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13 Nov 2017        Hansells League AGM

 

The HANSELLS LEAGUE ANNUAL MEETING will take place on SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 2017 immediately following the MEN’S AGM at the COUNTY ARTS BOWLS CLUB.

 

League AGENDA – click here

 

Minutes from 2016 League AGM (to be approved at this year’s meeting) – click here

 

Hon. League Secretary’s Report - click here

 

Notice of Motion  - click here

 

Hansells League proposed structure for 2018 - click here

 

 

10 Nov 2017        Norfolk Bowls Association AGM

 

The MEN’S ANNUAL MEETING of the NORFOLK BOWLS ASSOCIATION will take place on SUNDAY 10th DECEMBER 2017 at 9.30am at the COUNTY ARTS BOWLS CLUB.

 

AGENDA – click here

 

Minutes from 2016 AGM (to be approved at this year’s meeting) – click here

 

Hon. Men’s Secretary’s Report - click here

 

Other Reports - click here

 

Notice of Motion (a) - click here

 

Notice of Motion (b) - click here

 

Proposed Benevolent Fund Constitution - click here

 

 

28 Sept 2017        Harry Cater selected for Bowls England Academy

 

Congratulations to Downham Market’s Harry Cater on being selected as one of the 16 players to attend the Bowls England Academy weekend on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018 following the trials held at Victoria Park Leamington Spa on Sunday 24th September.

The Academy Weekend, which is supported by Junior International Team Managers and International Selectors, is designed to improve performance through a series of practical and theoretical sessions.

 

Kent’s Imogen Jenner became the first Academy attendee to ‘graduate’ to full international honours when she was named in the Women’s Team for the 2018 British Isles Series.

 

Tony Allcock MBE, Bowls England Chief Executive, said: “The Bowls England Academy is one of the first steps on the pathway to national and international honours. I am sure that Imogen’s success should prove as great motivation for the next generation of young bowlers. The standard of play during the Selection Day last Sunday was of a very high standard and I am sure that all of those who attended will have benefited from the time spent with the international team managers and selectors. To those who have not been selected on this occasion, I personally urge them to continue to aspire in their bowling career. As a very young player, I attended three trials before I finally saw my name listed amongst those selected!”

 

During the weekend, selected players will have the opportunity to participate in both theoretical and practical sessions, all of which are designed to support them on their pathway towards international recognition. Sessions will be led by personnel specially invited by Bowls England, and overseen by members of the Men’s and Women’s International Selection Committees.

 

Selected Players:

Maddie Burgess (Worcestershire); Harry Cater (Norfolk); Imogen Cracknell (Somerset); Harvey Griffiths (Worcestershire); Robyn Hall (Bedfordshire); Isaac Jenner (Kent); Max McKinnon (Hertfordshire); Ajay Morphett (Sussex); Olivia Moulton (Kent); Hannah Smith (Warwickshire); Jordan Ward (Warwickshire); Isobel White (Worcestershire); Danielle Wild (Lincolnshire); Alisdair Williams (Cornwall); Jasmine Wilson (Essex); Tom Wheeler (Warwickshire)

 

Reserves (will be notified if required to attend):

Jack Bunting (Hertfordshire); Laurence Collins (Derbyshire); Kara Little (Wiltshire); Katie Sturtridge (Cornwall)

 

 

19 Sept 2017        Eastern Counties & Latest News

 

There was double delight for Norfolk BC’s Tom Segolo on Saturday when he lifted both the Eastern Counties Bowling Association Junior & four wood Singles Championship to go with the County titles he won in July.

 

In the Junior Singles semi-final he overcame Glenn Williams from Hertfordshire, who in August was crowned Bowls England National Champion of Champions, 21 -12 and then in the final beat Essex’s Ryan Mann 21-19. The semi-final of the prestigious Singles saw Segolo beat Steve Gunnell from Essex 21-12 before meeting the experienced Jerry Rumball from Hertfordshire in the final. Segolo took a commanding leading, one that he never relinquished to take the title with a 21-16 scoreline.

 

This capped a great week for Segolo having made his England Junior international debut the previous weekend in the British Isle Championships held in Llandrindod Wells.

