Acle’s County Federation Champions 2018/19 

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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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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

Club Fees


    •    Annual Membership  -  £40

(includes social club membership)

Juniors  -  £10

    •  1½  hour rink fees  -   £2.00       Juniors  -  £1

                    (temporary Covid -19 rates)

    •    Coaching  -                Free

    •    Equipment hire  -        Free

    •    Lockers for season  -   £5


      Juniors must be under 18 and in full time education

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.

Norfolk’s Leading Indoor Bowls Club

Committee Members

(Rogues Gallery)

Denis Goodley

(Manager)

Lilian Barber

(Secretary & Ladies Secretary)

John Mann

(Men’s President)

Jane Mann

(Ladies President)

Ken Scott-Greenard

(Recreation Centre Representative)

Barbara Meeks

(Ladies Competition Secretary)

Barney Wymer

(Men’s Competition Secretary)

Peter Church

(Chairman)

Bob Poching

(Social Liaison Officer)

Bill Downie

(Webmaster & Denis’s I.T. Apprentice)

Glen Gardiner

(Publicity Officer)

The Club’s Spacious Bar Area

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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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2020/21 Squad

Men’s Section       

Men’s ‘A’ Team       

It’s  All   Over  Now

Norfolk  County Indoor Bowls League  have decided  to Suspend the League Programme due to Coronavirus as  from 15th March,

In  what  has turned out  to be the final game of the season the Mens A  went off to play County Arts on Sat. morning  but with late call offs and  with  lots of  trepidation.

Mark Elliott, Wyn Willimott, Geoff Ramsbottom and Rob Parker went from 2-6 down at 6  to 16-6 at 14,  and  went on to win 21 – 13.  David Crosby, Ivan Borrett, Denis Goodley  and Roger  Barnbrook  were 1-6 down at 5 ends then a 5 on the 9th made it 10-6,  19-9 at 16  and finished  winning  23-12. Graham  Punchards rink came back from 4-10 to 11-13  but  despite winning 11 ends lost 14-20 while  George Tubby’s rink went from 0-10  down to 11 each but finished losing 13-20.

Result  71 – 65  and  5 – 2 pts


At  Home to Beccles the Mens A Team were looking to keep the pressure on at the top.

Ryan Garman, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby  cruised to 11-2 at 10  ends and 17-9 at 15  going on to win 18-14. Richard Pope, Jim Fruin, Graham Punchard  and Simon Elliott dropped a 5 and were 2-12 down at 7 ends but by 13 were 14-12 up and went on to win 20-17. Mark Elliott, James Forster, Barney Wymer and Josh Baxter  were 8 each  at 10 , 11 each at 15 and won 16-14. Roger Barnbrook’s rink were also 8 each at 10, but dropping a 7 on the 12th made life difficult and finished losing 16-21.

Result  70 – 66  and  6-1 pts


ACLE RETAIN COUNTY TITLE

Acle Indoor Bowls Club retained the County O60s double rink league for the second season and have en undefeated at home and away for the past 2 years.

In the County Final at Dereham IBC they again met Woodlands IBC from Sheringham with  the rink of Brian Kirby Ian Anderson, Ivan Borrett and skip Denis Goodley winning   22 - 18 and the other rink of Richard Pope, Bernard Wymer,  Paul Webb and  skip Roger Barnbrook winning    27 – 14.


Away to Roundwood A the Mens A were intent  on bringing home a good points tally but everything didn’t go to plan.

It all relied on Ryan Garman, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby as they went 9-3 at 10 scored a 6 on the 15th to go 25-3 and won 28-6.Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson, Ivan Borrett and Roger Barnbrook went 10-7 at 10 then 18-8 at 14, dropped a 5 on the 17th  and drew 20 each. Simon Elliott’s rink were 11 each at 11 and in tight final end lost 17-18, Rob Parker’s rink went 3-11 down at 10, 6-17 at 15 and lost 10-26.

Result 75 - 71 and  4 ½  -  2½


At home to Lynnsport  the Mens A team were  intent of another win to keep in touch with the top of the table. Brian Kirby, Ian Anderson,Denis Goodley  and Roger Barnbrook cruised to a 15-2 lead at 10 ends with a 6 on the 6th, by 15 it was 18-7 and another 6 on the 19th  gave them a 28-12 win. Robert Brooks, Ivan Borrett, Paul Webb  and George Tubby picked up a 5 on the 2nd end and by 10 ends it was 16-6, 19- 10 at 10  and won      23-16. Mark Elliott, Geof Ramsbottom, Josh Baxter and Rob Parker  went from 1-5 down to be 10-9 , 13-12 at 15 but lost 14-26.

Result   92-64 and   6 – 1 pts.


At  home to County Arts the Mens A needed  a good win to keep  the chance  of the League Championship  alive.  Ryan Garman , Jim Fruin Denis Goodley  and Roger Barnbrook  were 8-1 at 5 and 8 each at 8, 13-11 at 12 and 25-11 at 17 and won 26-14. Richard Pope, Barney Wymer, Graham Punchard and Simon Elliott   were 12-8 at 10, 18-12 at 15 and despite dropping a 4 on the final end won 20-19. Robert Brooks, Brian Kirby Paul Webb and George Tubby  were 10-9 at 10, 14-12 at 15 dropped a 4 on the 19th  scored the one shot on the final end to win 20-19. Josh Baxter rink  were  13-12 at 15 ends but lost 14-22.

