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1/4/17 v Browston ‘B’   away

Away to Browston the Men’s C Team needed six points to win the League but it was going to be difficult on the blue carpet. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham went 12-4 up at 10 ends and 19-6 at 15, were unfortunate to drop a 6 on the 18th   but won 26-14. Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby and John Lettice went 10-5 up at 10 and 14-9 at 15, dropped a 4 on the 19th but 2 shots on the final end gave them victory 19-16. Alan Kendall’s rink scored a 6 on the 2nd end, but by 10ends were 10 each, were 14-18 at 15 and in a close finish lost 22-24. Alan Jones rink were 5-13 down at 10 ends and 7-23 at 15 bounced back but lost 16-27.

Result 83 – 81 and 5 – 2 pts       

 A disappointing result after a brilliant season and only 3 shots in it to have won the league.


18/3/17 v Norfolk BC ’C’   home

 The Men’s C Team continued there run with a 122-shot win, with Captain Mick Askham winning 53 – 1 and a 6 - 1 win next Saturday away at Browston will win them the League.

Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham went from 21-1 up at 10 ends to 37-1 at 15, scoring three 5’s and four 4’s in their 53-1 win. Jeff Chedwidden, Mick Crow, Colin Starkings and Alan Jones were 17-1 at 5, 30-1 at 10, 37-4 at 15 winning 45-7. Richard Pope, Barry McGrath, Peter Evans and John Lettice were 15-3 at 10, 24-6 at 15 and won 36-7. David Wise, David Airey, Ken Scott-Greenard and Alan Kendall were 10-6 at 10 then scored a 5, by 17 ends it was 17 each but concentration and cool heads gave them a 21-18 win.

Result 155 – 33 and all 7 pts


4/3/17 v Great Yarmouth   home

At Home to Great Yarmouth A the Mens C team were intent on a win. Mick Crow David Airey, Ken Scott Greenard and Alan Kendall scored a 5 on the 6th and a 6 on the 8th to go 19-2 up now in complete charge romped home 34 – 12. Gordon Ives, David Crosby, Colin Minns and Alan Jones were 4 each at 6 ends then a 6 on the 9th made it 14-4 and were 22-13 at 17 , the 13 taboo stuck as they won 30-13. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham were 1-7 down at 6ends and 7-13 at 14 ends, the 13 taboo struck here too as they scored a 5 on the 17th to go 17-13 up and went on to win 23-17. Richard Pope, Barry McGrath, Peter Evans and John Lettice went 14-8 up at 10, then 15-16 at 15, and 17-21 with two to play, which turned out to be two magical ends with 2 4’s to win 25-21.

Result 112 – 63 and all 7 pts.


The situation now is that Lowestoft Railway are still, having also picked up 7 points, 6 points ahead with one game to play, whilst Acle still have two games left.


18/2/17 v Woodlands ‘B’   away

Away to Roundwood the Mens C Team were looking to continue their top form. Barry Mc Grath, Colin Giles,Ken Scott Greenard and Alan Kendall went from 13-4 at 10 to 21-5 at 15 and losing on only 6 ends won 28-12. Richard Pope, Colin Starkings, Peter Evans and Gordon Ives scored a 5 on the 6th and were 13-7 at 10, picked up a 7 on the 16th and cruised to a 29-19 win. Richrd Hayton,Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn, and Mick Askham scored a 5 on the 9th to go 10 each, were 16-11 at 15 then scored a 7 going on to win 26-18. Jeff Chedwidden, Mick Crow, David Airey and Alan Jones were 11-3 at 10 ends then 14-7 at 15, winning 14 ends they controlled the game to win 21-8.


Result 104 – 57 and all 7 pts


11/2/17 v Lowestoft Railway   home

At home to top of Table Lowestoft Railway the Mens C were intent to go top and throw open the league title. Barry Mc Grath , David Airey Ken Scott –Greenard with Alan Kendall scored a 6 on the 2nd end but dropped a 5 on 6th to be 10-7, all playing well a 5 on the 13th made it 24-8, losing on only 6 ends they romped home 30-11. Jeff Chedwiggin, David Crosby, Colin Minns and Alan Jones were 7 each at 9 ends and 13 each at 16, in a tight game a 4 on the 20th gave them the edge as they won 19-17. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and Captain Mick Askham went into a 12-7 lead at 10 ends, 5 shots on the 14th put them in control as they went on to win 26-13. John Lettice rink were 1-8 down at 6 ends but a 6 on the 10th turned it round to 14-8 up, by 16 ends it was 17 each but only winning on 7 ends it finished 21-23.

Result 96 – 64 and 6 – 1 pts

This puts them top of them league by shots difference with four games left and all to play for.


21/1/17 v Shotford ‘B’   home

At  home  to  Shotford B  the Mens C team  needed  to  keep   up their recent  results.  Richard Hayton , Derrick Willgress,  Brian  Hearn  and Mick Askham  scored  three 4,s to go 17-5  up  at  10  ends,  by 15  they  had  moved to 26-6   and  went on to win 34-10. Jeff Chegwidden , David Airey,  Ken S, Greenard, and Alan Kendall  picked up a 5 on the 1st end, another 5 on the 6th and a 6 on the 9th made them 26-6 up  at 10 ends continued their dominance  got another 6 on the 20th  and won 44-10. Richard Pope, David Wise, Peter Evans  and  John Lettice  raced to 16-4 up  at  10 ends, a 4 on the 15th  made it 21-9  and a 5 on the 19th  helped to a 34-10  win. Alan Jones  rink were 7-11 down at 9  ends but then failed to score for 8  ends to  be 7-25  down  and  lost  13-27.

Result  125 – 57 and  6 – 1  pts


14/1/17 v Shotford ‘B’   away

Away to Shotford B  the Mens C Team continued their high scoring form. Gordon Ives, David Airey, Ken S. Greenard and Alan Kendall  picked up a 6 on the 6th to go 13-2 up, a 4 on the 11th made it 22-3  and went on to win 34-7. Barry Mc Grath, Mick Crow, Colin Minns  and  Alan Jones  a 5 on the 9th made  it 10-6, by 15 it was 16-12 and went on to win 25-13. Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby  and John Lettice scored a 5 on the 2nd end, a 4 on the 10th made it 18-4 followed by a 5 on the 15th to go 30-4 up and won 35-9. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn  and  Mick Askham scored a 7 on the 2nd end and a 5 on the 10th made it 21-7, on 15 it was 24-14 and went on to win 33-15.

Result  127 - 44 and all 7 pts


10/12/16 v Browston ‘B’   home

At home  to neighbours Browston  B the Mens C Wanted to keep the Pressure on at the Top of the Table. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn  and Mick Askham stormed into a 17-0 lead after just 4 ends a 5 on the 9th made it 28-1, but dropped a 5 on the 10th, by 15 it was 37-8 and a 7 on the 18th helped them to a 50-10 win. Colin Minns, Dave Airey, Ken Scott-Greenard  and  Allan Kendall went 11-5 up at 10, 18-9 at 15  dropped a 5 on the 20th  but won 25-17.Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby  and John Lettice picked up a 6 on the 6th to go 9-5 up, 12-13 down scored another 6 on the 13th  and went on to win 24-17.  Barry Mc Grath, david Wise, Colin Starkings and Alan  Jones were 8-6 up at 10, 12 each at 16 and a grandstand finish drew 16 each.

Result 115 – 60  and 6 ½  - ½   pts

A result that puts them only 5  pts behind Railway and level on games.


26/11/16 v Norfolk BC ‘C’   away

Away to Norfolk Bowling  Club C  Acle Mens C were out to enjoy a good game with many playing at this club for the first time. Gordon Ives, David Airey, Ken Scott – Greenard  and Alan Kendall dominating the first 10 ends going 17-1 up  continued their onslaught scoring  a 6 on the 12th another 6 on the 15th and won 46-4. Richard  Hayton , Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and  Captain Mick Askham picked up a 6 on the5th then a 5 on the 7th and by 10 ends were 25-5 up, totally in charge went on to win 37-10. Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby  and  John Lettice scored a 5 on the 6th and the 10th to be 19-4 up, here too they dominated scoring another 5 on the 19th and went on to win 36-11. Barry Mc Grath, David Wise, Colin Starkings  and Alan Jones had a much more competitive game  and were 8-11 down at 12 ends but turned on the skill button, with a 4 on the 17th and a 5 on the 18th and finished 25-15 victors. A result that put them to second in the table and keep them in touch with the leaders Railway.

Result 144 – 40 and all 7 pts.


19/11/16 v Roundwood ‘B’  home

At home to Roundwood B the Mens C Team were hoping to gain some points. Gordon Ives David Airey,  Ken Scott Greenard  and Alan Kendal  went 5-8 down at 5  then 10-9 at 10,  cruised to a 19-9 lead at 15, dropping shots on only 6 ends won 30-11. Barry Mc Grath, David Wise, Colin Starkings and Alan Jones  were 11-7 up at 10, scored  and by 15 ends a 5 on the 11th and by 15 ends were 22-9  and went on to win 29-13.  Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby,  and John Lettice  went from  3-10 down at 8 ends to 10 each at 10, by 16 ends it was 15-13, scored 11 shots in the last 5 ends including a 5  and won 26-13. Richard Hayton, Derrick Willgress,  Brian Hearn  and Captain Mick Askham were 5-6 down at 5 , then 13-6 up at 10, by 15 they were 15-10  and went on to win 21-13.

Result  106 – 50 and all 7 pts      

 This result puts them only half a point behind Gt. Yarmouth who are second in the table.


5/11/16  Yarmouth   away

Playing only the 2nd game this season Acle Mens C Team went down the Acle Straight to play Yarmouth. Barry Mc Grath Mick Crow, Colin Starkings and   Alan Jones won 7 of the first 10 ends to go  13-5 up and then won 7 more ends for a comprehensive  24-9 win. Richard  Hayton, Derrick Willgress, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham  went 9-5 up at 10 and this was another rink that won on 14 ends  to win 25-11. Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby and John Lettice were 7-6 up at 10, a 5 on the 13th put them 12-9up  and in a close game  drew 16 each. Alan Kendals rink  were 5 each at 5, then dropped a5,  9-11 at 10, were 17-18 with 2 ends to play  but lost 17-23.

Result  82 -59 and 5 ½  - 1 ½ pts


8/10/16  Lowestoft Railway   away

The Mens C Team went off to Lowestoft to play the Railway and were derailed.   Richard Pope, Peter Evans, David Crosby  and Ken Copeman picked up a 5 on the 5th  and by 10  ends were 11-6 up, by 15 it was 14-11 and despite dropping a 4 on the 19th  secured a     19-16 win. Alan Kendall’s rink kept it tight to 10-12 at 13 ends but here they found leaves on the line and lost 11-20 . John Lettice rink found themselves 1-12 down after 9 ends but a head of steam brought them back to 13 each at 15 but stuck there and lost 14-21. Mick Askham’s rink went from 8-2 up at 6 to 9-13 at 12 and only winning 7 ends lost 11-27.

Result 55 – 84 and 1 - 6 pts

8/4/17 v County Arts ‘A’   away

Men’s ‘A’ Win County Championship

A Team win the league on the last end of the final rink. The scores were 80-80 with one end to play and a two on the final end secured 5 points and the title as Norfolk Bowling Club dropped points at Wymondham Dell.


Jim Fruin, Geoff Ramsbottom, Simon Elliott and George Tubby beat the rink skipped by Peter Wilkinson 23-18. A close game throughout, the scores were 6-7 at 5 ends, 11-10 at 10 ends but 16-18 down at 18 ends the Acle rink scored three and two twos for an important victory.


