Westlands Bowling Club

Superb Victory for North Staffs Parks Juniors
In 2005 British Parks Crown Green Bowling Association
Junior Inter - County Knock Out


The 2005 British Parks Junior Inter County Knock Out competition was staged on the Milton Hayes and Milton Recs greens on Sunday 31st July.
A twelve player squad representing North Staffs Parks pulled off a fantastic achievement in lifting the trophy. This is the first time that North Staffs have managed to get their name on the trophy since the competition started in 1980.
In the semi-final they beat Greater Manchester 196 - 146.
In a hard fought final, against a strong South Yorkshire team, North Staffs came out on top winning by 16 shots 195 - 179. This was an exceptional all round team effort, coupled with a tremendous fight back by Mark Leadbeater ( 1- 14 down but won 21 - 20) and a resounding single figure victory by Danny Higginson (21 - 9). Full results are shown below.
Team Managers John Jenkins and Graham Mumford would like to thank:-
                   Host Clubs Milton Hayes and Milton Recs for the use of their greens.
                   Measurers, referees, greensmen, County Officials, and all those who helped on the day.
                   Supporters for generating a real "Cup - Final" atmosphere - a real boost to our players.
Most of all the Parks Junior County players for their outstanding commitment throughout the season.

The Winning Squad - North Staffs Parks Juniors

Front row left to right
 Danny Higginson, Adam Lamb, Mark Leadbeater, Todd Ridge
Second row
Richard Jenkins, Joe Williamson, Tom Mumford, Matt Hill, Laura Hamer, Craig Podmore, Marie Brain, Adam Jackson
Team Managers John Jenkins and Graham Mumford


Semi Final

North Staffs


Greater Manchester

1 Todd Ridge 21 11   Stuart Nield
2 Joe Williamson 21 17   John Hill
3 Tom Mumford 21 11   Anne Marie Flynn
4 Marie Brain 21 19   Ryan Porter
5 Adam Lamb 21 14   Karl Willington
6 Carl Whitfield 7 21   James Mainwaring
7 Danny Higginson 21 15   Matt Adams
8 Adam Jackson 21 12   Andrew Walker
9 Rich Jenkins 21 16   Michael Birdsey
10 Matt Hill 21 10   Thomas Mainwaring
Team Total 196 146    
Res Mark Leadbeater        
  Craig Podmore        



North Staffs


South Yorkshire

1 Todd Ridge 21 18   Gareth Ellis
2 Joe Williamson 21 19   Luke Haslam
3 Tom Mumford 15 21   Luke Davis
4 Marie Brain 21 19   Steve Palmer
5 Adam Lamb 14 21   Aaron Williams
6 Mark Leadbeater 21 20   Lee Ardron
7 Danny Higginson 21 9   Steve West
8 Adam Jackson 21 11   Scott Wildgoose
9 Rich Jenkins 19 21   Chris Bray
10 Matt Hill 21 20   Scott Hackworth
Team Total 195 179    
Res Carl Whitfield        
  Craig Podmore        


Westlands Bowling Club were well represented in this achievement with 5 of our juniors involved. Congratulations to Marie Brain, Matt Hill, Adam Jackson, Rich Jenkins and Todd Ridge for the part they played in this success (not forgetting Team Manager, John Jenkins).

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