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PUBLISHED: 13:08 09 April 2009 | UPDATED: 13:38 03 July 2010

Acle Indoor Bowls Club By Brian Grint



AT home to Pinewood, the Men's A team played the final match of the season.

And with a number of players playing for the county in the final of the Liberty Trophy, it was down to others to shine.

Acle Indoor Bowls Club By Brian Grint

AT home to Pinewood, the Men's A team played the final match of the season.

And with a number of players playing for the county in the final of the Liberty Trophy, it was down to others to shine.

Will Pitt, Arthur Joliffe, Wyn Willimott and Lewis Moore went 5-11 down at 10 ends then dominated to win 25-15.

Paul Webb, Ian Willimott, Rob Parker and Patrick Willimott were 12-7 at 10, scored a five on the 12th and won 29-10.

John Colcombe, Peter Cator, Bernard Willimott and captain George Tubby were 10-5 at 10, scored sixes on the 16th, 18th and final end to win 39-9.

Tony Dunton's rink came back from 5-13 to 11-15 but lost 11-23. Result 104-57 and 6-1 points.

The Men's A finish runners-up to North Walsham, six points adrift.

Away to Lakeside, the Men's C team needed two points for promotion, but that was a big ask. Result 71-90 (1-6) which gives Lakeside promotion by 1½ points and the C team who will stay in Division Four next season.

Keith Owen, Jim Cole, Ray Smith and Mick Askham had only lost one game all season. Seven each at nine ends, 10 each at 14, tey scored a five on the 16th and won 23-12.

Derrick Willgress stepped in to skip and his rink scored a five on the 12th to go 17-9 up but were pegged back to 20 each at 19 ends. Playing the final end they had measure for the game when it was put out of rink and they lost 21-24.

Alan Casburn also had to skip and was 9-11 at 11 ends but dropped 14 shots in four ends and lost 13-29. Pat Beales' rink have had a lot of success this season and were eight each at eight ends but 11-18 at 15 and finished 14-25.

Rollesby Bowls Club

THE club is opening their Green for the forthcoming season on Saturday, April 18 at 2pm. The first bowl will be cast by the president, the first official duty of newly appointed Sheila Allen.

It is fitting and somewhat poignant that Sheila has accepted the position as she has been closely associated with the club well before her current 10-year stint as a player.

The green used to belong to the Horse and Groom public house, which was Sheila's birthplace and where her father, Billy Curtis was the landlord and the green keeper.

Sheila's earliest memory of the bowls club was to help her father tend the green and ferry drinks from the pub to the players during the games. To complete the family connection, Sheila's brother Gordon is also a longstanding member of the club.

Rollesby BC play in the Broadland, Great Yarmouth and County leagues and anyone wishing to join, experienced or beginner, should contact Terry or Jane Avery on 748167.

Martham Bowls Club

THE club is having a coffee morning on Sunday, April 19 from 10am at the clubhouse, Coronation Recreation Ground, Rollesby Road.

Interested non-members are very welcome to come along for a chat and take a look around.

Wellesley Bowls Club

THERE are openings for new members both male and female for the season starting on Saturday, May 2.

All games are played on the Northdenes bowling green (no league matches). Free parking is available for members.

It is a friendly club which meets three times a week and members play as and when they wish.

For further information contact the secretary M Skidmore 01493 721636 or chairman L Marrable 01493 722448.


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