Tony Dunton, Danny Mills, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett beat the rink skipped by Brian Taylor 21-18. A flying start saw them leading 16-2 at 9 ends and 18-3 at 11 ends only to be pegged back to 18-16 at 18 ends. One up playing the last end they scored a vital two to secure their point and leave the remaining two rinks to fight for the overall score.

Mark Elliott, Ivan Borrett, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope lost to the rink skipped by Robin Norman 18-23. 9-1 down at five ends they clawed a few shots back to reduce the deficit to 6 at 10 ends only to drop a four on the 11th end. They then managed to win 7 of the last 10 ends to reduce the loss to 5 shots.

David Cole, Matty Sparrow, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones lost to the rink skipped by Philip Barr by 21-20. A very slow start including a dropped 6 saw them 12-1 down after just 4 ends. The deficit was maintained at 8-18 at 10 ends but a spirited second half of the game saw them fight back to 18-21 at 20 ends and the match all square across the board.

 A two scored on the last end saw Acle take the overall points for a 5-2 victory which was enough to clinch the league.

This was the Final Game for Dan Mills for Acle, a player who has been a good product of the Acle Youth Policy.


1/4/17 v Wymondham ‘A’   home

With Beccles losing on the last bowl of their match with Lynn Sport, the A Team gave themselves a chance of winning the league with a 7-0 win at home to Wymondham Dell. Norfolk Bowling Club beat County Arts and are likely to take the league if Acle slip up away to County Arts next Saturday.

Matty Sparrow, Danny Mills, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones won 19-12 against the rink skipped by Roger Guy. Acle trailing 6-2 at 6 ends scored a four to bring the teams level. Trading blows over the next 8 ends the score was 12-10 to Acle but a single and five in the next two ends all but sealed the win.

David Cole, Ivan Borrett, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom won 28-16. Four one down at three ends they scored a five to take the lead. Dropping a five on the eighth and four on the tenth put Wymondham 14-10 at ten ends. An excellent second half of the game saw Acle win 8 of the last 9 ends for a comfortable win.

Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett won 19-17 against Gary Goodrum’s rink. Two fours in the first five ends saw them leading 9-3 at five ends. With ones scored on the next 8 ends the score was 13-7 in Acle's favour. Although they stretched their lead to 19-10 at 18 ends, Wymondham made a spirited fight back to score 3,2,2 on the last three ends.

Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, Simon Elliott and George Tubby win 30-15 against the rink skipped by Gary Oakley. 3-2 down at five ends Acle scored a 2,3,4 and 5 over the next 5 ends to lead 16-4 at ten ends. Although they dropped a five on the thirteenth end they scored three threes and a two in the second half of the game to run out comfortable winners.

Six points next week at County Arts will see Acle win the league, anything less will bring Norfolk Bowling Club into the mix.


19/3/17 v County Arts ‘A’   home

On Sunday, the A Team played County Arts at home who were on the same number of points and therefore a win essential. Will Pitt, Dan Mills, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett found themselves 4-13 down at 8 ends then 13 each at 11 and here the voodoo stuck with the opposition failing to score for 10 ends as Acle went 23-13 at 17 ends and went on to win 29-18. Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Dan Ramsbottom and Jason Roope were 7 each at 10, but a 5 on the 12th made it 13-7 and went on to win 23-14. George Tubby’s rink went from 12-4 up at 8 to 15 each at 16 and in a close finish lost 17-19. Ian Wones rink were 4-14 down at 11 ends but a 5 on the 17th made it 16 each and in another close finish lost 18-23.


Result 87 – 74 and 5 – 2 pts


18/3/17 v Norfolk BC ‘A’   away

The A Team were given a soundly beating away to Norfolk Bowling Club, losing 7-0 ,101-64 and top spot in the league.

Daniel Seabourne, Tony Dunton, Graham Punchard and George Tubby lost 30-17. Taking a four on the first end they dropped a 7 on the next end and although they recovered to 9-7 down they then dropped two more fours and two threes.

Jim Fruin, Danny Mills, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones lost 20-17. Always behind they trailed 6-5 at 6 ends but gradually slipped to 17-7 down at 14 ends. A spirited fight back saw them get back to within 3 with two to play and holding shot. An excellent last bowl by Ric Summers gave them the shot and a four-shot lead going into the last end.

Will Pitt, Matty Sparrow, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett lost 27-18. On the back foot from outset they were 12-4 down at 10 ends. They fought back to 22-17 down with 3 ends to play, only to drop 2 and 3 on successive ends.

Mark Elliott, Ivan Borrett, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope lost 24-12. A slow start saw them 9-1 down at 5 ends. The deficit remained at 8 up until 12 ends but a four lost on the 13th made a fight back difficult. Back to 12-18 down at 19 ends they dropped a further 5.A


11/3/17 v Diss ‘A’   away

A 77-77 draw away to relegation threatened Diss was a disappointing result for the A Team. Leading throughout they were pegged back on the very last end on a measure.
David Cole, Geoff Ramsbottom, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom lost 32-13. They made a great start, leading 11-5 at nine ends but only won one of the remaining twelve, dropping some big ends, a six, a four, two threes.
Will Pitt, Ivan Borrett, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett lost 21-16. They made a slow start, 12-0, but after 6 ends they’d turned the score around to lead 16-13 at 16 ends. Unfortunately though, lost the last 5 ends.
Mark Elliott, John Sparrow, Danny Mills and George Tubby won 20-15. They made a good start, leading 10-3 at 9 ends and looked in control until they dropped a 7 on the 18th end to bring the score back to 17-14.
Daniel Seabourne, Roy Himpleman, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones won 28-9. A four on the sixth end saw them go 11-2 up. In control throughout they picked up a further four and three to run out comfortable winners, only dropping 6 ends during the game.
Next week’s double fixture away to Norfolk BC and home to County Arts will be crucial matches and likely to determine whether Acle will win the league.


25/2/17 v Beccles   home

The A Team got back on track and moved to the top of the league with a 6-1 win at home to a strong Beccles team. Thanks to Ian Anderson who stepped in at very short notice. Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, Ivan Borrett and Ian Wones lost 28-15 to A. Clarke. A good tussle over the first 10 ends saw the Beccles rink 11-10 up but two consecutive dropped fours’ put the visitors in command. Beccles took 5 of the last 6 ends to run out comfortable victors. Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Graham Punchard and Jason Roope had a good tussle against Alan Norman but ran out 23-21 winners. A good competitive game throughout, the home side had the edge 10-6 at 9 ends but dropped a two and four to go a couple down. They rallied well in the second half of the game, helped by a 5 on the sixteenth end. One up playing the last end but down on the end Jason drew shot bowl to earn a valuable point. David Cole, Geoff Ramsbottom, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom has a very good win against the four skipped by Suffolk county skip Ian Catchpole 24-10. A good start saw them lead 7-0 at four ends, 15-4 at ten ends. The second half of the game saw a number of tight ends, with no team conceding more than a two. A good all round rink performance.
Rink of the day were Ian Anderson, Matty Sparrow, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett who won 31-11 against another Suffolk skip Ben Harber. A tight game early on the score was 6-5 at eight ends but three fours, a three and four two’s some them power home for a comfortable victory


18/2/17 v Lynnsport ‘A’   away

The A Team had a tricky visit to Lynnsport on a green that has often proved problematic. This year was no exception, with a one-shot defeat 82 - 81 and a 4-3 points loss. Well behind at the start Acle were never able to get their heads in front at any point of the game. A late rally saw them get within one shot and three winning rinks minimised the damage to the league position.

Will Pitt, Matty Sparrow, Simon Elliott and Danny Ramsbottom ran out 20 - 9 victors against the rink skipped by Vernon Hudson. 9-8 down at 14 ends they rallied impressively, winning the last 7 ends to run out comfortable winners. A very solid rink performance.

Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Jason Roope were 25-21 victors against the rink skipped by Peter Chestney. 11-5 down at 7 ends and 16-8 down at 11 ends they rallied over the last 7 ends scoring 2 fours and two threes.

David Cole, Danny Mills, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones won 21-20 against the rink skipped by Ian Whiley. 7-1 down at 4 ends they quickly recovered to lead 19-10 at 14 ends only to be pegged back on the last few ends. A 9 shot, one bowl turnaround by Ian Whiley on the 20th end proved crucial to the match.

Jim Fruin, John Sparrow, Tony Dunton and George Tubby lost 32-15 to the strong rink skipped by Steve Winter. 9-1 down they got back to 9-7 only to lose a 6 and 5 on the next two successive ends. Two more large ends dropped later in the game saw them soundly beaten.


4/2/17 v Gallow ‘A’   home

After a significant Christmas break the A team had their first league game of 2017, the opponents of Gallow who had appeared to underachieve in 2016 brought a solid 16 players, Jamie Howlett's rink was 2-6 at 5 ends then at 15 ends were 9-15.  Gallow continued to bowl well and they finished 16-28.  Danny Ramsbottom's rink were 6-1 at 5 ends then at 15 ends were 14-7 unfortunately Gallow then turned the screw on this rink also winning 16-17.   Jason Roope's rink were 4-1 at 5 ends then 13- 11 at 15 ends.   The rink held firm and gained a deserved draw 19-19
 Dan Seabourne, Ivan Borrett, Tony Dunton and George Tubby were 2-6 at 5 ends then 17-6 at 15 ends they continued well to win 21 - 11.
 Final result 72-75 & 1 ½ - 5 ½ pts


28/1/17 Top Club

Playing Essex County at Ipswich for a place in the National quarter final of the top club championship   turned out to be a dramatic finish but a sad one. Daniel Seabourne won his singles 15-9 while Lynne Cannell came back from 3-7 down to win her singles 15-12. Barbara Meeks, Geraldine Reeve, Dan Ramsbottom and Jason Roope losing just 6 ends won 24-17. Ian Wones lost the triples after only winning 4 ends 8-16 and the pairs with George Tubby dropped one shot on the last end to finish 14-23. With the game level at 76 shots each and points level it had gone down to the last bowl after 88 ends of bowls.        Result 76-77


8/1/17 Top Club

Brilliant result in the Top Club away to a very strong Norfolk Bowling Club team. The team won 13 - 3, setting up a last 16 of England match against Essex County on 28th January.

Daniel 'Slick' Seabourne got the first point on the board with a 10 - 10 draw in the men's singles.

Lynne Cannell played the ladies singles and managed to get a good win in a closely fought game to earn another 2 points.

George Tubby and Jennie Kirby played Bernie Perrett and Carol Baker in the Pairs and were about 6 up with 3 ends to play when the opponents conceded as the overall match was lost. 4 Points

Mel Haylett, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones managed a 16 - 16 draw against Wayne Willgress in a very close game though out. 2 Points

Barbara Meeks, Geraldine Reeve, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope won a crucial match by one shot on the last end against the four skipped by Richard Summers. 4 Points.


10/12/16 Denny Cup

In the Denny Cup Acle Men were up Against Bowling Club, at home Will Pit, Ivan Borrett, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett   were 7-8 at 10 ends, 9-14 at 14 won the final 4 ends and won 16-14. George Tubby’s rink 0-11 down at 5 ends, 3-14 at 10, and a 4 on the final end made it 14-20. Away Daniel Seabourne, Dan Mills, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones were     14-12 up at 11 ends, and went on to win 23-16.  Jason Roope’s rink were 1-6 at 5, then     6-16 at 13 and lost 14-18. It all went to the final bowls of the game but Acle lost 67-68.


