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Bradwell bowlers on top of world

PUBLISHED: 09:58 06 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:55 16 September 2010

BRADWELL bowlers found it hard to be other than jubilant last week.

In the Hansells Norfolk County EBA League their B team became champions of the East 3 division by beating Freethorpe B 63-50.

BRADWELL bowlers found it hard to be other than jubilant last week.

In the Hansells Norfolk County EBA League their B team became champions of the East 3 division by beating Freethorpe B 63-50.

Bradwell won on two rinks and lost by just one shot on the third. Peter Smith, Eric Brooks, Peter Ridler and John Watson scored 26-15.

Alan Harrison, George Coxsey, Roy Turner and Tom Williams, taking four shots on the 20th end, won

20-17. Terry Gallant, Peter King, Brian Pilgrim and John Ward ended 17-18.

Bradwell's A team are also champions of East 2 division by their own good play and the result of

the match between Martham and County Arts.

Things were not so rosy in the Lovewell Blake Men's Malta Cup where Bradwell lost at home to Cantley.

Six on the final end picked up by Terry Gallant, Roy Turner and Tom Williams narrowed the overall shots difference and displayed team spirit.

Bradwell also lost away to Acle but this time there was one winning triple. Eric Brooks, Ted Connellan and John Sargent recorded 21-15, despite dropping five shots on the last end.

The Ladies' team, winning by one shot overall at home to Caister, upheld Bradwell's honour and credit is due to Diane Purnell, Kathy Hewitt

and Joy Williams for their score of 25-11.

Bradwell's Red team in the Norfolk County Federation League played at home against Dilham Cross Keys and won on one rink. Keith Cooke, Peter Smith and Terry Payne won 19-15.

The Green team had the same outcome away to South Walsham Mallards, where Tom Hall, Kathy Hewitt and Joy Williams won

20-12, scoring seven shots over the last two ends.

Of two Lowestoft and District away fixtures Bradwell lost both.

Against Sparrows' Nest two triples won, each by a single shot. Frank Hatton, Colin Deverill and Mick Marshall scored 18-17. Alan Harrison, Bryan Goffin and Ted Connellan, with four shots on the last end, achieved 14-13.

At Aldeby Jean Fagan, Ken Hall and David Smith won 24-13 while Tom Hall, Anne Baker and Keith Cooke, snatching two on the last, finished 20-19.

Sunnier times in the Sunshine League as Bradwell gained a good result at home against Beccles Caxton.

Tom Hall, Mick O'Keefe and Sheila Goffin took 24-15 and Carol Beattie, Terry Gallant and Don Brown recorded 20-18.

On Sunday the first Bradwell Butchery Open Tournament was held. Tom Hall supervised proceedings as 28 triples vied for the substantial cash prizes and the honour to be first to be awarded the splendid Bronze Bull trophy, sculpted by Andrew Edmonds.

The winners were M French, T Gowen and J Burwood. Second were G Ellis, T Ellis and T Ellis.

Third were D Purnell, A Harrison and D Pratt.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind charity will benefit substantially from the day.

All who attended very much enjoyed the bowling, the barbecue and refreshments and the really grand raffle.

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