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Acle bowlers well placed

PUBLISHED: 11:45 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 12:37 03 July 2010

Acle Men's A team visited North Walsham in a top-of-the-table clash. The 73-71 (6-1 points) result puts Acle in a good position. North Walsham have played seven with 31 points, Gallow have played seven with 36 points and Acle have played five with 26 points.

Acle Men's A team visited North Walsham in a top-of-the-table clash. The 73-71 (6-1 points) result puts Acle in a good position. North Walsham have played seven with 31 points, Gallow have played seven with 36 points and Acle have played five with 26 points.

John Colcombe, Bernard Willimott, Denis Goodley and Tim Stone were 3-10 down after seven ends, but they won the following six ends to go 15-10 up. By 17 ends it was 16-15, and they won the remaining ends to finish 23-15.

Rob Fulcher, Daniel Noble, George Tubby and Lewis Moore scored a five on the eighth end to put them 10-7 up, and after 12 ends it was 11 each, and 16-15 with two ends to play. They won both to finish 18-5. John Marshall, Paul Webb, Simon Elliott and Patrick Willimott were 6-4 up at six ends, but after they dropped a six on the ninth end they were 6-14 down. But they bowled well and went into the final end at 18 each, scoring two shots to win 20-18. Tony Dunton's rink were six each at nine ends, 11 each at 15, dropped a five on the 18th and lost 12-23.

The Men's B team were at home to table-toppers Lakeside A, and were hoping for some Christmas cheer.

Johnstone Mackie, Sid Siely, Eric George and Bimbo Meeks were 13-3 up after eight ends, but were cut back to 17-13 after 15 ends and in a tense finish they won 21-18.

Ken Copeman's rink were 8-4 up after seven ends, dropped a six on the eighth, were 12 each at 12, scored a five on the 16th to go 18-17 up. They dropped a four on the 17th, and in a grandstand finish just lost out 21-23.

Eric Crouch's rink, after dropping a six on the ninth were 3-5 down, and 12-22 after 15, but despite winning 11 ends, lost 17-26.

Alan Rowsell's rink dropped a five on the ninth to go 7-11 down, scored a five on the 14th to go 12-18, dropped six on the 20th and lost 16-30. Result: 75-97 (1-6 points).

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THE Men's C team picked up six points in their away 80-67 win against Hunstanton B.

Top rink M King, K Bribes, R Hardy and K Saward in a one sided game won 32-7. C Posner, B Gooch, T Chilvers and R Matthews, evenly matched over the opening ends, went to the front 18-13 at the 19th end, then lost three shots over the closing ends, but won 18-16.

M Marshall, P Tyrell, I. Buck and S Hopwood a close game all through were 15-16 down at the 20th but two shots on the final end gave them the game 17-16. J Prest lost 13-23.

The men's A team at home to Roundwood A won 79-71 and gained five points. D Pratt 24-13, P Hurren 20-18, V Moore 19-21 and P Morris 16-19.

The ladies A team took only two points in their home game against league leaders Gallow A losing 46-51.

Janet Barber, Mary Barrett and Gill Bird were 13-1 up at the eighth end. Their opponents scored on a further three ends and the home side won 18-7.

June Butcher, Diane Purnell and Diane Burwood, although losing two shots on the last two ends, held on to win 13-10. Joan Stringfellow, in front for most of the game, lost 9-12. Ilene Hadden lost 6-22.

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