3/12/16 v Wymondham Dell ‘A’    away

Matty Sparrow, Ivan Borrett, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett were on top form, winning 30 - 4. Always in control they led 14-1 at 10 ends, 19-3 at 15 ends before stepping on the gas to get to 30 shots. Excellent performance by all players.     Jim Fruin, Graham Punchard, Tony Dunton and George Tubby won 24-22. In spite of the score they were always in control in a high scoring match. 7 nil up after 2 ends they dropped a 5   and playing up on the last end they dropped a 4.           Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Danny Ramsbottom and Jason Roope won 21-14. 5-5 at 7 ends they then won the next 8 ends to go 20-5 up at 15 ends before dropping a few ends on the home stretch.          Daniel Seabourne, David Cole, Danny Mills and Ian Wones won 33-13. A slow start saw them 6-1 down at 4 ends but a five on the fifth end completely changed the game. Three fours and a brace of threes saw them run out comfortable winners.

Result 108 – 53 all 7 pts

19/11/16 Denny Cup v Beccles

Playing Beccles in the Denny Cup was always going to be a difficult game. Away Mark Elliott, Geoff and Dan Ramsbottom, with Jason Roope went 10-5 up at 10 ends, all playing well with the effervescent Jason moved to 15-8 at 15 and went on to win 23-8. Also, away Daniel Seabourne, Dan Mills, Daniel Noble with Ian Wones were 8-10 down at 10, then a golden spell and went 17-10 up at 15, and won 21-14. At home, Will Pitt, Matty Sparrow, Graham Punchard and Jamie Howlett started slowly with the opposing skip on top form and were 0-11 down after 6 ends, by 10 it was 4-12 but a fighting spirit helped it to 13 each 16 and finally drew 15 each. David Cole, Ivan Borrett, Tony Dunton and George Tubby were 5 each at 6 ends then dropped a 6, by 11 ends it was 6-17 and 7-20 at 15 and lost 9-22.

 At 10 ends Acle were 28-40 down but by 15 it was 51 each, over the final 3 ends they scored 17 shots to Beccles 8 and won.

Result 68 – 59.


12/11/16 v Norfolk BC ‘A’ home

At home to Norfolk Bowling Club the Men’s A Team were looking to keep their bid for the title alive despite having Dan Mills and George Tubby at Ely on National Trials. Daniel Seabourne, Geoff Ramsbottom, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett were 12-13 down at 12 ends but then finished in style winning 27-15. Ryan Stanton, John Sparrow, Tony Dunton and Danny Ramsbottom up against Scottish open Quarter finalist Wayne Willgress, were 11-9 at 14 ends and here too finished well winning 6 of the 7 final ends to win 25-10. Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Graham Punchard and Jason Roope were on top form going 18-3 up at 10 ends continued the onslaught to be 26-7 at 17 and won 27-14. Ian Wones rink went from 6-1 up to 8-10 down then 16-15 at 18 but lost this close encounter 16-21.

Result   95 – 60 and 6 – 1 pts to remain 2nd in the table.


6/11/16 Top Club

At Home to County Arts in the Top Club Competition was always going to be a close game. In the Ladies Singles Lynne Cannell   came back from 3-11 to lose 10-12 over the 18 ends while Daniel Seabourne won 15-8 in the men’s singles. In the fours, Barbara Meeks, Geraldine Reeve, Dan Ramsbottom and Jason Roope scored a 5 on the 11th to go 13-11 up won 20-19. Mel Haylett, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones lost the triples 11-18 leaving Jenny Kirby and George Tubby last to finish needed to win to secure victory and did 16-10.

Result 72-68 and 10- 6 pts and now play Norfolk Bowling Club in the next round


5/11/16 Denny Cup

Playing neighbours Browston in the Denny Cup was going to be an interesting game. At home Ryan Stanton, Graham Punchard, Tony Dunton, and George Tubby started with all players on top form scoring a 5 on the 2nd end and going 17-5 up at 10 ends, on the 15th they scored a 7 and went on to win 34-13.  Will Pitt, Ivan Borrett, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett went 14-5 at 10, then 14-9 at 13, won all final 5 ends finishing 28-9. Away Mark Elliott, Matty Sparrow, Dan Ramsbottom and Jason Roope were 12-4 up then pegged back, 13-11 won last 5 ends and won 24-11.   Ian Wones rink were 8 each at 10, 11-16 at 15, dropped a 5 on the 17th and lost 13-22.

Result 99-55 and into the next round.


29/10/16 Diss ‘A’ home

At home against Diss the Men’s A needed another win to keep the pressure on at the top. Daniel Seabourne, John Sparrow, graham Punchard and Ian Wones were 14-4 at 10 ends and went on to a 22-11 win.  Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Simon Elliott and Jason Roope went 12-0 up at 6 ends, 22-6 at 16, with Jason on fire won 25-13. Ryan Stanton, Matty Sparrow, Tony Dunton and George Tubby were 9 each at 11 ends but then scored a 4, a 3 and a 5   to go on and win 25-14.  Dan Ramsbottom’s rink went from 4-0 up then dropped a 4 and a 7 and went 7-20 down but mounted a recovery and were 18-22 after 18 ends but this was halted by the opposing skip and lost 20-25.

Result 92-63 and 6-1 pts


22/10/16 Denny Cup v County Arts

Playing County Arts in the Denny was not going to be easy and would need full concentration with the rules changed to 18 ends or 3 ½ hours. Away Daniel Seabourne, Dan Mils, Daniel Noble and Ian Wones and a close game, 5-4 up at 5 and 10 each at 10, went 16-11 up at 15 and went on to win       17-14. Also, away was Mark Elliott, Geoff and Dan Ramsbottom with Jason Roope were looking to make a good start and went 9-1 up at 5, 14-2 at 10, this rink was setting the pace and   went on to a convincing 19-8 win. Will Pitt, Ivan Borrett, Simon Elliott and Jamie Howlett started well going 11-5 up at 10 ends but from there were on the back foot and lost 13-15. Ryan Stanton, Matthew Sparrow, Graham Punchard and George Tubby went 8-3 up at 5, 12-11 at 10 then 15-13 at 15 but lost 15-19.

Result 64 – 56 and now play Browston in the next round.



15/10/16 Beccles   away

The Men’s A Team away to Beccles, the team who dominated Bowling Club on the first game of the season made it a nervous game. Ryan Stanton, Jim Fruin, Daniel Noble and Captain Ian Wones had a flying start going 11-0 up at 7 ends, but then opposing skip Ian Catchpole lead a revival but Acle held their nerve and won 20-15. Daniel Seabourne, Matty Sparrow, Dan Mills and Jamie Howlett were all in dominate form and were 11-4 up at 10, then scored a 6 followed by a 4 and went on to win 31-7. George Tubby’s rink were 4-12 down then came back to be 15-13 up, then dropped 10 shots in four ends and finished 17-23. Jason Roope’s rink went from 5-3 up to 5-10 down and though got close never on terms 15-25 Result

83 – 70 and 5 – 2 pts.


8/10/16 Lynnsport ‘A’ home

At home to Lynnsport the Men’s A team were hoping for another win. Ryan Stanton, Geoff Ramsbottom, Simon Elliott and Graham Punchard were in good form and had a comfortable 29-11 win. David Cole, Matthew Sparrow, John Sparrow and George Tubby won 29-14. Mark Elliott, Roy Himpleman, Ivan Borrett and Jason Roope were close all the way and finished 17 each.  Ian Wones rink lost 12-23 but Acle go top of league.

Result 87 - 65       and 5 ½ - 1 ½ pts


1/10/16 Gallow ‘A’ away

The Indoor County League Season started on Saturday with Acle Men’s A Team Travelling to Gallows, not an easy start to their Campaign. Mark Elliott, John Sparrow, Graham Punchard and George Tubby raced to 10 nil up at 5 ends, and a 5 on the 9th helped to make it 18-3 at 10 ends, 28 – 5 at 15 and despite dropping a 6 on the 18th went on to win 33–13.  Will Pitt, Dan Mills, Daniel Noble and this seasons captain Ian Wones were 8-7 up at 10, 12 each at 17 and in a good competitive game won 15-13. Daniel and Tony Seabourne, Simon Elliott and Dan Ramsbottom went 7-13 down at 10, 13-17 at 15, 14-20 with 3 ends to play and a final flurry made it a 20-20 draw. Jamie Howlett’s rink were 9-14 at 10 and 12-22 with 5 to play and despite winning four of the five lost 19-24.

Result 87 – 70   5 ½ - 1 ½ pts



8/4/17 v County Arts ‘B’   home

Champions “Unbelievable”

At home to relegated County Arts the Men’s B were looking for a win but were not going to underestimate their task, and with 5 teams only one point apart also realised they were in with a chance of promotion.


John Marshall, 14-year-old Ryan Garman, Dennis Edwards and Denis Goodley started with a 5   and by 10 ends were 14-5 up, but then dropped a 5, a 4 on the 15th made it 19-12 and ran out comfortable winners 27-17.  Ian Wilson, Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott went from 8-3 up at 5 to 18-5 at 10, dropping shots on only 8 ends won 26-12.  Johnstone Mackie, Brian Kirby, Alan Benson-Nutt and Barney Wymer came back from 2-8 down to 11 each at 12 ends, then 17 each at 19, a good final end gave them 4 shots as they won 21 – 19. Brian Grint’s rink were 5-13 down recovered to 9-13 then dropped a 4 and finished 15-21.

Result 89 – 69 and 6 – 1 pts

This result makes the B Team League Champions after winning 9 out of the last 10.


1/4/17 v Wymondham ‘B’   away

Away to Relegated Wymondham dell the Men’s B needed to find a win to keep away from relegation.  John Marshall, Peter Cator, Paul Webb and a Denis Goodley scored a 4 on the 6th followed by a 5 and were 15-5 up on ten now completely in charge and all four playing well went on to win 30-14. Johnstone Mackie, Arthur Jolliffe, Alan Benson-Nutt   and Barney Wymer dropped a 5 on 3rd and were 3-9 down but a 4, then a 5 put the 15-10 up at 11 ends and from here took charge winning 23-15. Ian Anderson, Dennis Edwards, Bill Downie and Brian Grint went 1- 12 down after 5 ends but a 4 on the 10th made it 11-12, by 16 ends it was 15-19, but a removed shot bowl on the 17th for a 4 put them back level as they went on to win 23-21. Ian Wilson, Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott picked up a 5 on the 2nd end and were 13-3 up at 8 ends but stuck there and were 13-14 down at 13, 18 each at 18 and then scored 2 shots on the final end to draw 20-20.

This result puts them in contention for promotion back to division one at the first attempt, with 5 teams within 1 point of each other. Acle B entertain County Arts B next sat. with Browston A v Pentney and Shotford v Woodlands.

Result 96 – 70 and 6½ - ½ pts


25/3/17 v Dereham ‘A’   home

At home to Dereham A the Men’s B wanted as many points as Possible. Brian Kirby, Will Jeffries, John Harris and Wyn Willimott went 14-0 up at 4 ends and by 10 it was 17-5, in devastating form they went 30-5 at 15, and with a score card showing 5, fours and a 5 won 42-6. Johnstone Mackie, Andy Flynn, Arthur Jolliffe and Alan Benson-Nutt scored a 5 on the 6th and by 10 ends were 20-4 up, another 5 on the 14th made it 26-6, dropped 10 shots in 3 ends but still won comfortably 33-19. Brian Grint’s rink were 13-4 up at 10 ends, then 17-9 at 15, 20-19 playing the final end and the opposing skip drew the perfect bowl to finish 20-21. Barney Wymer’s rink were 7 each at 10 ends, 11 each at 15, and 14 each playing the final end but it went against them losing 14-15.

