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17/2/18 v Wymondham ‘B’   (Away)

Men’s C Win

Away to Wymondham Dell the Men’s C had David Airey, Colin Starkings and Alan Jones were 8 each at 8 ends, 17-13 at 15 and a 5 on the final end made it 26-15. Richard Hayton, David Wise, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham came back from 6-12 down to        18-16 up and in a close finish drew 18 each. John Lettice rink scored a 6 on the 9th to go 10-6 up dropped a 5 on the 15th and another 5 on the 19th and here also a close finish losing 23-24. Gordon Ives rink were 9 each at 8, 13-16 at 16 and finished 15-21.

Result   82-78 and 4 ½ - 2 ½ pts


27/1/18 v Norfolk BC ‘B’   (Away)

 Mens ‘C’ Slip up

Top of the Table Clash  gave the Men’s C  a challenge at  Bowling Club and Jeff Chegwidden, Mike Hart, David Crosby  and John Lettice   were  10-7  at 10,  13-11 at 15  and won 18-15. Richard Hayton, David Wise,  Brian  Hearn  and   Mick Askham  went  from 15-8 at 10  to 15-14 at 15, then 18 each playing the final end but 2  shots gave them a20-18 win. Bernie Westley   Keith Fox,  Peter Evans  and Gordon Ives  were 7-8  at 10  , 11-15 at 15, 17-16  at 18,  but  dropping a  3 on the final end gave them a 19 each draw. Colin Minns  rink had a bad  day  winning only  5 ends as  they lost  8-41.

Result  65 – 93  and 2 ½ - 4 ½ pts.


21/1/18  Top Ten League

Playing Woodlands, in the Top Ten League, Aron Linford, Jeff Chegwidden and Colin Minns  won 20-11  while Barry Mc.Grath  and Alan Jones  won the Pairs 28-18. David Airey lost the fours 16-19 and Mick  Askham  the Singles 9-21.

Result 73-69 and  5-2  pts


20/1/18 v Dereham ‘A’   (Home)

Mens ‘B’ Team Win

At  home to Dereham A  the Mens C Team  wanted a win to keep in the promotion race.   Bernard Westley  , Keith Fox, Peter Evans  and Gordon Ives  were 3-6  down then 10-9  up  at 14  won all the remaining ends to finish 24-9  winners. Richard Hayton, David Wise, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham  were 7-10  down  only lost 2  more ends as they finished with a 4  to win 25-13. Alan Jones  rink scored a 5 then dropped a 6, then scored a 6 on the 19th to finish 23-27. John Lettice  rink  dropped a 5 on the 7th and were 3-16 down  at 10 ends  but fought back well and finished  16-21.

Result  88-70  and a 5-2 pts win


6/1/18 v Old Hall   (Home)

Mens ‘C’ Team Go Second

At home to Old Hall  the Mens C Team were  aware points would put them into a promotion spot. Barry  Mc.Grath,Jeff Chegwiddin, David Crosby  and John Lettice were      9 -10  down  at 12 ends but then found another  gear scoring  two 5’s and a 6  and finished winning 35-10. Bernie Westley,Peter Evans, David Airey  and Colin Minns Raced into a     17-0  lead after only 6 ends then fought   rear guard action but 3 shots on the final end made it 24-18. Richard Hayton , Keith Fox, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham scored a 5 on the 4th and a 6  on the 6th  and by 10 ends were 22-7   as they went on to win 29-22. Alan Jones  rink  went from 9 each to 14 each and in a competitive game lost 17-22.

Result 105 – 72  and  6 – 1  pts and into a promotion spot.


16/12/17 v County Arts ‘B’   (Home)

Mens ‘C’ go Second

Playing county Arts B the mens C Team  were  hoping for a win to boost them up the table with their game in hand. Bernie Westley, Peter Evans, Colin Starkings and Gordon Ives got the ball rolling and were 17-4 up at 10 ends scored three 5’s as they won 39-12.  Richard Hayton, David Wise, Brian Hearn  and Mick Askham picked up a 5 on the 7th to go 7-4 up and only lost 3 more ends as they dominated and won 23-12. Barry Mc.Grath, Jeff Chegwidden, Colin Minns  and Alan Jones despite dropping two 4’s were 14-9 up at 10,   21 -14 at 17 but needed a treble on the final end to draw 23 each. John Lettice’s rink went from 6-3 up to 7-17 down then scored 11 shots in 4 ends and in a thrilling final end dropped a 3 to lose 19-21.

Result 104 – 68 and 5 ½ - 1 ½ pts to go second in the table.


2/12/17 v North Walsham  (Away)

Mens C lose at North Walsham

Away to N. Walsham the Mens C Team struggled to find the pace of the green, only  Richard Hayton ,Aaron  Linford, David Wise  and Mick Askham  who were 5-10 down at 10 ends, but then 13 each at 16 as they found the weight and went on to win 19-14. Alan Jones rink  came back from 4-15 down to 17-18 after a 5  but couldn’t hold on as they lost 20-25. Gordon Ives rink  went 12-10 up at 10  but then lost 8 ends on the trot and finished  losing  18-25. John Lettice rink  were 11-7 up at 10, dropped a 5 on the 13th and were      13-15 at 15,  17-20 playing the final end but lost 17-23.

Result  74-87 and 1 – 6 pts.


18/11/17 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’  (home)

Mens ‘C’ Team go Second in Table

At home to the Dell B Team  the mens C Team were  hoping for a win and captain Mick  Askham lead the the way. Playing with Richard Hayton, David Wise and David Airey  they went 12-2 at 7 ends, 23-5 at 14  and raced home 29-12. Bernard Wesley, Keith Fox, Colin Starkings and Gordon Ives  despite dropping a 5 on the 9th end were still 12-10 up and went on a winning streak winning 9 ends on the trot and finished victors 27-14. Jeff Chegwiddin, Peter Evans, David Crosby and Colin Minns were 10-6 at 10, 14-10 at 15 and winning 11 ends won the game 17-15. Mick Hart, Mick Crow, John Lettice  and Alan Jones came back from 4-11 at 7 ends to 13 each at 11 , 21-18  at 17 and went on to win 25-22.

Result  98 – 63  and all  7 pts  to second in table.


28/10/17 v Norfolk BC ‘B’  (Home)

Mens C Struggle

With  a number of Call offs  the Mens C Team played a strong Bowling Club team at Acle. John Lettice rink scored a 5 on the 3rd end and were 9-7 up at 10  ends, a 6 on the 14th made it 15-14 but dropping a 6 on the 16th put them 16-20 behind, 21 each playing the final end but lost 21-22. Gordon Ives rink were 5 each at 8  and 13 each at 18 but once more a final end went against them losing 15-17. Alan Jones rink only scored on 8 ends and lost 15-25 and Colin Starkings rink only won 8  ends and finished 12-26.

Result 63-90  and  0-7  pts


21/10/17 v Dereham ‘A’  (Away)

Mens ‘C’ Team Win

In  their first game of the Season the Mens C Team were away at Dereham and were  intent of starting well. Bernie Westley, Keith Fox, Colin Minns  and Gordon Ives  scored  a 5 on the 5th to put them in charge going 11-1 up, by 10 ends were18-1 and went on to an emphatic victory 26-8. Jeff Chegwiggin, John Mann, Colin Starkings and Alan Kendall went from 7-2 up to7-8 down then scored a 5 and were14-12 at 15 won all final 6 ends to finish 23-12. Richard Hayton, David Wise, David Airey and Mick Askham were 12-7 at 10 ends, then 19-8 at 15  and strolled to a 25-11 win. John Lettice rink went from 8-5 up to 12-16 at 15 scored a 5 on the 18th to go level and in a final end shoot out lost 21-22.

Result 95-53  and 6 – 1pts


17/2/18 v Shotford ‘A’

Men’s ‘A’ Team win in comfort

The A Team had a very comfortable victory at home to a depleted Shotford team, gaining 7 points and winning 140 shots to 34.

Jim Fruin, Geoff Ramsbottom, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom were top rink, beating the Shotford rink skipped by D Ashtygud 39-7. 11-1 up at 5 ends they continued to dominate by pulling away to 19-2 at 10 ends. A 6, two 4’s and a 3 saw them power away to an easy victory.

Ed Lambert, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby have now played together for the last 3 weeks and kept up their winning streak with a 34-5 victory against the rink skipped by A Leeks. Two fours in the first 5 ends saw them 8-3 up and then by winning 4 of the next five ends they were 17-4 up at 10. They then went on to win 10 of the next 11 ends for another good rink performance.

Robert Brookes, Ryan Garman, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett beat the Shotford rink skipped by E. Frost 32-14. A quick start saw them 8-1 up at 5 ends but a spirited fight back saw the scores at 12-10 at 9 ends. The next four ends went 3,2,3 and 3 to Acle to go 23-10 at 13 ends. They restricted the opposition to four singles over the last 8 ends for another very good rink performance.

The rink of Mark Elliott, Matty Sparrow, Ian Wones and Daniel Noble won 35-8 against the Shotford rink skipped by S Ayres. A 7 on the fifth end saw the Acle rink 12-1 up at 5 ends and 18-3 at 10 ends. Apart from a dropped three in the 15th end Acle dominated the second half of the game.

