Search

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.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Great Yarmouth Mercury. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Great Yarmouth Mercury