Result 80-74  and   6-=1  pts


Away  to Diss  the Mens A Team wanted a win to keep the second spot and still  keep in touch with the county Championship. Paul Nicholls, Robert Brooks, Paul Webb  and George Tubby were 17-5 at 10 ends and totally  in charge  won 26-10. Mark Elliot, Geoff Ramsbottom, Barney Wymer  and Josh Baxter were 16-14  at 15 then scored a 6 and never looked back winning 31-16. Richard Pope, Ian Anderson,  Graham Punchard and  Simon Elliott went from 9-8  to 19-8  and won 21-13. Roger  Barnbrook’s rink only won 7  ends and lost 11-23.

Result 89 – 63 and 6 – 1 pts.


Over  60 Double Rinks  one game from National Quarter Final

Playing Roundwood the  Over 60 Double rinks were looking for a win to take them into  the final  National 16. At home Jim Fruin, David Crosby, Barney Wymer and Denis Goodley went 10-1 up after 5 ends and went on to win 22-15, while away Richard Pope, Geoff Ramsbottom, Paul Webb and Roger Barnbrook were  close until the  final few ends  but won 20-15.

Result 42-30 and into the final 16  against  Clacton.


National Top Club  Big  Win

Playing Kingsthorpe  in the National Top Club Competition  at Chesterton was  a daunting task but spirits  and confidence was  high .In the   Ladies Singles Sheila Stacey  cruised into  a 13-3  lead  and  won 21-4. Mark Elliott  lost Mens singles 16-21. Jenny  Kirby  with George Tubby  won the Pairs 19-11. Jenny  Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks , Simon Elliott  and Rob Parker won the 4’s 16-9 and  Lynn Cannell, Paul Webb  and Roger Barnbrook  lost triples  5-32.

Result 10-6   win


At  home to Bowling Club in the National Top Club Trophy it was  expected to be a difficult  and a tension filled  game. However  with all  players intent  of proving their  ability  the games were  action packed. Sheila Stacey  21 – 16 and Mark Elliott 21-18  both Winning their  singles, Jenny Kirby  with George Tubby  10 up in the pairs , the fours  Jenny Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks Josh Baxter and Simon Elliott 1 up and the triples Lynne Cannell, Paul Webb and Roger Barnbrook 3 up  Acle were over  20 shots  up   and there were  smiles all round as  Bowling  Club  conceded, 


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











Ladies Section       

Ladies ‘A’ Team       

Ladies  Into National Quarter Finals

The  Ladies Mason Team  Played  Huntingdon for a place in the National Quarter final.

At  home  Sheila Stacey, Gwyn Xuereb, Marie Morton and Jenny Kirby  fresh from their good win in the last round were in a good positive frame of mind.  By  5 ends they were   9-0 up  and by 10  16-1, now dominating  and  a large audience watching the game on the cameras they  romped home 26-5.  Taking the long journey away  was Joy Pearson, Jenny Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks and Geraldine and on a difficult  surface they dropped a 5 on the 3rd end  but by 11 ends came back to 9 each , keeping  the opposition poor the  game finished 11-20.

Result  37 – 25  and  now play County Arts  in the National Quarter Final in 3 weeks.


The Ladies A Team Away to Diss in the Final  game of the season were hoping to finish in the top three. Sue Moore,Jude Ward  and Mel Haylett scored a  6 on the 3rd end , a 5 on the 7th  but dropped 7 on the 12th  but won 20-13. Tia Linford, Andrea Morton and Geraldine Reeve scored a 5 on the 6th , were 12 each at 10  but won 19-16. Sheila Stacey,Jess Murison and Elaine Cole were 5-12 down with 4 ends left but drew 13 each. Jenny Kirby’s block dropped a 6 on the 4th came back to be 12 each playing the final end but lost 12-15.

Result 64 – 57  and  6 ½ - 1 ½  pts.


Up  against  Norfolk Bowling Club A  in the Mason Trophy was a daunting task and would need  a little piece of magic to go forward into the 5th round. At  home was Sheila Stacey, Gwyn Xuereb, Marie Morton  and  Jenny Kirby and they got off with a flyer going 7-0 up at 5 ends,  5 on the 8th made it 14-0,  all  four in top form by 12  ends it was 21-0 and the game conceded  at 16ends with the score 25-3. Away  Joy Pearson, Jenny Ramsbottom Barbara Meeks and Mel Haylett went 6-1 up at 5  ends, then 11-6 at 10 and 16-12 at 15.With  the total  score at 41-15 the white flag was raised  by Bowling Club as Acle  Girls  progressed in to round 5  with  a place in the National Quarter Final to play for.


Away to N. Walsham the Ladies A  Team knew it was  imperative to return with  points to  still  be in the chase  for the County Title.  Tia Linford, Andrea  Morton  and Geraldine Reeve were 9-7 up at 7 ends and with both front players on top form  they  went 17-7  and won 24-7. Sandra Faircloth, Jude Ward and  Mel Haylett were 6-2 at 5 ends , 9-6 at 10 and in a good game  won 10-9. Jenny Ramsbottom, Jess Murison  and Jenny Kirby were 6-1 at 5, 10-6 at 10 and only losing 5 ends won 15-9. Marie  Morton’s block scored 6 n  the 3rd but by 10 were 9-16  down and finished losing 12-26.