Thanks once again to Ed Lambert and Robert Brookes for coming in and helping out at the last minute.




10/2/18 v Gallow ‘A’   (Home)

Men’s ‘A’ Win

The A Team got back to winning ways with 5 Points at home to Gallow 100 shots to 60.

The rink of Will Pitt, Ivan Borrett, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett lost 17-19 against the rink skipped by M. Starkey. 7-2 up at five ends Gallow rallied to close the gap to 10-8 at 10 ends. 12-12 at 15 the game was decided on the 20th end with the scores at 14-14 with Gallow getting a 5.

Top rink for the second week running went to the rink of Ed Lambert, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby winning 39-7 against the Gallow rink skipped by Danny Cawthorne. Always in control they were 17-0 up at 5 ends and maintained their lead at 20-4 after 10 ends. 17 shots over the next 7 ends saw them power ahead to 34-4 after 17 ends. Gallow scored three singles over the next three ends but were outclassed by the Acle rink from the front.

The rink of Robert Brookes, Ryan Garman, Tony Dunton and Ian Wones had a comfortable win against the rink skipped by Mark Riches 31-8. Quick out of the blocks saw them lead 11-2 at 5 ends but a revival by the Gallow rink saw the score reduced to 13-7 at 10 ends. The Acle rink won the next 9 ends to surge ahead 26-7. A four on the final end completed the scoring.

The rink of John Colcombe, Matty Sparrow, Geoff and Danny Ramsbottom came up against the in form Gallow skip Sam King, losing 26-13. 2-6 down at 5 ends they dropped three big ends in the next 5 to trail 16-6 at ten ends. Blows we’re exchanged over the next 5 ends with Gallow still 19-10 ahead but Gallow then won 4 of the last 6 ends to run out comfortable winners.

Thanks to Robert Brookes and Ed Lambert for helping out again, both had excellent games and were in winning Rinks.


3/2/18 v Lynnsport ‘A’   (Away)

Men’s ‘A’ lose away

The A Team travelled away to Lynnsport and in spite of numerous calls offs managed to get 1.5 Points.

The rink of John Colcombe, Ben Chalk, Tony Dunton and Daniel Noble drew 15-15 with the rink skipped by John Cason. A close game throughout, 5-4 up at five ends, 7-8 down at ten ends. A good next few ends saw them take the lead 13-10 at 15 ends. One up going into the last end they held shot until the last bowl of the match.

The rink of Mark Elliott, Chris, Geoff and Danny Ramsbottom lost 16-28 to the rink skipped by Vernon Hudson. 9-1 down after 6 ends they had a spirited fight back to get to 13-17 at 16 ends. Unfortunately, they then dropped a five and three in successive ends to go 25-13 down with only three to play.

The rink of Ed Lambert, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby beat the rink skipped by Peter Chestney by 26-12. 4-2 up at 5 ends they powered ahead winning 9 of the next 10 ends to lead 20-5 at 15 ends. Although their luck ran out over the next three ends, dropping 7 shots they still went on to win convincingly.

The rink of David Cole, Jim Fruin, Ryan Garman and Ian Wones lost 24-11 to the rink skipped by Ian Whiley. Struggling for most of the game they were 13-1 down after 9 ends but did manage to maintain the deficit to 10-18 at 18 ends, only to drop another couple of threes over the last three ends.

Thanks very much to Ben Chalk, Edward Lambert and Chris Ramsbottom for helping out.


27/1/18 v County Arts ‘A’   (Home)

Mens ‘A’ Lose to Arts

Not a good start to 2018 for the A Team being defeated at home to County Arts 2 - 5 and by 68 shots to 64.The rink of Will Pitt, Jim Fruin, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett won 18-16 against the Arts rink skipped by Andy King. A good tussle throughout, Acle led 5-2 at 5 ends, 8-7 at 10 ends but dropping a five in the twelfth put them on the back foot. They got level twice but needed a single and three on the last two ends to win by two.

The rink of Ryan Garman, Tony Dunton, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones beat the rink skipped by Peter Wilkinson 15-14. 5-1 up at 5 ends, 7-5 at ten ends and 11-9 at 15 ends the Arts rink could never quite get on terms. Although Acle only won one of the last 5 ends they hung on for the point.

The rink of Ryan Stanton, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby lost 14-18 to veteran Arts skip Brian Taylor. 3-4 down at 5 ends and 7-8 at ten ends the Acle rink failed to score on the next 8 ends and trailed 17-7. A fight back on the last 4 ends was not quite enough to get them back in the game.

The rink of Mark Elliott, Matty Sparrow, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope lost 17-20 to the Arts rink skipped by  Philip  Barr. 2-4 at 5 ends, they slipped to 4-9 at 10 ends and in spite of then picking up a three and two trailed by 9-15 at 15 ends. A recovery towards the end saw them one shot behind playing the last end only to lose a 2.


2/12/17 v Acle ‘B’  (Away)

A Versus B

The Clash  of the Mens A against Mens B went to the form book but not without incident and anguish. The Mens B were the home fixture and Ian Wilson, David Brawn,  Dennis Edwards and Denis Goodley  played Chris Ramsbottom, John Sparrow, Tony Dunton and Dan Ramsbottom and the B teamers ran riot going 15-3 up at 10 ends, 21-7 at 15 and winning two thirds of the game finished 31-10 victors. Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint came up against Robert Brooks, Ryan Garman, Simon Elliott  and George Tubby, by 9 ends it was 10 each but by 13 it was 23-10 to the A Team, but a never give up attitude saw the B lads storm back and 5 on the 20th made a nail biting finish , as the A squeezed home 27-25. Brian Kirby, Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott played the A rink of Mark Elliott, Jim Fruin, Matty Sparrow and Ian Wones  and the A ‘s were 12-6 at 10 and 18-12  at 18 and finished 25-12. Richard Pope, Ian Anderson, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer played John Colcombe, Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Jason Roope with the latter going 12-6 up at 10, 17-8 at 15 and a 6 on the 18th helped them to a 29-12 win.

Result  B team 80 – A team 91  and 1-6 pts.


25/11/17 v Norfolk BC  (Away)

Mens ‘A’  lose at Bowling Club

The ‘A’ Team  came unstuck for the first time in the league this season against a very strong Norfolk Bowling Club Team. The overall score was 80-64 and 0.5 to 6.5 Points.

the rink of Will Pitt, Ivan Borrett, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett lost 15-25 to the rink skipped by Wayne Willgress. Starting extremely well they were 7-4 up at 8 ends but then dropped 18 shots over the next 6 ends to go 8-22 at 14 ends. Acle won 5 of the final 7 ends but the damage had been done in the middle of the game.

The rink of Ryan Garman, Matty Sparrow, Tony Dunton and Ian Wones drew 18-18 against the rink skipped by Rick Summers. Acle were very slow starting, dropping a 5 on the first end and a 3 on the third to go 8-1 down. 13-5 down at 11 ends a four on the next end brought them back into the game but only to drop 3 of the next four ends. 18-11 down at 18 ends after 5 burnt ends the Acle rink scored a three and two twos to earn a draw.

Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, John Chalk and George Tubby ended up losing 15-18 after a good tussle with the rink skipped by Bernie Perrett. 4-4 at 5 ends, 9-7 up at 10 ends but they lost four of the next five ends to go 10-14 down at 15 ends. Twice they got within a shot but NBC held firm to win by three.

Mark Elliott, David Cole, Simon Elliott and Danny Ramsbottom lost 16-19 to the rink skipped by James Segolo. A good tussle throughout, but the Acle rink could never get quite get on top of. 4-5 at 5 ends, 6-9 at 10 ends and 11-13 at 15 ends. The final 6 ends were shared equally.


Egham Success

Playing Beccles in the Egham trophy was always going to be a hard fought game. George Tubby’s rink at home  were 9-1 up at 5 ends, 18-2 at 10 and went on to a comfortable 31-15 win. Daniel Noble’s rink were always close 17 each at 15  but lost 20-23. Away  Ian Wones rink  went 11-5 up at 10 ends, then 14-10 at 15 and won 16-14, while Dan Ramsbottom four were  close all game but finished 14-19.

Result  81-71 and into the next round


11/11/17 v Beccles  (Home)

Top of the Table

A  very good 7-0 home victory against Beccles in spite of a few last minute call offs that keep the A Team Top of the league.

Ryan Garman, David Cole, John Chalk and Jamie Howlett had a good tussle with a strong Beccles rink skipped by Mark Todd 20-15. 4-6 down at 5 ends, 8-9 down at 10 ends, 15-15 at 18 ends they win the last 3 ends to win a very competitive game.

Ryan Stanton, Matty Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby also had a good tussle against the Beccles rink skipped by Andy Clarke to run out 22-14 winners. 5-2 up at 5 ends, blows we’re exchanged over the next few ends to remain 9-6 up at 12 ends before dropping a 5 on the 12th end to go 11-9 down. An excellent finish to the game saw them win 6 out of 8 ends to run out relatively comfortable winners.

Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom were 31-16 comfortable winners against the rink skipped by Alan Norman. 5-4 at 5 ends followed by a 5 and 4 saw them draw clear to 17-7 at 10 ends. Dropping a 5 on the 13th end gave the Beccles rink some hope but 6 consecutive ends yielding 13 shots saw them run out comfortable winners as top rink.

Jim Fruin, Ivan Borrett, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones were always in control against the rink skipped by David Wood and ran out 25-14 winners. 7-2 at 5 ends, 15-4 at 10 ends, 19-9 at 15 ends with blows exchanges over the last 6 ends. 

Result 98-59 and all 7 pts


Denny Defeat

Playing County Arts in the Denny cup  was  going to be a difficult fixture and  Jamie Howlett’s  rink dropped a 5 on the 1st end and another on the 19th and lost 13-27. George Tubby’s rink did win 9  ends but an  experienced rink against them made it 20-25. At Arts Ian Wones rink were comfortable going  13-6 at 10 ends and   winning 32-12 but Jason Roope’s  were 9-8  up  at 10 ends then  10-17 down at 15  and lost 14-21.

Overall final score: 79-85


29/10/17 v Diss

Egham

Playing Diss in the  Egham Trophy turned out to be a close encounter. At home Amy Barker,  Liilian Barber, Simon Elliot  and George Tubby went from 6-3 up to 6-10  down then 9-13 down at 17, followed by a 5  gave them the edge to go on and win 19-13. Brenda Cole, Geraldine Reeve,  Ian wonesandMatthew Sparrow  and Jamie Howlett were 8-15 down at 10ends  came back to 17-20 but lost 17-24 to  a  Roger Barnbrook Quartet. Away Andrea  and Marie   Morton, Graham Punchard  with Jason Roope went 12-4 up at 10  ends, 16-6 at 15  and won 24-16. Sheila Stacey, Jenny Kirby, Daniel Noble were  7-6 up at 10 , 12-11 at 15 and finished 17-15.

Result 77 – 68  and into the next round


Denny  Delight

Playing Lowestoft Railway  the Men  were expected  to have a comfortable win. George Tubby’s rink went from 14-5 at 10 ends to go on and win 21-8 while Jamie Howlett’s rink were 19-6 up at  10  and won 28-9.  Away  Jason Roope’s rink  were  phenomenal going   15-0 up at 5 and 28-0 at 10  and won 31-8 and Daniel Noble’s rink were 21-2 at 10 and cruised to a 34-6 win. The games were conceded at 18 ends with Acle Completely Dominating.

Result  114 -31  and into the next round.


14/10/17 v Shotford ‘A’ (Away)

Mens A Win Away

A potential banana skin overcome by the A Team away to newly promoted Shotford.

Star rink by some margin were Will Pitt, Tony Dunton, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett who won 30-13. A great start saw them 17-1 up at 8 ends, they maintained their form to lead 27-6 at 15 ends. The last few ends were closer matched as they ran out comfortable winners with a good all round rink display.The rink of David Cole, Geoff Ramsbottom, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones ran out 24-14 after a good close tussle for most of the game. Blows we’re exchanged throughout the game, 9-6 at 10 ends and 15-12 at 18 ends were followed by a 5 and 4 in the 19th and 20th ends for a comfortable win in the end.

Mark Elliott, Ivan Borrett, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope lost 15-24 having been behind most of the game. A close game 6-9 at ten ends they then lost a four and two singles before getting a six on the 14th end to give themselves every chance. They maintained the gap at 15-17 with two to play but lost a 3 and 4 on those last two ends.

Ryan Stanton, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby lost 16-20. A slow start saw them 2-9 at 5 ends but recovered to 9-12 at 10 ends. They slipped to 11-18 at 17 ends before reducing the deficit over the last few ends.

Result   85 – 71  and 5 – 2 pts


1/10/17 v Acle ‘B’ (home)

Mens A  meet Mens B in First Game

With both the Mens A Team and B Team in division one this season their games need to be played early, and Sunday was their first clash with a number of new players debuting for the A Team.  For the B team  Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint scored a 6  on the 4th end to go 9-1 up against  Ryan Stanton, Matthew Sparrow, Ivan Borrett and John Chalk. By 10 ends it was 13-8 and by 15 the B team held the advantage 16-14, and  with Andy Flynn  consistent throughout the game the B Team boys went on to a deserved win 21-17.   

Ryan Garman, Benjamin Chalk, Daniel Noble, and Captain Ian Wones  played Ian Wilson, Dennis Edwards,  Alan Benson –Nutt and Josh Baxter with the A team scoring a 6 on the 2nd end and going 15-7 up at 10 ends, but the B team boys bounced back winning 5 of the next 6 ends to be 15-18 down, with the B team winning 12 ends they just lost 20-22.                             

  Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby came up against Richard Pope, Dominic Cooke, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer and the A team were 15-8 up at 10 ends and in good game the A team won 23-15. Chris and Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Dan Ramsbottom played  B Team Boys Brian Kirby,Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott. This proved to be a family affair as they dominated from start to finish winning 17 ends and finished 30-6.

Result A Team   92 and 6 pts  – B Team  62 and 1 pt

17/2/18 v Lynnsport ‘A’   (Away)

Men’s B Win at Lynn

Away to Lynnsport the Men’s B were out to do Something the Men’s A couldn’t and win at Lynn. Brian Kirby, John Harris, Andy Flynn and Denis Goodley went 5-3 up at 5 ends and now went on an incredible run winning all next 15 ends and dropping one on the final end as they won 30-4 and set up the stage for a win. Wyn Willmott’s rink were 7-12 at 9 ends and back to 20-23 on the final end but lost 2 0-26. Barney Wymer’s rink went 13-8 up at 13 but stuck on that number and were 13-21 at 19 and finished 15-24.  Brian Grint’s rink were 4-12 down at 8 and 15-18 at 18.  With all rinks finished and the game close, a saving shot on the 20th set up a grandstand finish as they lost 15-25 but won the game by one shot.

Result 80 -79 and 4 – 3 pts.


10/2/18 v Norfolk BC ‘A’   (Away)

Men’s ‘B’ not empty handed at NBC

Away to Bowling Club the Men’s B were out to gain points against the League favourites. Richard Pope, Ken Scott-Greenard, Paul Webb and Captain Barney Wymer were up against Richard Summers and scored two 5’s and at 15 ends were 22-13 up and it went to the final Bowl finishing 23 each. Denis Goodleys Rink only won 6 ends losing 13-23 while Wyn Willimott’s rink dropped a 7 and lost 10-30. Andy Flynn was called to skip, dropped a 5 on the 7th and despite winning 11 ends lost 16-25.

Result 62 – 101 ½ - 6 ½ pts


3/2/18 v Shotford ‘A’   (Home)

Home Win for Men’s ‘B’

At Home to Shotford the Men’s B were looking for a win and John Marshall, John Harris, Dennis Edwards with Denis Goodley went 12-3 up at 10 ends, 20-3 at 15, a 5 on the 17th made it   28-3 as they romped home 30-11. Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie and Brian Grint went from 4-7 at 8 to 14-7 at 13, then 15 each at 18 Grint removed the opposition shot bowl for a 6 on the 19th as they went on to win 22-16. Richard Pope, Will Jeffries, Paul Webb and Barney Wymer   scored a 5 on the 9th to go 10-8 up, then 19-8 at 14, dropped a 4 on the 15th but keeping the opposition poor gave them a 21-16 win. Ian Anderson, Brian Kirby, Alan Benson-Nutt and Wyn Willimott scored a 5 on the first end and went from 17 – 5 up at 11 to 17-18 down at 17, a 4 on the final gave them victory on this see-saw game.

Result 95 – 64 and all 7 pts.


27/1/18 v Beccles   (Away)

Mens ‘B’ lose at Beccles

Away At  Beccles the Mens B only produced one point. Andy Flynn, Arthur Jolliffe  Bill Downie  and Brian Grint  were 4-12 down at11 ends, the removal  of a bowl gave them a 6 on the13th   and by 15 were16-12 up   then were game down at the head on the final end but springing the jack  gave them  a 4 to win 22-16. Josh Baxter’s  rink  went 7 -11 at 10  came back to 14 each at 16 , holding game on the final end  watched the final opposition bowl draw shot as they lost 16-18. Denis Goodley’s rink  went 8-1 up 7, then 9-13  down at 14  and despite winning 12  ends finished 14-19. Wyn Willimotts  rink dropped a disastrous 8  on the 4th  and were 2-16 down at 8 ends, then 12 shots in succession made it 14-16 but then 14 shots in succession for the opposition turned the game as they lost      15-34.  From  1 shot up on the game with three  quarters  played  it  all changed.

