Acle Ladies involved in exciting in-house match in Mason Trophy

World Bowls singles championship action between Mark Royal (red) and Scott Walker (green) at Potters

World Bowls singles championship action between Mark Royal (red) and Scott Walker (green) at Potters Leisure Resort, Hopton, Norfolk.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Acle Ladies A took on their B team in the Mason Trophy in what turned out to be a highly competitive game.

Lynne Cannell, Julia Crosby, Lillian Barber and Mel Haylett were up against Geraldine Reeve’s rink and won 16-11.

Jenny Kirby’s rink played Marie Morton’s rink and in a grand stand finish lost 15-16. The A team won 31-27 and next play Norfolk Bowling Club.

Away to Shotford the ladies B team had a good day with Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth and Zoe Roberts scoring two fives in their 25-5 win and Caroline Hines, Sue Moore and Julia Crosby scoring a five and two fours in their 20-13 win.

Fran Pope, Jude Ward and Elaine Donovan ran out victors 15-14 while Jackie Smith’s block lost 5-13. It was an excellent team performance and a deserved 65-45 win (7-1).

Away to County Arts Pam Symes, Sue Moore and Jackie Smith won their game 12-9 but Shirley Genery’s block lost 4-18, Rose Yaxley lost 4-21 and Julia Crosby lost 9-19. Result: 29-67 and 1-7 points.

Away to Browston B the Ladies C team were determined to enjoy their final visit to Browston. Jenny Woolaston, C Goodhand and Madge Wise won 15-7, Molly Newman, Wendy Woolaston and June Thomas won 15-13. Molly Hayton, Eileen Airey and Pauline Lewis won 13-10 and Val Giles’ block lost 8-20. Result 51-50 and 7-1 points.

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Playing Woodlands in the Top Ten League, Aron Linford, Jeff Chegwidden and Colin Minns won 20-11 while Barry McGrath and Alan Jones won the pairs 28-18. David Airey lost the fours 16-19 and Mick Askham the singles 9-21 (result 73-69 and 5-2 points).

At home to Dereham A the men’s C team wanted a win to keep in the promotion race. Bernard Westley, Keith Fox, Peter Evans and Gordon Ives finished 24-9 winners, Richard Hayton, David Wise, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham finished with a four to win 25-13, Alan Jones’ rink scored a scored a six on the 19th to finish 23-27 and John Lettice’s rink fought back well and finished 16-21. Result 88-70 and a 5-2 points win.

Forms are now available to enter Summer Indoor Leagues. The club are introducing a Monday morning league in addition to the Wednesday afternoon and Friday evening leagues (all mixed triples, £3 per league entry).