Result 61-51 and 7-1  pts     A result  that   keeps  them top at moment with one game to play.


At  home to N.Walsham  the Ladies A considered this a Banana skin game and it proved to be despite last minute drama. Lynne Cannell, Sue Moore  and Elaine Cole scored a 7 on the second end and by 5 were 14-1up . At 11 ends it was 17-9  but then scored 10 shots over the final 3  ends to win 27-9  and  set  up a grandstand finish to  the game. Geraldine Reeve’s block won 6 ends , lost 6 ends and lost 7-14, Sheila Stacey’s block dropped a 5 on the 3rd  and  lost 8-15. Jenny Kirby’s block were 5 each at 5 , 8-9 at 10 and 10-13 with one end to play . After a delay on one rink it eventually left  Acle 52 – 51  up, the last end was critical  and  despite a valiant effort by Jenny  it finished 52-53.

Result 52-53  and  1-7 pts.

The Next  day away  to Gallows  another  Banana  Skin was  prevalent . Sandra Faircloth, Jess Murrison and Jenny Kirby went 7-2 at 5 ends, 10-7 at 10 and won 16-9. Elaine Cole’s block lost 6-21, Barbara Meek’s 6-20  and Geraldine Reeve’s 9-28.

Result 37-78  and 1-7pts   and  the league  championship back in the melting Pot.


Mason Trophy  the Ups and Downs

In  the Mason Trophy  the Ladies A   and B  had a Mixed  result. The B Team playing Bowling Club A drew  away 18 each  but at  home  lost 7-30 and bowed  out of the competition 25-48. The  A Team however played Bowling Club B  and  away Joy Pearson, Jenny Ramsbottom, Geraldine Reeve and Mel Haylett were 15-2 up  at 10 ends and went on to win 28-9. At home  Sheila Stacey, Jackie Smith, Marie Morton and Jenny Kirby were level at 10 ends  at 10 each but a 6 on the 13th put them in charge and finished winning    21-16. They  now play  Bowling Club A in the 4th round.

Ladies A Team away  to Bowling club A  in the league had Brenda Cole, Elaine Cole  and Geraldine Reeve came back from 3-7 down to win 17-14 with the help of a 5 on the 12th. Gwen Fletton, Jess  Murrison  and Mel Haylett only lost on 3 ends and won 13-5. Marie Morton’s block  lost 11-23  and Jenny Kirby’s block 9-18. A disappointing result but keeps them top  of the table with  83pts.

Result 41-60 and 2-6 pts.


At  home to  the Dell  the Ladies A  Team  were intent  on continuing  their winning form to keep top of the table.Brenda Cole, Marie Morton and  Jenny Kirby scored a 7  on the 5th end and by 10 ends were 23-3 up, going on to a big win 32-3.  Sheila  Stacey, Sue Moore  and Geraldine Reeve scored 8 shots in 3 ends to go 11-3 up and went on to win 18-6. Mel Haylett’s Block lost 8-17  while Elaine Cole’s block went from 11-3 up to eventually lose 13-14.

Result 61-40 and  6 – 2 pts


National Top Club  Big  Win

Playing Kingsthorpe  in the National Top Club Competition  at Chesterton was  a daunting task but spirits  and confidence was  high .In the   Ladies Singles Sheila Stacey  cruised into  a 13-3  lead  and  won 21-4. Mark Elliott  lost Mens singles 16-21. Jenny  Kirby  with George Tubby  won the Pairs 19-11. Jenny  Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks , Simon Elliott  and Rob Parker won the 4’s 16-9 and  Lynn Cannell, Paul Webb  and Roger Barnbrook  lost triples  5-32.

Result 10-6   win


On Saturday,  the Ladies A played Hunstanton and Judith Ward, Gywn Xuereb and Barbara Meeks went 7-3 up , 11-7  and a 5 on the 12th helped them to a 22-7 win. Gwen Fletton, Andrea Morton  and Elaine Cole were 7-1, 11-5  and won 16-8. Tia Linford , Jenny Ramsbottom,  and Mel Haylett were  8-3, 13-6  and won 17-8. Jenny Kirby’s block were 9-7 up then dropped a 6 and finished losing 14-17.

Result  69- 40   and   7-1 pts


Ladies A   played Ladies B in the top division and  the result  when with the form book. Tia Linford, Lillian Barber and Jenny Kirby were  10-0 up at 5 ends Playing Elaine Donovan   then 17-4 at 10 and went on to win 25-7. Joy Pearson, Andrea Morton and  Geraldine Reeve  10-3 up at 5, 16-6 at 10   won 22-8.  Sandra  Faircloth, Marie Morton and Barbara Meeks  were 10 each at 10 and won  14-10.  The tables were reversed  however  when Jean Claxton, Leslie Hall and Julia Crosby played Mel Haylett’s trio as they went 6-2  at 5  and won the final 3 ends to finish 11-10.