Result 109 – 61 and 5-2 pts


11/3/17 v Woodlands ‘A’   home

At home To Woodlands who were one place above them in the league the Men’s B Team were looking to continue their winning run. Ian Anderson, Sid Siely, Bill Downie and Brian Grint were 5-6 at 5 ends then scored two good 4’s and by 10 ends had moved to 17-9. Playing well as a team were 20-13 at 15 and won 25-17. Adam Carter, Brian Kirby, John Harris   and Wyn Willimott went from 6-1 up to 7-11 down at 10 ends, a 4 on the 12th followed by a 5 on the 13th made it 17-11, by 15 it was 19-12 and went on to win 23-16. Alan Benson-Nutt ‘s rink dropped a 6 on the 4th end and were 8-16 down at 11 then 16 each at 14, 20-19 with two ends to play but lost 20-22. Barney Wymer’s rink dropped a 6 on the 9th to go 8-16 down came back to 18-21 with 2 to play but lost 18-26.


Result 86 – 81 and 5 – 2 pts


25/2/17 v Shotford ‘A’   away

Away to top of the table Shotford the Mens B were in confident mood after defeating second in table Penney. John Marshall, Ryan Garman, Paul Webb and Barney Wymer were 7-6 up at 10 ends, a 4 on the 15th made it 18-7 and went on to win 27-10. Sid Siely, Arthur Jolliffe , Bill Downie and Brian Grint scored two 4’s to be 15-3 up at 10, then 23-4 at 15 followed by a 5 on the 17th dropped a 5 on the 20th but romped home 29-15. Johnstone Mackie, Dennis Edwards Alan Benson-Nutt and Josh Baxter were 16-8 at 10 scored a 5 on the 11th and were 28-11 at 15 relaxed as they won 29-20. Wyn Willimott’s rink were 5-10 down at 10, then 7-19 at 15 only lost one more end and finished 14-21.


Result 99-66 and 6-1 pts


18/2/17 v Pentney ‘A’   home

At home to Pentney A who are second in the table the Mens B were hoping to upset the form book. Adam Carter, Andrew Flynn, John Harris and Wyn Willimott scored a 5 on the 5th to be 10-1 up, were 14-6 at 10, another 5 on the 12th made it 21-6 and only losing 6 ends won 33-9. Brian Kirby, Arthur Joliffe, Bill Downie and Brian Grint dropped a 5 on the 7th but by 10 were 17-8 up and 23-9 at 15 all on form won 26-15. John Marshall, Ryan Garman, Paul Webb and Barney Wymer went from 4 each at 4 to 13-5 at 10 then 17-9 at 15 and despite dropping a 5 on the final end had a comfortable 24-16 win. Josh Baxter’s rink were 8-7 at 10, but 10-17 at 17 scored a 5 on the 18th another 5 on the 19th and went to the final bowl of the game losing 20-21.

Result 103 – 60 and 6 – 1 pts.


4/2/17 v Browston ‘A’   away

Away to Browston A  the Mens B were looking for points.  Johnstone Mackie, Dennis Edwards, Alan Benson-Nutt  and Josh Baxter scored a 7 on the first end,  a 6 on the 6th and by 10 ends had crushed  Browston to 27-5,  went on to  dominate  and won 36-16.  Mick Askham’s rink scored a 5 on the 5th but dropped a 5 on the 10th to go 9-18, a 5 on the 12th helped a recovery and were 19-20 at 14, but lost 22-27. Barney Wymer’s rink were   4-13 at 10 and 7-24 with 3 ends to play and came back to finish 15-24. Brian Grint’s rink were   3-15 down at 8 ends came back to 11-16 at 12 and 11-19 at 16 won the final  5 ends and were robbed of victory  by the final bowl losing 18-19.

Result 91-86  and 4 – 3 pts.


28/1/17 v County Arts ‘B’    away

Away to County Arts B the Mens B needed a Win to Climb the Table but a recently stretched carpet was going to be difficult. Johnstone Mackie, Dennis Edwards, Alan Benson-Nutt  and Josh Baxter  were 8 each at 9 ends moved to 19-8 at 15  and went on to win 27-11. Brian Grint’s rink  came back from 2-10   to 11-14 but a rub of the green was not with them as they lost 11-32. Wyn Willimotts rink  were 12-8 up at 9 and 17-13  at 15 but finished losing 20-24. Barney Wymers rink went from 7-6 up to 9-15 down and lost   15-17.

Result  73-84 and 1-6 pts


8/1/17 Top Ten League v Browston

In the County Top Ten League Acle played nearest rivals Browston at home. Brian Kirby won the singles 21-18, the Pairs with young Ryan Garman and Wyn Willimott  won 27-13, the triples John Marshall, Bill Downie and Barney Wymer won 23-12. They lost the fours but the win puts them 8 points clear at the top of the table.

Result 84-64 and 6-1 pts


3/12/16 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’   home

At  home to Wymondham B  the Mens B team needed  a good win  to climb the table. Ian Anderson, Sid Siely, Brian Kirby  and Brian Grint  picked up a 4 on the 3rd followed by a 6 on the 4th to go 11-2 up, by 10 it was 18-4 and with all four players on the top of their form  won on 14 ends and went on to win  30-12.  John Marshall , 14 yr old Ryan Garman  in his first game in the B Team with Paul  Webb and Barney Wymer scored a 5 on the 1st end,   13-7 up at 10, then scored a 6, a 5 on the 13th  made it 27-8 at 15  and  finished  winning  33-17.  Johnstone Mackie,  Dennis Edwards, Alan Benson – Nutt and  Mick   Askham scored a 5 on the  3rd end  but by 6 ends were 6 each, 9 each at 10,  a 6 on the 14th followed by a 5 made it 21-13, dropped a 5 on the 17th but went on to win 26 – 21. Ian Wilson , Will Jeffries, John Harris  and Wyn  Willimott were 7-2 up at 5, dropped a 5 on the 7th  to go 10-12 at 10,  after 16 ends were 12-20 down  but now a magic mist appeared as they scored 12 shots without reply and won 24 – 20.

Result   113 – 70  and all 7  pts


12/11/16 v Dereham ‘A’  away

Away  to Dereham A the Mens B Team needed a win to kick off their season with a win but knew how different the green would be. John Marshall Arthur Jolliffe, Paul Webb  and Barney Wymer  Came from 0-6 down to 11-8 up at 10  ends, getting use to the conditions they moved to  16-10  at 15 ends  and playing well won  23-11.  Ian Anderson, Brian Kirby,  Andy Flynn  and Brian Grint   were 3-10 down after 6 ends  came back to 10 each at 8, a 5 on the 13th made it 16-13 ,  a 4 and two out of rinks helped it to 20-16  going on to  a deserved  24-18 win.  Ian Wilson , Will Jeffries,  Gogo Harris  and Wyn Willimott  started well going   12-4 up at 10 ends,  then  17-10  at 16,all four on form kept the game tight and won  18-14.  Josh Baxter’s rink found the end rink difficult and were 5-21 down at 11 ends  but gritted their teeth and fought back, and finished  17-27.

Result  82-70  and 6-1 pts


29/10/16  Woodlands  away

Away  to Woodlands the Mens B were in need of points but with several players unavailable it was going to be difficult.  Brian Grint’s  rink  were 7 each at 7  and 13-12 at 13, 15 – 20  playing the final end and an out of rink shot and a replay end just failed and lost 15-24. Barney Wymer’s rink  were 9-6 at 8  but 9-19 at 12,  won the next 4 ends but finished losing 14-23. John Harris  rink  dropped a 6 on the 4th but were 11-10 up at 10  winning on only  3 more  ends and lost 14-28. Paul Webb’s rink  found themselves in the mire and 0-29 down at 10  and finished 8-36.

Result 51-111  and  0-7 pts


15/10/16 Shotford ‘A’  home

At home to Shotford the Mens B Team were looking for a win to  kick start their season.  Richard Pope, Adam Carter, Andy Flynn  and Josh Baxter went 10-6 up at 5, then 18-6 at 10 ends  all playing well went on to win 33-16. Ian Anderson, Brian Kirby, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint  were 8-4 up at 10 then 8-15 down at 14, picked up a 5 on the 17th to go 17-15, some telling final bowls on the final two ends gave them a 21-17 win.  John Harris  rink  were 8-11 at 10, 10-15 at 15 and despite winning on 10 ends lost 13-19. Barney Wymer’s rink  were 6-12 at 10,  9-16 at 15, only scoring on 6 ends lost 10-28.

Result 77 – 80  and 2-5 pts


8/10/16  Pentney ‘A’ away

 Johnstone Mackie, Will Jeffries, Brian Grint   and Wyn Willimott went 7-1 up at 7 ends  and 12-7 at 13  but by 17 ends it was 12 each, a take out  shot put them  one up playing the final  end and a toucher on that final end gave them a 18-16 win. Barney Wymer’s rink were 12-2 up after 10 ends and 15-4 after 14, but then it went wrong dropping 15 shots over the final 7 ends and lost 16-19. Josh Baxter’s rink were 10 each at 11, 13-14 at 16  but finished 16-19.  Paul Webb’s rink  dropped a 5 on the12th to be 4-17 down  then stormed back to 15-18 on 18 but it wasn’t to be as they lost 16-22.

Result 66 -76  and 1 – 6 pts.


1/10/16 Browston ‘A’ home

The Mens B Team played neighbours Browston. John Marshall, Ian Wilson, Gogo Harris and Paul Webb picked up a 5 on the first end  but by 12 ends were 10-12  down, followed by another 5 and went 17-12 at 15 and finished winning 22-16.  Brian Kirby, Sid Siely, Bill Downie  and Matthew Sparrow were 9-7 up at 10 ends, then 11 each at 15, in a close finish drew 15 each. Wyn Willimott’s rink scored a 6 on the 10th to make it 9-10, by 15 it was 13-18 and lost 16-24. Josh Baxter’s rink  were 5-14 at 10 ends’ 8-18  at 15 and only managed to score on 7 ends and lost 11-28.

Result  64 – 73 and 1 ½ - 5 ½ pts


27/1/17 v Browston ‘B’   home

At  home to Browston B the Ladies C Team were in for a close  game. Fran Pope, Wendy Woolaston  and Val Hearn scored a 4 on the 4th end to go 4-3 up , a magical 6 on the 6th  helped them  to a 14-7 win. Eileen Airey , Jane Mann and  Val Giles scored a 5 on the 3rd end  and by 7 ends were 11-4 up  kept the opposition poor and won 11-9. June Thomas block dropped a 5 on the 6th  and despite winning on 8 of the 14 ends lost 9-14. Jenny Woolaston block went 6-3 up at 5  ends but were 6-12 down at 10 and lost 8-14.

Result 42 – 44  and 2 – 6 pts


21/1/17 v Browston ‘A’   home

Tia Lindford, Kacey Cook  and  Val Giles were once again the rink to watch against  Browston A . Going 7-4 up at 5 ends , then 12-6 at 10,  they were the inspiration for the Ladies C Team  as they won 17-6.  Pauline Lewis three came back from 3-7 down  to 10 each at 10 but  lost 10-15 while  Val Hearn’s block dropped a 5 on the 7th end to go 4-9 down  but fought all the way  but lost finishing 9-10. June Thomas block  were 5-7 down at 6 ends then dropped a 5, dropped another 5 on the 9th  came back to 13-17 at 11 but a disastrous final end dropping a 6 and lost 13-24.

