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2/12/17 v North Walsham  (Away)

Mens C lose at North Walsham

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

Result  74-87 and 1 – 6 pts.


18/11/17 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’  (home)

Mens ‘C’ Team go Second in Table

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

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


28/10/17 v Norfolk BC ‘B’  (Home)

Mens C Struggle

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

Result 63-90  and  0-7  pts


21/10/17 v Dereham ‘A’  (Away)

Mens ‘C’ Team Win

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

Result 95-53  and 6 – 1pts


2/12/17 v Acle ‘B’  (Away)

A Versus B

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

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


25/11/17 v Norfolk BC  (Away)

Mens ‘A’  lose at Bowling Club

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

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

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

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

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


Egham Success

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

Result  81-71 and into the next round


11/11/17 v Beccles  (Home)

Top of the Table

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

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

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

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

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

Result 98-59 and all 7 pts


Denny Defeat

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

Overall final score: 79-85


29/10/17 v Diss

Egham

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

Result 77 – 68  and into the next round


Denny  Delight

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

Result  114 -31  and into the next round.


14/10/17 v Shotford ‘A’ (Away)

Mens A Win Away

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

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

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

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

Result   85 – 71  and 5 – 2 pts


1/10/17 v Acle ‘B’ (home)

Mens A  meet Mens B in First Game

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

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

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

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

2/12/17 v Acle ‘A’   (Home)

A Versus B

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

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


25/11/17 v Gallow ‘A’  (Home)

Mens ‘B’ in final end Disaster

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

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

Result 85-89  and 2-5 pts.


11/11/17 c County Arts ‘A’  (Away)

Mens B in tough clash

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

Result 52-112 and 1 – 6 pts.


14/10/17 v Lynnsport ‘A’ (Home)

Mens ‘B’ Play Lynnsport ‘A’

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

Result 70 – 84  and 2 – 5  pts


1/10/17 v Acle ‘A (Away)

Mens A  meet Mens B in First Game

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

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

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

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


8/12/17 v Browston ‘B’  (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ Team lose to Browston

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

Result 28-66 and ½  - 7 ½  pts


1/12/17 v Norfolk BC ‘B’   (Home)

Ladies C Team

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

Result  36- 64  and 1-7 pts


23/11/17 v Browston  (Away)

Ladies C Team

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

Result  29-77  and 0-8 pts


10/11/17 v Yarmouth Blue  (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ team lose at Yarmouth

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

Result 48-62  and 2-6 pts


3/11/17 v Wymondham Dell ‘B’  (Home)

Ladies C Team

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


28/10/17 v Shotford ‘B’  (Home)

Ladies C  win

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

Result 58-35 and 6 – 2 pts


16/10/17 v Yarmouth Red (Away)

Ladies ‘C’ win at Marina

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

Result 53-50 and 6-2 pts


Mason Magic

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

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

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

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


2/12/17 v County Arts ‘A’  (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ lose to Arts.

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

Result  40-51  and 1 – 7  pts.


25/11/17 v Roundwood ‘A’  (Away)

Ladies A

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

Result 48-49  and 2-6 pts


Mason Magic.

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

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

Result 40-27 and into next round


v Wymondham Dell (Home & Away)

Mixed fortunes for Ladies ‘A’

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

Result 47-40 and 7-1 pts.

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

Result 51-58  and 2-6 pts


Egham Success

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

Result  81-71 and into the next round


10/11/17 v Norfolk BC ‘A’  (Home)

Ladies ‘A’ team lose at home

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

Result 37 – 50 and 2- 6 pts


Yetton Victory

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


29/10/17 v Diss

Egham

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

Result 77 – 68  and into the next round


27/10/17 v Woodlands  (Home)

Ladies A Swamp Woodlands

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

A  good result 74 – 29 and all 8 pts.


Yetton Glory

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

Result 89-67 and into the next round.


20/10/17 v Acle ‘B’

Close Finish for A versus B

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

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


14/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Ladies ‘A’  versus Ladies ‘B’

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

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


Mason Magic

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

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

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

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


2/12/17 v Gallow ‘A’  (Away)

Mixed Fortunes for Ladies ‘B’

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

 Result 36-64 and 0-8 pts


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

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



25/11/17 v County Arts  (Homr)

Ladies ‘B’ beaten by the Arts

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

Result 40-58 and 1-7 points.


14/11/17 v Diss ‘A’ (Away)

Ladies ‘B’ lose at Diss

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

Result 41-64 and 1-7 pts


11/11/17 v Woodlands  (Home)

Ladies ‘B’ team lose at home

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

Result 48- 64 and 1-7 pts.


Mason Trophy

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


28/10/17 v North Walsham  (Away)

Ladies B Lose by 2 Shots

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

Result     49-51  and 2 – 6 pts                            


20/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Close Finish for A versus B

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

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


14/10/17 v Acle ‘A’

Ladies ‘A’  versus Ladies ‘B’

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

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


13/10/17 v Diss ‘A’ (Home)

Win at home to Diss ‘A’

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

Result 56 – 47  and a 6-2 pts win



30/9/17 v Gallow ‘A’ (Home)

Ladies B Back in Top Division

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

Result  44  - 62  and 1 – 7pts


Norfolk County Finals 2017

Jenny Kirby Collects County Hatrick


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

They were also offering free General Health checks.


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

Acle Indoor Bowls A.G.M.

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

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

Acle go wild


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


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


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