 

In the Fours Championships Brian Taylor’s County Arts reached the final with a single shot semi-final victory over Essex. The final against Cambridgeshire ended prematurely when Brian Taylor suffered a leg injury and was unable to continue so the match was conceded. There was further disappointment for the County in the Officers Pairs where Alan Willer & John Ottaway lost on an extra end to Essex.

 

The Eastern Counties League title was also confirmed at the weekend with Essex taking the title as a result of Huntingdonshire conceding their final against Essex. The points allocated meant Essex won the title from Hertfordshire & Norfolk who both finished 9 points adrift.

 

The was more international recognition at Clevedon BC in Somerset at the weekend when County Art’s Jack Larter made his England Under 18 debut in a 2 day test match against Wales, which England won 17-7, with Larter being successful in in both his matches.

 

 

10 Sept 2017        Latest News

 

The semi-finals and finals of the Eastern Counties Bowling Association Championships take place in Cambridge on Saturday 16th September with Norfolk being well represented

 

In the four wood singles semi-final, Norfolk BC’s Tom Segolo takes on Steve Gunnell, the Essex champion from the Bournemouth Park BC whilst in the Fours, Philip Barr’s quartet from County Arts play Charlie Butcher from Wanstead Central BC also in Essex. Tom Segolo will also feature in the Junior Singles provided he gets through his quarter final tie against Bedfordshire’s Chris Beard

 

The Two wood Singles championship is played off on the day and Matt Flatman from Norfolk BC will be taking on the two wood champions from the other six Eastern Counties.

 

The final event for Norfolk is the Officers Pairs where Alan Willer & John Ottaway take on Pat Finney & Graham Smith again from Essex

 

The early rounds of the two wood singles & the 4 wood singles semi- finals will be held at Bottisham BC, with the two wood event commencing at 9.35am & the four wood singles at 10.30am. The other competitions will be held at Cambridge & County BC with the semi- finals at 9.30am followed by the finals of all competitions at 2.00pm.

 

In the Eastern Counties League Norfolk went into their final match against Suffolk at Marlborough BC knowing that a victory and 18 points would definitely secure the league title over current leaders Essex. However Norfolk went down to a 10 shot defeat taking only 8 points. However with the points allocation from the un-played match between Essex and Huntingdonshire still to be decided the actual destination of the league title is unclear and has still to be resolved.

 

Rink scores:-

Tom Cooper, Dan Cawthorne, Barney Wymer & George Tubby 25 Jon Jordan 13

Barry Footer, Harry Cater, Mick Smith, Chris Rowe 15 Ali Leeks 13

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Gavin Cater & Nigel Carter 12 Paul Jackson 31

Ryan Garman, Luke Preston, Colin Warnes & Brian Taylor 22 Peter Hurren 16

Tom Baker, Paul Cooper, Nathan Watson & Adrian Folker 6 Mark Todd 28

Alan Willer, Peter Cottee, John George & John Ottaway 25 Mike Bickers 14

 


07 Sept 2017        Bowls England Youth Academy – Norfolk Players Selected

 

Bowls England have announced their selection for their Under 18 Youth Academy to be held on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Victoria Park, Archery Road, Royal Leamington Spa.

Those invited to attend are shown below and include HARRY CATER & NICOLE MOSELEY from Norfolk and many congratulations to Harry & Nicole on their selection.

 

Those invited to attend are:-

Jack Bunting (Hertfordshire); Maddie Burgess (Worcestershire); Harry Cater (Norfolk); Kieran Chambers (Leicestershire); Eloise Collins (Derbyshire); Laurence Collins (Derbyshire); Oliver Collins (Somerset); Emily Corner (Somerset); Imogen Cracknell (Somerset); Harvey Griffiths (Worcestershire); Robyn Hall (Bedfordshire); Isaac Jenner (Kent); Emily Jones (Worcestershire); Kara Little (Wiltshire); Max Mackinnon (Hertfordshire); Megan Mackinnon (Hertfordshire); Ajay Morphett (Sussex); Nicole Moseley (Norfolk); Olivia Moulton (Kent); Rhianna Russell (Hertfordshire); Hannah Smith (Warwickshire); Katie Sturtridge (Cornwall); Jordan Ward (Warwickshire); Tom Wheeler (Warwickshire); Isobel White (Worcestershire) ; Danielle Wild (Lincolnshire); Alasdair Williams (Cornwall); Jasmine Wilson (Essex) 

 

 

17 Aug 2017        Norfolk BC wins WP Baker Cup

 

Norfolk BC’s run of success continued on Sunday when they lifted the Hansells League WP Baker Cup at Thorpe Rec BC with wins over Norwich Union & Mundford. The victory means they are promoted to the Premier League next season in place of Martham.