Result   67 – 87  and 1 – 6 pts


13/1/18 v Shotford ‘A’   (Away)

Mens ‘B’ Win Away

Away to Shotford  a win was needed by the Mens B to climb up the table. Ian  Anderson,  Will Jeffries, Barney Wymer  and Wyn Willimott went 12-8 up at  10  ends and then 19-13 scored 9 shots in the final  4  ends to win 28-13. Ian Wilson, John  Harris, Dennis Edwards  and Denis Goodley were 12-4 up at 10  ends, 16-9  at  15 and  won 23-14. Richard Pope,  Ken Scott-Greenard, Paul Webb  and  Josh Baxter  were 12 each at 12 ends, 17  each at 17  and  won  21-18. Brian Grint’s rink were 8-7  at  12, then 11-14   at  17  and  in a very close  game and a  final end showdown  lost 14-15.

Result  86 – 60  and  6 – 1  pts.


2/12/17 v Acle ‘A’   (Home)

A Versus B

The Clash  of the Mens A against Mens B went to the form book but not without incident and anguish. The Mens B were the home fixture and Ian Wilson, David Brawn,  Dennis Edwards and Denis Goodley  played Chris Ramsbottom, John Sparrow, Tony Dunton and Dan Ramsbottom and the B teamers ran riot going 15-3 up at 10 ends, 21-7 at 15 and winning two thirds of the game finished 31-10 victors. Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint came up against Robert Brooks, Ryan Garman, Simon Elliott  and George Tubby, by 9 ends it was 10 each but by 13 it was 23-10 to the A Team, but a never give up attitude saw the B lads storm back and 5 on the 20th made a nail biting finish , as the A squeezed home 27-25. Brian Kirby, Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott played the A rink of Mark Elliott, Jim Fruin, Matty Sparrow and Ian Wones  and the A ‘s were 12-6 at 10 and 18-12  at 18 and finished 25-12. Richard Pope, Ian Anderson, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer played John Colcombe, Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Jason Roope with the latter going 12-6 up at 10, 17-8 at 15 and a 6 on the 18th helped them to a 29-12 win.

Result  B team 80 – A team 91  and 1-6 pts.


25/11/17 v Gallow ‘A’  (Home)

Mens ‘B’ in final end Disaster

The Mens ‘B’ Team were home to Gallows and looking for points, Richard Pope, Ken Scott-Greenard, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer  playing Dan Cawthorne went 11-7 up at 10  ends and 19-8 at 15, all playing well  went on to win 25-12. Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint went from 2-7 down to 13-7 up against Sam King, at 15 ends it was 17-14  and apart from the final end dropping an 8 dominated and still won 25-23.

Wyn Willimotts rink  were 8 each at 9, then 17 each with two to play but in a close finish lost 17-22. Denis Goodley,s rink went from 8-9 to 9-22 in 7 ends and finished 18-32. With the final end to play Acle were 7 shots up  but finished losing by 4 shots.

Result 85-89  and 2-5 pts.


11/11/17 c County Arts ‘A’  (Away)

Mens B in tough clash

Away to high  flying  County Arts the B Team Realised  any points were going to be hard to get.  Richard Pope, Ken Scott- Greenard , Paul Webb and Barney Wymer  playing former Acle player Dan Mills  went 13-3  up at 10  ends , 17-9 at 15 and went on to a enjoyable victory 24-14. That concluded the points tally as Denis Goodley lost 12-23, Brian Grint 2-47 and Wyn Willimott  14-28 a disappointing result against a good team.

Result 52-112 and 1 – 6 pts.


14/10/17 v Lynnsport ‘A’ (Home)

Mens ‘B’ Play Lynnsport ‘A’

At home to Lynn Sport the Mens B Team were ready for a tough  game.  Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint playing Stevie Winter dropped a 5 on the 5th end, but by 10 were  14-10 up, dropped a 6 on the 14th to be 19-18 but some important bowls turned the game in their favour, winning on 12 ends to a deserved 28-22 win. Johnstone Mackie, Dennis Edwards Alan Benson-Nutt  and Denis Goodley went 11-7 up  at 10  ends and 14-10  at 15, dropped a 4 on the 19th but consistant  good bowling gave them a 18-16 win. Wyn Willimotts rink  were 7 each at 9 ends, 11-10 at 14, 13-15 with 2  to play dropped a 6 then scored a 5  to finish losing 18-21. Barney Wymer’s rink  were 4- 8 down at 10  ends, 6-12 at 14 but lost the final 7 ends and lost 6-25.

Result 70 – 84  and 2 – 5  pts


1/10/17 v Acle ‘A (Away)

Mens A  meet Mens B in First Game

With both the Mens A Team and B Team in division one this season their games need to be played early, and Sunday was their first clash with a number of new players debuting for the A Team.  For the B team  Andy Flynn, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint scored a 6  on the 4th end to go 9-1 up against  Ryan Stanton, Matthew Sparrow, Ivan Borrett and John Chalk. By 10 ends it was 13-8 and by 15 the B team held the advantage 16-14, and  with Andy Flynn  consistent throughout the game the B Team boys went on to a deserved win 21-17.   

Ryan Garman, Benjamin Chalk, Daniel Noble, and Captain Ian Wones  played Ian Wilson, Dennis Edwards,  Alan Benson –Nutt and Josh Baxter with the A team scoring a 6 on the 2nd end and going 15-7 up at 10 ends, but the B team boys bounced back winning 5 of the next 6 ends to be 15-18 down, with the B team winning 12 ends they just lost 20-22.                             

  Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby came up against Richard Pope, Dominic Cooke, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer and the A team were 15-8 up at 10 ends and in good game the A team won 23-15. Chris and Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Dan Ramsbottom played  B Team Boys Brian Kirby,Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott. This proved to be a family affair as they dominated from start to finish winning 17 ends and finished 30-6.

Result A Team   92 and 6 pts  – B Team  62 and 1 pt


15/2/18 v Norfolk BC ‘B’   (Away)

Ladies C

Away to Bowling Club B the Ladies C had Tia Lindford on Half term with Eileen Airey and Val Giles who scored a 5 on the 4th and were 9-0 up and   only losing 4 ends   went on to win 16-7. Madge Wise block were 9 each at 10 ends but lost 9-13, Pauline Lewis lost 7-23 and June Thomas dropped an 8 on the first end never recovered losing 6-24.

Result 38-67 and 1-7 pts.


9/2/18 v Yarmouth Blue   (Home)

Ladies ‘C’ Good Win

At home to Yarmouth Blue the Ladies C were looking to a good win. Jenny Woolaston, Eileen Airey and Pauline Lewis scored a 5 on the 3rd another 5 on the 5th and went on to win 24-8. Mollie Newman, Caroline Goodland and June 4th Thomas scored a 5 on the 4th and by 8 ends were 14-2 they went on to win 26-3.  Dawn Heatley, Sharon Boyce and Val Giles went from 3 each at 5 ends won all the other ends to finish 17-3. Madge Wise Block went from 5-1 up to 5-16 down and in a dramatic finish lost 14-16.

Result 81- 30   and 7-1 pts


3/2/18 v Diss ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies ‘C’  Lose at Diss

Away to Diss the Ladies C Team were aware of a tough game but Molly Newman, Sharon Boyce and Madge Wise dropped a 6 on the 2nd end and were 1-9 down at 4, then scored a 6 on the 9th to go 13-10, next end dropped a 6 to be 13-16, in a high scoring game scored a 5 on the final end to win 18-17. Val Giles block dropped a5 on the 4th to be 1-9 down but fought back winning all 6 final ends but lost 9-11. June Thomas block lost 8-14 while Jenny Woolaston three dropped a 6 as they lost 5-18.

Result 40 - 60   and 1 -  7 pts


26/1/18 v Browston   (Home)

Ladies ‘C’ Lose at home to Browston

Playing Browston A  the Ladies C   had a  difficult game  but Linda Brown , Hazel Jarvis  and Pauline Lewis done well  to get a  10  each draw. Madge Wise block lost 7-17, June Thomas 10-14 and Sharon Boyce  6-30.

Result  33 – 71  and ½  -  7 ½  pts


25/1/18 v Shotford   (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ Team Lose at Shotford

Away to  Shotford the Ladies C Team had Molly Newman, Leslie Hall  and Madge Wise who were 0-5  down  but with the help of two 4’s went on to win 19-8. Eileen Airey, Wendy Woolaston  and June  Thomas  were 7 each playing the final end but lost 7-9  and  Sharon Boyce   block  were 7-9  then dropped a 5  and finished losing 7-16.

Result  53-45  and  6-2  pts.


20/1/18 v Browston ‘B’   (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ Away Win

Away to  Browston B  the Ladies C Team  were determined to enjoy their last visit to Browston. Jenny Woolaston, C. Goodhand   and Madge Wise were 3 each at 5 ends then 10-5 at 10 and won 15-7. Molly Newman, Wendy Woolaston,and June Thomas were 3-8  down at 5 , 9-12 at 10 scored a 5 on the penultimate end and won 15-13.  Molly Hayton, Eileen Airey  and Pauline Lewis went from 5-3  to 12-5 up  and won 13-10.  Val Giles block dropped three  4’s  and lost 8-20.

Result  51-50   and  7-1  pts a memorable win.