Result  71-36  and  7-1 pts


On Thursday away to County Arts  the Ladies A had some players unavailable and lost on all  rinks, but the following day  at home to Diss they  bounced back to keep top of the league. Sandra Faircloth, Elaine Cole, and Geraldine Reeve picked up a 7 on the 5th end, then a 5 on the 11th and  won 22-11. Gwen Fletton, Gwyn Xuereb and  Mel Haylett  were  7-2 up at 5 , 14-8 at 10 and won 16-9.Sheila Stacey, Sue Moore and Barbara Meeks went  8-2 up at 5  and romped home 14-8. Lynne Cannell, Jes Ward and Jenny Kirby scored a 5 on the 9th and finished 17-6.

Result 69 - 34  and all  8 pts


At  home to Bowling Club in the National Top Club Trophy it was  expected to be a difficult  and a tension filled  game. However  with all  players intent  of proving their  ability  the games were  action packed. Sheila Stacey  21 – 16 and Mark Elliott 21-18  both Winning their  singles, Jenny Kirby  with George Tubby  10 up in the pairs , the fours  Jenny Ramsbottom, Barbara Meeks Josh Baxter and Simon Elliott 1 up and the triples Lynne Cannell, Paul Webb and Roger Barnbrook 3 up  Acle were over  20 shots  up   and there were  smiles all round as  Bowling  Club  conceded,


Mason Magic

In the Mason Trophy  the Ladies A Team played Beccles and Acle Girls  put on a magical  performance with Sheila Stacey, Edna Land, Marie Morton  and Jenny Kirby  winning 38-5 while Gwen Fletton, Jenny Ramsbottom, Geraldine Reeve and Mel Haylett won away     22-18.  The Mason B Team played  N.Walsham  and  Sal  Davis, Julia Crosby, Elaine Donovan and Lillian Barber won  15-10 and away  Lynne Cannell ,Sue Moore, Sandra Faircloth  and Elaine Cole  won 23-10.   With  both Teams  going into the Next round.


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



Men’s ‘B’ Team (Rhinos)       

It’s  All   Over  Now

Norfolk  County Indoor Bowls League  have decided  to Suspend the League Programme due to Coronavirus as  from 15th March,


The Mens B Team  travelled  to play Woodlands A Team in what was going to be a vital game on a very difficult  green. Brian Grint’s  rink were  10-14 after 16 ends but chasing for shots went on to lose 12-24  while Peter  Hurren’s  rink  came back from    5-17  but lost 11-26. Wyn Willimott’s rink  were  1-12 then recovered to 13-18  but lost 13-29  and Matthew Sparrows  rink were  3-14 and finished 7-25. A disappointing result in a fight for promotion but against a good team.

Result 43-104 and 0-7 pts.


Mens B Keep Second Spot

Away to County Arts B the Mens B were it was not a happy hunting ground  but was determined to change the tradition. Malcolm French,  Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren  Picked up  a 5 on the 10th to go 16-3 up by  15 they had coasted to 21-7 and went on to win 33-7. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John and Matthew Sparrow went 3-7 down at 6 ends but then scored a 5 and a 4 which changed the whole game. On the 15th end they were 23-9 up and went on to a good win 31-12. Ken Squire, Chris Brister, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint went 2-10 down at 8 ends and 8-15 at 17 but playing well turned the game round scoring 9 shots to win 17-15. Wyn Willimott’s rink were 2-10 down at 8, came back to 12-15 finished well but lost 16-19.

Result  97-53   and 6 – 1 pts


The Mens B played second in the table Pentney A but were hoping for home advantage. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John and Matthew  Sparrow were 14-6 at 10 ends, dropped a 6 on the 13th and a 5 on the 17th  but still dominated to win 29-19. Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott  scored a 5 on the 9th to go 10 each , another 5 on the 15th made it 16-14 and another 5 on the final end made it 26-19. Jim Malcolm, Ian Wilson, Alan Benson-Nutt  and Peter Hurren were 10-6 at 10,12-10 at 15 and in a close game won       16-14. Brian Grint’s rink  were 8 each at 9 ends, 14 each at 15 and 18each playing the final end  but  lost 18-19.

Result  89 – 71  and 6- 1 pts


Away to Shotford A  the Mens B  hit by call off’s due to illness were in determined mode.

Jim Malcolm, Ian Wilson, Alan Benson –Nutt  and Peter Hurren  dropped a 6 on the 5th but bounced back with a 7 on the 9th , by 15 ends it was 18-20  finished with a flourish and won 28-24. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John and Matthew Sparrow  scored a 6 and went 10-1 up , as the opposition closed the gap  they scored another 6 , playing the final end it was 23-18 but  it went wrong  and drew 23 each. Brian Grint’s rink were 6 each at 6,  11-14 at 14, last to finish attempts to score a 5 failed as they lost 15-20. Wyn Willimott’s rink were 5-9 at 10. Ends, 6-11 at  15 and lost 11-17. The Rhino boys had dropped 12 shots on the Final end  and it cost them the game.

Result 77-  84   and  1 ½  - 5 ½  pts


Away  to Table Toppers Wymondham Dell  A the Mens  B  were  looking  for any points they could  get.  Malcolm  French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter  Hurren  were 10-6 up at 10, 15-11 at 15 and  gelling well as a rink won 13 ends and won 21-13. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John Sparrow and Matthew Sparrow were  8-12 at 10 ends, then a 6 on the 14th changed the game , a 4 on the 17th made it 23-18, winning only 8 ends but won 26-23. Wyn Willmotts rink came back from 6-14  to 15-18 but dropped a 5 on the 19th  and lost  15-26,  Brian Grint’s rink despite playing well found the opposition indestructible losing   7-34  but a good team result putting them second in the league.

