Bowls Cup keenly fought

Great Yarmouth and District Bowls News from John VinceONCE again another Don Pearce Cup final was very well supported even though the weather was not co-operating, but it was a very keenly fought match between Martham A and Runham.

Great Yarmouth and District Bowls News from John Vince

ONCE again another Don Pearce Cup final was very well supported even though the weather was not co-operating, but it was a very keenly fought match between Martham A and Runham.

Martham soon put their stamp on the game. It was, for a while, backs to the wall for Runham.

A 22-9 score at five ends which increased to 46-24 at 10, made Runham's task all the more difficult as the game progressed.

It worsened at 15 ends to 70-35, and the final score was 88-45 to Martham A with Runham winning just one rink.

Once again the refreshments provided by the host club Martham were top class and very much appreciated by all.

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The weather then worsened, but was too late to spoil the evening.

In Division One, a joyful week for Hickling with a home win against Runham 77-63 (6-1) and then, at a time when miracles hardly happen, they won away at Martham A in a very close match 75-72 (5-2).

But Martham A were soon back on track, beating visitors Rollesby 98-53 (7-0).

Rollesby had already suffered at Gorleston Conservatives, losing 64-86, just picking up half a point.

Woodbastwick playing at Acle won 79-67 (5.5-1.5), and then in the return match at Woodbastwick the result was in reverse with Acle winning 82-64 (6-1).

Acle had already been victorious at Filby A 84-66 for a (5-2), and Woodbastwick finished the week with a good home win against Potter Heigham 105-59 (6-1).

In Division Two, the leaders Northgate continue in their winning run with two home wins first against Caister A 120-51 (7-0) and then Caister B 102-72 (6-1).

A mixed week for Filby B, going down 64-77 (1.5-5.5) at Martham B, and then going down 74-82 (2-5) at Caister B.

But on a brighter note, playing at home to Caister A, they won a very close match 77-76 (5-2).

Repps at home to Caister A came in with a 95-79 (6-1) win but then playing at Gorleston EBF they had to concede 79-95 (2-5).

These results have given Northgate a bit more space at the top. Match fees will be due soon.

The dinner date has been set for October 18.