 

In the morning semi-final they found themselves behind against Norwich Union for first part of the match but a late surge on the rink skipped by Charlie Boon and comfortable victories by Chris Wells & Chris Willgress saw them progress to the final with a victory margin of  22 shots.

 

The other semi-final between Mundford, who reached the semi-final with a 100% record in their zone matches & RG Carters ‘A’ was a topsy turvy affair with the lead changing hands several times and match result hinged on the final end of the match between Bill Gathercole & John Hunter. Mundford went into the final end with a two shot lead but RG Carters could only manage a single so Mundford got home by one shot.

 

Mundford went into the final looking to avenge defeat in last year’s final but it was Norfolk BC who prevailed. Norfolk BC looked to be cruising to victory but Mundford hit back over the closing ends to move into the lead but Norfolk BC held their nerve and a late surge saw them triumph by 11 shots with captain Chris Wells skipping his rink to a 13 shot victory.

 

Rink Scores:-

Semi-finals

Mundford 55 RG Carters ‘A’ 54

D.Wright, B.Chalk M.Gooch & J.Chalk 16 D.Smith, P.Acres, D.Cole & P.Webb 17

K.Ayms, M.Legge, D.Hensby & A.Malster 21 P.Allard, M.Buttifant , K.Hutson & P.Glover 20

I. Kennedy, D.Ayms, R.Heffer & W.Gathercole 18 C.Hipperson, D.Foster, J.Mouland & J.Hunter 17

 

Norfolk BC ‘B’ 74 Norwich Union 52

J.Leslie, P Pretty, C.Knights & C.Willgress 30 T.Everett, B Chapman, S Carr & K.Edgar 20

K.Whitehead, A.Morter, S.Wells & C.Boon 21 R.Harrison, T.Hilliard, C.Burr & R. Anguish 20

A. Johnson, M.Ellis, K.Brooks & C.Wells 23 F.Rockley, F Danher, S.Goodley & P.Wilson 12

 

Final

Norfolk BC ‘B’ 66 Mundford 55

K.Whitehead, A.Morter, S.Wells & C.Boon 18 K.Ayms, M.Legge, D.Hensby & A.Malster 28

A. Johnson, M.Ellis, K.Brooks & C.Wells 22 I. Kennedy, D.Ayms, R.Heffer & W.Gathercole 9

J.Leslie, P Pretty, C.Knights & C.Willgress 26 D.Wright, B.Chalk M.Gooch & J.Chalk 18

 

Norfolk BC B - Photo

Mundford - Photo

 

06 Aug 2017        Latest News

 

In the final of the Bales Cup, sponsored by Hansells Solicitors & Financial advisers, played at Wymondham Dell, County Arts lifted the title for the 11th time in their history and for the first time since 2012 by beating Norfolk BC 59-45. The win owed much to the rink skipped by Peter Wilkinson with an 18 shot victory and whilst Norfolk BC won close matches on the other two rinks it was County Arts who deservedly lifted the trophy.  Photo

 

Rink scores:-

Frank Ray, Jack Larter, Mick Brown & Philip Barr 18 John Tufts, Matt Flatman, Richard Summers & Wayne Willgress 19

Keith Tooley, Clive Derry, Andy King & Peter Wilkinson 26 Tom Segolo, Chris Willgress, James Segolo & Jake Willgress 8

Gary Mallett, Robert Dodd, Trevor Jermy & Brian Taylor 15 Max Harrison, Karl Brooks, Bernie Perrett & Mark Riches 18

 

There was some consolation for Norfolk BC who followed up their win of the Hansells County Premier League title by winning the Lord Fermoy Cup double fours by beating Freethorpe by 47 shots to 31. Norfolk BC won on both rinks with their home rink skipped by Wayne Willgress winning by 14 shots and being backed up at Freethorpe by the rink skipped by Mark Riches winning by 2 shots.