Result  69-96  and 2-5 pts


When Mens B  play Mens C you must expect lots of determination and a few fireworks. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John and Matthew Sparrow for the B Team cruised to a 14-4  lead at 10 ends, against Colin Starkings rink  19- 9 at 16 and won 23-12. Alan Jones, David Brawn, Dennis Pratt  and Wyn Willimott  played Colin Minns rink and  were 7 each at 9 ends then 9 each at 13, and in a good competitive   game won 16-13.Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren were  14-4  at 10 ends playing John Lettice rink,  then 17-8 at 15, 23-9 at 19, then dropped a 6 but went on to win 23-16.  Brian Grint’s rink played Gordon Ives, Jeff Chegwidden, Brian Hearn  and Mick Askham for the  C team who scored a 5 on the 10th to go 14-8 up, then a magical 6 on the 17th to go 21-16 and in a grand finale won 25-22.

Result Acle B 84 -   Acle C   -66   and   6 – 1  pts.


At  home to Bowling Club B  the Mens  Rhino  B Team  were expecting a close encounter  and it certainly lived up to expectations. Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott  went  6 each  at 7,  12-11 at 13, 18  each at 19, but a magical 6 on the 20th transformed the total game as they went on to win 26-18. Ken Squire, Chris Brister, Bill  Downie  and Brian Grint  Found themselves 6-15 down at 10 ends. This rink has been the in form rink this season and by 15 ends  had turned the tide to go 17-16 up , in the ascendancy they went on to win  25-20. Peter Hurren’ s rink were 4-16 down at 11 ends but here to they  fought back to be 15- 19 at 18  ends but lost 15-23. Matthew Sparrow’s rink  were  4-11 at 9 ends another  resurgence and by 17 it was 12-13, but then dropped a 6.  This was the last rink to finish and all were gathered to watch the final  end  as the game was  level at 81 each, a Bowling Club front Toucher looked ominous but the perfect bowl from John Sparrow  turned it out and a nail biting finish saw them lose 17-20 but the game was won 83-81. At 10 ends the score was  26 – 49 but as they  say a game of two halves was  won  83-81  and 5 – 2 pts.


Away  to Old Hall  the Mens B found  the  cold atmosphere a distinct  disadvantage. Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore and Peter Hurren were 7-6  up at 10  ends and 12 each at 15,  a  controversial  final  end  which  looked like a 6 but agreed  it was a 4  with the game finishing 20 – 17. Arthur Jolliffe, Will Jeffries,  John Sparrow  and Matthew Sparrow were  12-6 up at 10 ends but by 14 it was 13 each, 17 each with  3 ends to play and a good  all round performance  gave them a 20 – 18  victory. Wyn Willimott’s  rink were 8 each at 10 ends , a 5 on the 14th made it 13-14, 18-20 with 2 to play but the rub of the green went against them as they lost 18-23. Brian Grint’s  rink went 5-13 down at  10 ends and   never  recovered losing 12-30.

Result  70 – 88  and  2 – 5 pts


The  Mens C  playing the Mens B  was always  going to be  a highly  competitive game but call  offs for the B  team meant  the Rhinos  needed  to be  on form  to stop the C Team challenge. Pat Beales, Jim Malcolm, Chris Brister and Bill Downie  were  9  each at 12  ends then 13- 14  down at,  15, 20-14  up with 2 ends to play and won 20-17. Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott  were 11-4 up at 10,  15-12 at 15  and fought back a late rally  to win 19-18. Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren were  10-5 at  10 ends , 16-8 at 15 and  here too had to keep their  composure after a late rally and won 17-15.Matthew Sparrow’s  rink playing Mike Harvey, Jeff  Chegwidden, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham  went 6-10  down at 10, then 17-12 with 4 ends to play but  here too  a late rally and lost 17-20. Over  the final 4  ends the B Team only managed 4 shots  to the C Teams  21   but  had held  on to victory  and move up to 3rd  in the Table.

Result  B Team 73 -  C Team 70   And 6 – 1 pts


The Mens  Rhino  B Team played Old Hall  at home and each player was  presented with a  Special  Rhino  Cup  for Christmas. It was  Will Jeffries, Arthur Jolliffe, John and Matthew  Sparrow who  led  the  Rhino charge as they went 12-3 at 10, a 6 and a 5  made it 26-5 at 15 as they went on to win 37-9. Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore and  Peter Hurren were 8-10 down at 12  but  then took the bull by the horns  as they went on to win 28-10.  Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott  with some crucial  saving bowls were 10 each at 11 ends , a 5 on the  16th put them in charge as they went on to win 22-16. Ken Squire, Chris  Brister, Bill Downie  and Brian Grint came from 2-10 down to 9-15 at 14 then 8 shots over the final 4 ends gave them a 19-16 win.

Result 106- 51  and all  7 pts.


The  Mens B Team away  to Wymondham B   had  Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren go from 9 each at 9, 15-16 at 17  and won 22-17. Ken Squire, Chris Brister , Bill Downie  and Brian Grint   were 6-13 at 9 , 13-16 at 16  a 5 on the 20th put them 21-19  but drew 21 each.  John Sparrow’s rink were 9 each at 12,  14- 13  at 18  but lost 15-19 and  Wyn Willimott’s rink  were 8 each at 11 , 11 - 15 at 17  and lost 15-19.