 

13/1/18 v County Arts   (Home)

Ladies ‘C’ lose at home

At  home to County Arts B  the Ladies C  were  for a tough game. Pauline Lewis block dropped a 6 on the  first end which turned out to be the difference in the game as they lost 14-17 and Val Giles dropped a 6 on the 2nd  end and finished losing 8-15. Madge Wise  block kept the opposition  to  9  singles  but lost 5-15  and  June Thomas lost 3-18.

Result 30 -65  And 0 -8 pts


4/1/18 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’   (Away)

Ladies C  lose at the Dell

Away to the Dell  the Ladies C Team with  call  offs  with the Bug made life difficult. Val Giles lost 6-19, Pauline Lewis lost 10-18, June Thomas  8-12   and Jenny Woolaston 7-18.

Result   31-67  and 0-8  pts


8/12/17 v Browston ‘B’  (Away)

Busy week for the Ladies ‘C’ Team

Playing Neighbours Browston B the Ladies C Team  realised the experienced opposition  was going to be a difficult  and game. Hazel Jarvis, Dawn Heatley and Pauline Lewis starred as they drew 10 each, Val Giles lost 6-14, June Thomas 5-21 and Madge Wise dropped 13 shots in the final 3 ends and lost 7-21.

Result 28-66 and ½  - 7 ½  pts


On Friday they played top of the table Yarmouth Red at home  with Jayne Greenacre, Hazel Jarvis and Pauline Lewis cruising  to a 11-0  lead at 8 ends dropped a 5 on the 9th but always looked in charge winning 15-6. Shelagh Hession, Linda Brown  and Val Giles went from 7-4 up to 7-10 down but 3 shot gave them a deserved draw 10 each. June Thomas, block won the last 5 ends but lost 9-15  and Madge Wise block finished 6-16.

Result  40-47  and 1 ½  - 6 ½  pts


On Saturday the Team  with another game playing Diss B at home and Gemma Siely, Linda Brown and June Thomas scoring a 5 on the 3rd end going 10-1 up after 5 ends and went on to win 14-5. Mollie Newnham, Eileen  Airey and Madge Wise after scoring a 4 on the 8th were 11-5 up and they went on to win 15-9. Dawn Heatley, Patsy Birks  and Pauline Lewis were      6-5 at 5  then a 4 on the 10th put them 14-8 and they went on to win 17-14. Finally  Jenny and  Wendy  Woolaston with Val Giles were 3-7 down at 8 ends but three trebles put them in front as they went on to win 12-10.

Result  58 - 38 and all 8 pts for a brilliant victory.



1/12/17 v Norfolk BC ‘B’   (Home)

Ladies C Team

At home to Bowling Club B the Ladies C Team realised points were going to be difficult to come by. Shelagh Hession, Viv Newton and Madge Wise picked up the second 4 of the game to go 12-10 up at 9 ends and kept the opposition poor as they won 16-12. Val Giles block went fom 7-2 up to 7-15 down and lost 8-15, June Thomas block only managed to score on 3 ends and lost 6-15 and Jenny Woolaston’s  despite scoring a 5 lost 6-22.

Result  36- 64  and 1-7 pts


23/11/17 v Browston  (Away)

Ladies C Team

Away at Browston A the Ladies C Team were up against a strong opposition. Val Giles block were close losing 9-13, while June Thomas lost 5-24, Jenny Woolaston 9-22 & Madge Wise 6-18.

Result  29-77  and 0-8 pts


10/11/17 v Yarmouth Blue  (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ team lose at Yarmouth

Playing Yarmouth Blue  on the old Acle Carpet the ladies C  were hoping for some points. Jayne Greenacre, Mollie Hayton  and June Thomas went 8-3 up at 5  ends , 14-10 at 10 and despite dropping a 4 on the final end won 16-14. Dawn Heatley, Viv Newton and  Pauline Lewis scored a 6 on the 3rd end to go 10-0 up, were 14-8 at 10 and won 15- 11. Jenny Woolaston’s block were 8 each at 9 ends but failed to score again dropping a 5 on the final end to lose 8-19. Val Giles  block  went 6-4 up at 5 dropped a 5 on the 10th and lost 9-18. Playing the final ends Acle were only 2 shots behind but finished losing   the game by 14.

Result 48-62  and 2-6 pts


3/11/17 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’  (Home)

Ladies C Team

At home to The Dell B Team the Ladies C Team failed to find their recent form. Pauline Lewis block  lost 6-14  and  June Thomas Block lost 3-22.  Val Giles block  were 7-6 up at 10 ends but dropped two 3’s and lost 8-12 meanwhile  Shelagh  Hession  Sharon Wilson  and Jenny Woolaston  scored a 5 on the 6th end to go 9-3 up, then 16-6 at  11 and went on to win 16-10.    Result  33-58  and 1 -7pts.


28/10/17 v Shotford ‘B’  (Home)

Ladies C  win

Shotford B were welcomed by the Ladies C Team and good game followed. Hazel Jarvis,  Linda Brown  and  June Thomas    scored a 4 on end 3 and never looked back , 14-3 after 8  ends in confident mood went on to a good win 23-3. Mollie Hayton, Wendy Woolaston and  Pauline Lewis were  8-3 up at 5  ends, 8-6 at 8 , won the final 4 ends for a 16-6 victory. Jenny Woolaston block dropped a 5 on the 5th end but bounced back from 7-15 down to lose  12-15.  Val Giles  block  were 6-2 up  but only won one more end and lost 7-11.

Result 58-35 and 6 – 2 pts


16/10/17 v Yarmouth Red (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ win at Marina

Away to  Yarmouth Red  the Ladies C Team started their campaign with an excellent win. Linda Brown,Jill Grapes  and June Thomas despite dropping a 5 on the3rd end came level at 6 each on the 6th  a 4 on the 7th helped them  to a great  win 15-7. Monica Fisher,Eileen Airey  and  Val Giles Stormed into a 10-1 lead at 5 ends, were 11-10  at 9  then scored a 5 and won 16-13.  Pauline Lewis  Block were 1-6 down came back to 7-9 but eventually lost 10-14  while  Jenny Woolaston’s block  dropped an 8 on the 4th  and were 4-13  down but  bounced back to finish 12-16. Over the final 3 ends Acle scored 15 shots to Yarmouth’s  8 and helped them to a good win.

Result 53-50 and 6-2 pts


17/2/18 v North Walsham   (Away)

Ladies ‘A’ lose at home

Away  to  N.Walsham the A Team had  Joy Pearson, Lillian Barber and Barbara  Meeks started with a 4 and a 5 on the  3rd  made it 13-2 at 5 going on to win 19-13. Sheila Stacey, Elaine Cole and  Mel Haylett  were 7-5 at 8 and a 4 on the final end gave them a 14-9 win. Geraldine Reeve,s block were 4-8 down at 8  but dropped a 5  on the 13th and lost              9-14. Marie Morton’s block dropped a 5 on the 13th  and lost 7-22.

Result  49-58  and  2-6 pts.


15/2/18 v County Arts ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies  A

Away to  High  riding County Arts  the Ladies A were  hoping  to  bring home a point.  Joy Pearson, Edna Land  and Elaine Cole  were 1-7  down , came back winning 5 ends and went 8-7 up then playing the final end were 8-12  down , conjured a magical 5 and won 13-12.  Marie Barker, Brenda Cole and Geraldine Reeve  went 8-1 up after 5 ends and  went on to win 15-6. Marie Morton’s block recovered from 2-9 down to 11 each but the final end went against them , losing 12-3. Lillian Barber’ s block dropped a 6 on the 8th and finished losing  7-21.

Result  47-52   2-6 pts


10/2/18 v Gallow ‘A’   (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ Win

At home to Gallows A the Ladies A had Lynne Cannell, Geraldine Reeve and Barbara Meeks Started with a 5 and another 5 on the 4th made it 11-1, losing only 4 ends went on to win 22-5. Joy Pearson, Andrea Morton and Jenny Kirby were 1-9 down at 5 ends, then a 4 on the final end gave them a 15-12 win. Jenny Ramsbottom, Elaine Cole and Mel Haylett went from 4-2 at 5 to 15-2 at 10 going on to win 18-4. Marie Morton’s trio dropped a 5 and lost 12-20.

Result   67-41 and 7 -1 pts


3/2/18 v Diss ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies ‘A’ Team win at Diss

Away to Diss the Ladies A Team had Shirley Lettice, Gwyn Xuereb and Jenny Kirby took charge of the game from the start and went from 12-0 up at 5 to 18-0 at 8 and dominating won 22-5. Joy Pearson, Edna Land and Mel Haylett found themselves 2-10 down at 6 ends but a 5 on the 11th helped them to draw 13 each. Barbara Meeks block were 4 each at 6, dropped a 5 on the 11th and finished 9-13 while Amy Barker ‘S block restricted Diss to 8 singles as they lost 7-13.

Result 51-44 and 5 ½ - 2 ½ pts


2/2/18 v North Walsham   (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ Team beat North Walsham

At home to N. Walsham the Ladies A had Shirley Lettice, Elaine Cole and Jenny Kirby who    came from 0-4 down to 6 each at 9 ends and went on to win 13-7. Sheila Stacey, Gwyn Xuereb and Barbara Meeks were 5 each at 7, dropped a 4 on the 8th but a big bounce back as they won all remaining ends winning 13-9. Jenny Ramsbottom, Lillian Barber and Marie Morton scored two 4’s in a close game and drew 12 each. Mel Haylett’s block scored a 5 on end 2 to go 7-0 up, then 10-6 at 9 but 10- 16 at 13 scored a 5 on the penultimate but lost 15-17.

