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Player Profile 1 of 25: Pete Farmer

I am planning on getting profiles from the top 25 in the all time League Averages to post on here throughout the season. The first one below is for Pete Farmer, who is number one in the all time League Averages.

A full list of League Averages will be posted here on Monday.

Name: Peter Farmer
Year started bowling: 1976
Can you remember the details of your first competitive game?

I can remember losing to ‘Smokey Joe’ Hewitt 21-2 at AWC when I was around 12.

Clubs played for:

Four Crosses,

Childs Ercall,

Hadley USC,

St Georges,



Major  Honours:
Individual: Team:
Premier Merit winner 6 times

Premier League Averages Winner 4 times

Most Consecutive Wins 4 times

Mike Hinton Pairs Winner

Shropshire Senior Merit Winner 4 times

County Handicap Winner

County Doubles Twice

County Father & Son Winner

All England finalist

Bowring Open multiple times

Burway Open multiple times

Donnington Wood Open

Numerous Premier league titles

Numerous County Cup Titles

Numerous Alan Mayhew Trophy Winner

Numerous Pool A Titles

Numerous Harris Cup Wins



What are your earliest memories of the Premier League and can you remember your first game in the league?

My first memories were playing for Hadley and I played along side some really fantastic influences for bowls, e.g. Brian Shore, Billy Ball, JD Moore, Mick Price.

Who was the biggest influence on your bowling career?

People from the Four Crosses, Chubby Harris, Mick Lea, then the Hadley Team.

What do you consider to be your best individual performance in the Premier League?

Playing Callum at St Georges and winning 21-2. Probably one he would like to forget. Any game against him is usually a very good game.

What do you consider to be your best team performance in the Premier League?

Newport winning back to back Premier League championships.

What was the highlight of your bowling life?

Playing at the Waterloo when it was first televised and having my Dad in the crowd watching me.

What has been the lowlight of your bowling life?

Losing in The All England Final in Barrow in Furness. I lost to Darren Smith.

What are your favourite/most memorable greens in the Premier League?

Favourite green has to be St Georges. I enjoy playing on them all!

What nicknames do you have? How did they come about?

Amos – obvious with my surname

Crow Slayer – incident with a crow, which didn’t turn out well for the crow!

Pedro – Alan Palins nickname

Egg mon – used to sell eggs from my smallholding

What memorable matches have you played in or watched in the Premier League?

Don’t enjoy watching as I’d rather be playing. Winning the premier league with Newport is always memorable, especially when it gets down to the last few matches!

What annoys you most in the Premier League?

Nothing, it all goes over my head!

What changes would you like to see to improve the Premier League?

The scoring system for last years league for home/away wins was a good change I feel.

My ambition within bowls is to …

Carry on bowling for as long as I can!

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