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Harris & Law picked for Lincs Liberty Trophy semi

posted 12 Feb 2018, 04:27 by Stamford Indoor Bowls   [ updated 13 Feb 2018, 09:10 ]

 Lincolnshire has named its Liberty Trophy team for the national semi-final against Norfolk, to be played at St Neots on Saturday, March 3 (10.30am) which includes Stephen Harris and Simon Law from the Stamford club.

Harris continues his successful run as lead in Graham Smith's rink while Law will again provide experienced back up at No.3 in the rink skipped by Smith's Spalding and England colleague Martyn Spencer.

The neutral venue will be a tricky one for the county players, many of whom have yet to experience the surface at St Neots, reputed to be one of the fastest in the country, while Norfolk have advanced knowledge, having beaten Northants here in their quarter-final.

Lincs: M Whyers (Spalding), R Vinter (Boston), M Pulling (Grantham), M Orrey (Spalding); K Rands, R Ashton, D Brown, B Jackson (all Lincoln); I Clark, R West (Botha Boston), A Dunham (Spalding), J West (Boston); S Dunham (Spalding), R Flowers (Boston), S Law (Stamford), M Spencer (Spalding); S Harris (Stamford), T Berridge (Grantham), A Caress, G Smith (both Spalding); A Field (Boston), K Ekins, B Wilson, J Philpott ( all Spalding). Travelling: Reserve A Watts (Lincoln).                   BW

FOOTNOTE: Malcolm Cullingworth has withdrawn from the Lincolnshire team to compete against Norfolk on Tuesday (February 20) in the semi-final of the National Over 60s inter-county knock out at St Neots (10.30 am).

He will be replaced by Alan Barnes who joins an all-Stamford rink of Alan Romaine, Bob Warters and Roger Martin. The other Stamford rink remains as Mal Smith, Doug Want, Peter Edwards and Martyn Dolby. Four other rinks are taken from other clubs in Lincolnshire.