"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

Peter Barnett - Rest in Peace

The NCSMBA is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Peter Barnett, aged 74, on Thursday 29th July at his home. Peter had not played for some time but during his years on the short mat bowls scene he achieved great success at both the now defunct Coltishall SMBC, and at the Bob Carter Centre, when he was a key figure in both teams. He was a tenacious and determined bowler who was equally effective across all disciplines. At National Championship level he was a runner-up in the National Fours playing with Carol Aggas, Mick Murrell and John Aggas in 1997. He lifted the South-East Singles Championship title in 1996/97 beating John Turner in an all Norfolk final at Drayton. Peter won the coveted Norfolk Singles Championship title in 1994/95 beating Carol Aggas in the final and in 1997/98 added the Norfolk Fours Championship title to his list of achievements playing with Carol Aggas, Mick Murrell and John Aggas. Their Bob Carter rink beat Willie Jefferies’ Coltishall four in the final. Peter’s best performance in the Norfolk Pairs Championships earned him the runner-up spot in 1989/90 playing with his wife Jean Barnett, they lost to Ian MacLean and Noel Harmer of Busmen in the final. Pairing up with Coltishall team-mate Andrew Wooden he won the Bure League Pairs title in 2006. Peter played for Norfolk for several seasons in the 1990’s including a match against the full England team in 1993 at the Bob Carter Centre. He will also be remembered as having served as Chairman of Coltishall SMBC during his time at the club. The NCSMBA wish to send their sincere condolences to Jean at this sad time.