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Acle Indoor Bowlsby Brian GrintLewis Moore of Acle Indoor Bowls Club has been selected for England U25 team in the International Series being held on January 9 and 10.

Acle Indoor Bowls

by Brian Grint

Lewis Moore of Acle Indoor Bowls Club has been selected for England U25 team in the International Series being held on January 9 and 10.

Acle Ladies A played away at Bowling Club, a game that was always going to be difficult, but if you want to win the Ladies' Championship, a game you must win.

Lillian Barber, Gwyn Xuereb and Jean Cossey started with a four on the first end but were level at 4-4 after three ends. From this point good bowling and sensible tactics won the day as they went on to win 17-7.

Betty Brown, Maureen Wright and captain Barbara Meeks looked comfortable as they went into an 8-2 lead after seven ends but by 10 ends it was 8-7. A captain's innings was required and Barbara shone through, and despite dropping a four on the final end grabbed the points with a 12-11 victory.

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Jill Saunders, Ros Myhill and Marie Barker were 3-3 at four ends, 8-8 at 10 and 11-11 at 13 and won the final end to finish 12-12.

Geraldine Reeve's block found the going all downhill and after scoring a five on the sixth end led 10-2. Then it was uphill and they lost 10-16.

Result 51-46 and 6�-1� pts. A good team performance and valuable away points.

Acle Men's B away to Diss were aware points there would be hard to come by.

Johnstone Mackie, Eric George, Ken Copeman and Bimbo Meeks picked up a five on the fourth end but by 10 ends were 8-13 down.

After 16 ends it was 12-21 but two threes and a five on the 20th put them one shot up, but they finished drawing 23-23.

David Cole's rink were 6-8 at 10 ends dropped a five on the 14th and never recovered, losing 10-25.

Ivan Borrett's rink were 7-7 at nine ends 11-11 at 15 and 17-17 playing the final end which went against them 17-18.

Les Smith's rink, 5-13 down at 10, 14-16 at 18, lost 15-20.

Result 65-86 and �-6� pts

Acle Men's C went off to Pinewood and Dan Mills, Alan Casburn, Bill Downie and Pat Beales were 4-4 at seven ends 11-9 at 14 , 13-14 playing the final when two perfect drawing bowls by Pat gave them the point 15-14. Keith Owen, Jim Cole, Ray Smith and Mick Askham 6-6 at six ends 16-8 at 11 and 20-12 at 15, in a dramatic final four ends finished 21-21. Ashley Smith's rink were 5-5 at seven ends 12-12 at 14, 15-15 at 19 and just lost out 15-17.

Brian Grint's rink dropped a six on the eighth end to go 4-13 down, went 9-18 at 16, came back to 17-18 with two ends to play but dropped a four on the 20th and finished losing 18-22.

Result 68-74 and 1�-5� pts

Live TV coverage of next year's Potters Holidays World Indoor Bowls Championships at Hopton has been extended to a full week - from Monday, January 18 to Sunday, January 24.

The tournament gets under way on January 4, involving 75 players from all around the globe - including Norfolk's Mervyn King, Tim Stone and Jamie Chestney.

Great Yarmouth BC

Ladies Blue had a tough but enjoyable game away to Shotford B in the County League, down 10 shots at three ends, down 13 shots at nine ends they fought their way back over the last six ends to a loss of just two shots, 45-47, but unfortunately the reward was only one league point.

M Clark's block, 1-12 down at six ends, won the next five ends to make it even 12-12, but sadly lost one shot on the last end and lost 13-12.

J Carter's block trailed behind all the way through, and lost 8-17.

H Farrows block ahead most of the way and even on the penultimate end 11-11, lost by one shot 11-12.

W Ellison's winning block went ahead at the start winning ten of the 15 ends played, won the game 14-5.

Browston Hall Bowls

THE men's B team came away from Shotford with two winning rinks and a well-earned five points.

N Miller, R Carol, M Harvey and J Allen hit top form after being 0-3 down on the second end, and then only allowed their opponents to score a further five shots in their 32-8 win.

R Barrett, K Saward, B Drinkall and A Hills took the early lead 9-6 at the 10th and then scored five shots on both ends 11 and 12, to put then 19-6 up, and they stayed in front to win 27-13.

P Chaplin, B Brown, D Chumley and A Harrison 6-18 down at halfway, but fought back over the closing five ends to finish 24-26. P Tyrell 11-21.