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PUBLISHED: 12:35 04 February 2010 | UPDATED: 16:31 30 June 2010

Acle IBC's Tim Stone who is playing in the Welsh Open Championship.

Acle IBC's Tim Stone who is playing in the Welsh Open Championship.

Acle Indoor Bowls by Brian Grint



PLAYING North Walsham in the last 16 of the Vivienne Trophy, Acle won 79-76.

There was a nail-biting finish especially for non-playing captain Margaret Rowsell, but a great performance by all players put them into the national quarter-finals on Monday against Huntingdon.

Acle Indoor Bowls by Brian Grint

PLAYING North Walsham in the last 16 of the Vivienne Trophy, Acle won 79-76.

There was a nail-biting finish especially for non-playing captain Margaret Rowsell, but a great performance by all players put them into the national quarter-finals on Monday against Huntingdon.

With Acle facing a difficult game, at home Gladys Gibbs, Brenda Cole, Lillian Barber and Margaret Shields raced out of the blocks and by eight ends went 13-0 up, but they dropped a five on the following end.

A four on the 10th shook off that voodoo but by the 13th end it was 18-11 and all to play for. Good, accurate bowling by the Acle girls soon paid off and they went on to win 27-16.

Ada Sumpter, Rose Yaxley, Shirley Genery and Pat Pegram went 6-2 up at five ends but then some good trailing bowls by the opposition changed the game and by 10 ends Acle were

6-10 down. They came back to 12-15 after 15 ends, but some running bowls from the opposition were coming off and it was important to keep the scoreline to a minimum. This they did, eventually losing 13-22.

Away, Pam Symes, Janis Wilson, Dawn Horne and Anne Drury found the going tough and were 6-11 down at 10 ends. But they fought back and by 18 ends it was 14-15. With the overall game score close, second bowls were important and it finished 16-20.

Edna Land, Debra Nicholson, Pat Dickinson and Bing Smith were also finding the run of the green against them and by 10 ends were 4-11 down. But Bing's rink has a reputation of bouncing back and by 18 ends were 16-17. Totally in charge, they went on to score seven shots on the last two ends to win 23-18.

Acle Ladies' A at home to Pinewood were expecting a win to keep them on top of the table.

Molly Auld, Ros Myhill and Marion Himpleman started with a five on the first end and by five ends were 11-0 up. All three players were finding the Jack and with Marion in top form they were 17-2 up at 10 ends and finished 20-6.

Shirley Lettice, Maureen Wright and Sue Batchelor were also playing well and went 7-2 up at five ends, and 10-6 at 10 ends. Sue's bowls drawing to the ditch edge with the jack in the ditch told the story of this game as the three girls dominated and won 18-6.

Pat Dickinson, Jenny Kirby and Captain Barbara Meeks were another block in good form, going 4-2 up at five ends, but they looked stunned when they dropped a four on the 10th to go 8-7. At 9-8 up playing the final end it came as no surprise when Barbara scored five shots to win 14-8.

Geraldine Reeve's block were having a good contest, five each at eight ends, then dropped a five on the ninth and with the opposing skip playing well they finished 7-14. Result: 59-34 and 7-1 points.

Tim Stone from Acle Indoor Bowls Club, playing in the Welsh Open Championship against

12th seed, Australian Kelvin Kerkow, won 7-6, 12-4.

On Wednesday he beat second seed Mark Royal 8-3, 12-6 and yeasterday was due to play in the quarter-finals against either Nicky Brett of Ely or Brett Wilkie of Australia.

Great Yarmouth Ladies

Red Team: In their away game against Shotford they had a close a game and came away with a loss of only five shots 57-62, and two league points from eight.

B Wright, S Allen and J Warnes were down

5-15 on the seventh end, and came back with 10 shots on the following three ends making it 15-15. But the wheels fell off and on the last three ends they gained only three more shots to Shotford's 10, and lost 17-25.

R Beckett, N Pyzer and D Edwards started very slowly and halfway through were 2-12 down. But scoring 12 more shots to five against over the rest of the game they raised their score to 14-17.

B Payne, B Phillips and G Swanston were 5-5 on seven ends, managed to score another five shots to Shotford's four and won the game 10-9.

C King, L Westgate and P Ellis started well with a six on the first end, and by six ends were 12-1 up. Over the following six ends they scored four shots to 10 from their opponents and luckily still won the game 16-11.

Browston Hall

Browston B men's team, playing at home against Yarmouth B took the maximum seven points and retained top spot in Division Five.

B Brown, P Chaplin, R Carroll and D Chumbley were 12-0 up at the fourth then allowed their opponents to score on only six ends, winning 31-9.

N Miller, M Marshall, M Harvey and J Allen, with a six on the fourth end, went in front 8-2 and maintained their lead to win 23-10.

The block of R Barrett, K Saward, B Drinkall and M Munro got off to a good start and never looked in trouble, winning 27-16.

P Tyrell R Turner, C Posner and D Hancock were five all at the sixth, and went on to win

21-12.

Men's A: The block of V Moore, J Lake, P Aldis and M French won 20-15 to take the only point for the men's A team in their away game against Wymondham A, where they lost 64-86.

Both ladies' games were postponed.


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