Northampton Express Bowls Club

Founded 1918
Associate Member of Bowls England
Affiliated to Bowls Northamptonshire

  NATIONAL & COUNTY HONOURS  
         
  1954 COUNTY TRIPLES, Finalists A.Walton, A.J.Brown, F.Forbes  
  1958 SECRETARIES CUP, Winner W.R.Thorneycroft  
  1959 SECRETARIES CUP, Finalist W.R.Thorneycroft  
  1970 SECRETARIES CUP, Finalist M.T.Coleman  
  1972 COUNTY TRIPLES, Finalists C.Haynes, W.R.Thorneycroft, F.Forbes  
  1989 NATIONAL CH. of CHAMPIONS, Area Winner P.Letts  
  1996 NATIONAL CLUB D/RINKS, Area Winners    
  1997 NATIONAL U25 D/RINK 'WHITE ROSE', Winner (Northants) C.Bland  
  1997 EXECUTIVE TRIPLES, Finalists M.J.Sharman, K.G.Berrill, D.C.A.Masters  
  1999 NATIONAL U25 D/RINK, 'WHITE ROSE' Finalists (Northants) C.Bland, W.M.Stanley  
  1999 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Finalist C.Bland  
  2000 U25 INTERNATIONAL C.Bland  
  2000 SECRETARIES CUP, Winner C.Bland  
  2000 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Finalist C.Bland  
  2001 U25 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST C.Bland  
  2001 SECRETARIES CUP, Winner C.Bland  
  2002 U25 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST C.Bland  
  2003 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Winner C.Bland  
  2003 MIDLAND COUNTIES U25 SINGLES, Winner C.Bland  
  2004 EXECUTIVE TRIPLES, Finalists R.Lemon, I.Bland, C.Bland  
  2005 U25 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST R.Lemon  
  2005 COUNTY SINGLES, Winner C.Bland  
  2006 U25 INTERNATIONAL R.Lemon  
  2006 NATIONAL 'BALCOMB TROPHY', Semi-finalists (Northants) C.Bland, R.Lemon  
  2006 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Finalist R.Lemon  
  2007 U25 INTERNATIONAL R.Lemon  
  2007 NATIONAL CH. of CHAMPIONS, Area Winner C.Bland  
  2007 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Winner R.Lemon  
  2007 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Finalist D.Graham  
  2007 EXECUTIVE TRIPLES, Finalists P.Hoad, I.Bland, C.Bland  
  2008 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Winner  A.Bell  
  2009 NATIONAL SINGLES, Quarter finalist  R.Lemon  
  2009 COUNTY SINGLES, Finalist R.Lemon  
  2009 COUNTY TRIPLES, Winners R.W.White, I.Bland, D.Graham  
  2009 NATIONAL U25 SINGLES, Quarter-finalist  D.Graham  
  2009 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Winner D.Graham  
  2009 MIDLAND COUNTIES U25 SINGLES, Finalist D.Graham  
  2010 U25 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST D.Graham  
  2010 NATIONAL 'BALCOMB TROPHY', Semi-finalists (Northants) D.Graham, R.Lemon  
  2011 COUNTY TRIPLES, Winners W.T.Parker, R.Lemon, C.Bland  
  2011 COUNTY FOURS, Winners  W.T.Parker, G.J.Lyon, R.Lemon, C.Bland  
  2011 MIDLAND COUNTIES TRIPLES, Winners W.T.Parker, R.Lemon, C.Bland  
  2011 MIDLAND COUNTIES FOURS, Winners W.T.Parker, G.J.Lyon, R.Lemon, C.Bland  
  2011 COUNTY SINGLES, Finalist  R.Lemon  
  2011 COUNTY U25 SINGLES, Finalist  D.Graham  
  2012 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST  R.Lemon  
  2013 COUNTY SINGLES, Winner  R.Lemon  
  2013 COUNTY PAIRS, Winners R.W.White, D.Graham  
  2013 EXECUTIVE TRIPLES, Winners P.Hoad, S.Lemon, R.Lemon  
  2013 MASON CUP, Finalist  R.Lemon  
  2014 COUNTY FOURS, Winners  R.W.White, A.M.Linnell, I.Bland, D.Graham  
  2015 COUNTY TRIPLES, Finalists A.M.Linnell, I.Bland, D.Graham  
  2015 MASON CUP, Finalist C.Bland  
  2015 COUNTY U15 SINGLES, Winner C.Swift  
  2016 NATIONAL FOURS, Winners R.W.White, I.Bland, W.Stanley, D.Graham  
  2016 COUNTY FOURS, Winners R.W.White, I.Bland, W.Stanley, D.Graham  
  2016 INTERNATIONAL TRIALIST  D.Graham  
  2017 BRITISH ISLES FOURS, Finalists R.W.White, I.Bland, W.Stanley, D.Graham  

