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Acle bowls team bounces back

PUBLISHED: 11:41 26 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:29 03 July 2010

Acle Indoor Bowls

by Brian Grint



AWAY to Pentney, the men's A team needed a win after their defeat against Walsham. The result was 81-75 and 6-1 points.

Acle Indoor Bowls

by Brian Grint

AWAY to Pentney, the men's A team needed a win after their defeat against Walsham. The result was 81-75 and 6-1 points.

John Marshall Rob Parker, Denis Goodley and Tony Dunton scored a five on the sixth end to go 7-6 up and by 10 ends were level at 10 each. From here consistent and sensible bowling meant they only dropped one more shot and won 25-11.

Will Pitt, Roy Himpleman, Wyn Willimott and Lewis Moore, 7-0 up, dropped a five on the third then scored a five on the ninth to go 19-7 up. The game was highly competitive from this point but the damage had been done as they won 26-21.

Mark Elliott, Paul Webb, Simon Elliott and Patrick Willimott started slowly and were 5-8 after 10 ends and 5-14 at 13. Then it all changed and one shot on the final end gave them a 16-15 victory.

George Tubby's rink went 12-4 up at nine ends but now the worm turned as they dropped five threes and finished losing 14-28.

At home to Roundwood, the men's B team had a comfortable win.

Johnstone Mackie, Sid Siely, Stanley Ward and Bimbo Meeks conjured a seven on the third end and by 10 ends were 16-7 up and went on to win 25-13.

Mick Harvey, Jim Fruin, Barney Wymer and Les Smith scored a five on the 2nd end and by 10 ends were 14-6 up and went on to win 22-16.

John Lettice, David Cole, Mick Crow and Alan Rowsell dropped two fours in the first 10 ends and were 8-10 down. And after scoring a five on the 13th they never looked back as they went on to win 25-15.

Maurice Shreeve, Jim Pearson, John Harris and Eric George were five each at eight ends, 14-12 at 15 and 19-12 at 18 and finished 19-16.

Result 91-60 and all seven points.

Away to bottom of table Shotford, the men's C team were expecting a win to give them a push towards promotion.

Th result was 72-93 and 1-6 points, however two wins in the final two games would still give promotion.

Jim Cole, Derrick Willgress, Ray Smith and Mick Askham were 6-14 down at 10 ends and 8-18 at 15 but a five on the 18th put them level at 18 each. Level playing the final end, holding shot despite it being moved a measure, gave them a win by 20-19.

Brian Grint's rink had a see-saw game. Seven each at 10 ends they scored a five on the 11th, were 14-15 at 16, scored a four on the 17th for 19-20 playing the final end, but lost 19-22.

Ashley Smith's rink were 9-13 at 10 ends and 13-14 at 14 stuck there for five ends to go 13-21 and finished 16-27. Pat Beales rink were 7-10 at 10 ends dropped a five on the 14th and 13-18 at 15 finishing 17-25.

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