Result 53-45 and 6 ½ - 1 ½ pts

 

27/1/18 v Woodlands   (Away)

Ladies ‘A’ Lose at Woodlands

Away  to Woodlands the Ladies A Team had Lynne Cannell,Geraldine Reeve  and Mel Haylett  scored  one shot on the Final end to win 12-11 and Margaret  Arnold , Brenda Cole  and Lillian Barber scored a 2 on the final end to win 13-12. Andrea  Morton, Amy Barker  and  Marie Morton had a scare after being 16-3 up  finished drawing 16 each  while Barbara Meeks block  lost 8 – 14.

Result  49-53 and  2 ½  - 5 ½  pts


12/1/18 v Roundwood    (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ win at home

At   home to Roundwood the Ladies A  wanted to carry on their start to 2018. Marie Barker, Jess Ward  and Geraldine Reeve included a 5 in their 18-6 win while Shirley Lettice, Edna Land  and Marie Morton scored a 6  and two 5’s in their 32 – 11 win. Lynne Cannell, Elaine Cole and Mel Haylett included  three  4’ s  in  their 25-7 win and  Joy Pearson, Gwyn Xuereb with Barbara Meeks  won  13-6.

Result   88-30  and all  8  pts.


4/1/18 v Norfolk BC ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies ‘A’ make a good start to New Year

Away to Norfolk Bowling Club  the Ladies A Team needed a good start to 2018 and it all   went well. Joy Pearson, Brenda Cole with Jenny Kirby  cruised  into a 8-0  lead after 5 ends and all three enjoying the new year went 16-1  at 10 going on to win 17-5. Margaret Arnold, Edna Land and Mel  Haylett  went  from 5-2 up   to  5-8  playing the final end and 3  shots secured them a deserved draw 8 each.  Elaine Cole’s block came from 6-12  down to finish 13-16 while Geraldine Reeves  block fought back from 0-11  down  to finish 9-15.  The final  few ends made the difference  in this  tense thriller as  Acle won

47-44  and 5 ½ -2 ½  pts.


16/12/17 v Shotford ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies ‘A’ win Away

Away to   Shotford the Ladies A had  Gwen Fletton, Shirley Lettice  and Lillian Barber  came back from 3-8 down to win 14-8. Edna Land, Brenda Cole  and Elaine Cole  were 3 each at 6 ends then won 7 consecutive ends and won 13-4.  Geraldine Reeve’s block  only lost 6 ends but finished 11-15  and Jenny Kirby’s block finished 9-18.

Result 47-45  and 6-2 pts


Mason Magic

In the Mason Trophy  the A Squad  met Shotford with Joy Pearson,Brenda Cole, Elaine Cole  and Jenny Kirby away and a 5 on the 10th put them 13-10 up, a 4 on the 15th made it 18-16 and close finish made it 18 each. Lynne Cannell, Julia Crosby, Lillian Barber  and Mel Haylett went 10-6 up at 10, a 4 on the 12th made it 17-6 and went on to win 23-11.

Result 41-29 and now meet the B Squad in the next round.

The B Squad played North Walsham in what was expected to be a very close game. At home Margaret Arnold, Jenny Ramsbottom, Jackie Smith  and Marie Morton were all on top of their game as they went 9-1 up at 5 ends, 14-3 at 10, scored a 5 and dropped a 5 but went on to win 26-12. Away Sheila Stacey, Sue Moore, Sandra Faircloth, and Geraldine Reeve went from 3-9 down at 5 to 17-11 at 15 and won 21-12.

Result 47-24 to set up the A Versus B  Clash in January.


2/12/17 v County Arts ‘A’  (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ lose to Arts.

Playing County Arts the Ladies A Team were looking for a close game, however it was not to be.  Andrea  Morton, Amy Barker  and Marie Morton were 6 each at 8 ends and 9 each playing the final end and secured  2 shots to win 11-9. Barbara Meeks block  dropped a 5 on the 4th end but by 9 ends were 8 each , another close finish but lost 9-11. Mel Hayletts block  were 7 each at 8, 10 each at 12 but in a dramatic final end dropped a 6 and lost     11-16. Jenny Kirby’s block dropped a 7 on the 4th end  came back to 8-10 at 10 but never  fully recovered as they lost  9-15.

Result  40-51  and 1 – 7  pts.


25/11/17 v Roundwood ‘A’  (Away)

Ladies A

The Ladies ‘A’ playing Roundwood  lost by one shot. Andrea Morton,Jess Ward  and Marie Morton went from 1-3 down to 14-3 up and won 17-7. Joy Pearson, Elaine Cole and Mel Haylett went 8-2 up at 5, 10-5 at 10  and won 13-9. Geraldine Reeves block lost 9-15  and Jenny Kirby,s  were 9 each at 10 then dropped a 6 and lost 9-18.

Result 48-49  and 2-6 pts


Mason Magic.

Playing County Arts B in the Mason Trophy Acle Ladies had a close tussle. At home lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb, Lillain Barber and  Mel Haylett were 11-0 up after 7 ends but after dropping a 6 on the 15th were 16-13, held their nerve and won 20-14. Away Joy Pearson, Brenda Cole, Elaine Cole  and  Jenny Kirby  were 10 each at 10  ends  and in a close game finished 15-20.                                     Result  35 – 34 and into next round.

The Mason B Team were  playing Gt. Yarmouth, away  Sheila Stacey, Sue Moore,  Sandra Faircloth and Geraldine Reeve were 0-6 down and went 7 each at 10, then 10-17 with 4 ends to play and won 18-17. At  home Margaret Arnold, Elaine Donovan, Jackie Smith and Marie Morton scored a 7 on the 6th and never looked back  going on to win 22-10.

Result 40-27 and into next round


v Wymondham Dell (Home & Away)

Mixed fortunes for Ladies ‘A’

Away at  Wymondham the Ladies A  were on good form, Shirley Lettice, Edna Land and Marie Morton went from 1-5 down to 7-5 up as they shortened the jack and went on to win 13-7 while  Betty Brown, Lillian Barber and Mel Haylett were also 1-5  down  and a shorter jack  helped them to a 13-9 win. Jess Ward , Gwyn Xeureb and Geraldine Reeve were 10 each at 10 ends but finished well as 15-10 victors. Jenny Kirby’s block went from 4-2 up to 4-11 down and lost 6-14.

Result 47-40 and 7-1 pts.

The reverse fixture as the Dell came to Acle proved to be a little different . Joy Pearson, Brenda Cole  and  Jenny Kirby were 3-7 down  but a 7 on the 6th end changed it and although only winning 5 ends won 18-15. Sheila Stacey, Edna Land and Lillian Barber were 1-7  down but bounced back to 13 each playing the final end and won 14-13. Geraldine  Reeves block went from 6-7 down to 6-16 and lost 10-17 while Mel Haylett,s Trio were      2-10 down and finished 9-13.

Result 51-58  and 2-6 pts


Egham Success

Playing Beccles in the Egham trophy was always going to be a hard fought game. George Tubby’s rink at home  were 9-1 up at 5 ends, 18-2 at 10 and went on to a comfortable 31-15 win. Daniel Noble’s rink were always close 17 each at 15  but lost 20-23. Away  Ian Wones rink  went 11-5 up at 10 ends, then 14-10 at 15 and won 16-14, while Dan Ramsbottom four were  close all game but finished 14-19.

Result  81-71 and into the next round


10/11/17 v Norfolk BC ‘A’  (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ team lose at home

At home to Bowling Club the Ladies A enjoyed a good competitive game,  Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xeureb and Barbara , and 2 on the final Meeks  were 5 each at 5 ends, 9 each at 11  and 2 on the final end gave them a 12-10 win. Margaret Arnold,  Elaine Cole  and Mel Haylett  were 6-5 at 5 ends  , 11-10 playing the final end and won 14-10.Jenny Kirby’s  block lost 3-21  and Geraldine Reeve’s   game was all on the final end but lost  8-9.

Result 37 – 50 and 2- 6 pts


Yetton Victory

Up against N. Walsham in the Yetton trophy the Ladies were Quietly confident of  a win but had to  be on good  form. Away Sheila Stacey,Edna Land,Amy Barker  and Jenny Kirby  picked up a 5 on the4th end and by 10 were14-6 up, by 17 ends it was 17-12 but then  scored another 5 and went on to win 26-13. Barbara Meeks rink found the green difficult and by 10 ends were 4-19 down  and finished 12-27. At home Lynne Cannell,Jenny Ramsbottom, Brenda Cole  and  Marie Morton were 7-9 down at 10 ends but  11 shots in 3 ends changed the game going 19-11 up at 15 and went on tooo win 24-17. Joy Pearson,  Gywen Xuereb, Jess Ward  and Mel Haylett were 8-11 down at 10 ends  and  the team found themselves 12 shots down at  10  ends. Mel’s rink  now bounced back going 17-12 at 15  and    only  dropping one more shot finished in style winning 26-13. In the second   half of the game  the Acle girls scored 55    shots to Walshams 25  and secured a good win  by  88 – 70  and into the next round.