Result  49-55  and 1- 7 pts


14/1/17 v County Arts ‘B’  away

At  home to County Arts B the ladies C were in for a good game.  June Thomas block were 0-5 down shortened the jack and were 4-6 then dropped a 6 , then scored a 5 on the 10th to be 10-12, played well but lost 12-15. Pauline Lewis block went 4-5 at 4 ends then 9-11 at  11but lost a close game 10-14.Val Giles block dropped a 4 on the 8th to go 6-8 down ,     9 each with 2 ends to play but lost 9-15. Val Hearn ‘s block went 0-9 down at 5 ends and never recovered and lost 4-15 and 0-8


7/1/17 v Shotford ‘B’   home

At home to Shotford B the Ladies C Team were up against it. Ann Feavers, Hazel Jarvis  and  June Thomas  went 5-2 up at 5 then scored a 6 on the 7th  and went on to a good 16-9 win.  Val Giles block  were 6 each at 7 ends but dropped a 5 on the 8th and lost 7-15. Val Hearn’s block  dropped a 5 on the 5th to go  2-9 down and lost 5-17. Pauline Lewis block were up against it and lost  3-16.

Result 31-57  and 1 – 7 pts


16/12/16 v Diss ‘B’   home

The Ladies C Team  played Diss B  at  home on friday and were looking for a positive result. Jane Mann, Sue Hession,  and June Thomas  went 9-0 up at 5 ends,  a 5 on the 7th  made it 15-0 as they went on to win 19-7. Linda Brown, Jenny Woolaston  with Val Giles  dropped a 5 on the the 3rd then  scored a 7 on the 5th to go 15-5 up  scored a 5 on the 9th to go 23-10  and won 27-12.  Fran Pope,  Hazel Jarvis  and Val Hearn  were 4-6 down at 5  then 8-6 up at 8,  a 4 on the 10th helped them to a 13-11 win. Pauline Lewis block  were 8-2 up at 5 then 10-5 at 9, then an earthquake moment dropping a 6 and finished losing 10-13.

Result  69- 43  and 7 – 1 pts


10/12/16 v Yarmouth Red    home

On Saturday  the Ladies C entertained Yarmouth Red which was sure to be a difficult game. Ten Year old Tia Lingford, 14 year old Kacey Cook and a little older Val Giles  went 1-4 down at 5  then 6-7 at 10 ends playing the final end at 8 each it was determination that gave them a 4 to win 12-8. Fran Pope, with teenager Faith Hammond and Val Hearn were 3-5 down at 5,  6 each at 9,  9 each at 11 and finished in style to win 13-9.June Thomas  block only scored on 4 ends and lost 5-18 .   Pauline Lewis block dropped a 5 on the 5th then scored a 6 on the 6th to be 11 each, but finished losing 14-19.

Result  44 – 54  and  2 – 6 pts


2/12/16 v Yarmouth Blue    away

Away playing Yarmouth Blue the Ladies C Team were in for a tough game.  Jill Grapes,  Viv Newton  and  Pauline Lewis  were 6-2  up at 5 ends , a  moment of magic on the 11th  scoring a 6 and went on to win 18-7. Val Hearn’s block   lost 9-24 and June Thomas also came up against a very experienced block losing 1-20. Val Giles block  went from 2-5  down  to 8-5 up,  then 10 each at 10  ends but  finished losing 11-16.

Result 39 -67  and 1- 7 pts


19/11/16 v Yarmouth Blue    home

At  home to to Yarmouth Blue the Ladies C Team  were hoping to pick up some points. Fran Pope,  Linda Brown  and Val Hearn picked up a 4 on the 5th to go 10-2 up kept the game tight and were 14-7 at 10, then finished in style scoring a 7 on the final end to win 23-7. Viv Newton, Maria Cook  and  Pauline Lewis were 4-3 up at 5 ends  followed by 4 singles then a 5  to be 13-3 at 10 and won 13-5. Mollie Hayton,  Jenny Woolaston  and Val Giles were 6-5 at 5  then 12-7 at 10  and won 14-8. Jane Mann, Wendy Woolaston,  and  June Thomas were 3-6 down at 5, a  4 on the 7th made it 9-6 up and went on to win 13-10.

Result  63 – 30  and all 8 pts


12/11/16 v Acle ‘B’  away

Acle Ladies B  played Acle C  and it was Sophie Blanche, Jean Claxton  and Sue Smith who lead the way for the B team scoring a 6 on the 8th end to go 14-4 up  and went on to win 21-6. Jackie Smith, Sue Moore  and Rose Yaxley were 9-0 up at 5 ends , 12-7 at 10  and won 14-9. The B Team didn’t have it all their own way though  as 9 year old Tia Linford, 13 year old Kacey Cook with Val Giles  came back from 1-5 down to get 2 on the final end to draw 10 each against  Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts and Julia Crosby. The block of Linda Brown, Jenny Woolaston and  June Thomas for the C Team scored a 5 on the 5th end to go 7-5 up  by 10 they were 13-7 and went on to victory 15-11.

Result  Acle B 56  Acle C 40 and a win for the B Team 6 ½  - 1 ½ pts

 

29/10/16  Browston ‘A’  away

On  Saturday the Ladies C went off to play  neighbours Browston A which was going to be one of the toughest games of the season. June Thomas block  were 4-6  down at 8  ends but dropped a 4 on the 11th  and lost 8-12. Val Hearn’s block  dropped a 5 on the first end and never recovered losing  9-16.Pauiline Lewis   block found dropping a 7 on the 9th  was too much to recover from and lost 5-21. Val Giles block  started well going 7-1 up, were 8 each at  11  but lost 8-12.

Result 30 – 61  and 0- 8 pts.


25/10/16  County Arts ‘B’  away

Away at County Arts was a daunting task for the Ladies C Team. However  Val Giles, Jane Mann and  Pauline Lewis  were in happy mood and went 5-1 up at 5 ends  and letting the opposition only score on  3 ends gave them a deserved 12-3 win. Margaret Mannings block  were only 2 shots down at 10  ends but lost 9-13  while  June Thomas block dropped three 4’s and lost 7-21. Val Hearn’s block despite scoring a 6  lost 10-22.

Result  38-69  and 1 – 7 pts


15/10/16   Dell ‘B’  home

At home to The Dell B  the ladies C Team  were intent on enjoying their game. Mollie Hayton, Viv Newton  and  Pauline Lewis  scored a 5 on the 4th end to go 6-5 up, were 10-6 at 8 then scored another 5, playing well went for a 17-9 win. Fran Pope, Faith Hammond and Val Hearne  came back from 3-9 down at 5 ends to 11-9 up at 10, scored a 5 on the 11th and won 16-10. Margaret Manning’s block scored a 5 on the 6th to be 5-9 down but found the opposition too strong and lost 8-17. Val Giles block were 4-10 at 9 then dropped a 5 and finished losing 10-18.  After 5 ends Acle were 12-28 down but with all rinks playing the final end the scoreline  stood Acle 48 the Dell 52, alas it finished,

Acle C  51  The Dell B 54   and 2-6 pts


8/10/16  Acle ‘C’  home

It was the local Derby as the Ladies B  played the Ladies C.  Pam Symes, Jackie Smith  and Rose Yaxley for the B played  9 year old Tia Linford  and 13 year old  Kacey Cook  with Val Giles and the B were 12-5 up after 7, 13 each at 11  and finished with a scoring draw 14 each. Pam Hollis , Sue Moore and Shirley Genery played Mollie Hayton, Viv Newton  and Pauline Lewis another close game 7-9 at 7; 13-10  at 10  and finished 15-11. Caroline Hines, Jude Ward  and Sue Smith   played  Jayne Greenacre, Fran Pope  and  Val  Hearne, the B scoring a 6 on el Jarvis and here the B Team dominated, going on to win 32-2.

Result 77 – 36  and  7½ – ½ pts for the B Team


1/10/16 v Browston Home

At home to Browston the Ladies C team were hoping for a good start to the season. Tia Linford, Kacey Cook  and Val Giles,  went 6-2 up at 5 ends, a 4 on the 8th made it 11-4 and went on to a deserved win 15-8. Mollie Hayton, Viv Newton and Pauline Lewis were 6-1 up at 5, 10-4 at 10 and in a good game won 12-5. Hazel Jarvis block were 6-2 up at 5, 8-7  at 10, then 9 each playing the final end but just lost 9-10.  Val Hearne’s  block  were 4-6 at 6 ends and finished losing 4-17.

Result 40 each and 4 pts each.

the 3rd  which was the difference in the game as it finished 16-9. Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts  and Julia Crosby  played Wendy Woolastan, Jane Mann  and Haz

3/3/17 v Shotford ‘A’   home

At home to Shotford the Ladies A Team were hoping to conclude the season with a win to stand a chance of finishing in the runners up slot. Joy Pearson, Edna Land and Mel Haylett went 6-1 up at 5 , by 10 it was 21-1 after scoring a 6, continued their onslaught and won 32 -1. Jenny Ramsbottom, Gywn Xuereb and Elaine Cole were 9-1 at 5 and 15-3 at 10 and went on to win 27-3. Shirley Lettice, Lillian Barber and Jenny Kirby went 7-2 at 5, 15-2 at 10 and won 21-3. Captain Geraldine Reeves block found the opposing skip in devastating form as she turned round heads and lost 6-17. Result 86 – 24 and 7 – 1 pts


 Finished an enjoyable season on a high score and a high note.


25/2/17 v County Arts ‘A’   home

On sat the Ladies A Team entertained County Arts and were in good form. Jenny Ramsbottom, Amy Barker and Marie Morton scored a 5 on end 3rd end and by 8 ends were 13 – 2 up and dominated , scored a 7 on the final end to win 24-5. Margaret Arnold, Andrea Morton and Geraldine Reeve were 5 each at 6 ends then 12-5 at 10 and went on to win 13-10.Shirley Lettice, Brenda Cole and Mel Haylett went 9-0 up at 3 ends then 10-7 at 10 and finished 14-9. Barbara Meeks block scored a 5 on end 2 and by 8 ends were 11-4 up then disaster stuck dropping 15 shots in 3 ends and lost 16-19. Result 67 – 43 and 7 – 1 pts


22/2/17 v Woodlands   away

Top of the table clash with Woodlands away was not going to be an easy game. Lynne Cannell, Edna Land and Jenny Kirby went 0-7 down at 5, then 0-13 at 8, then it all happened , a 5 on the 9th , a 7 on the 11th and came back to win 17-14. Joy Pearson, Lillian Barber and Elaine Cole, were 0-7 down and 4-12 at 10 ends here too a magic wand was waved scoring a 5 on the final end to draw 14 each. Geraldine Reeves block were 7 each at 7 then dropped a 6 and finished losing 10-16. Mel Hayletts block dropped 8 shots in 5 ends and lost 8-13.

