Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club

Acle’s County Federation Champions 2018/19 

Welcome to Acle ibc

      Where we breed Success


What we can offer you:

Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter Club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.

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Club Fees


    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •    2 hour rink fees  -   £3.00   (£4.50 for guests)

             Juniors  -  £1

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5


      Juniors must be under 18 and in full time education

What we can offer you


Acle Indoor Bowls Club offers its members a large array of internal leagues at all times of the day and evening as well as plenty of ‘Roll up’ sessions.  We also offer the opportunity to enter club, County or National competitions.

 We can offer something for everyone at any level.

Where we are

New Members

At Acle Indoor Bowls Club, we always welcome new members. Beginners can take advantage of free hire of equipment and coaching by our fully qualified coaches. This service is also free of charge.  We also have a special wheelchair for use on the rinks, for the disabled.

Of course, experienced bowlers of any level are also made more than welcome at Acle.

Acle IBC  has 2 hour sessions on every day of the week during the main season ( September - April ). During these sessions, various events take place:

       •    Internal leagues (Pairs, Triples & Fours, all in Mens, Ladies and Mixed formats).

    •    A friendly ‘Drive’ session where you may be drawn to play against (and with) anyone. All very light hearted and a half time cup of something refreshing goes down very nicely.  You may even be in the money at the end of it all.

    •    For those more competitive, there are inter-club matches in the County Leagues as well as Club & County or even national competitions.

    •    We also welcome visiting executive and county teams in friendly games

Acle Indoor Bowls facility was built in 1993 as part of the

 Acle Recreation Centre complex.


At Acle Indoor Bowls, our goal is to provide you with a courteous & professional service of the highest calibre. For those who require help,

our coaches are adaptable and find ways to help you enjoy the sport of Bowls.

Meet friends, have a game and then a drink either in the Bowls Lounge or the Recreation Centre Bar, and on occasions why not a enjoy a meal.

A club steward is always on call in the Bowls Lounge to assist, making your game and visit an enjoyable social occasion. Sport is all about enjoyment and competing, there are many internal club leagues and for those a bit more adventurous Acle Indoor Bowls are represented in County Leagues.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an Acle IBC representative regarding our club please don’t hesitate to contact us:


At Acle Indoor Bowls, its members always come first.

Ladies County  Leagues in progress

Pictures from our Presentation Evening 2019

Committee Members

(Rogues Gallery)

Denis Goodley

(Manager)

Lilian Barber

(Secretary & Ladies Secretary)

Jeff Chegwidden

(Men’s President)

Wendy Woollaston

(Ladies President)

Barbara Meeks

(Ladies Competition Secretary)

Barney Wymer

(Men’s Competition Secretary)

Ken Scott-Greenard

(Recreation Centre Representative)

Live Webcams

The club was the first in the country to have live streaming of the games in progress.   It currently boasts 4 HD Cameras covering all 6 rinks at both ends.   These are live 24/7 for all to see Free of charge.       

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Rinks 1, 2 & 3

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Rinks 1, 2 & 3

Lounge end

Rinks 4, 5 & 6

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Rinks 4, 5 & 6

Scoreboard end

Bob Poching

(Social Liaison Officer)

Peter Church

(Chairman)

The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Brian Grint

(Publicity Officer)

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Match Reports       

At  home to Gallows the  Mens A  was expecting a close game and it went  to the final end. Paul Nicholls, Robert  Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby  started with a 6 and by 10  ends were 17-2 up and all on form went on to  win 28-14. Roger Barnbrook’s rink  went from 1-7  to 8 each at 12 but by 17 were 8-16 down finishing 11-19. Simon Elliott’s rink dropped a 5 on the 4th but by 10 it was 11-12, a super 6  on the 18th made it 19-23 and they finished 20-26. Mark Elliott, Geoff  Ramsbottom, Ivan Borrett  and Josh Baxter were  8  each at 11 ends, 13 each  at 15 and  3 shots on the penultimate end made it 17-16 and with the final end of the game to play 76 -75. One shot on that final end secured  a win 18-16  and the game.          Result  77 – 75  and 5 – 2 pts.


