Around the bowls clubs
Caister Bowls Club
THERE was another week of varying results.
In the EBA Hansells League, Caister had two games at home, winning both – Great Plumstead A 4-1, Acle B 4-1.
In the Malta Cup, Caister Ladies, playing at Ormesby, lost 49-52 (1.5-5.5).
In the Federation County League, Caister A at Bradwell Red lost 34-60 (0-9).
Caister Centurions had two games. At Hickling B they won 53-39 (7-2) then at home they beat North Walsham Blacks 47-44 (7-2).
In the Yarmouth & District League, Caister B at Filby lost 73-82 (1-6). Caister Ladies at Blofield lost 49-58 (1-5).
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In the County Cup, Caister had two teams in the quarter-finals. Caister A at Bawdswell won 99-48 while Caister B played Martham at home and lost 58-82. Caister A play Martham in the semi-finals on August 4.
In the Federation County Competitions semi-finals at Hingham on Sunday, Caister had some sucsess.
Tom Armes and Barnie Wymer won the Men’s Veteran Pairs while Josh Baxter and Paul Clutterbuck won the Men’s Pair to progress to the county finals on Sunday at Hingham
The losing players were Tony Applegate in the Champion of Champions, Paul Clutterbuck in the Two Wood Singles and Barnie and Jane Wymer in the Mixed Pairs.
Martham Bowls Club
Martham A played in two cups. In the Don Pearce Cup, Martham beat Acle 89-62, top block J Hudson, T Sewell and PS Randell 38-11.
In the County Cup, Martham visited Caister B and won 58-83, top block T Punchard, G Harrison and J Dyball 27-15.
On Sunday, July 31 Martham are hosting the J & J Open Pairs Trophy played under Australian rules.
Players are guarenteed three games and there are cash prises for the winners. It starts at 1pm but competitors need to be booked in by 12.45pm. There are few places left.
To book, call Pat Dickinson on 01493 740890.
Rollesby Bowls Club
Rollesby had by any standards a very quiet week on the greens.
Two matches in the afternoon Duffield League started with a home match against Hoveton where the home bowlers won on three rinks to finish with an 8-2 victory, overall score 65-54.
Winning blocks were T Bolton, A Christie, M Gallant 16-12; S Daniels, J Wheaton, D Gammon 14-10; J Seeranj, J Beeston, K Scott-Grrenard 24-12.
At Repps in the Duffield, Rollesby shared the spoils across the rinks with two wins and two defeats.
Narrow defeats of 15-17 and 10-17 were redeemed by wins of 16-9 by J Temple, J Beeston, B Temple and 21-11 by J Avery, J Wheaton, A Palmer to gain another valuable victory in a league in which Rollesby last year finished in the basement. Final score: 68-54, points 6-4.
One of the most difficult greens to visit in the Yarmouth League is Runham. Rollesby struggled in the early stages but managed to steal two points with one-shot victories on two of the rinks.
Final score: 71-85, points 2-7 (J Avery, T Coots, T Avery 19-18 after leading 18-10; E Taylor, T Wright, G Curtis 20-19 after trailing 6-13). There was a strong finish from T Bolton, M Coots, J Catchpole who won the last six ends but still lost by five shots.
The week ended with a County League match at Caister Castaways where Rollesby lost heavily on all rinks for a 9-0 defeat.
Ormesby Bowls Club
Ormesby three wood Federation Blue team at South Walsham won (7-2) 66-48.
Winning Ormesby rinks were C Fortescue, M Chegwidden and D Humphries 24-7 and E Flint, R Pope and P Evans 31-15.
The three wood Red Federation team entertained Hickling B and won (9-0) 55-37, winning on all three rinks. Ormesby winners were N Cheevers, I Carter and K Scott-Greenard 21-11, K Hunt, M Hart and F Brumby 18-14 and R Myers, B Horne and D Horne 16-12.
In the Ladies’ Malta Cup, Ormesby had a good win at home against Caister (41/2-11/2) 52-49. Winning Ormesby block was F Pope, S McCullough and M Chegwidden 20-10.
In the EBA Men’s League, Ormesby were disappointed to lose on all three rinks to Thorpe Recreation (5-0) 73-39.
Ormesby visited Freethorpe B in the Men’s Malta Cup League and lost (1-6) 59-80. The single point came from Ormesby’s winning rink J Bratton, B Horne and C Brooker18-11.
On Monday, in the EBA Men’s League, Ormesby played Cantley at home and lost (5-0) 71-47.
Bradwell Bowls Club
The club entertained a touring club from Comberton near Cambridge on Sunday, Bradwell winning 96-38.
On Saturday afternoon, amongst the showers, 24 bowlers took part in the drive with Terry Gallant taking the top spot on a score of 30-6 with Carol Beattie in second place on 28-15.
The Bradwell Ladies’ trio in the County Triples semi-finals at Carters put on a fantastic effort against County Arts.
After struggling for the first seven ends, the three Bradwell were 17-15 after 16 ends. Then the opposition stole a seven on the next end to run out winners of a close game.
In the men’s County EBA fours, Bradwell A and B both had two games each.
On Monday the A team away to Martham and lost 4-1 with Terry Gallant, Keith Cooke, Ted Connellan and Ron Beardall the best on 22-17.
At home, the B team also lost 4-1, to the Norfolk Police, with Phil Fiske, Tom Williams, Stan Deverill and John Ward triumphant on 24-14.
On Wednesday the A team at Freethorpe had a mighty battle with the home team before eventually winning 3-2.
The best from Bradwell was Eric Brooks, Jim Malcolm, Eddie MacDonals and Dennis Pratt on 27-19.
At home, the B team had an all-rink victory, 5-0, against rivals Great Yarmouth with a winning display of bowling from Alan Harrison, Roy Turner, Peter Ridler and John Watson on 31-17.
In the County Federation League, Bradwell Red had a clean sweep at home, 60-34, to take maximum points with Roy Turner, Ken Hall and Colin Deverill winning 24-9.
Also at home, the Green team against Plumstead Tigers suffered an all-rink defeat, 35-65, with Jean Fagan, Allan Collins and Barry Hubbard the best on 14-19.
The men’s Malta Cup had only one game, the B team at home to Great Yarmouth B producing a 6-1 win with Alan Harrison, Allan Collins and Roy Turner 25-14.
In the afternoon Sunshine League, Bradwell travelled to Corton and were defeated 62-42 with Terry Gallant, Ray Norton and David Smith gaining the only win 20-19.
In the Lothingland League at Gorleston Cliffs, the victory went to Bradwell on 80-69 with John Everingham, Frank Hatton and Mick Marshall the best rink on 27-12.