Ex-county president retires

PUBLISHED: 11:26 09 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:15 26 October 2009

FORMER Herts Indoor Bowls Association president Bill Faulkner has announced his retirement from the game. During the county s end of season tour to Nottinghamshire the ex-president revealed he would be stopping his participation in the sport due to ill he

FORMER Herts Indoor Bowls Association president Bill Faulkner has announced his retirement from the game.

During the county's end of season tour to Nottinghamshire the ex-president revealed he would be stopping his participation in the sport due to ill health.

HIBA member Alan Fergusson said: "This is a sad loss to the county and to indoor bowls.

"I was Bill's deputy when he was county president.

"I followed Bill as president. It is a sad loss to me personally as we became good friends and still remain so."

During the tour, the HIBA team played four games.

On their way to Nottinghamshire, Herts stopped off to play Rushcliffe IBC.

The tourists were beaten by 10 shots 180-170 by the home side.

For the Herts team, Norman Kingsbury, Bob Kempster, Alan Fergusson and Peter Lundy grabbed the top rink with a 33-16 win.

Nottinghamshire County side played host to the HIBA the following day.

For the second game in a row the tourists came out second best.

This time they were beaten by 44 shots, losing 148-104.

On this occasion the top rink was that of Norman Kingsbury, Brian Cowland, president John Hart and Bob Stares 25-16.

The penultimate encounter of the trip away came against Erewash IBC.

Herts came out on top to win this one in Nottinghamshire.

Top rink for the visitors was that of Roger Fensome, Brian Cowland, Alan Fergusson and deputy president Raymond Smith with a score of 29-13.

In the final game of the tour, the county took on a team on their way back south.

At Rugby club Thornfield IBC the Hertfordshire bowlers faced the Warwickshire county side.

The home side finished as 156-149 winners.

For HIBA, Andrew Spanner, Dave Lawrence, Ken Patrick and Bill Faulkner recorded the top rink.


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