At  home to  bottom of the table Roundwood the Mens A team  were intent on a good win.  Ryan Garman, Jim Fruin, Denis Goodley and  Roger Barnbrook sailed into a 23-2 lead after 12 ends and  won  29-15. Richard Pope, Barney Wymer, Graham Punchard and Simon Elliott were  6-5 after 10 but by 15 were 19-6 up  and went on to win 27-10. Paul Nicholls Ian Anderson, Paul Webb  and George Tubby were 2-8 down at 6 ends but 18-8 up at 12 and won 26-10.  Mark Elliott, Ivan Borrett, Darren Rowsell  and Josh Baxter were 11-7 at 10, 21-8 at 15  and concluded a good team performance winning 30-9.

Result 112 – 44  and all  7  pts


Top  Club

Playing Essex County  on a neutral  green at Ipswich in the National  Top Club Championship  was  a  good challenge. Sheila Stacey  won her singles 21-17 and Jenny Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks, Barney Wymer  and Simon Elliott  won the fours 31-10. Graham Punchards triple lost 15-20 and Mark Elliott  lost the Mens Singles 15-21. Jenny  Kirby with George Tubby  were the last to finish  in the pairs and what looked like  the impossible shot  was  needed  to win. Needing 2  to draw  George pulled it off to finish 21 each  and win the game by shots difference.


Denny  Delight

Playing Gallows  in the National Denny  Cup  Acle men   were  looking  to progress  into the next  round. At Home  Richard Pope , Robert Brooks, Pauil Webb and George Tubby  were 5 each at 7 , 12-11 at 15 and in a close  competitive game drew 18 each. Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson, Barney Wymer and Simon Elliott started well 10-1 up at 5, 18-7 at 12 and strolled to a 24-15 win. Away Ryan Garman, Jim Fruin , Denis Goodley and   Roger Barnbrook were 6.-0 at 5, 12-3 at 10 and  won well  at 18-12. Rob Parker’s rink were 0-7 down at 5 , 9-18 at 15 and finished losing 15-23.

Result 75- 68  and now play  Beccles in the  next round in  3 weeks time.


Away  to Beccles was  going to  be a challenge for the Mens A and  it would  need full  concentration.  Ryan Garman,Ian Anderson, Denis Goodley  and Roger Barnbrook  were 5 each at 7 then 14 each at 16   finished  in style winning 21-14. Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Darren Rowsell  and  Rob Parker were 5-10 down at 10, a sensational 6 on the 14th  made it 17-12 and despite only winning 7 ends won 21-18. Richard Pope  Barney Wymer, Ivan Borrett  and Simon Elliott were 8 each at 10 dropped a 6 on the 19th  and only losing 7  ends won 20-19. George Tubby’s  rink were 14-5 up then dropped a 6 , 21-20 at 16 and in close finish lost 24-25.

Result  86 – 76  and 6 – 1 pts.


Playing  Pentney  in the Denny Cup  Acle  Men  were expecting  a  comfortable  win but  could not be complacent. A late start at home saw Paul Nicholls , Robert Brooks ,  Paul Webb  and George Tubby  going 17-4 up at 10 ends and only losing 4  ends were 26-6. Richard Pope  Ian Anderson, Josh Baxter  and  Simon Elliott were 6-11 down at 10 then picked up a 6  and then went on to go  18-14 after 16  ends at which point Pentney conceded. The away  team  had been the reason for Pentney conceding as  Mark Elliott, Geoff Ramsbottom, Graham Punchard and Rob Parker strolled to  a 30-10 win and Ryan Garman  a 17 year old who has just been awarded a under 25 England Trial  with Jim Fruin Barney Wymer and Roger Barnbrook had  won 20-18   after  21  ends.

Result  96-49  as Pentney Conceded.


At  home to  Diss  the Mens A Team needed  to  win and win well. Paul Nicholls, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby scored two 6’s in the first 5  ends to go 18-0 up,  by 15 it was  29-9 and went on to win 41-13.  Richard Pope, Chris Ramsbottom, Barney Wymer  and Simon Elliott  were 12-4  at 10, 18-7 at 15  and won 28-9. Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson , Josh Baxter  and Rob Parker were  8 each at 10 ends then hit a winning streak to go  20-9 at 15  and went on to win 27-13. Geoff  Ramsbottom, Jim Fruin,Denis Goodley  and Roger Barnbrook scored a 6 on the 5th to be 11-2 up,  by 15  it was 22-7  and only losing 6  ends  won 28-11.

Result  124 – 46  and all  7 pts.