Result 49 – 57 and 1 ½ - 6 ½ pts


17/2/17 v Norfolk BC   home

At home to Bowling Club the Ladies A needed to be on form against the present league leaders. Andrea Morton, Gwyn Xuereb and Mel Haylett were 4 each at 5 ends in a close encounter then 8 shots in 3 ends put them in charge as they won 14-7. Lynne Cannell, Elaine Cole and captain Geraldine Reeve picked up a 4 on the first end but by 8 ends were 7-10 down but a rallying call helped them score 9 shots in 3 ends as they went on to win 17-13. Barbara Meeks block went from 6-2 up to 6-13 down but battled back and only lost 11-13. Jenny Kirby’s block dropped a 6 on the 4th but by 8 ends were 10-7 up but finished losing 10-16. Result 52-49 and 6-2 pts

This brilliant win keeps them in touch with the top of the table and needed another win at home to Woodlands on Sat.


18/2/17 v Woodlands   home

Jenny Ramsbottom, Edna Land and Geraldine Reeve scored a 5 on the 2nd end and by 5 ends were 12-2 up, moved to 19-2 on 9 then dropped a 6, but went on to win 22-10. Marie Barker, Andrea Morton and Barbara Meeks scored two 4’s to be 12-1 up at 5 moved to 16-4 at 10 and playing well won 27-6. Margaret Arnold, Brenda Cole and Mel Haylett were 3-8 down at 5 then 8 each at 7, dropped a 4 on the 12th scored a 4 on the 13th and drew 16 each. Jenny Kirby’s block came back from 1-6 down to 6-7 at 9 but then dropped a 6 and in a frantic Finish lost 13-14. Result 78 - 56 and 6 ½ - 1 ½ pts


11/2/17 v Gallow ‘A’   away

On Sat the Ladies A went off to Gallows and needed points, Lynne Cannell, Brenda Cole and Barbara Meeks bounced back from 2-8 down at 5 ends to 13-10 at 10 and a 4 on the final end gave them an 18-14 win. Margaret Arnold, Marie Morton and Mel Haylett were 6 each at 7 ends, dropped a 5 on the 9th but rallied round with a 3 on the final end to draw 13 each. Geraldine Reeves block dropped a 5 on the 2nd end then scored a 5 on the 7th to go 6-11 and finished losing 11-15. Marion Himpleman in what is possibly her final game this season were 5 each at 6 ends, 11 each with two to play but lost 11-16. Result 53 – 58 and 1 ½ - 6 ½ pts


9/2/17 v North Walsham   away

Away to N. Walsham the Ladies A were aware of a difficult game ahead. Lynne Cannell, Edna Land and Jenny Kirby went 7-1 at 5 ends, 11-5 at 10 and went on to win 14-11. Marion Himpleman’s block went from 8-0 up to 8-14 down and despite a no end lost 12-15. Mel Hayletts block came back from 4-8 to 9-12 but lost 10-13. Geraldine Reeves block were 1-11 down, won 6 of the 13 ends but lost 9-14. Result 45-53 and 1 – 7 pts


4/2/17 v Diss    away

The Ladies A were off to Diss and looking for another win. Joy Pearson, Elaine Cole and  Jenny Kirby started with a 5, followed by a 5 and by 5 ends were12-3 up by 10 it was 17-5 and won 19-7. Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb  and Marion Himpleman  scored a 5 on the 4th end  and by 7 ends were15-3  going on to win 21-10. Andrea Morton, Marie Morton   and Geraldine Reeve  went 6-4 at 5  and 11-6  at 10  and won 13-11.  Mel Hayletts  trio dropped a 5  on the 5th and never recovered losing 9-12.

Result 62 – 40  and 7 – 1 pts


3/2/17 v North Walsham   home

At   home to N. Walsham the Ladies A Team needed a win to keep the pressure on at the top of the league. Joy Pearson, Lynne Cannell and  Geraldine Reeve  went into a 11-1 lead after 5 ends  continued their domination to be 21-4 at  10 and won 24-8. Sheila Stacey, Amy Barker  and Marion Himpleman went from 1-5 down to 8 each at 9 ends, then 11each at 12, finished in style winning 15-11. Jenny Ramsbottom, Edna Land  and  Mel Haylett  were 5-2 up at 5  then hit a golden patch to go 17-4 at 10 and won 21-4. Margaret Arnold, Lillian Barber  and Jenny Kirby were 7-8  down at 8 ends then 14-8 up at 10 and went on to win 18-15.

Result 78 – 38  and all 8 pts.


28/1/17  Top Club

Playing Essex County  at Ipswich for a place in the National quarter final of the top club championship   turned out to be a dramatic finish but a sad one. Daniel Seabourne  won his singles  15-9  while Lynne Cannell  came back from 3-7 down to win her singles 15-12. Barbara Meeks, Geraldine Reeve, Dan Ramsbottom  and Jason Roope  losing just 6 ends  won 24-17. Ian  Wones  lost the triples  after only winning 4 ends 8-16  and the pairs with George Tubby  dropped one shot on the last end to finish 14-23. With the game level at  76 shots each  and points level it had gone down to the last bowl after 88 ends of bowls .

Result  76-77


21/1/17 v Shotford ‘A’   away

Away at Shotford the Ladies A Needed a good win to keep pressure on at the Top of Table. Shirley Lettice ,Marie Morton  and Jenny Kirby stormed  to  7-2  after 5 ends were  then 10-4 up at 9 ends, next came an 8 and went on to win 21-6.  Joy Pearson, Edna Land  and Barbara  Meeks  were 2-7 down at 7 ends bounced back to 8-7 up at 10, a 4 on the 11th  helped them to 13-10. Elaine Cole ‘s block  went 5-3 up at 5  and 12-6 at 10 but then it went against them as they dropped a 4 on the final end to lose 13-14. Marion Himpleman block  came back from 0-8 down to 7-8 at 8 ends, 10-12 with 2 ends to play but lost 10-17.

Result   57 – 47  and 6-2  pts


6/1/17 v Norfolk BC ‘B’   home

At home to Bowling Club B the Ladies A needed to bounce back from their loss at Arts   Joy Pearson,Lillian Barber and Elaine Cole scored two 4’s and a 6 in the first 5 ends to go 14-2 up, a 5 on the 8th helped them to an emphatic win  29-5. Shirley Lettice, Amy Barker and Captain Geraldine Reeve were 2-5 down at 6 then 8 each at 10, a 5 on the 13th  ensured a 17-10 win. Jenny Ramsbottom, Brenda Cole and Barbara Meeks dropped a 6 on the second end to be 0-9 down, but Barbara Bounced back and were 12 each at 10 ends , they went on to secure a good win 17-14. Mel Haylett’s block went 9-3 up at 7 ends but then dropped a5 some close ends followed but lost 12-15.

Result  75 – 44  and 7 – 1 pts and are now 6 ½ points from the top with a game in hand.


20/12/16 v County Arts ‘A’    away

Away to County Arts the Ladies A Team realised it was going to be a difficult fixture. Joy Pearson, Amy Barker  and Mel Haylett  were 3  each at 5 ends  then 10-3 at 9 but had to fight hard  over the final few ends and drew 11 each. Marion Himpleman’s block  went  10-4 up at 9  ends but here too  fight hard and dropped a 5 on the penultimate end and lost 12-13. Geraldine Reeve’s block dropped a 6 on the 5th  picked up a 4 on the 6th and were11 each at 11 but lost 12-13. Jenny Kirby’s block  were 4 each at 5 but 4-12 down at 9, dropped  8 shots over the last 4 ends to lose 5-20. Over the final 4  ends  Acle Scored only 4  shots to Arts  27.

Result  40-57  and  ½ pt  - 7 ½ pts


10/12/16   Yetton Trophy

Playing Woodlands in the Yetton Trophy at  home, Sheila Stacey, Jenny Ramsbottom, Lillian Barber  and Barbara Meeks went 12-0 up at 4 ends then 21-9 at 10 and finished with a 5 to win 30-18. Margaret Arnold, Gywen Xuereb, Elaine Cole, and Jenny Kirby were 10-5 at 10 , 15-10 at 15 and won 17.11. Away  Geraldine Reeve’s rink  were 5-11 at 10, 10-18 at 15 and lost 10-23. Mel Hayletts rink  were 6-16 at 10 then 9-30 at 15  and lost 10-33.

Result 67-85.


9/12/16    Mason Trophy

At  home  Joy Pearson, Brenda  Cole, Lillian Barber  and Mel Haylett came from 1-6 down to 13-8 at 10 ends, then 21-11 at 15  and won 22-14. Away Geraldine Reeve’s rink  were 5-15 down at 10, 11-17 at 15  and in another  close  finish  lost 12-21.

Result 34-35

3/12/16 v Gallow ‘A’    home

At  home to Gallows A the ladies A Team were intent on bouncing back from their defeat at the Dell.  Shirley Lettice,  Jess Ward  and Mel Haylett were 6-1 up after 5 ends but then dropped a 6 and by 10  ends were 10-9 up, scored a 5 on the 11th  and went on to win     16-12.   Andrea Morton, Amy  Barker  and  Jenny Kirby  were 5-7  down at 7  then 10 each at 11  won the last 4 ends to finish 15-10. Lynne Cannell, Marie Barker  and Geraldine Reeve  were  7-0 up at 4 ends when opposition lead Ann Leverett had to retire with a bad  back, the three against  two meant the Acle Trio  went on to win 30-4.  Elaine Cole’s block  scored a 6 on the 5th then dropped a 5 on the 8th , by 10  ends it was 10-16 and in a fluctuating game  eventually lost 14-17.

Result 75 – 43  and 7 – 1  pts


1/12/16 v Wymondham Dell ‘A’   away

Away at Wymondham the Ladies A team  were hoping for a win. Lynne Cannell, Pat Dickinson  and Marion Himpleman went 7-1 up at 5 ends, 11-4 at  10  and won 12-7. Jenny Ramsbottom ,Gwyn Xuereb  and Geraldine Reeve dropped a 5 on the 5th to go 2-7  then 12-6  at  10 came back to 9-8 up at 10, a 4 on the 11th helped them to a 15-10 win. Mel Hayletts block only managed to win on 4 ends and lost 6-16 and Lillian Barber’s block only won on 3  ends and lost 3-26.

Result  36 – 59  and 2- 6  pts.


25/11/16 Mason Trophy

In the Mason Trophy Acle Ladies A  were up against County Arts which was certain to be a close encounter. At home Jenny Ramsbottom , Julia Crosby , Elaine Cole and Marion Himpleman dominated for the first 10  ends  and were 14-3 up , but by 15  ends it was reduced to 16-9. Jenny Kirby’s away rink were 9-12  down at 10 and kept the game tight and finished losing 17-21. The home rink were last to finish with the rink  poised at 16-13 and the game  at 33-34 playing the final end, holding shot, a chance to win the game was on but the shot bowl moved slightly and the measure gave it to  Arts.

 Result 33 – 35

The Ladies B in the same competition were playing Diss and at home Anita Nelson,Brenda Cole, Margaret Shields  and Mel Haylett  went 6-7 down at 10  ends, from here it all changed, all performing well with Mel in top  form  they went on to win 19-7. Away  Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb, Pat Dickinson and Geraldine Reeve were in a very close game, 6-5 at 10 ends then 9-10 at 15, finished in style and won 13-11. At 15 ends  there was only 6 shots in it but scored 9 shots in the final 3 ends.

Result 32 – 18.