29/10/17 v Diss

Egham

Playing Diss in the  Egham Trophy turned out to be a close encounter. At home Amy Barker,  Liilian Barber, Simon Elliot  and George Tubby went from 6-3 up to 6-10  down then 9-13 down at 17, followed by a 5  gave them the edge to go on and win 19-13. Brenda Cole, Geraldine Reeve,  Ian wonesandMatthew Sparrow  and Jamie Howlett were 8-15 down at 10ends  came back to 17-20 but lost 17-24 to  a  Roger Barnbrook Quartet. Away Andrea  and Marie   Morton, Graham Punchard  with Jason Roope went 12-4 up at 10  ends, 16-6 at 15  and won 24-16. Sheila Stacey, Jenny Kirby, Daniel Noble were  7-6 up at 10 , 12-11 at 15 and finished 17-15.

Result 77 – 68  and into the next round


27/10/17 v Woodlands  (Home)

Ladies A Swamp Woodlands

At  home  To Woodlands  the Ladies A Team were  hoping for s good win, Marie Barker, Andrea Morton and Geraldine Reeve  pick up a 5 on the 3rd end and went 8-2at  5 ends two  more  4’s   put them in complete control winning 22-6. Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb and Mel Haylett went from 3-4 down to 11-4 up and  finished 13-7 and  Margaret Arnold ,Edna Land with Marie Morton  scored 11 shots in 4 ends and won 18-8. Jenny Ramsbottom, Brenda Cole  and Jenny Kirby scored a  5 on the 3rd end to go 10-2 up at 5 here again two 4’s made it 20-4 at 10  and won 21 -8.

A  good result 74 – 29 and all 8 pts.


Yetton Glory

Playing County Arts in the Yetton Trophy Acle Ladies needed  to be on form if they wanted a good result.  At Home Joy Pearson, Gywn Xuereb, Jess Ward and Mel Haylett scored a 4 on the 9th to go 11-4 up and put them in charge and completed a deserved win 23-17. Lynne Cannell, Jenny Ramsbottom, Marie Morton  and Geraldine Reeve went 0-7 down at 5 and 8-14 down at 15 but a final flourish gave them a 18-16 Win. Away  Amy Barker, Margaret Arnold, Brenda Cole, and Jenny Kirby  went 11-6 up at 10 ends then 14-12 at 15 and went on to win 22-17. Shirley Lettice, Lillian Barber, Andrea Morton  and Barbara Meeks  raced to a 11-1 lead at 5 ends and with all four in full flow went 21-10 at 15  going on to win 26-17.

Result 89-67 and into the next round.


20/10/17 v Acle ‘B’

Close Finish for A versus B

The return fixture with Ladies A playing Ladies B on a Friday lunchtime meant some of the young players were not available. Pam Symes, Sue Moore and Elaine Donovan for the B met Joy Pearson Lillian Barber  and Geraldine Reeve, the A team ladies went 6-1 up then 9-6 up at 10 ends, but then the B team scored 12 shots in 3 ends and won 18-11. Jenny Ramsbottom, Amy Barker and Barbara Meeks up against Julia CrosbyCole’s block  went from 1-4 down to 11-4 up and in a nail biting final end the A Ladies won 12-11. Shirley Lettice, Gywn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby played Rose Yaxley’s block and were 5 each at 7 ends  then 8 each at 11and finishing 12-8 to the A Team. Margaret Arnold, Brenda Cole  and Mel Haylett played Jackie Smith’s Trio and were 6 each at 5 then 14-7 at 10 and finished 15-11 to the A ladies.

Result  Ladies A 50   ladies B  48  and   7-1 pts


14/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Ladies ‘A’  versus Ladies ‘B’

Saturday  was the first of the local  derbies with Ladies  A playing the B and a lot of pride at stake. For the A Team Jenny Ramsbottom, Edna Land  and Mel Haylett were up against Kacey Cook, Zoe Roberts and Rose Yaxley  and went 9-1 up at 7 ends, then the B Team  fought back to 12-11 and in a very close final end the A Team won 13-11. Sheila Stacey ,Gywn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby scored a 5 on the 10th end to go 17-7 up against Pam Symes, Sue Moore and Jackie Smith and finished 20-9. Shirley Lettice, Andrea and Marie Morton dominated winning 23-4  against Caroline Hines, Margaret Shields and Elaine Donovan. Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby went 8-2 up for the B Team playing Marie Barker, Lynne Cannell and Barbara Meeks and with the score at 13-12 playing the final end the B Team girls won 14-12

Result 68-38 and  7-1 pts to the  A Team.


17/2/18 v Wymondham ‘A’   (Home)

Ladies ‘B’ lose at home to the Dell

At home to the Dell the Ladies B had Pam Symes, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby raced into a 12-0 lead at 5 ends and continued to dominate as they won 19-4. Fran Pope, Sue Moore and Rose Yaxley were 5 each at 5, 7-10 at 10 but finished with a flourish winning 16-10.  Jackie Smiths block were 1-11 down at 5 and lost 8-16 while Kacey Cook’s block lost 3-21.

Result 46 -51 and 2 – 6pts.


10/2/18 v Norfolk BC   (Away)

Ladies B

Away to Bowling Club the Ladies B were in for a difficult game but Pam Symes, Val Hearn and Rose Yaxley started with a 6 and kept up the pressure and despite dropping a 4 on the final end won 15-13. 15-year-old Kacey Cook’s block scored a 5 and were 10 each on the final end but chasing a win dropped a 4 and lost 10-14. Julia Crosby block lost 7-13 and Jackie Smith lost 8-17.

Result 40-57 and 1-7 pts.


3/2/18 v Norfolk BC   (Home)

Ladies ‘B’ lose at Home

The Ladies B against a strong Bowling Club had Anita Nelson Zoe Roberts and Julia Crosby were 8-1up then dropped a 7, and in a close finish won 13-12. Jackie Smith’s block were 7 each at 6 scored a 5 on the 10th to go 1up but lost 12-17. Rose Yaxleys trio dropped a 6 on the 12th and lost 8-23 while Shirley Genery’s block only won two ends, dropping a 6 on the final end losing 4-27.

Result 37-79 and 1-7 pts


27/1/18 v North Walsham   (Home)

Ladies ‘B’ Lose at home to North Walsham

Acle Ladies B at  home to North Walsham  had  Sandra Faircloth, Julia Crosby  and 15 yr. old Kacey Cook were 7-9  down at 11 ends but came back to  win 12-10. Jackie Smiths block dropped a 4 on the final end to lose 8-11 and Shirley Genery ,s block dropped a 7  and finished losing 11-17. Pam Symes, Sue Moore   and Rose Yaxley  scored  a 5    but  dropped a 6 and finished  17  each

Result  48-55  and 1 ½  - 6 ½  pts


20/1/18 v Roundwood   (Away)

Ladies ‘B’ Lose at Roundwood

At Roundwood  the B Team  had  Fran Pope, Jude Ward  and Kacey Cook raced into a 12-1 lead and playing consistently  won 14-6 While Rose Yaxley’s trio dropped an 8  and two  6’s  as they lost 9-26. Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts and Julia Crosby  dropped a 4 on the final end to draw 10  each  and Sandra Edmonds, Jean Claxton  and Shirley Genery scored  4 shots over the final  ends  to draw  10  each.

Result 43-52  and  2-6  pts


18/1/18 v county Arts    (Away)

Ladies ‘B’ lose at the Arts

Away  again  to  County Arts but this was going to  be a tough challenge. Pam Symes, Sue Moore  and Jackie Smith despite dropping a 5  , won 9  ends to  win their game 12-9. Shirley Genery’s block  lost 4-18, Rose Yaxley  4-21    and Julia Crosby 9-19.

Result  29-67  and 1-7  pts.


13/1/18 v Shotford ‘A’   (Away)

Ladies ‘B’ win at Shotford

 Away to Shotford  the Ladies B team had a good  day  with Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth  and Zoe Roberts scored  two  5’s in their 25-5  win and  Caroline Hines, Sue Moore  and Julia Crosby  scored a 5 and two 4’s  in their  20-13 win.  Fran Pope, Jude Ward  and  Elaine Donovan  had a much closer game but ran out victors 15-14 but Jackie Smith’s block missed  out losing 5-13.  An excellent  team performance  and a deserved win.

 Result  65-45  and 7-1 pts


Mason Magic

In the Mason Trophy  the A Squad  met Shotford with Joy Pearson,Brenda Cole, Elaine Cole  and Jenny Kirby away and a 5 on the 10th put them 13-10 up, a 4 on the 15th made it 18-16 and close finish made it 18 each. Lynne Cannell, Julia Crosby, Lillian Barber  and Mel Haylett went 10-6 up at 10, a 4 on the 12th made it 17-6 and went on to win 23-11.