Away to Lynnsport  the Mens A had  a tough start  to the season and  found the long journey a disadvantage. Paul Nicholls, Jim Fruin, Paul Webb  and George Tubby were the exception as they went 8-6 at 10 , 15-9 at 15 and went on to win 25-13. Roger Barnbrook’s rink were 8-10 at 10 , 12-15 at 18 but lost 12-19 and  Simon Elliotts rink were 8-15 at 10, 10-20 at 15 and dropped a 3 on the final end losing 20-24.Ivan Borretts rink were 15-16 with 5 to play but lost 17-23.

Result 74- 79  and   1 – 6 pts











Men’s ‘A’ Team       

Men’s Section       

Away  to Hunstanton the Ladies A  long Journey to the seaside was  bringing  back memories of last years heavy defeat but hoping  for a change of fortune. Sandra Faircloth , Jess Murison  and Marie Morton  were 1-5 down but  an exceptional 8  on the 6th turned the tide  as they  strolled home  21-8. Joy Pearson , Sue Moore and Mel Haylett went 8-1 up and won well  14-7. Sheila Stacey, Andrea Morton  and Barbara Meeks went from 5-2 up at 5 to 15-2 at 10 and won 20-7. Jenny Kirby’s block  were 7 each at 8 but a lean spell meant they lost 9-15.

Result  64 – 37  and  7 – 1 pts


Away to Roundwood the Ladies A were looking for  another , win. Gwen Fletton  Sue  Moore and Geraldine Reeve  were 4-8 down at 8 ends but they  turned it all round scoring  14 shots in the final 5 ends  to win 20-9.  Sandra Faircloth, Jess Murison and Mel Haylett went 8-3 up  and only lost 5 ends  to win 12-8. Brenda Cole, Lillian Barber  and Barbara Meeks went 10-4 up dropped a 5 on the penultimate end  to be 12 each but won 13-12. Marie Morton’s block dropped a 6 on the 6th  and never recovered and lost 6-18.

Result 51-47  and 7-1 pts


Mason Magic

Playing Beccles A  the Mason B  Team  were  going to have to  play well  for a positive result. At home Sally Davis , Julia Crosby, Elaine Donovan and Lillian Barber were  7-8 at 10  ends but 5 ends later had moved to 16-11 up  and finished winning 17-13. Away  Lynne Cannell, Sandra Faircloth, Sue Moore and Elaine Cole found the weight  difficult and were 3-13  down after 10 ends so the game score was 10-21. At 15  ends the away team were   8-17 but now in the ascendency  and scored 6 shots without reply to finish 14-17.

Result 31-30 and into the next round.

Ladies  A  win Away


Top  Club

Playing Essex County  on a neutral  green at Ipswich in the National  Top Club Championship  was  a  good challenge. Sheila Stacey  won her singles 21-17 and Jenny Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks, Barney Wymer  and Simon Elliott  won the fours 31-10. Graham Punchards triple lost 15-20 and Mark Elliott  lost the Mens Singles 15-21. Jenny  Kirby with George Tubby  were the last to finish  in the pairs and what looked like  the impossible shot  was  needed  to win. Needing 2  to draw  George pulled it off to finish 21 each  and win the game by shots difference.


Away to the Dell the  Acle Ladies A  were  looking for another win in the county league  despite Captain Barbara being  unable to play. Lynne Cannell, Gwyn Xuereb and Geraldine Reeve  soared into a 11-0 lead after just 5 ends,   by 10 ends it was 13-10  but  a determined  trio won 15-12. Sandra Faircloth, Jenny Ramsbottom  and Jenny Kirby went from 4-5  down to 13-6 up  and finished 15-12. Sheila Stacey, Jude Ward and Elaine Cole were 6-4 up scored a 5 on the 9th  and went on to a convincing win 19-11. Gwen Fletton , Lillian Barber, Marie Morton were 9-1 at  5 then 9-7 at 9, and went on to win 16-10.

Result  65 – 45 and all 8 pts.