19/11/16 Yetton v County Arts ‘A’

In the Yetton trophy Acle Ladies played County Arts and were expecting a close game. At home Margaret Arnold, Lillian v Barber,  Elaine Cole  and Jenny Kirby were 5-3 up at 5 ends then 12-3 at 10  and only dropping shots  on 5  ends went on to win 22-10. Also at home  Sheila Stacey, Shirley Lettice, Amy Barker  and Marion Himpleman  were 6-7 at 5, scored a 5 on the 9th to go 15-8 up, picked up  a 6  on the 15th and won 27-15. Away Lynne Cannell,  Edna Land, Jess Ward  and Mel Haylett were 2-5 down at 5 ends then 8-7 up at 10  moved to 14-10 at 15 and won 15-12. Joy Pearson, Pat Dickinson, Barbara Meeks  and Geraldine Reeve raced to a 7-1 lead at 5  then 11-2 at 10, a 4 on the 13th made it  19-2, dominating and only losing 5 singles won 22-5.

Result  a  big  win  86-42.


12/11/16 v Norfolk BC ‘B’  away

Away to Norfolk Bowling Club  B the Ladies A  were hoping for another win. Joy Pearson, Marie Morton  and Jenny Kirby were 8-1 at 5 ends then 16-3 at 10 and won  20-4. Shirley Lettice, Brenda Cole and  Geraldine Reeve  were 7 each at 9 ends then won the remaining ends including a 5 to win17-7. Sheila Stacey, Lillian Barber  and  Barbara Meeks  picked up a 5 on the 2nd end and by 10 ends were 13-3 and went on to win 22-3. Mel Haylett’s block  were 3-10 down at 7 ends came back but lost 9-14.

Result  68-28 and  7 – 1 pts to keep top of the table.


Yetton Victory

Up against Diss in the Yetton Trophy Acle Ladies were looking for a good win. Margaret Arnold,  Lillian Barber, Elaine Cole  and Jenny Kirby  went 11-5 up at 10 ends then scored a 4  followed two 5’s and went on to win 28-8. Shirley  Lettice, Amy Barker, Gwyn Xuereb , and Marion Himpleman were 14-8 at 10 ends and  in a close finish won 17-16. Away  Joy Pearson,Brenda Cole, Barbara Meeks  and Geraldine Reeve  were 10-5  at 10, then 15-7 at 15 going on to win 24-7. Lynne Cannell, Pat Dickinson, Jess Ward  and Mel Haylett raced to a 12-2  lead at 5 ends, 14-8 at 10 and ran out 19-14 winners.

Result 88-45 and into next  round.


29/10/16  Dereham  home

The Ladies A Team at home to Dereham were  looking for another win. Edna Land, Elaine Cole and Jenny Kirby scored a 5 on the 3rd and by 5 ends were 11-1 up,  by 10  it was 14-4  and went on to a comfortable win 22-6. Lynne Cannnell, Gwyn Xuereb   and Marion Himpleman  scored a 5 on the  first end  were 9-2 at 5  and 15-6  at 10  and won 19-7. Jenny Ramsbottom, Andrea Morton  and Barbara Meeks  went 3-6  down at 5 then 8-6 up at 8 then dropped a 5  but Barbara bounced back to draw 13 each. Mel Hayletts block  were 1-7  down at 5 ends, then 6-8  at 10 but lost 6-14.

Result  60 -40   and 6 ½ -- 1 ½  pts


22/10/16  Yetton Trophy v Browston

Playing Browston in the first round of the Yetton Trophy, another competition changed to 18 ends the Ladies were hopeful of a good result. At home Shirley Lettice, Jenny Ramsbottom, Gwyn Xuereb  and Marion Himpleman  were 10-9 at 10 ends but then scored a 5 and by 15 ends had moved to 20-11 up and won 22-13. Margaret Arnold, Lillian Barber, Elaine Cole  and Jenny Kirby were 7-4 at 5  but by 10 were 17-5, all playing well went on to win 22-12.Away Joy Pearson, Brenda Cole, Barbara Meeks  and Geraldine Reeve went 5-2 at 5  and 11-7 at 10   kept the opposition poor as they went on to win    15-14. Lynne Cannell, Edna Land, Jess Ward  and Mel Haylett  were 4-10  down at 10 but were aware that they needed  to keep it tight as the other rinks were doing well , and finished 12-21.

Result 71-60 and play Diss in the next round.



21/10/16 Wymondham ‘A’   home

At home to Wymondham A Acle  Ladies A  were hoping to continue their run of success. Shirley Lettice, Amy Barker  and Jenny Kirby went 6-0 up after 5 ends, made it 11-3 at 10  and went on to win 12-6. Brenda  Cole, Pat Dickinson  and Marion Himpleman lost the first 4 ends to be 0-5 down  but were level at 6 each by 9 ends  and went on to secure victory winning 10-7. Geraldine Reeves block  came back from 2-7 down  to 10-7 up  but in a tight final end dropped a 3 and lost 13-15. Mel Haylett’s block started with a 4 on the first end  but then struggled and lost 6-13.

Result 41 shots each and  4 – 4 pts


15/10/16  Dereham  away

The Ladies A Team went on the A47 to Dereham  and came back with another good win. Lynne Cannell, Brenda Cole  and Geraldine Reeve scored a 7 on the 3rd end and by 5 ends were 14-0 up, with all three in top form went on to win 21-7. Jenny Ramsbottom,andrea Morton  and Barbara Meeks scored a 5 on the 6th end to go 9-2up,  were 12-7 at 10 then scored another 5 and went on to win 20-11. Sheila Stacey,  Marie Morton and Marion Himpleman started like a train going 12-0 up at 5 ends they then slowed up and made sure they won well 15-9. Jenny Kirby’s block were 6-11 down, fought back but lost 11-13.

Result 67 – 40 and 7 – 1 pts.


6/10/16  Norfolk BC   away

Away  to Norfolk Bowling Club the Ladies A Team were looking for a good result. Shirley Lettice, Lillian Barber  and Mel Haylett went 6-8 down at 5 ends,  but a super six on the 8th catapulted them into a 14-9  lead  and went on to a good 21-10 win. Jenny Ramsbottom,  Elaine Cole  and  Geraldine Reeve were 6-3 up at 5 ends , 6-10 down at 8, but here too a super six put them 12-10 up and went on  to win 19-13. Jenny Kirby’s block  lost 7-12  while Marion Himpleman’s Block went from 5-0 up to eventually lose 7-15. However  this was a great team result 54 – 50  and  6 – 2 pts.


1/10/16   Diss ‘A’  Home

 The Ladies A Team played Diss at home and finished with a good win. Joy Pearson, Elaine Cole, and Jenny Kirby  went 10-3 up at 5 ends, 14-10 at 10 and playing well won 19-13. Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb   and Marion Himpleman were 8-1 up at 5, 12-4 at 10 and cruised  to a 14-9 victory. Margaret Arnold, Andrea Morton  and Melanie Haylett  scored a 5 on the 3rd and a  4 on the 5th to be 12-2 up , dropped a 5 on the 11th  to be 13 each and in a good game drew 16 each. Barbara Meek’s block were 6-2 up at 5, dropped a 5 on the 8th and were 7-11 at 10, 10-11 playing the final end but lost 10-14.

Result  59 – 52  and  6 ½ - 1 ½  pts


24/2/17 v Shotford ‘B’   home

Acle Ladies ‘B’ Impresssive Champions


The Ladies B Team wrapped up The Season with another win to complete a successful year and winning the League.


At home to Shotford B on Friday lunchtime Anita Nelson, Pam Symes and Margaret Shields went from 6-2 at 5 ends to 15 – 2 at 10 and won 19-3. Pam Hollis, captain Sue Moore and Rose Yaxley were 9-2 at 5 ends moved to 18-3 at 10 did theen drop a 6 but ran out 21-10 winners. Caroline Hines, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby came back from 4-8 down to 14-9 up and holding a 5 on the final a moved jack went against them and lost 14-15. Sandra Edmonds, Elaine Donovan and Jackie Smith were close all game but here too the final end made it 10-11.


 Result 64 – 49 an 6 – 2 pts

 

11/2/17 v Browston ‘A’   home

On Sat the Ladies B Welcomed Browston A to the Acle Cauldron to a top of the table clash. Jean Claxton, Elaine Donovan and Jackie Smith were 4-3 at 5 , scored a 5 on the 9th and went on to a comfortable 17-6 win. Jude Ward, Captain Sue Moore and Sue Smith were 6-5 at 5 and a 5 on the 8th made it 13-8, a magical 8 on the 11th went to a 23-10 win. Margaret Shields block went from 8-1 up, to 8-12 down after dropping a 6 and finished losing 11-20. Julia Crosby ‘s block went from 2-8 down to 11-12 after scoring a 6 and all on the final end dropped 3 shots and lost 14-16. Result 65-52 and 6 – 2 pts

This result puts the Acle B girls back to the top of the League with 2 games to play .


10/2/17 v Yarmouth Blue   home

The Ladies B on Friday entertained Yarmouth Blue and were on top of their form. Anita Nelson, Jean Claxton and Margarert Shields went 7-1 up at 5 ends moved to 15-3 at 10 and won 19-4. Val Hearn, Sue Moore and Rose Yaxley were 11-4 at 5 then scored a 5, dropped a 5 on the 9th but only losing 2 ends won 22-9. Pam Symes, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby picked up a 5 on the 3rd end and were 9-1 at 5, 6 shots on the 8th helped it to 17-1 and went on to win 23-7. Jude Ward, Elaine Donovan and Jackie Smith were 6-1 up at 5 , 12- 4 at 10 and won 14-7. Result 78 – 27 and all 8 pts


4/2/17 v Wymondham ‘B’   home

At home to Wymondham B  the Ladies  B  needed to get another win after losing the first game of the season last time. Caroline Hines, Sandra Faircloth  and Margaret Shields scored a 4 to go 8-4 up at 5 ends played well and kept the opposition poor as they won  15-8. Sandra Edmonds, Jude Ward  and Julia Crosby dropped a 6 on the 4th end to go 0-11 down, two 4’s helped it to 11 each at 8 and in a brilliant recovery won 15-14. Jean Claxton, Sue Moore  and Shirley Genery  went 7-0 up at 4  ends, then 10-8  at 10 and in a Nip  and Tuck final end  won 12-11. Pam Symes, Zoe Roberts  and Rose Yaxley were 4 each at 6 ends  then 13-5  at 10  and held on to win 13-10.

Result 55 – 43  and 8.- 0  pts to keep top of table.


21/1/17 v Browston ‘B’   away

Away  to Browston  B   the Ladies B   were  undefeated  this season  but were aware  how difficult it was  going to be on the famed blue  carpet. Sandra  Faircloth, Zoe Roberts  and Julia Crosby  picked up a 6   on the 3rd end  and were 8-5 up at 5 ends, the 8th end  gave them  a 7 to go 18-6 up   and went on to a good 20-11 win. Sue Smith’s block dropped a 6 on the 2nd  end  and were 3-13  down at 9 ends  and went on to lose 7-19. Rose Yaxleys  block    were close and at 10 ends were 8-7  up  but finished losing 10-15. Jackie Smith’s  block  found the heavy  rink difficult to master  and lost 6-20.


