Young bowlers will have some good prize money to chase in Astro Cup at Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 07:37 23 June 2017

Norfolk are in Johns Trophy action this weekend. Picture: Archant

Norfolk are in Johns Trophy action this weekend. Picture: Archant

(C) Archant Norfolk 2013

Young bowlers are invited to take part in the Astro Cup competitions sponsored by Astro Communications Ltd which take place on the Britannia Bowls Green on Great Yarmouth seafront on Sunday, August 20.

Games start at 9am, with everyone getting at least three games, and there will be approximately £1,000 prize money on offer. The entry fee is £5.

The events are: Under 30s Open Singles (qualifying date of birth after June 30, 1987) and Under 18s Open Singles (Qualifying date of birth after June 30, 1999).

Entry forms are available from Derek Webster on 01493 603976 or 07747 412307 and the closing date for entry forms is June 30.

Meanwhile Martham Kites took on visitors Winterton in Norfolk League Sub Area C. Good wins on all rinks saw the Kites take full points. Individual scores: were 25-7 (highest rink of Maureen Brighton, Jeff Turner and Elaine Donovan), 23-10 and 22-11. The overall score was 70-28.

In Norfolk League Area C Martham Harriers hosted Hemsby.

After winning on two of three rinks the Harriers recorded a comforatble 7-2 win overall victory over their neighbours with a combined score of 63-37.

Despite losing by three shots, Jean Claxton, Les Foster and Terry Sewell did well to fight back from being 18-6 down on the 13th end to make a game of it.

Best rink went to Mike Fisher, Edna Land and Colin Starkings (25-8).

In the Broadland Charity Shield Martham played host to Hickling.

Being the second leg of the tournament and starting with a large deficit, it was always going to be a big ask for Martham to respond to Hickling’s good home win.

However, Martham fought to the end, with Heather Nichols, Maureen Brighton and Paul Ulrich narrowing losing by two shots and Louis Renham, Fred Brighton and Jean Claxton pulling back to 16-17 going into the last end, only to drop a three and suffer a 16-20 defeat.

Ray Bourne, Nigel Seggie and Elaine Donovan were off to a good start and never looked back, being Martham’s only winning rink (30-9), but Terry Granfield, Keith Davis and Jude Ward couldn’t respond to Hickling’s D Broom, D Beales and S Elliott and were on the wrong end of a 25-11 scoreline.

The overall score was 73-72 to Martham but it’s Hickling who go through to the next round.

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