Yetton Exit  in Final 3 ends

Playing Bowling  Club in the Yetton Trophy was not going to be easy for Acle Ladies . at home  Mel Haylett’s rink came back from 4-8 after dropping a 6  to 15 each at 15 but dropped a 4 on the final to lose 18-26. Barbara Meek’s rink were 12-11 at 10, 17 each at 18 and lost 18-19 .Away Geraldine reeves rink were  in top form going 16-4 at 10 ends , 24-7 at 18 and won 26-12. Jenny Kirby’s rink found the opposition too  strong  as they went from 6-14 at 10  and 12-24 at 18  and lost 15-24. At  18 ends Acle were 69-67 up  but over the final 3 ends scored 8 shots to Bowling Clubs 14 and lost.

Result 77-81.


At home to Roundwood  Acle A Ladies  were  intent of keeping at the top of the table with a good  win. Sheila Stacey, Jessica Murison and Mel  Haylett were  9-1 up when they dropped   a 5  but the next end Scored a 5  and   won 21-9. Sandra Faircloth , Judith Ward  and Barbara Meeks Scored a 5 on the 3rd and were 12-8 at going on to win 19-8. Gwen Fletton, Jenny Ramsbottom  and Elaine Cole were 12-2 up after just 5  ends , 14-6 at 10  and won 24-7. Edna Land, Sue Moore  and Jenny Kirby scored a 6 on the 7th to go 11-5  and finished with a 5 to win 18-10.

Result  82-34 and all 8  pts


On  Saturday  the Ladies A  were at home  to second in the table  County Arts and  it went to the final ends. Lynne Cannell , Sue Moore and Barbara Meeks scored a super 7  on the 2nd  and were 12-1 at 5 , 18-3 at and won 21-11. Brenda Cole,  Marie Morton and  Jenny Kirby werte 7-2 at 5, then a 5 on the 9th  made it 12-5 and won 17 – 6. Geraldine Reeves block  were  10-3 up at 8 but  failed  to score any more losing 10-13. Mel Hayletts  block had a  knightmare as they lost 8-31.

Result   56 – 61  and 2-6 pts.


Yetton  Yo-Yo

Acle  Ladies playing County Arts in the Yetton Trophy realised it was always going to be a close game and needed to be on form to progress into the next round. At  home  Sandra Faircloth,Gwyn Xureb, Elaine Cole  and Barbara Meeks found themselves 4-12  down at 11 ends but then scored a 6  and by 17 were 14 each, now in the ascendency  they  turned their game round and  won 20-16.  Lynne Cannell, Sue Moore,  Judith Ward and Mel Haylett were  0-10  down at 5 ends then 8-18 at 15 and finished 14-21. Away  Sheila Stacey, Edna Land, Marie Morton  and Jenny Kirby  went 9-1 up at 5 ends, 20 – 15 at 15, a  magical 5 on the 19th helped them to a 28-17 win.   Joy Pearson, Jenny Ramsbottom, Andrea  Morton  and Geraldine Reeve  went 12-3 up at 10  ends , 12-11 at 15 and finished 16-18. The game  had swung up and down but the final 3 ends were vital scoring a total of 17 shots  to Arts 4 and securing a deserved win.

Result  78-72 and into the next round.


Yetton Delight

Playing Beccles in the Yetton Trophy the Acle  girls were expecting a tough game so needed to be on top  form. At  Acle  Sandra Faircloth, Gwyn Xuereb, Elaine Cole  and Barbara Meeks  cruised to a 16-4 lead at 10  ends and went on to an emphatic win  29-12. Lynne Cannell, Sue Moore, Lillian  Barber  and Mel Haylett were 11 each at 10, 16 each at 15  and  drew 20 each.Away  Sheila Stacey, Edna Land, Marie Morton  and Jenny Kirby went 14-4 at  10 , 23-9 at 15  and won 28-12. Joy Pearson , Jenny Ramsbottom, andrea Morton  and Geraldine Reeve were 13-5 at 10, 19-11 at 15 and won 27-18.

Result 104 – 62 and into next round.


The  internal  fight between the  ladies A  and B was  a good humoured affair but  it was the  A Team  who had the last  laugh.  Sheila  Stacey, Gwyn Xuereb  and  Mel Haylett were in relentless mode as they scored three  4’s   and two  5’s  on their way   to a  32-3 win against Jackie Smiths block.  Lynne Cannell, Elaine Cole and Jenny Kirby were  close at 6 each after 8  ends  playing Elaine Donavan ‘s block but the A team  Trio then dominated and won 17-8. Jenny Ramsbottom , Geraldine Reeve  and Barbara Meeks  played Rose Yaxley’s block and found themselves 4-7  down with 3 ends to play but turned the tables scoring 10 shots and won 14-7.  The final game was a nail biter  with Caroline Goodhand, Anne Tickner  and  Julia Crosby for the B Team playing Marie Morton’s  block and it went 6 each, 9 each and 14 each playing the final end but here the B team won 15-14.

