Acle B runners-up again

On Sunday at Thorpe Recreation Bowls Club, the final stages of the Norfolk EBA League play-offs, sponsored by Hansells Solicitors, took place, featuring Acle St Edmunds B.

In the first semi-final, Wootton Park from King’s Lynn, who won their place by beating R G Carters A in a preliminary game, played Gissing A. The contest was close till the last few ends, with Wootton Park running out winners 65-57 (5-0).

In the other semi-final last year’s runners-up, Acle St Edmonds B, played Hingham Rectory A. This was another close game but Acle finally won by 61-52 (4-1).

In the final Wootton took the early initiative, leading 18-9, staying in command with a lead of seven shots after 10 ends. They finally won the right to be invited to join the Hansells Premier League 70-42 (4-1).

Rinks (Wootton Park first): C Tite, Gravling, J Flowers, V Hudson 17; T Izzard, J Glendening, A Casburn, K Copemen 20; A Sayer, R Amos, R Bunting, N Franklin 25; P Batchelor, A Sumpter, J Godsafe, B Grint 10;

D Webb, P Winter, J Hudson S Winter 31; R Hayton, J Mackie, M Hayden, W Downie 12.