Surprises were few but some went close

There were few surprises in the first round of the Northampton Triples League Knock Out competition but it was a close call on several matches.

Results were:

Express ‘B’ beat Daventry Tigers 57-53 shots; Abington ‘B’ beat Wootton ‘B’ 78-55 shots; West Haddon beat Harpole ‘B’ 62-36 shots; Northampton Whyte Melville ‘A’ beat Brackley 57-43 shots.

Kislingbury ‘B’ beat Heyford 70-49 shots; Northampton West End ‘B’ beat Carlsberg 49-47 shots and Bugbrooke beat Northampton West End ‘A’.

Desborough beat Kislingbury ‘A’ 66-63 shots; St Crispin ‘A’ beat St Crispin ‘B’ 102-44 shots; Byfield beat Daventry Town ‘B’; Wootton ‘A’ beat Cogenhoe 70-58 shots; Roade beat Cold Ashby 65-46 shots.

Kingsthorpe ‘A’ beat Northampton Whyte Melville ‘B’ 78-52 shots; Harpole ‘A’ beat Daventry Town ‘A’ 56-54 shots; Abington ‘A’ beat Earls Barton 77-42 shots.

The next round will be played by July 17.

Results of county competitions: First round: Brenda Bishop, Daventry Town beat Yvonne McKee, Kingsthorpe; Jean Pownall-Davies, Byfield beat Alice Moore, Kislingbury; Ann-Marie Gearey, Roade beat Jayne Wiggins, Earls Barton; Louise Haladij, Kislingbury beat Lisbeth Milburn, Abington; Chris Eustace, Roade beat Pauline Boyson, Kislingbury; Barbara Oliver, Kislingbury given walkover by Sharon Tansley, Kingsthorpe.

In the Wood Singles second round: Pat Bodily, Northampton Whyte Melville beat Jean Pownall-Davies, Byfield; Brenda Bishop, Daventry Town beat Lisbeth Milburn, Abington.

In the over 55 singles quarter finals: Jan Hunt, Irchester beat Sue Lomas, Desborough Town; Margaret Watts, Desborough beat Kay Green, Swanspool; Sylvia Plant, Daventry Town beat Jan Bradley, Daventry Town; Brenda Bishop, Daventry Town beat Jill Welch, Daventry Town.

In the over 55 pairs quarter finals: Heather Golding, Swanspool beat Sue Fincham, Wellingborough; Pat Mattinson, Thrapston beat Gill Letts, Finedon Town; Sue Hagon, Roade beat Di Brumwell, Kingsthorpe; Pat Bodily, Northampton Whyte Melville beat Brenda Bishop, Daventry Town.