Result  Acle A 77  - Acle B  33   and 7-1 pts


 At home  to Bowling Club  A the Ladies A  were  intent  on starting the season at  home  well and in a  close encounter the  Acle Girls finished  with a smile. Joy  Pearson, Sue Moore  and captain Barbara Meeks went 6 – 2 up at 5  ends and  went on to,  only lose 4 ends and won 13-6. Sheila Stacey, Lillian Barber  and Jenny Kirby went from 5 each at 5 to 12-8 at 10, then 12 each playing the final end, Jenny  drew shot bowl to win 13-12. Gwen Fletton, Edna Land and Mel Haylett were  7-6 up then 10 each  playing the final end  and  2 shots gave them a 12-10 win. Geraldine Reeve’s block fought back  from 1-10 to finish  8-14.

Result  46-42  and  7-1  pts.


At home  to Gallows the Ladies A  Team  were  intent on starting the season with a win and it turned out to be an emphatic  victory .Lynne Cannell, Jess Ward and Barbara Meeks went from 3-6 down to 12-6 up and won 20-7.Sandra Faircloth, Brenda Cole and Mel Haylett  started  well  going 9-0 up and went on to win 16-7. Joy Pearson, Gwyn Xuereb  and Jenny Kirby were 9-7  at 8  ends then stormed home finishing with a 5 to win 22-7. Jenny Ramsbottom, Andrea  Morton, and Elaine Cole were 9 each at 9  ends but here also a 5 changed the game as they won 19-11.

Result  79- 34  and 8-0 pts



Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

Men’s ‘B’ Team       

Away  to Pentney A who are top of the table the Mens B needed to gain any points available. Ian Wilson, Chris Brister, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint went from 9-6 up at  10  to 12-17 down at 16, scored a 5 on the 18th  and went on to win 25-17. Arthur Jolliffe, Alan Benson-Nutt, Matthew Sparrow  and John Sparrow were 8-6 at 10 , 15-10 at 15  and   won 18-15. Wyn Willimott’s  rink were 2-11 down at 7 ends , 7-18 at 14 and lost 16-26 while Peter Hurren’s  rink found it heavy going were 1-24 at 10 and  lost 9-35.

Result  68-93 and  2 – 5 pts


At  home to   top of table Woodlands the  Mens B wanted   to produce a    good win.    Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott were 10-0 up then  14-3 at 10 ends by 15 it was 18-6  and all on form won 27-9.  Malcom French, Roy Turner, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren  went 12-7 up at 11  then scored a 6 , by 16 ends were 22-8  and  coasted home  25-15.  Arthur Jolliffe, Alan Benson-Nutt  , Matthew Sparrow and  John Sparrow  were 6-10 down at 10 , 12 each at 15 and in a  tight final end drew  16  each.  Brian Grint’s rink  scored a 6 on the 7th to go 11-5  but by 13 were 14 each , 18 each at 16 and 20 each at 18 but lost    21-23 .

Result  89-63  and  5 ½   - 1 ½  pts


Top Ten League

The ‘A’ team Played Pentney in the Top Ten League.  Brian Kirby won the singles 21-19. Johnathan High and John Sparrow  won  the pairs 32-13.  In the Triples Sid Siely, Alan Jones and Wyn Willimott won 20-8 and Robert Brooks, Ian Anderson, Bill Downie  and Matty Sparrow   won the Fours  35-15.   

All 7 points to Acle ‘A’


At  Home  to County  Arts B  the Mens B needed to bounce back from their disappointing result from last week. Jim Malcolm, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott went  from 12-3 at  5 ends to 24-5 at 10, they  got a wake up call when they dropped a 7 on the 12th but dominated as they won 37-13. Malcolm French, Roy Turner, Vic Moore and Peter Hurren  were 9-2 up at 5,  18-6 at 15 and  cruised home 31-10. Arthur Jolliffe, Alan Benson-Nutt, Matthew Sparrow  and John Sparrow were  15-3 at 10 ends and 19-9 at 15 and won 25-15. Ken Squire,Chris Brister, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint went from 4-12 down  at 8 to     16-12 up at 11 , and went on to win 28-19.