Result  73- 76  and 1 ½  -  5 ½ pts


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.


Ladies ‘B’ Team       

Ladies B Team at home  in their  final game of the season played the Dell A and were  looking to finish with a bang. Caroline Goodhand, Anne Tickner, and Jackie Smith were  8 each at 9 ends and won 14-9   while Lilly Westgate, Sally Webb  and Carol King romped to a 16-1  lead  and won 21-8. Elaine Donovan’s block lost 10-15 and  Julia Crosby’s dropped a 5 on the final end and lost 12-20.

Result 57-52 and 6-2 pts and with league changes next season will  remain in div. 1.


The Ladies B Team at home to N.B.C. were  up against  a good team , Rose Yaxley’s block were 11-7 up with 3 ends to play but lost 11-13. Jackie Smiths dropped two 5’s and lost 7-22, Julia Crosby 8-20  and Elaine Donovan 7-12.

Result 33-67 and 0-8 pts


At home to middle  of the table Diss A the Ladies B team had Sal Daviss, Jackie Smith and Elaine  Donovan dropped a  5 on the 5th to go 6 each, but on the 9th  scored a Hot Shot  9 and by 10 were 21 – 8, finishing 29-11 victors. Pam Symes, Fran Pope and Sandra Edmonds raced to a 11-1 lead at 5 ends , by 10 it was 15-6 and won 16-10. Jean Claxton, Sharon Boyce and Julia Crosby scored a 5 on the 1st end and were 11-0 at 5, by 10  were 19-2  and won 23-5. Lily  Westgate, Pat Ellis  and Carol King were 5 each at 6, 10 each at 11 and  drew  12  each.

Result 80-38 and 7 ½ - ½   pts    This  was an excellent result.

On saturday, they  were  at  home to Gallows who  are the rivals for the league  to the A Team and  any points gained would be a bonus for the A Team. Jean Claxton, Sharon Boyce  and Julia Crosby  went 6-1 at 5, 13-5 at 10 and had a good 17-10 win. Christine Prescott, Sal Daviss and Elaine Donovan were 7 each at 5, then 15-9 at 10 and won 16-14. Sandra Edmonds block lost 7-17 and Jackie Smiths 8-17.

Result  48-58 and  2- 6 pts.


Away to The Dell  the Ladies B were  sure to struggle, Julia Crosby  came back from 0-7 down  but  lost 10-11,Elaine Donovan lost  11-14, carol King 3-19  and  Sandra Edmonds 11-16.    Result 35-60  and 0-8pts.

The Next day at home to Hunstanton  was a completely  different story as  Lily  Westgate, Jean Claxton, Carol King went 7-1 up at 5 ends, 12-3 at 10  and won 15-4. Caroline Hines, Sharon Boyce and Julia Crosby were  8-0 at  5 , 10-3 at 10  and won 13-4.  Pam Spooner , Barbara Stanton  and Rose Yaxley scored a 5 on the 8th end to go 11-4 and won 18-8 while Christine Presscott, Sal  Daviss and Jackie Smith  scored a 7 on the 8th  and won 12-10.

Result   58-26 and all 8 pts


At  home to  second in the table County Arts A  the Ladies B needed to take as many points as possible  to help the  Ladies A  who  are top of the league. Sal  Daviss, Barbara Stanton  and Jackie Smith went from 3-5 at 5 to 9-7 at 9 and went on for a vital win 13-9. Fran Pope , Rose Yaxley and Sandra Edmonds were 3 each , 5 each at 8, 5-11 at 10 fought back and scored 3 on the final end to draw 11 each. Carol King’s block scored a 5 on the 6th were 9 each at 7 ends but  lost 13-16 while Elaine Donovan went from 6 each to 6-14  and lost 8-17.

Result  45 – 53  and 1 ½  - 6 ½ pts.


Ladies A   played Ladies B in the top division and  the result  when with the form book. Tia Linford, Lillian Barber and Jenny Kirby were  10-0 up at 5 ends Playing Elaine Donovan   then 17-4 at 10 and went on to win 25-7. Joy Pearson, Andrea Morton and  Geraldine Reeve  10-3 up at 5, 16-6 at 10   won 22-8.  Sandra  Faircloth, Marie Morton and Barbara Meeks  were 10 each at 10 and won  14-10.  The tables were reversed  however  when Jean Claxton, Leslie Hall and Julia Crosby played Mel Haylett’s trio as they went 6-2  at 5  and won the final 3 ends to finish 11-10.

Result  71-36  and  7-1 pts


The Ladies B team played Bowling Club away and  Christine Prescott, Jackie Smith  and Rose Yaxley  won 12-6 , but Julia Crosby lost 9-10, Elaine Donovan 10-15  and Carol King 11-16. Result 42-47  and 1-7 pts . They  then went  to Hunstanton  and Lily Westgate, Monica Fisher and Julia Crosby won 12-11, Pam Symes, Sal Daviss and Elaine Donovan drew 11 each with Jackie Smith losing 8-12 and  Rose Yaxley 4-23.

