Winners of the Len Wheaton trophy 2023
Congratulations to Mark Wilson and Frank Pattison for winning the vets Len Wheaton trophy.
Paul Charlton and Andrew Wilkinson were runners-up.
Winners of the Litle League 2023
Congratulations to team Lancaster Park for winning the Little League.
Team Welway was runner-up.
Winner of the Ladies' Championship 2023
Congratulations to Enid Saint for winning the ladies' championship.
Fiona Charlton was runner-up.
Winner of the Men's Championship 2023
Congratulations to Bob Leeson for winning the men's championship.
Maurice Crake was runner-up.
Winner of the Captain's Prize 2023
Congratulations to Nick Armstrong for winning the Captain's Prize.
Wally Ray was runner-up.
Winner of the Mary Wright NovicesTrophy 2023
Congratulations to Bernie Bell for winning the Mary Wright novices trophy.
Pat Saunders was runner-up.
Winner of the Waterson Rose Bowl 2023
Congratulations to Jean Pritt for winning the Waterson rose bowl.
Jean Pritt was runner-up.
Winners of the Men's Triples 2023
Congratulations to Nick Armstrong, Matty Brown and Paul Charlton for winning the men's triples.
Jimmy Dixon, Maurice Crake and Wally Ray were runners-up.
Winner of the Dora Hills Trophy 2023
Congratulations to Fiona Charlton for winning the Dora Hills trophy.
Carol Dixon was runner-up.
Winner of the 100 Up Handicap 2023
Congratulations to Paul Tait for winning the 100 points up handicap.
Ann Wilson was runner-up.
Winner of the 4 Bowl Handicap 2023
Congratulations to Nick Armstrong for winning the 4 bowl handicap. Wally Ray was runner-up.
Winners of the Taff RowlandsTrophy 2023
Congratulations to Pat Saunders and Derick Irving for winning the Taff Rowlands mixed pairs trophy.
Enid Saint and Maurice Crake were runners-up.
Winner of the Wilson Trophy 2023
Congratulations to Fiona Charlton for winning the Wilson trophy.
Karen Milner was runner-up.
Winners of the Men's Pairs 2023
Congratulations to Rob Lee and Ian Smith for winning the Men's pairs.
Maurice Crake and Jimmy Oliver were runners-up.
Winner of the 2 Bowl Handicap 2023
Congratulations to Nick Armstrong for winning the 2 bowl handicap.
Bob Leeson was runner-up.
Winner of the Bainbridge Cup 2023
Congratulations to Paul Tait for winning the Bainbridge Cup.
Dougie Morrison was runner-up.
Winner of the vets' Holland Shield 2023
Congratulations to Malcolm Milner for winning the Holland Shield.
Paul Charlton was runner-up.
Winner of the Coronation Rose Bowl 2023
Congratulations to Karen Milner for winning the Coronation Rose Bowl.
Fiona Charlton was runner-up.
Winner of the men's novices rose bowl 2023
Congratulations to Mark Wilson for winning the Novice's Rose Bowl.
Gavin Milroy was runner-up.
Winners of the Jim Landles trophy
Congratulations to Paul Tait and John Fryer who won the Jim Landles trophy by beating Enid Saint and Marion Wilkinson in the final.
Morpeth ladies win the NELBL (North East Ladies’ Bowling League) title!
Not to be outdone by the Collins and Shipley teams, the players in the NELBL league have also won their league with a game to spare.
Captained by Ann Wilson with vice-captain Marion Wilkinson, this squad introduced some players who had only started to bowl for the first time this year.
The depth of talent in the ladies’ squads from Morpeth has really come to the forefront this season.
As players continue to develop their skills and learn the differing roles required to play in different team positions, the outlook is very promising.
Congratulations to all who played throughout the season!
Morpeth ladies win the Collins and Shipley Division 1 league title!
After leading the table for the entire season, a revitalised team of Morpeth ladies has won the Division 1 league trophy with a match to spare.
The competition pits the top eight local clubs against each other playing home and away over fourteen matches. This win is a fantastic achievement and is, as far as we can tell, the first time Morpeth has won this league.
With a new captain in Bernie Bell and vice captain of Fiona Charlton, the squad of players really rose to the challenge of being league leaders and a great team spirit developed with newer players raising their games in support of their skips.
The trophy will be presented at the end of the season as it is currently being engraved.
Congratulations to everyone involved in this outstanding win!
Winners of the Joe McDonnell Trophy 2023
Congratulations to Joyce Calcraft and Blanch Stuart-Cole for winning the vets' Joe McDonnell trophy after defeating Malcolm Milner and James Heppel in the final.
Winners of the Ladies' McEwan Pairs, Jenny Spratt Trophy 2023
Congratulations to Jean Pritt and Karen Milner for winning the ladies' pairs after defeating Fiona Charlton and Tammy Holmes-Bingham in the final.
Morpeth Team Are County Triples Champions 2023
After having beaten Gosforth in the county triples semi-final (thus qualifying for the national championships at Royal Leamington Spa as Northumberland's representatives), the triples team of Nick Armstrong, Bob Leeson and Wally Ray, have now won the final in Alnwick beating St Georges 21 -19.
This is the first time that Morpeth BC have had representation at the National Finals in almost 40 years. Congratulations to them.
The County semi-finals featured Nick Armstrong in the Champion of Champions and in the Singles. Sadly, Nick narrowly lost in both but had a very close game in the Singles when he just fell short by 21-18. Well done to him.
Ladies Benevolent Trophy runners-up 2023
Congratulations to Carol Dixon, Dorothy Tait and Fiona Charlton who won through the preliminary rounds to take them to the finals in Hexham. There, they progressed to the final where they lost to a strong Gosforth team after a tight match decided by one significant lost end.
Click the link to read a match report. Benevolent Winners! | Bowls Northumberland
Ladies Jean Richardson Pairs Competition Winners 2023
Congratulations to Joyce Calcraft and Fiona Charlton on winning the ladies' pairs trophy.
The runners-up were Karen Milner and Lynne Fryer.
Vets Pairs Competition Winners 2023
Congratulations to PaulTait and Ian Bambridge on winning the vets pairs trophy.
Congratulations to Sheila Wilkinson, Joyce Calcraft and Bernie Bell for winning the Delicatessen Cup - the ladies' trebles competition. 2023
Congratulations to Richard Tweddell and Simon Donaghy for winning the Owen Armstrong trophy 2023
Congratulations to Paul Tait and Enid Saint for winning the Macfarlane Quaich 2023
Morpeth win county trophy
A great day for MBC in the final stage of the Jubilee cup at Portland. We won the first game against Benfield but lost the second to New Delaval Knights. We were two up with two ends to play and held one shot when the opposing skip fired the jack into the ditch and we dropped 6 shots. We got two on the last end to lose by two shots. In the final round we beat Forth by 19-2 so if Benfield beat NDK it would be down to shot difference. On their last end we needed NDK to take two shots. They held 3 with the Benfield skip’s last bowl on its way. It took the jack and left Delaval with only one. This meant that we lost the cup by just one shot to Benfield having beaten them.
The consolation is that the runners-up win the Jubilee cup whilst the winners win the Griffith cup. The first County trophy for Morpeth.
Des MacLaughlin trophy winners 2023
Congratulations to Brian Masterson and Malcolm Milner for winning this competition.
Runners-up were Fiona Charlton and Mark Wilson.