Result   121 – 57  and all 7 pts


At  home to old adversaries Shotford A  the Mens B were  hoping for a good start to the season. Ken Squire, Alan Jones , Bill Downie  and Brian Grint started well  going 9-2 up at 5 ends then 16-3 at 10 all  playing well they  swamped the opposition 33 – 8.       Wyn Wilimott’s rink   went  3-13 down at 10,  6 – 17 at 15  recovered  to finish 13-19. Matthew Sparrow’s rink  were 11-5 up  at 10 ends then 12 each at 15 but finished losing  13-25.  Peter Hurren’s rink suffered early on going 1-20 down at 10 ends, 3-24 at 15 and succumbed to a comprehensive defeat 11-28.

Result  70- 80  and  1 – 6 pts.


Top  Ten

In the county Top Ten League Acle A  played Acle B  and  it went with the form book. In the Singles Brian Kirby beat Eddie  Mc Donald 21-7  and Sid Siely with Alan Jones  won 26-14 playing John Spooner and John Stanton in the Pairs. Ken Squires, Ian Anderson, Bill Downie  and  Matty Sparrow  won 22-16  playing Terry Batchelor, Geoff Webb, David Airey  and Colin Starkings. The Triples  was however  a victory  for the B Team as Peter Evans, David Crosby and Colin Minns  won 18-16  playing Kenny Taylor, Alan Benson-Nutt   and Wyn Willimott.


At  home to Roundwood the Ladies B picked up a further  two points. Jean Claxton, Sal Daviss and Elaine Donovan were 6-9  down after  9 ends  but then secured a magical 6  followed by a 4  ans went on to win 18-10. Lily Westgate, Pat Ellis and  Carol King were 6-1 up at 5, 10-7 at 10  but 10-12  playing the final end , but scored a 4 to win 14-12. Jackie  Smiths  block lost 9-20 dropping 11 shots in the final 4 ends and Rose Yaxley’s block lost  4-21.

Result 45-63 and 2- 6pts


Away  to Diss the Ladies B Team were looking for their first  win in the top flight and it went down to the final bowl of the game. Pam Spooner, Barbara Stanton  and Jackie Smith went 8-1 up at 5 ends then 12-5 at 10  going on to win 15-7. Caroline Hines, Anne Tickner   and  captain Julia Crosby were 5 each at 5 , 11-7  at 10 and were pleased with a 14-8 win. Jean Claxton, Pat Ellis and Carol King  were 0-6 down then 8-12  but playing the final end were 8-14 but  a sensational 6  gave them a 14 each draw. Elaine Donovan ‘s block found themselves 0-12 down at 7 ends and never recovered losing 6-21.

Result   49-50  and 2 ½  - 5 ½ pts


Away to Gallows the Ladies B Team  only had one winning block, Lily Westgate, Pat Ellis  and Carol King  went from 3-5 down at 5  ends to only losing one more end as  they cruised home 22-7. Julia Crosby lost 7-16, Elaine Donavan 6-15  and Rose Yaxley 5-24.


On Thursday,  the Ladies B travelled to play County Arts A  and the journey did not go well , however Pam Spooner, Barbara Stanton  and Jackie Smith scored a 5 on the 9th to go 14-8 up, playing the final end were 14-15 down but 2 shots  gave them a 16-15 win. Sandra Edmonds block lost 3-27, Rose Yaxley 3-22  and Elaine Donovan 3-32

Result 25 – 96  and 1 – 7 pts


The  internal  fight between the  ladies A  and B was  a good humoured affair but  it was the  A Team  who had the last  laugh.  Sheila  Stacey, Gwyn Xuereb  and  Mel Haylett were in relentless mode as they scored three  4’s   and two  5’s  on their way   to a  32-3 win against Jackie Smiths block.  Lynne Cannell, Elaine Cole and Jenny Kirby were  close at 6 each after 8  ends  playing Elaine Donavan ‘s block but the A team  Trio then dominated and won 17-8. Jenny Ramsbottom , Geraldine Reeve  and Barbara Meeks  played Rose Yaxley’s block and found themselves 4-7  down with 3 ends to play but turned the tables scoring 10 shots and won 14-7.  The final game was a nail biter  with Caroline Goodhand, Anne Tickner  and  Julia Crosby for the B Team playing Marie Morton’s  block and it went 6 each, 9 each and 14 each playing the final end but here the B team won 15-14.

