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Plenty of action on the bowling greens

PUBLISHED: 11:19 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 14:15 03 July 2010

Bowlers from Corton receive the Chairman's Invitation Shield at Bradwell Bowling Club.

Bowlers from Corton receive the Chairman's Invitation Shield at Bradwell Bowling Club.

Great Yarmouth Bowls Club by Derek Webster



ALL three teams were involved in the Norfolk County League, the A team playing Browston and winning 71-40, (5-0 points).

Great Yarmouth Bowls Club by Derek Webster

ALL three teams were involved in the Norfolk County League, the A team playing Browston and winning 71-40, (5-0 points).

R Pooley, J Hewitt, J Sexton and M Colcombe 28-11. J Ellis, T McNulty, D Mann and A Calver 26-16. D Seabourne, D Richards, M Cook and K Dunn 17-13.

The B team, playing two men short, lost to Great Plumstead B 40-62, (0.5-4.5).

J Wiseman, L Gutteridge and W Moss 15-15. L Comerford, A Comerford, N Green and R Albone 15-19. P Comerford, G Logan and J Glendenning 13-28.

The C team lost 58-77 (0.5-4.5).

C Last, T Westgate, J Elliott and S Wheeler 20-20. M Yarrow, P Ladmore, K Burrage and A Huggins 20-32. B Baker, A Smith, D Hatchett and C Warnes 18-25.

In the Lovewell Blake Malta Cup the A team won at Cantley 76-66 (6.5-0.5).

J Ellis, B Warnes and A Calver 27-19. J Hewitt, P Barber and M Cook 18-12. D Bowers, J Sexton and M Colcombe

18-18. T McNulty, R Pooley and D Mann 13-17.

The B team lost a close game with Ormesby 56-62 (2.5-4.5).

L Comerford, F Elliott and R Albone 16-15. A Comerford, N Green and J Glendenning 16-14. L Gutteridge, P Comerford and G Logan 13-13 and J Wiseman, E Bulley and W Moss 11-20.

The C played two matches and lost them both, the first played in a thunderstorm against Ormesby 41-71 (0-7).

T Westgate, K Burrage and S Wheeler 10-13. D Hatchett, C Warnes and H Plane 12-16. B Baker, J Elliott and A Huggins 9-14. M Yarrow, A Smith and P Ladmore 10-28.

Against Freethorpe B they also lost 57-82 (1-6).

M Yarrow, D Kingston and P Ladmore 23-15. K Burrage, A Smith and B Baker 7-19. T Westgate, J Elliott and S Wheeler 12-26. C Last, D Hatchett and C Warnes 15-22.

The ladies also played two Malta Cup matches and lost them both, the first was against Caister 50-54 (1.5-3.5).

J Burrage, J Warnes 23-20. S Allen, J Saunders and J Howlett 12-19 and L Westgate, P Ellis and C King 15-15.

Against Freethorpe they lost 46-62 (1-5). J Saunders, J Warnes and B Payne 23-9. L Westgate, P Ellis and C King 13-21 and S Allen, G Swanston and J Howlett 10-32.

The club played two friendlies, the first against a very good side from Wymondham which they lost 88-131.

Skips only, R Pooley 20-20, A Calver 15-17, K Dunn 18-20. T McNulty 13-18, D Richards 13-18, G Logan 9-38.

Against Islip BC was a much closer game with the home side winning 106-102. G Logan 27-9, R Pooley 27-13, J Wheeler 18-18, J Glendenning 13-23, R Albone 16-17 and B Payne 13-22.

The club reached the quarter-finals of the Jermy Cup with a very good win at County Arts by one shot 54-53.

P Ellis, D Richards, J Warnes

and D Mann 22-13. J Ellis, C King, B Payne and K Dunn 14-17 and J Howlett, L Westgate, B Warnes and A Calver

18-23.

In the County Coronation Triples the ladies played Cromer and reached the semi-finals to be played at Carters.

J Howlett, P Ellis and C King had a good win 15-10.

In the club competitions J Gray beat J Disspain 21-16. P Barber beat D Seabourne 21-11, B Warnes beat D Webster 17-7, S Wheeler beat F Elliott 21-4 and D Seabourne beat J Disspain 21-8.

In the two-wood singles P Barber beat D Richards 18-12 and D Seabourne beat J Disspain 18-2.

