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Gorleston continued their perfect start to 2018 as they ran out 2-0 winners at home to Fakenham Town in the Thurlow Nunn Premier Division on Tuesday night.

If it hadn’t been the World Indoor Championships, the first singles game on the portable rink at Potters Resort yesterday would have had the makings of a Monty Python sketch.

David Gourlay, who, as Bowls Scotland’s head coach, is in the process of masterminding the country’s bid for medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, won the World Indoor Singles title in Preston’s Guild Hall in 1996, when he was a 100/1 outsider.

The star names of Drake’s ancient game make their appearance on the portable rink at Potters Resort on Saturday, and, for all the frantic activity of the previous two days as would-be qualifiers have been taking lumps out of each other, this is when the story of the 2018 Just World Indoor Bowls Championships really begins.

Hemsby had a tough away fixture for their first game back after the Christmas break, playing against a young and very fit Swaffham Town Reserves.

Swaffham Town

Acle United returned from Trafford Park with no points to show for their efforts as the Yachtsmen sealed the deal in injury time with a second goal.

After a couple of weekends that were ruined by the weather the Norfolk and Suffolk Youth League got back into full swing with a programme of cup and shield football.

Jack

Sad news from Potters on Thursday involving five-time world indoor singles champion Paul Foster.

For years, Mulbarton-born Wayne Willgress has revelled in his annual visits to Potters to watch the World Indoor Bowls Championships.

Norfolk

Tension is mounting at Potters Resort as the Just World Indoor Championships get underway this morning.

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