Result  43 – 65  and 1 – 7  pts


19/1/17 Vivienne v Wymondham

Playing Wymondham in the Vivienne Trophy Acle B  Ladies were up against it. A home Pam Hollis, Sue Moore  and Rose Yaxley  were 4 each at 5 ends 7-10 at 10 scored 4 shots in the final two ends to win 17-13. The other home block with Julia Crosby came back from 2-18  down to finish 10-22.  Away  Jean Claxton, Sandra  Faircloth and Sue Smith were 8-9 down at 8  dropped a 4 on the 11th to go 11-13 then scored 14 shots over the final 5 ends including a 6 to win 25-13.  Jackie Smith’s Trio only managed to score on 4 ends and lost   6-15. With  three ends to play it was  41-57  and finished  58-63 a dramatic recovery but not quite enough


5/1/17 vCounty Arts ‘B’   away

Away to County Arts B  the Ladies B Team were hoping to pick up points against a strong opposition.  Anita Nelson, Anne Drury  and Margaret Shields  started well and after picking up a 6 on the 5th end went  13-0 up, continued to dominate and another 6 on the 9th made it 24-0, going on to win 25-6. Jude Ward, Sue Moore  and Julia Crosby were 3-6 down at 5, won the following 5 ends to go 8-6 up and went on to win 10-8. Pam Hollis, Pam Symes  and Jackie Smith went 4-2 up at 5, 8-4  at 10 then scored a 4 and finished winning 13-7. Rose Yaxleys Trio had an extraordinary game going 13-1 up at 7 then it all changed and finished losing 14-17.

Result 62 – 28 and 7-1 pts

This makes it 12 wins on the trot and continue to top  the league.


20/12/16 v Diss ‘B’   away

Away  to Diss B  the  Ladies B were looking for another good result and keep the band  wagon rolling. Caroline Hines, Pam Symes  and Anne Drury were  6-1 up at 5 ends, peppering the jack they went 12-1 at 8 and only dropping shots on 2 ends won 21-3. Pam Hollis, Sue Moore   and Rose Yaxley were 5-2 at 5 then scored a 4 and another 4 on the 8th made it 13-4 and went on to win 15-9.  Sandra Edmonds, Jude Ward  and  Elaine Donovan were 4 each at 5 ends, 8 each at 11 but finished in style winning 11-8. Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth  and Julia Crosby  went 5-4 at 5 and 11-4 at 10, picked up a 4 on the 12th and won 15-9. Another win and top of the league.

Result  62 – 29  and all 8 pts.


17/12/16 v Browston ‘A’    away

Away to nearest Rivals Browston A the Ladies B were hoping to continue their unbeaten   run. Pam Symes, Anne Drury  and  Sue Smith  dropped a 7 on the 2nd end but scored a 6 on the 4th and by 7 ends were level at 10 each, a 3 and a 4 on the 11th and 12th secured a     19-13  win. Caroline Hines, Jude Ward  and  Jackie Smith were all on form  and a 4 on the 7th confirmed their domination going 9 – 1 up  relaxed towards the end but ran out worthy winners 11-9.   Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth  and  Julia Crosby scored a 4 on the 3rd to go 7-0 up, playing well were 13-6 at 10  and went on to win 14-10. Elaine Donovan’s block were 2-9 down after 6 ends then 11-9 up at 10, 12 each playing the final end but lost      12-14. That’s ten wins out of ten and puts them 17 ½ points clear at the top of the table.

Result  56- 46 and 7 – 1 pts


Vivienne Victory

Up against Gallows in the Vivienne Trophy was expected to be a tough game but the away team were’nt having  it. Sandra Faircloth, Jean Claxton and Sue Smith went from 4-5 down  to 12-8 up at 10 ends , at 14 ends it was 21-8  and won 23-10.  Caroline Hines, Jude Ward and  Jackie Smith were 16-8 at 10 ends , 22-8 at 14  and won  22-10.  At  home  Pam Symes, Elaine Donovan and Julia Crosby  were 5-12  down at 10  ends  then 12-13 at 14 and drew 14 each.  Rose Yaxley’s block went from 16-4 up at 10  to 16-18 down at 14  and lost 16-20.

 Result  75-54 and into next round.


26/11/16 v County Arts ‘B’   home

 At   home  to County Arts B the Unbeaten Ladies B were looking for a ninth win. Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts  and Julia Crosby were 5 – 7 down at 7 ends but then turned on the charm and at 10 ends went 12-7 up, continued there form and went on to win 17-8. Pam Symes, Anne Drury  and Sue Smith stormed to 6-0 up at 5 ends, a magical 7 on the 8th made it 16-1, with a 4 on the final end won 21-5. Margaret Shields block came back from 4-8 down  and finished losing 12-13. Jackie Smith’s block  were 4 each at 6 ends, 8 each at 10, dropped 2 on the final end to lose 9-11.

Result 59 – 37 and 6 – 2 pts


18/11/16  v Diss ‘B’  home

The Ladies B were home to Diss B and were looking to continue their winning streak . Jean Claxton, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby were 6-2 up at 5 ends and with a 5 on the 9th by 10 ends were19-2 and a 4 on the final end finished 23-4. Pam Symes, Elaine Donovan and Jackie Smith scored a 5 on the 2nd end and a 6 on the 6th made it 17-3 now totally in charge went on to a 22-6 win. Pam Hollis, Sue Moore and Rose Yaxley scored a 5 on the 4th and were 13-0 up at 5 ends, by 10 it was 20-1, dropped a 5 on the 12th but then scored a 5 on the 13th and won 31-6. Margaret Shields block didn’t follow the trend, up against a strong opposition lost 5-22.

Result  85-38 and 7-1 pts      8  wins out of 8  and top of the table.


12/11/16 v Acle ‘C’  home

Acle Ladies B  played Acle C  and it was Sophie Blanche, Jean Claxton  and Sue Smith who lead the way for the B team scoring a 6 on the 8th end to go 14-4 up  and went on to win 21-6. Jackie Smith, Sue Moore  and Rose Yaxley were 9-0 up at 5 ends , 12-7 at 10  and won 14-9. The B Team didn’t have it all their own way though  as 9 year old Tia Linford, 13 year old Kacey Cook with Val Giles  came back from 1-5 down to get 2 on the final end to draw 10 each against  Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts and Julia Crosby. The block of Linda Brown, Jenny Woolaston and  June Thomas for the C Team scored a 5 on the 5th end to go 7-5 up  by 10 they were 13-7 and went on to victory 15-11.

Result  Acle B 56  Acle C 40 and a win for the B Team 6 ½  - 1 ½ pts

 

Ladies Double Rinks

Playing Gt. Yarmouth in the  Ladies over 60’s Double Rinks the B squad  were in  good form.  Joy Pearson, Lillian Barber, Brenda Cole and Mel Haylett were only 10-8 up at 10  ends but by 15 it was 16-8 and went on to win 23-9. Away  Lynne Cannell, Edna Land, Pat Dickinson and Gerald Reeve  were  16-7  at 10  ends and went on to win 27-14.

Result 50-23.


4/11/16   Browston  home

Playing Browston B at  home  Acle Ladies B  were hoping for a win to make it five wins out of five. Pam Hollis, Sue Moore and Rose Yaxley  went 6-5 up at 5  and then scored a 6 on the 8th to go 14-5 and  a 5 on the 13th  helped them to a 23-9  win.  Anita Nelson, Anne Drury, and Margaret Shields picked up a 4 on the 6th to go 8-1 up , another 4 on the 10th made it 12-5 and won 15-11. Jean Claxton, Elaine Donavan and  Julia Crosby  were 4 each at 5, 9 each at 11  and finished 11 each. Jackie Smith’s block  were 5-4 at 5 , 11-6 at 10 but dropped a 3 on the final end and lost 11-13.

Result  60  - 44  and 6 ½ - 1 ½  pts


28/10/16  Yarmouth Red  away

The Ladies B Team played Yarmouth Red at the Marina Centre and came home with points. Fran Pope , Caroline Hines  and Val Hearne  were 6-3 up at 5 ends then 8-9 down at 8, finished with a flourish winning 17-9. Jean Claxton, Sue  Moore, and Julia Crosby  were 3 each at 6 ends scored a 4 on the 8th to go 9-3 up and in a close finish won 12-11. Pam Symes, Anne Drury  and Rose Yaxley scored a 4 on the 3rd and dropped a 4 on the 4th then scored another 4 on the 8th to go 10 each, 3 on the final end earned them a 14 each draw. Jackie Smith’s block were 2-11 down with 3 ends to play and scored 6 shots to finish 8-12. Over the final 3 ends Acle scored 20  shots which gave them a 51- -46 shot win and 6 ½ - 1 ½ pts.


25/10/16   Wymondham ‘B’ away

Away to Wymondham , the Ladies B team  were in a confident mood.  Anita Nelson, Anne Drury  and Margaret Shields  were 4 each at 4 ends  but a magical 6 on the 8th  helped them  to a 16-8 win. Monica Fisher, Sandra Faircloth and Julia Crosby  went 6-4 up at 5 but here too the 8th end gave them 4 shots and put them in charge , going on to win 15-9. Pam Symes, Jean Claxton  and Jackie Smith  went 3-9 down at 6 ends  but bounced back winning  the last 5 ends and scoring 13 shots to win 17-10.  Shirley Genery’s block never recovered from 1-10 down despite scoring a 5 on the final end, lost 10-18.

Result  58-45  and 7-1 pts.


22/10/16armouth Red

At  home to Yarmouth Red the Ladies B were in a happy mood. Pam Hollis, Sue Moore  and Shirley Genery went 9-7 up at 7 ends and from here went on a scoring spree which included a 5 on the 10th and went on to win 27-7. Caroline Hines, Jude Ward and Jackie Smith   picked up a 6 on the 2nd end  and another 6 on the 7th which  made it 15-3 and went on to win 20-5. Sandra Faircloth, Zoe Roberts  and Julia Crosby were 4 each at 6 ends only conceded  two more shots as they won 11-6. Rose Yaxley’s block  scored an 8 on the 5th end to go 11-4 up and were 18-10 by 10 ends but the final  ends went against them as they dropped a 4 on the last end to lose 18-19.

Result 76-37  and 7 – 1 pts

   


8/10/16  Acle ‘C’  home

It was the local Derby as the Ladies B  played the Ladies C.  Pam Symes, Jackie Smith  and Rose Yaxley for the B played  9 year old Tia Linford  and 13 year old  Kacey Cook  with Val Giles and the B were 12-5 up after 7, 13 each at 11  and finished with a scoring draw 14 each. Pam Hollis , Sue Moore and Shirley Genery played Mollie Hayton, Viv Newton  and Pauline Lewis another close game 7-9 at 7; 13-10  at 10  and finished 15-11. Caroline Hines, Jude Ward  and Sue Smith   played  Jayne Greenacre, Fran Pope  and  Val  Hearne, the B scoring a 6 on el Jarvis and here the B Team dominated, going on to win 32-2.

Result 77 – 36  and  7½ – ½ pts for the B Team


1/10/16 Shotford ‘B’  Away

Won 7 - 1

Awaiting match report

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.


Results


Ladies Triples S. Rickman 19 D.Mills 13

Mixed Triples J. G. and D. Ramsbottom 13 D. And                     R. Runciman, and R. Greef 20

Mens Singles D. Cawthorne 21 D. Mills 14

Ladies Pairs L. Knights and M. Haylett 13 S. Stacey                   and J. Kirby 15

Mens Pairs C. Blake and B. Sadler 17 R. Runciman                   and R. Greef 16 after extra end

Senior Singles R. Greef 21 J. Fruin 15

Ladies Senior Singles L. Blake 21 M. Haylett 19

Mens Triples D. Seabourne, I. Wones D. Ramsbottom 18

                    A. Elvin,C. Blake B. Sadler 15

Mixed Pairs J. Kirby D. Mills 17 L.Blake B. Sadler 11 Ladies Singles L. Blake 21 M. Haylett 15


Daniel Cawthorne Mens Singles Winner 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’.