In the two-wood singles R Pooley beat J Gray 18-10.

Great Yarmouth and District Federation League

IN Division One the front runners are setting a hot pace.

Martham A with their foot well down had another good away win at Gorleston EBF 80-66 (6-1), giving them eight wins from eight.

Woodbastwick, even though dropping points at home, are in close contact, weighing in this week with a home win over Rollesby 90-69 (6.5-.5) and then starting Fleggburgh Privates' programme by winning 82-69 (6-1).

The other challengers, Gorleston Conservatives and Burlingham, met this week with the honours going to Conservatives 73-64 (5-2) who then played Gorleston EBF, winning 94-69 (7-0). Gorleston Conservatives have only had one defeat as yet.

Gorleston EBF also suffered at the hands of Acle and Burlingham, going down at Acle 86-59 (6.5-.5) and then 57-59 (2-5) at home to Burlingham. At the moment about five teams are battling for honours and the rest for survival.

In Division Two, Ormesby with a 85-64 (6-1) win at Repps kept their 100 per cent record, winning seven from seven.

Hickling picked up just one point at Filby 40-60 (1-6), then had a 68-64 (5-2) win at Martham B, keeping them in the top bunch.

Ludham closed up with wins at home to Winterton 102-63 (6-1) and then at Filby A 86-66 (6-1).

Filby B finished off the week with a home win 81-74 (5-2) playing Caister B.

The Lacon Cup final will be at Acle on Saturday, July 25, commencing at 6.30pm.

Lovewell Blake Malta Cup League by Brian Grint

LIGHTNING storms sent many players running for shelter last week but one game result stands out, Martham A winning away at Freethorpe A and bringing home six points.

This is a significant result and the odds have shortened on Martham reaching the play-offs and win the cup for the first time.

In Division Two, Browston A are now clear favourites to win the league but the runners-up slot is wide open.

One game stands out in this league with only one shot separating Martham B and Caister - the nerves were jangling that night.

Would all captains rearrange games that were abandoned or postponed and inform the secretary Derek Webster of their new dates.

Bradwell BC

On Sunday the club's first annual tournament of this season, the Chairmen's Invitation Shield, was contested by 18 triples in perfect conditions on Bradwell's fine green.

The clear winners were from Corton, R Stringfellow, A Mabelson and R Jackson. A Blundeston triple, P Hurren, R Kippen and K Dyer came second.

Music to a captain's ears was the 7-2 points victory in a Norfolk County Federation League match at home to Stalham.

Keith Cooke, Ted Connellan and Mick Marshall 34-3. Tom Williams, Malcolm French and Eddie Macdonald 16-12. Ken Saward, Ken Hall and George Barnes 12-16.

Three points to two were gained at home against Cantley in the Hansells Norfolk County EBA League, mainly thanks to Ken Saward, Ollie Scarfe, Malcolm French and Eddie Macdonald in their second successive win in this league, 31-13.

At home to Gorleston in the Lovewell Blake Malta Cup League, the match was closely contested.

Terry Payne, Ken Hall and Ron Beardall 26-13. Tom Williams, Ted Connellan and Mick Marshall 18-17. Ken Saward, George Barnes and John Sargent 17-16. Rink four scored 13-20.

In the Lovewell Blake Ladies Malta Cup Molly Lane, Anne Baker and Jean Moore in second place until the 17th, recorded 17-13. Jean Fagan, Kathy Hewitt and Jill Boggis 16-15.

A close finish, 72-76, against Bradwell resulted from the match away to Kessingland A in the Lowestoft and District League.

Alan Collins, Dahlia Macdonald and Thelma Bradnum 24-12. Elizabeth Ward, Frank Hatton and Mick Marshall 22-18. Scores on other rinks were 14-18 and 12-28.

Heavy rain and lightning stopped the Lothingland League home match against Gorleston Conservatives A.

No storm saved Fritton from Bradwell's seven points clean sweep in the same league.

Alan Collins, Bryan Vincent and Thelma Bradnum 29-8; Jean Fagan, Colin Deverill and Ken Hall 26-10; Tom Hall, Bryan Goffin and Charles Hutcheson 26-17; Keith Baker, Hugh Clifton and Anne Seddon 22-17.

In the Sunshine League at home to Sparrows' Nest, despite best efforts, Kath Brown, Jean Collins and Ken Saward had the only win 20-18.