Result  Acle A 77  - Acle B  33   and 7-1 pts


In  their  first game back in the top  flight  the Ladies  B realised they needed to  raise their game to keep  up.     Playing N.Walsham  was not the ideal start  and on a weekday . Julia Crosby came back from 3-7 down to 10-7 up and in a traumatic final 4 ends  eventually lost 10-12.  Rose Yaxley’s block  were 5-14  down but  fought back well   but lost 14-16. Carol King ‘s block were 1-10  down  came back to 9-11  but lost 10-15  and  Jackie Smith’s block were 7-5 up then had a lean spell going 7-20  down and lost 12-21.

Result  46- 64  and  0-8 pts 







Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Men’s ‘C’ Team       

At home to County Arts B the Mens C Team needed  to win their first home game of the season. Captain  Mick  Askham  Lead the way  with Mike Harvey Jeff Chegwidden and Brian Hearn  despite dropping a 5 on the first end went 13-6 at 10 ends , 16-9 at 15 and  won  25-10. Peter Evans, Dennis Edwards, John Lettice  and Gordon Ives  found themselves 5-12 down at 10 ends then 16 each playing the final end, rose to the occasion finishing with a 4 and winning 20-16. David Wise, John Spooner, John Stanton  and Colin Minns were 11-6 at 10, but 12-13 at 16 finished well  and won 19-15.  Richard Hayton, Peter Clayton, Ken Scott-Greenard and Colin Starkings  were 10 each at 10, the n 18-11 at 17 and hung on to draw 18 each.

Result 82-59  and  6 ½ - ½ pts


Away  again this time at Old Hall  the Mens C team needed  points and  Mick Harvey, Mac Skelton, Brian Hearn  and  Mick Askham  went 11-8 up at 10  ends then 18-11  at 16 and  despite  the oppositions revival  won 19-17.  Ken Tucker, Sean O –Farrell  and Ken  Scott-Greenard and  Colin Starkings scored a 5 on the 8th to  go 9 each , another 5 on the 10th put them 14-11 up and  went on to win 23-20. David Crosby’s rink  lost 13-24  while  colin Minn’s rink lost the last 6  ends  and lost 11-26.

Result  66-87  and  2 -5 pts


Away  to Woodlands the Mens C Team repeated  last weeks game  as it went down to the final  ends and  Lady Luck was  not on their side. John Lettice, Dennis Edwards, David Crosby  and Gordon Ives won 6 of the first 10 ends but were  9-14 down,  by  16 ends it was 16 each , playing the final end they were 21-19 up, but the jack moved against them and drew 21 each. Likewise  Mick Harvey, Mac Skilton, Brian Hearn  and  Mick Askham  were 7 each at 10, 11-12  at 15 then  16-14 Playing  the final end , the jack moved as they also drew, 16 each. Colin Starkings rink were 9-10 at  10 ends, 11-15  at 15    then 17-16 playing the final end and lost 17-18. Colin Minns  rink went 3-11 down at 10 ends came back but lost 13-18. With  two ends to play  the game was level at 64  each but it finished.    67 – 73 and  1 – 6 pts.


Away  to the Dell  the Mens C Team were also looking for a good start to the season but  it  all  went  to the final bowl as they lost by one shot. John Lettice, Eddie Mc Donald, david Crosby  and Gordon Ives scored two 4’s going into a 13-5 lead by 10  ends and had a comfortable 23-8  win. Mick Askham’s rink dropped a 5 on the 8th to go 5-13  down came back to 14 each at 16  but then dropped a disastrous 6 on the penultimate end and lost 23-24. Colin Minns  rink  dropped a 5 on the 6th and were 10-14 down by 10 ends fought back to 21 each playing the final end but lost 21-24.  Colin Starkings rink were 7 each at 10 , 14-16 at 16 but lost 14-26. With  two ends to play Acle were 6  shots up but lady luck  was not on their side.