Northants Middleton Cup Players

F.Forbes 1951,52,55,56,61
J.J.Reynolds 1954
P.J.Reeve 1988,89,90,91,92,93
C.Bland 1997,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,13,14,15
R.Lemon 2004,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17
G.J.Lyon 2004,05
P.Letts 2005
D.A.W.Graham 2007,09,10,11,12
R.Castle 2008
R.W.White 2011,12,13,14

Northants Midland Counties "Francis Burton Trophy" Players
J.W.Henderson 1951,52,54
F.Forbes 1951,54,56,57,61,62,73
F.D.Peaks 1952,53,54,57
A.Walton 1953,54,55,56
C.H.Hollis 1953,55
A.J.Brown 1953
J.J.Reynolds 1955,58
A.Noble 1955
W.R.Thorneycroft 1955,56,59,62,63
I.Bland 1986
K.G.Forbes 1986
P.J.Reeve 1988,89,90,91,92,93
R.A.Smart 1992
C.Bland 1996,97,98,99,2000,01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
P Letts 1999,2000,01,05,06
R.Lemon 2004,05,06,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14,15,16
G.J.Lyon 2004,05
D.A.W.Graham 2007,08,09,10,11,12
R.Castle 2008
A.M.Linnell 2010,11,12,13,14,15
R.W.White 2011,12,13,14,15
W.T.Parker 2011
P.Green 2013,14,17
G.Munns 2014,17
N.A.Rolfe 2017

Other Competitions
1960 Winners - G.Frost, A.J.Brown, G.A.V.Jesson - White Triples.
1962 Winners - G.Frost, A.Walton, F.Forbes - White Triples.
1964 Winners - W.R.Thorneycroft, J.J.Reynolds, F.Forbes - White Triples.
1965 Winners - F.D.Peaks, A.Walton, F.Forbes - White Triples.
1983 Finalists - Chronicle & Echo Cup.
1989 Finalists - Chronicle & Echo Cup.
1990 Winners - C.J.Wright, B.Hillery, P.J.Reeve - Watney Mann Triples.
1990 Winners - C.J.Wright, B.Hillery, P.J.Reeve - W.Swan Triples.
1995 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 1.
1995 Winner - Midland Counties U25s Ron Barston Trophy - C.Bland
(NORTHANTS TEAM).
1996 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 1.
1996 Winner - Midland Counties U25s Ron Barston Trophy - C.Bland
(NORTHANTS TEAM).
1999 Finalists - Chronicle & Echo Cup.
2002 Winners - C.J.Wright, C.Bland, P.Letts - Wm. Younger Flitwick Triples.
2001 Finalists - P.Letts, M.T.Coleman, C.Bland - W.Swan Triples.
2003 Finalists - Chronicle & Echo Cup.
2004 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 3.
2004 Winners - C.J.Wright, C.Bland, P.Letts - Wm. Younger Flitwick Triples.
2005 Finalists - Avonvale Honda Floodlit Triples.
2007 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 2.
2007 Winners - Midland Counties U25s Ron Barston Trophy - R.Lemon (Captain), P.J.Doolan, D.A.W.Graham, A.M.Linnell
(NORTHANTS TEAM).
2008 Runners-up - A.M.Linnell, M.T.Coleman, R.Lemon, C.Bland - Harris Cup.
2008 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 4 (B Team).
2008 Winners - Publiclink Limited Trophy Floodlit Triples.
2008 Winners - Midland Counties 25 & Under Ron Barston Trophy - R.Lemon (Captain), A.T.Bell, P.J.Doolan, D.A.W.Graham, A.M.Linnell, C.Wright
(NORTHANTS TEAM).
2009 Played in Bowls England practice series against Commonwealth Games Elite Squad Hopton, Suffolk - D.A.W.Graham.
2010 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 2 (A Team).
2010 Winners - Midland Counties 25 & Under Ron Barston Trophy - D.A.W.Graham, A.M.Linnell, W.T.Parker
(NORTHANTS TEAM).
2011 Winners - Midland Counties 25 & Under Ron Barston Trophy - D.A.W.Graham, A.M.Linnell, W.T.Parker (NORTHANTS TEAM).
2013 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Knock-out Trophy.
2014 Winners - Northampton Area Triples League - Division 4 (B Team).
2015 Winner - NYDS County Under 15 Singles - C.Swift.