Result 35-57 and 1 ½ - 6 ½ pts


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 







Men’s ‘C’ Team       

It’s  All   Over  Now

Norfolk  County Indoor Bowls League  have decided  to Suspend the League Programme due to Coronavirus as  from 15th March,


In what turned out to be the last game of the season, Acle C’s opponents, Old Hall, failed to show up and so the team were awarded a 50-0 shots win and all 7 points.

At home to promotion contenders  Woodlands A  the Mens C Team  were in need of points. Mike Harvey, Jeff  Chegwidden, Brian Hearn  and Capt. Mick Askham scored a 5 on the 10th to go 9 each,  by 15 they had moved to 17-10 and went on to a good 22-14 win. Gordon Ives rink  were 6 each at 6  and 15 each at 17 but lost a close game 18-20. Colin Minns rink  fought back from 4-14 to  12-16 but despite winning 10 ends lost 14-24  and John Lettice rink  were 8-9 at 10 then dropped a 6, dropped another 6 on the 15th and lost 11-24.

Result  65 – 82  and 1 – 6 pts


Away  to County Arts the Mens C team were in need of points at a difficult venue, But Graham Gardiner, Norman Peck Les Meecham and Ken Scott-Greenard  picked  up a 5 on the 7th to go 14-8 up, another 5 on the 13th made it 24-10 and  went on to win 30-15. Mike  Harvey, Jeff Chegwidden, Brian Hearn  and Mick Askham were     2-11 down at 7 ends, 6-12 at 11, then scored 18 shots without reply including a 6 to be 24-12 at 17  and won  24-15. Gordon Ives rink lost 18-31  and Colin Starkings lost       6-31.

Result 78 – 92  and 2 – 5 pts


At  home to The Dell  B Team  the Mens C Team were hoping for points to climb the table.

Dennis Edwards, Richard Hayton, Colin Starkings and John Lettice started well going 7-0 at 5  ends , 13-2 at 10  and  winning on 15  ends finished 25-9. Gordon Ives rink were 9 each at 9, 13 each at 13 then 18 each playing the final end and it went against them losing      18-19. Mick Askham’s rink were 7 each at 10 ,12 each at 16 dropped 8 shots in the final 4 ends and lost 15-20. Colin Minns  rink  found the opposition on form and lost 11-27.

Result  69-75 and 1-6 pts


When Mens B  play Mens C you must expect lots of determination and a few fireworks. Roy Turner, Will Jeffries, John and Matthew Sparrow for the B Team cruised to a 14-4  lead at 10 ends, against Colin Starkings rink  19- 9 at 16 and won 23-12. Alan Jones, David Brawn, Dennis Pratt  and Wyn Willimott  played Colin Minns rink and  were 7 each at 9 ends then 9 each at 13, and in a good competitive   game won 16-13.Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren were  14-4  at 10 ends playing John Lettice rink,  then 17-8 at 15, 23-9 at 19, then dropped a 6 but went on to win 23-16.  Brian Grint’s rink played Gordon Ives, Jeff Chegwidden, Brian Hearn  and Mick Askham for the  C team who scored a 5 on the 10th to go 14-8 up, then a magical 6 on the 17th to go 21-16 and in a grand finale won 25-22.

Result Acle B 84 -   Acle C   -66   and   6 – 1  pts.


Away  to Wymondham who are expected to win the league , was going to be a  difficult game. Colin  Starkings rink went from 4-11  down at 8  ends to 17-11  up at 16 however dropping 8 shots in the final 3 ends was disappointing as they lost 19-20. John Lettice rink was 0-10 down at 5 came back well  but never made up the deficient  losing 14-23, Mick Askham’s rink were 1-10 down at 5 and never recovered losing 12-22. Ken Scott – Greenard ‘s rink dropped two 5’s as they lost  6 -31.

Result 51-96  and  0 – 7 pts


At  Home to Bowling Club B the Mens C Team were hoping for a turn of fortune having lost out by only  narrow margins in recent weeks . Barry Mc Grath, Norman Peck, David Crosby  and John Lettice got the ball rolling going 11-0  up  at 4 ends against former  Acle player  Tony Dunton, but by 10 ends it was 11-9,  at 15 it was 18-14 and despite winning 10 ends won 24-19. Richard Hayton, Peter Evans , David Airey and Colin Starkings were 7 each at 11 ends , 11-10 with  3 ends to play  and won 16-10.  Colin Minn’s rinank were 8 each at 10  ends and  12-16  at 15, a hot spell made it 20-16 playing t and he final end but dropped a 5 and  lost 20 – 21. Mick Askham’s rink  were  13-14  at 11 but then dropped a 5 and   finished losing 18-24.

Result  78 – 74 and  5-2 pts


At home to Pentney  A the  Men’s C team were  hoping for some Christmas cheer  despite  being some players short. Barry McGrath, John Spooner, David Crosby and John Lettice started  with a 7 and  never look back , 20-4 up at 10 and won 26-14.  Richard Hayton, Peter Evans , David Airey and Colin Starkings were 9-7 at 10, 21-10  at 16 and despite  dropping a 6 won 24-18. Colin Minns rink lost 15-26  and Brian Hearn’s  rink lost 12-31.