Result 81-82 and 1-6  pts


Top  Ten

In the county Top Ten League Acle A  played Acle B  and  it went with the form book. In the Singles Brian Kirby beat Eddie  Mc Donald 21-7  and Sid Siely with Alan Jones  won 26-14 playing John Spooner and John Stanton in the Pairs. Ken Squires, Ian Anderson, Bill Downie  and  Matty Sparrow  won 22-16  playing Terry Batchelor, Geoff Webb, David Airey  and Colin Starkings. The Triples  was however  a victory  for the B Team as Peter Evans, David Crosby and Colin Minns  won 18-16  playing Kenny Taylor, Alan Benson-Nutt   and Wyn Willimott.




At  home to County Arts B the Ladies C had a difficult task  but Angela Lee, Dawn Heatley  and Val Giles kept the flag flying as they scored 2 shots on the final end to win 10-8. Josie Tucker’s block  lost 7-11, Ruth Kay ‘s block  dropped 6 shots in the final 3 ends losing 11-16 and Leslie  Halls  block  lost 5-21.

Result   33 – 56  and 1-7


Playing top of the table Bowling Club B the Ladies C were up against it and had to be realistic. Josie Tucker lost 6-13,Val  Giles 12-22, Leslie Hall 7-19  and Jayne Greenacre 2-22.

Result 27-76  and 0-8 pts


Away to Diss  the Ladies C Team  had to  be a player short but Daphne Harris, Eileen Airey  and  Wendy Triggs  won  7  ends  and deserved  their  8 each Draw. Sally Webb’s  block  lost 7-15, Leslie Hall’s  7-16  and  Shirley Lloyd‘s block 4-20.

Result 26 – 59  and ½  - 7 ½ pts


At home to the Dell the Ladies C Team looked like they headed for victory at 8 ends being 8 shots up, but it soon changed.  Linda Farrell, Jean Naylor and Lesley Hall were on form as they went from 9-3 up to 15 -3  and won 17-9.  Julie Granfield, Val Giles and Shirley Lloyd battled to a 9-4 lead and despite dropping a 5 on the final end won 13-11. Josie Tucker’s block were 9-3 up at 6ends then 10 each playing the final end and lost a measure to finish 10-11. Jenny Woolaston’s block dropped two 5’s and two 4’s as they lost 4-27.

Result  44-58 and 2-6 pts


Away  to Bowling Club the Ladies C did not travel well  but still came home with two points.Mollie Hayton, Margaret Hunt and Ruth  Kay picked up a 5 to go 5-7 at 5  ends then  went into a 13-7 lead before dropping a  5 but  went on to win 17-12. Daphne Harris, Ann Burnay  and Leslie Hall  enjoyed a good start going 10-4 up at 5  ends and  keeping the opposition poor went on to win  16-11. Wendy Triggs block dropped a 6 on the 10th end and lost 10-25  while Dawn Heatley ‘s block also struggled losing 5-30.

Result 48-78  and 2 – 6 pts  and


Away  to Lowestoft Railway the Ladies C realised it would be difficult  but  good experience  for some new players. Ann  Sanderson, Dawn Heatley  and Lesley Hall started well  going 8-3 up after 5 ends  and then 16-6 after  10  and  won 18-15. Daphne Harris Wendy Woolaston and Dahlia McDonald were  6 each at 5 ends and winning 6 consecutive ends went 13-8 up , stuck on 13 but  held on to win 13-12. Jenny Woolaston’s block kept close going 8 each  with 2  to play  but lost 8-13.  Jayne Greenacre’s block  lost 3-24. With 2 ends to play the game was close  but  dropped 18 shots in the final 2  ends.

Result  42 – 64   and 2-6 pts


The New  season  got  underway on  Friday  with the Ladies C Team playing at Home against Diss B and  a new look  Acle  Ladies  C Team  started  well.  Linda O-Farrell, Leslie Hall  and Jenny Woollaston sailed into a 10-0  lead after 5 ends and were 15-1 after 10 and only losing 2  ends won 18-5. Molly Newman , Jean Naylor and Ruth Kay went 6-4 up at 5 ends then  had a golden moment scoring a 7  followed by a 5 to go 18-4 up and went on to win 20-10. Ann Sanderson, Eileen Airey  and Jayne Greenacre went from 3-8 down to 13 each and  finished in style  winning 16-13. Dahlia Macdonald’s block recovering from a Thomas Cook holiday  delay lost 5-23.

Result  59-51  and 7-1 pts

Ladies ‘C’ Team       

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