Acle, Bradwell, Yarmouth, Gorleston bowls reports

Acle IBC

Playing Boston in the semi-final of the national Yetton Plate Melanie Haylett’s rink at home went 11–5 up at 10 ends and 15–8 at 15.

Playing the 16th and the game is getting away from you, it’s time to play those shots that may make a big difference. Melanie goes to take out a bowl for five shots and gets it, however the jack moves sideways and goes straight to two opposing bowls, they finish winning 24–10.

Next door Marion Himpleman’s’ rink are 0–8 down at five ends and 7–19 at 15, with the Boston girls all playing very well it was just damage limitation as they lost 10–24.

At Boston Geraldine Reeve’s rink are 3–17 down at 10 ends, 6–21 at 15 and finished 8–31. Sue Batchelor’s rink were 6–14 at 10 ends, 8–20 at 15 fought hard and came back to finish 18–25. Result 60–90.

This was a disappointing result but credit must go to the Boston Ladies who all played well and were a good sporting team and wish them well in the final.

In the Norfolk County Top Ten League Acle Men needed five points from their final two games to take the title.

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In the singles at Pinewood Brian Kirby was 11-2 up then 11–9 but went on to win 21–13. In the triples at Pinewood Alan Casburn, Ron Taylor and John Harris were 5–10 down but then scored at will and won 27–13.

In the fours, Dennis Edwards, John Lettice, Ken Copeman and Eric George dominated going on to win 25–8. They lost the pairs but three wins gave them six points and the title.

Bradwell BC

The general meeting took place on Tuesday at the Mill Lane Community Centre with 73 members in attendance including the chairman of the parish council Mr Ted Howlett.

Annual reports were given by the officers of the club, namely from the secretary, treasurer and the captains.

The chairman informed the members on the progress of the internal alterations to the clubhouse and reported that all was going well and expressed his thanks to all the volunteers that had assisted with the work over the winter months.

There will be two open tournaments this year, the Bradwell Butchery Tournament on July 22 and the clubs open tournament on August 19. Block spaces are still available for both.

Coaching again for new members as well as existing members will begin again on Saturday, May 12 at 10.30am. Anyone wishing to attend will be most welcome, for more information contact Eddie MacDonald on 01493 663533.

A presentation was made to Mr Ken Hall by the club for his outstanding efforts in fundraising for the club throughout the many years that he has been involved on the committee, and also to Thelma Bradnum for her tireless efforts and hard work within the committee over many years.

Gt Yarmouth Ladies

Playing their last game of the season against the league champions Pinewood who this season were unbeaten in all their previous 13 Games, the Ladies Red team upset the champions by thrashing them 77 shots to 46 collecting 7� points from the possible 8.

H Farrow, J Warnes, B Wright soared ahead and were 13-3 up on eight ends and won the game 15-9.

R Beckett, N Pyzer, D Edwards were 16-1 up on nine ends, but after losing 7 shots to 1 over the last four ends the game ended 17-8.

C King, L Westgate, P Ellis started well 14-1 up on four ends, then dropped nine shots losing the next four ends to only be 14-10 in front, this was followed by seven ends taking 18 shots which included a seven, to 4 against and won the game 32-14.

B Payne, J Howlett, M Lynes had a close game 4-5 on five ends, 11-8 in the lead at 11 ends but then dropped a five to be 11-13 down but managed to score two singles on the final ends to even the match at 13-13.

This win for the Reds secured the runners up position in the Thurne Ladies League for this season.

Gorleston Women’s EBA

Gorleston Women’s EBA Bowls Club would like to invite any new or experienced lady bowlers to come and join them on Gorlestoin Cliffs bowling green. We are a small friendly club and if interested come to our open morning with a roll up on May 2 at 10.15am, or contact Jill on 01493 664154.