Result 41-29 and now meet the B Squad in the next round.


The B Squad played North Walsham in what was expected to be a very close game. At home Margaret Arnold, Jenny Ramsbottom, Jackie Smith  and Marie Morton were all on top of their game as they went 9-1 up at 5 ends, 14-3 at 10, scored a 5 and dropped a 5 but went on to win 26-12. Away Sheila Stacey, Sue Moore, Sandra Faircloth, and Geraldine Reeve went from 3-9 down at 5 to 17-11 at 15 and won 21-12.

Result 47-24 to set up the A Versus B  Clash in January.


2/12/17 v Gallow ‘A’  (Away)

Mixed Fortunes for Ladies ‘B’

Away to Gallows is not an easy fixture as the Ladies B soon discovered, Jackie Smith’s trio lost 10-17, Rose Yaxley 6-20, Kacey Cook 11-20  and Shirley Genery  3-12.

 Result 36-64 and 0-8 pts


The following Game was away to Wymondham this time the Ladies came home with a big smile on their  faces. Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby went 8-4 up at 5 ends and went on to win 14-11. Fran Pope, Sue Moore  and Rose Yaxley started with 5 and raced to 13-0 after 8  ends and only losing 2 ends finished 19-6. Shirley Genery’s block were 9-7 up playing the final end but dropped a 4  and lost 9-11. Jackie Smith’s block went from 3-0 up to 3-10 down and lost 4-14.

Result  a good away win 46-42 and 6-2 pts



25/11/17 v County Arts  (Homr)

Ladies ‘B’ beaten by the Arts

Acle ‘B’ Ladies played County Arts ‘A’ and Pam Symes, Jude Ward & Julia Crosby were 6-10 down at 9 ends but finished well and won 14-10.   Rose Yaxley lost 10-18, Shirley Genery 10-15 and Jackie Smith.

Result 40-58 and 1-7 points.


14/11/17 v Diss ‘A’ (Away)

Ladies ‘B’ lose at Diss

Away to Diss the Ladies B  had Sandra Faircloth, Val Hearn and Rose Yaxley on form  as they dominated to go 14-0 up after 7 ends dropped a 4 on the final end but won 17-6. Julia Crosby’s block dropped a 5 on the first end and lost 13-17, Jackie Smith’s block finished          6-18 and Elaine Donovan lost 5-23.

Result 41-64 and 1-7 pts


11/11/17 v Woodlands  (Home)

Ladies ‘B’ team lose at home

At  home to Woodlands the Ladies B Team had a difficult fixture but Sandra Edmonds, Sue Moore and Shirley Genery had a good  day. A 5 on the 4th end and  a 6 on the 8th made it 12-8 and  cruised  to a 22-11 win. Unfortunately  Val Hearn dropped a 6 on the first then scored a 6 on the 6th end  but lost 9-18,  Rose Yaxley’s block were 8 each at 9 then dropped a disasterous 8 and lost 9-20. While Julia Crosby,s block dropped a 5 on the 5th and finished losing 8-15.

Result 48- 64 and 1-7 pts.


Mason Trophy

Playing Beccles A,  Acle B  in the Mason Trophy were  aware of the challenge. Away Sheila Stacey, Sue Moore, Sandra Faircloth, and Geraldine Reeve  were 6 each at 9 ends  and 10 each at 15, a 3 on the 17th  helped them to a 14-11.win. At Home Edna  Land, Jenny Ramsbottom, Jackie Smith  and  Marie Morton  scored a 6 on the 5th end to go 8-2 up,  by 15 ends it was 15-10  and went on to win 19-12.   Result 33-23  and into the next round.


28/10/17 v North Walsham  (Away)

Ladies B Lose by 2 Shots

Away to N.Walsham the Ladies  B Team  were prepared for a  close encounter. Kacey Cook, Sue Moore  and  Rose Yaxley  were  3 each at 5 ends  then 13-3 at 9, 13-9 playing the final end but  finished in style  scoring a 7 and winning  20-9. Pam Symes, Zoe Roberts  and Shirley Genery  were  5 each at 5 ends  dropped a 5 one 9th to go  one down , then 11-12 playing the final end and scored  a 4 to win 15-12. Julia Crosby’s block  were 0-13 down and lost 6-17  while Jackie Smith’s trio came back from 0-9  down to 7-11  but lost 8-13.   

Result     49-51  and 2 – 6 pts                            


20/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Close Finish for A versus B

The return fixture with Ladies A playing Ladies B on a Friday lunchtime meant some of the young players were not available. Pam Symes, Sue Moore and Elaine Donovan for the B met Joy Pearson Lillian Barber  and Geraldine Reeve, the A team ladies went 6-1 up then 9-6 up at 10 ends, but then the B team scored 12 shots in 3 ends and won 18-11. Jenny Ramsbottom, Amy Barker and Barbara Meeks up against Julia CrosbyCole’s block  went from 1-4 down to 11-4 up and in a nail biting final end the A Ladies won 12-11. Shirley Lettice, Gywn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby played Rose Yaxley’s block and were 5 each at 7 ends  then 8 each at 11and finishing 12-8 to the A Team. Margaret Arnold, Brenda Cole  and Mel Haylett played Jackie Smith’s Trio and were 6 each at 5 then 14-7 at 10 and finished 15-11 to the A ladies.

Result  Ladies A 50   ladies B  48  and   7-1 pts


14/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Ladies ‘A’  versus Ladies ‘B’

Saturday  was the first of the local  derbies with Ladies  A playing the B and a lot of pride at stake. For the A Team Jenny Ramsbottom, Edna Land  and Mel Haylett were up against Kacey Cook, Zoe Roberts and Rose Yaxley  and went 9-1 up at 7 ends, then the B Team  fought back to 12-11 and in a very close final end the A Team won 13-11. Sheila Stacey ,Gywn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby scored a 5 on the 10th end to go 17-7 up against Pam Symes, Sue Moore and Jackie Smith and finished 20-9. Shirley Lettice, Andrea and Marie Morton dominated winning 23-4  against Caroline Hines, Margaret Shields and Elaine Donovan. Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby went 8-2 up for the B Team playing Marie Barker, Lynne Cannell and Barbara Meeks and with the score at 13-12 playing the final end the B Team girls won 14-12

Result 68-38 and  7-1 pts to the  A Team.


13/10/17 v Diss ‘A’ (Home)

Win at home to Diss ‘A’

At  home to Diss A the Ladies B were looking for  a  good win in their third match of the season. Pam Symes, Sue Moore   and Jackie Smith  flew out of the blocks going  11-1 up after    5  ends , continued their onslaught as they extended it to 18-1 and finished winning 26-6. Jean Claxton, Sandra  Faircloth  and Julia  Crosby  went 7-3  up at  5  and 10-5  at  10  going on to win 15-5.    Val Hearn’s block  dropped a 7  on the 3rd end and never recovered losing 7-17  while Shirley Genery’s block  dropped a 6 on the 6th end  and suffered a similar fate losing 8-19.

Result 56 – 47  and a 6-2 pts win



30/9/17 v Gallow ‘A’ (Home)

Ladies B Back in Top Division

The Ladies B at home to Gallows A  was  a difficult Start to the New Season especially back in the top division. Caroline Hines, Anita Nelson  and Rose Yaxley flew into a good start 10-1 up at  5 ends and 13-4 at 10 going on to win 17-5. Elaine Donavan’s block went from 3-6 down scored a 7 on the 8th to go 10-6 up but in an exciting final end lost 12-13. Julia Crosby’s block lost 6-20 and Shirley Genery’s  block lost 9-24.

Result  44  - 62  and 1 – 7pts


Norfolk County Finals 2017

Jenny Kirby Collects County Hatrick


The Norfolk County Finals were held at North Walsham indoor bowls club on Sunday and it was a golden day for Jenny Kirby from Acle St. Edmunds Club collecting three Championships.


In the Ladies triples playing with Sheila Stacey and Marion Himpleman she skipped her block to a 19 – 13 win.

She then played then the Ladies Pairs with Sheila Stacey and won 15-13.

Finally Jenny played with Dan Mills in the Mixed Pairs and won 17-11.

Sheila Stacey, Jenny Kirby & Marion Himpleman. Ladies Triples Winners

The people from Hidden Hearing, set up stall at the club for the day.

They were able to offer anyone a free hearing test and dewax.

They were also offering free General Health checks.


Things were very lively and the club signed up several new members.

Acle Indoor Bowls A.G.M.

This event was well attended on Monday Evening and all officers elected.

 The highlight of the evening was a cheque for £1,100 presented to Louise Howlett for the Charity REACH raised by the club members.

Acle go wild


 Seen in the photograph is Trevor Conway, Managing Director of Rhino Building Supplies with fellow Director, Zoe Gabrielle, who will be sponsoring Acle Indoor Bowls Club Men’s B team.


Last season the team won promotion to the Norfolk County 1st Division. Also in the photo is Barney Wymer, the B team Captain, with the Championship Trophy.


Interestingly the first match of the season for the B team will be against their A Team colleagues who are known as the ‘Marsh Harriers’ so they will need to keep away from the charging ‘ Rhinos’.