On Sunday, Bradwell welcomed a team from Watton for a very enjoyable and well-attended friendly match.

It is always good to celebrate individual success as well as team results so Bradwell members congratulate Ken Hall on his exciting last-end semi-final win against Mark Elliot in the two-wood singles, Eastern Area of the Norfolk County Bowls Association, Federation rules, played at Martham.

Browston Hall

The B team played Yarmouth C in the County League and took 4½ points in their 77-58 win.

M Parker, P Ridler, P Smith and S Parker 32-20. M Harvey 25-18. D Farman level for the half point.

In the Malta Cup the A team,

having to field four reserves away at Martham, won 80-57 and took five points.

Top rink G Downing, D Johnson and V Bloom 26-8. D Noble, M Coles and H Noble 19-12. P Morris 17-18 and D Pratt 18-19.

In their second game in the week 6½ points came from their 80-57 win over Acle B. D Pratt, R Turner and L Peake won by 18 shots. M Parker, J Ellis and P Smith 22-12. G Downing, G Obsen and V Bloom 17-10. J Burwood 19-19 draw.

The EDF team despite winning on two rinks only managed four points. M Parker, P Ridler and P Smith 15-13, P Chaplin, W Good and A Harrison 16-16 at the 17th and one shot on the last end gave them two points. J Watson 10-17.

Rollesby Bowls Club

MEMBERS travelled to Northgate to play their second-round match in the Don Pearce Cup and found the away green very much to their liking.

Wins by S Allen, E Taylor, G Curtis 21-13, J Avery, A Palmer, T Avery 35-9 and S Daniels, T Coots, J Catchpole 38-9 saw the visitors double the home score and come away with a 112-56 victory.

In the first of two matches in the Three Wood County League, Rollesby welcomed Cantley in a rearranged match and just took the honours on points 5½-3½ after winning on two of the rinks - J Seeranj, T Bolton, R Austin 19-14 and J Austin, A Christie, R Blunden 18-16 - but going down on the third to draw overall on points 50-50.

In the week's only Broadland League match, the visitors were Dilham and Rollesby were keen to avoid the first double defeat of the season.

Narrow defeats on two rinks 16-22 and 17-19 were countered by good wins from E Taylor, T Wright, G Curtis 24-8 and J Avery, A Palmer, T Avery 27-16 - this despite being 0-11 down after four ends but replying with 22 shots against one over the next 14 ends. Overall score: 84-65 (5-2).

At home to Runham in the Yarmouth League, Rollesby really needed to gain some valuable points but, in the closest of matches, once again failed by a whisker to secure the win.

With only one shot deciding the result on three rinks and losing by three shots on the other, Rollesby could only muster two points in a disappointing 2-5 defeat, overall points on the night 68-70.

The results on three rinks changed on the last end. Well done J Avery, J Palmer, T Avery trailing 10-18 at 18 ends and scoring nine shots to win by one.

In the County League, away to South Walsham Mallards, Rollesby's only success came from the block of J Austin, A Christie and R Blunden 21-20, snatching victory on the last end and recording their second win of the week. Overall score 46-61 (2-7).

Martham Bowls Club

In the men's EBA League Martham went to Caister and were all at sea as all blocks lost 38-82 (0-5).

On Friday the Malta A team went to Freethorpe on 14th end the game was level. On the last four ends every block scored shots to win 67-86 (1-6).

In the Yarmouth League Martham A results were Gorleston 66 (1), Martham A 80 (6), and in the Donny Pearce Cup Potter Heigham 65, Martham A 98.

On Wednesday the Ladies travelled to Filby, two blocks won for a 51-54 win

(1-5). Top block was Myrtle Nichols, Pat Dickinson and Pam Symes.

Martham Bowls Club offers free coaching for beginners on Saturday mornings from 9.30 to 11am for adults and juniors. Bowls are provided but flat-soled shoes must be worn.

They are located at the playing field on Rollesby Road and further details can be obtained from the club secretary on 01493 740890.

Hickling BC

The game between Hickling and Wroxham in the Broadland Rotary Shield was abandoned before play commenced. In the Yarmouth League Hickling lost to Filby A by 6-1 but Hickling beat Martham 5-2.

Hickling A lost to Filby 5-4 but the B team beat Mundesley 9-0.

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