Result 77- 89   and 2-5 pts


The  Mens C  playing the Mens B  was always  going to be  a highly  competitive game but call  offs for the B  team meant  the Rhinos  needed  to be  on form  to stop the C Team challenge. Pat Beales, Jim Malcolm, Chris Brister and Bill Downie  were  9  each at 12  ends then 13- 14  down at,  15, 20-14  up with 2 ends to play and won 20-17. Alan Jones, David Brawn, John Harris  and Wyn Willimott  were 11-4 up at 10,  15-12 at 15  and fought back a late rally  to win 19-18. Malcolm French, Ian Wilson, Vic Moore  and Peter Hurren were  10-5 at  10 ends , 16-8 at 15 and  here too had to keep their  composure after a late rally and won 17-15.Matthew Sparrow’s  rink playing Mike Harvey, Jeff  Chegwidden, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham  went 6-10  down at 10, then 17-12 with 4 ends to play but  here too  a late rally and lost 17-20. Over  the final 4  ends the B Team only managed 4 shots  to the C Teams  21   but  had held  on to victory  and move up to 3rd  in the Table.

Result  B Team 73 -  C Team 70   And 6 – 1 pts


The Mens C Team away to N.B.C.  B Team was going to be a difficult game but David Wise , Norman Peck, Ken Scott-Greenard  and Colin Minns scored a 5 on the 1st end and by 10 were 14-5 up by 12 ends it was 17-6, then a lean spell as they went 17-21 down with 2 to play and a 4 on the final end gave them a 22-21 win.  Mick askham’s rink were 13-18 at 15 but lost 13 – 31, Colin Starkings lost  12-28  and John Lettice 4-38.

Result 51 – 118  and  1 – 6 pts


The Mens C team at home to  Shotford A had Dennis Edwards, David Crosby, John Lettice and Gordon Ives go 19-5 at 10 ends 26 – 10 at 15  and won 41-12. Mike Harvey, Jeff Chegwidden, Brian Hearn and Mick Askham  were 12-8 at 10, 15-14 at 15  and won 22-17. David Wise, John Spooner  John Stanton and Colin Minns were 11-5 at 10, 14-11 at 15  and won 20-18. Colin Starkings Rink lost 9 – 23.

result  92-70  and  6- 1 pts


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.




Ladies ‘C’ Team       

Ladies C Team at home to Shotford A had Angela Lee, Eileen Airey  and Josie Tucker  a 5 on the 4th  end to be 8-1, by 9 ends were13-7  and won 20-9. Shirley Lloyd’s block  dropped a 5 on the 9th and lost 11-13, Leslie Hall block lost 6-13  and Dahlia McDonald 5-19.

Result  42-54  and 1- 7 pts


The Ladies C Team away to Diss playing their penultimate game had Eileen Airey, Dawn Heatley  and Dahlia Mc Donald were 7 each at 6 ends and in a good game drew 10 each. Jayne Greenacres block won 8 of the 12 ends but lost 8-9 Shirley Lloyd’s dropped a 6 on the 6th but scored a 6 on the 11th and lost 15-16. Lesley Hall’s block lost 3-26.

Result 36-61 and ½  - 7 ½  pts.


Away  to County Arts B the Ladies C team had Molly Newman ,Eileen Airey and Val Giles started well going 8-0 up at 5 ends, a 5 on the 7th consolidated their lead  as they went on to win 16-5. Molly Hayton, Ruth Kay and Josie Tucker were 1-5 down at 5, then 5-6 at 9 finished in style  and won 9-8. Dahlia Mc Donald’s  block were close till they dropped a 5 on the 11th and lost 8-12 while Leslie Hall’s   block lost   3-14.

Result  36-39  and 2-6 pts.  This was a good result  with  lots of players gaining valuable experience.


Away to Shotford B  the Ladies  C team were  hoping to pick up some points. Angela Lee, Kirsty Wright and Leslie Hall went from 3-0 up to 3-9 down  but then turned on the style and finished winning 11-9. Daphne Harris, Dawn Heatley and  Dahlia McDonald  came back from 1-4 down and  only losing on 4  ends  won 11-5. Shirley Lloyd ‘s block were 9-7 up then dropped a 5 , fought back to 13 each but dropped a 3 on the final end and lost   13-16. Ruth Kay’s block were  8 each at 10  ends but  lost 10-13.

Result 45-43  and  6-2 pts.


Ladies  C  at home  to Lowestoft Railway was always  going to be a tough  game  but Daphne Harris, Jayne Greenacre and Lesley Hall picked  up a 5 on end 2 and by  5 ends were 8-3 up , 14-9 by 10  and won 17-12. Dahlia McDonald were 1-9 down by 5 but fought back and a 6 on the penultimate end made it 13 each , but lost 13-14. Val Giles  block found the opposition too strong and lost 4-21  and Jose Tucker suffered  the same problem and lost 4 -23.

Result   38-70 and   1 – 7  pts.


The Ladies C Team at home  to Shotford had  Linda 0-Farrell, Jean Naylor  and Leslie Hall in a determined  to win mood scoring a 5 on the 9th and had a convincing win 18-6. Angela Lee, Joan Bayfield and  Shirley Lloyd were 8-1 up at 5 ends and only conceding singles won    14-5.  Josie  Tuckers  block dropped a6 on the 9th to go 3-16 down but closed the gap at the end to 11-17  while Val Giles  block were last  to finish  with the game level at 46  each but  it  went against them.

Result 46-47  and  2 – 6 pts.


The Ladies C  Team away  to the Dell found the opposition too strong as they lost  0--8 pts

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

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