairs final

County Pairs winners photo The County Pairs final, which could not be played on finals day itself, was further delayed by the awful weather on Sunday morning but by 2pm the Wigton green was declared fit.

Last updated 1 August 2013
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County Finals Day a huge success

The first game of County Finals Day, at Wigton Bowls Club, saw the well-fancied trio of Paul Barlow, Stuart Airey and Stephen Farish facing the title holders Steven Cook, David Gregory and Ian Williams.

Last updated 25 July 2013
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Cumbria duo heading for Worthing finals

Paul Barlow photo The first man to qualify for this year’s main national finals, which are being held for the last time at Worthing, is Ryan Prince of Whitehaven.

Last updated 18 July 2013
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Cumbria into Middleton Cup quarter finals

Ben Sherwen photo Cumbria are through to the last eight of the Middleton Cup after a pulsating finish to the last group game against Yorkshire at Wigton.

Last updated 12 July 2013
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Courtfield Race Week stutters over finishing line

The 49th Annual Courtfield Race Week tournament did manage completion this year. But only just as the weather did its best to play havoc with schedules.

Last updated 5 July 2013
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Nail-biting time for Cumbria in Middleton Cup

Stuart Airey photo Cumbria's Middleton Cup players were involved in a nail biting finish in the first group game at Wigton recently and it was a case of ‘here we go again’ on Saturday at Newark.

Last updated 20 June 2013
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Whitehaven's Ben Sherwen in senior international team

Ben Sherwen photo Ben Sherwen has made it into the senior international team for the first time after a successful trial at Norgren BC in Warwickshire.

Last updated 6 June 2013
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Carlisle primary school teacher selected for England Ladies

Nicola Bowe photo Carlisle school teacher Nicola Bowe has been selected to play for England Ladies.COCKERMOUTH Croft staged its inaugural Mixed Triples competition and had a good entry of twenty teams.

Last updated 30 May 2013
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Money certainly doesn’t go to grass roots bowlers

Wednesday was the official start of the 2013 outdoor season. For me it is my 50th full season as an outdoor player and what changes there have been in that period.

Last updated 3 May 2013
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Inconsistent Cumbria fail in Denny Cup bid

Bowls winners photo Twenty-two years ago Cumbria’s County Indoor Executive Committee made a bold decision which although not popular at the time was to prove an inspired one.

Last updated 18 April 2013
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Cumbria beat champions Durham in Liberty Cup semi-final

After an absence of 16 years, Cumbria’s County indoor side is once more in the final of the national Inter-County competition, the Liberty Trophy.

Last updated 14 March 2013
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Unlucky Carlisle bowler misses out on national singles finals

Trevor Taylor’s hopes of making it through to the national singles finals have been end by Blackpool English international Mark Dawes – who he had beaten in the pairs final.

Last updated 21 February 2013
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