Administrative Honours
1983  NBA Selector - F.Forbes.
1994  NHVPA Chairman - C.J.Wright.
2006-2010 NBA Honorary Handbook Editor - C.Bland.
2016  BN Men's Junior Vice President - P.Hoad.
2017  BN Men's Senior Vice President - P.Hoad.

BELOW:  Manfield Cup Winners 1955

Back row:  Arch J.Prickett, W.Thorneycroft Snr, C.H.(Bert) Hollis, Eric R.Mason, Sid W.Garnett, Albert Noble,

George A.V.Gesson, Alf E.Gardner, Frank H.Parker, Alf C.Pape.

Front row:  Jack J.Reynolds,  Arthur Walton,  Fred Forbes,  Walter R.Thorneycroft (Captain),  Alf J.Brown,

Charles H.C.Savage.

 

BELOW: 1972 County Triples Finalists, Wally Thorneycroft (2), Fred Forbes (skip), Cyril Haynes (lead)

BELOW: 1954 County Triples Finalists, Fred Forbes (skip), Alf Brown (2) and Arthur Walton (lead)

BELOW: 1958 Secretaries Cup Winner, Wally Thorneycroft

BELOW:  England Under 25 International 2000, Chris Bland

(Junior Home Series, Ayr, Scotland)

BELOW:  2005 County Singles Winner, Chris Bland

BELOW: 2003 County and Midland Counties Under 25 Singles Winner, Chris Bland

BELOW: England Under 25 International 2006-07, Richard Lemon

(Junior Home Series, Royal Leamington Spa, Test Series v. Jersey World Cup Team, Bannister Park, Southampton)

BELOW: 2000 & 2001 NBA Secretaries Cup Winner, Chris Bland

BELOW:  2007 County U25 Singles Winner, Richard Lemon

BELOW:  1997 Northants' National Under-25 Two Fours Winning team

Back row: Darren Lyman (Wellingborough), Scott Melville (Corby Forest), Chris Falkner (Wellingborough), Craig Harison (Earls Barton). Front row: Mark Corbyn (Rushden Town), Neil McKee (Kingsthorpe), Chris Bland (Express), Neil Corbyn (Rushden Town).

 

BELOW: 2009 County Singles Finalist, Richard Lemon

BELOW: 2009 County Triples Winners, Dominic Graham (skip), Ian Bland (2), Rob White (lead).

BELOW: 2011 County Triples Winners, Richard Lemon, Will T Parker, Chris Bland

BELOW: 2011 County Fours Winners, Will T Parker, Gary Lyon, Richard Lemon, Chris Bland

  BELOW RICHARD LEMON    2013      COUNTY SINGLES WINNER