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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

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


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


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.


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’.