 

Rink scores:-

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 27 Dan Seabourne, Tom Cooper, Tony Seabourne & George Tubby 13

Charles West, Clive Knights, Chris Willgress & Mark Riches 20 Michael Harris, Tony Dunton, Matt Carter & David Smith 18

 

The final zonal matches in the Hansells County League were played last week and with Norfolk BC having already secured the Premier title, for the sixth successive year, attention was focused on the regional zones.

 

The Zone 1 winners play off for the WP Baker Cup and a place in next year’s Premier League. RG Carter ‘A’ took the North 1 title on shots difference from North Walsham ‘A’ and will be joined in the play offs by Mundford who had a 100% record in Central 1, Hunstanton ‘A’, Norfolk BC ‘B’ & Norwich Union.

 

The preliminary round match between Hunstanton & Norfolk BC will be played on Wednesday 9th August at GW Staniforth BC and will then be followed by semi-finals & final at Thorpe Rec BC on Sunday 13th August. The semi-final draw sees the winner of the Hunstanton/Norfolk BC tie play Norwich Union whilst Mundford meet RG Carters.

 

 

06 Aug 2017        Peter Bird – Funeral Arrangements

 

The funeral service for Peter Bird will be held at Cromer Crematorium, Holt Road, Cromer, NR27 9JJ on Wednesday 23rd August at 2.00pm.

 

 

01 Aug 2017        Peter Bird

 

It is with sadness that I have to report the sudden death of Peter Bird who served as County Secretary from 2006 to 2014. Peter was a great servant to Norfolk bowls and was particularly instrumental in the unification of the Men’s & Ladies sections to form what is now the Norfolk Bowls Association.

 

I am sure you will join me in offering sincere condolences to Peter’s family

 

Funeral details will be published when known

 

John Ottaway

Hon. Men’s Secretary

Norfolk Bowls Association

 

 

31 July 2017        Latest News

 

Norfolk kept alive their hopes of winning the Eastern Counties League with victory over Bedfordshire at RG Carters BC on Saturday. Norfolk moved to the top of the table with one match left to play which is against Suffolk at Marlborough BC on Saturday 9th September. Their nearest rivals are Essex who are 5 points behind and they too have one match to play also against Suffolk on Saturday 5th August. Suffolk could also feature but it looks likely that victory in their final match will see Norfolk take the title.

 

In the match against Bedfordshire there were big wins for rinks kipped by Chris Rowe & Peter Wilkinson. With Brian Taylor’s rink also winning and Bedfordshire failing to field a rink Norfolk took 18 points in a 128-85 victory.

 

Rink scores:-

Barry Footer, Matthew Warnes, Mike Smith & Chris Rowe 31 Chris Beard 19

Chris Wright, Tom Cooper, Charlie Boon & Philip Barr 19 Andrew Manning 20

Aaron Johnson, James Browse, Colin Scott & Brian Taylor 21 Jim Allen 14

Gary Mallett, Luke Preston, Mick Brown & Peter Wilkinson 31 Stuart Proctor 14

Richard Church, John George, Malcolm Nicholson & Alan Willer 16 Mike Bertrand 18

 

 

The first club silverware of the season was won on Sunday by County Arts when they won the Jermy Cup. For the Arts it was the third year in succession that they have lifted the trophy. In the semi-final County Arts beat Connaught by four shots and in the final the Arts overcame Downham Market by the same margin.

 

Semi finals

County Arts 53 Connaught 49

Trevor Jermy 15 Mick Utting 23

Martin Rounce 22 Mike Parsons 12

Brian Taylor 16 Sheila Bragge 14

 

Downham Market 65 Acle St Edmunds 52

Gavin Cater 21 Andy Siely 14

Kelvin Rayner 23 Winford Willimott 13

Jack Wells 21 John Sparrow 25

 

Final

County Arts 56 Downham Market 52

Martin Rounce 11 Kelvin Rayner 18

Trevor Jermy 23 Jack Wells 15

Brian Taylor 22 Gavin Cater 19

 

 

The final of the Bales Cup Club Championship will be between County Arts & the newly crowned Premier League Champions Norfolk BC. In the semi-finals County Arts overcame Wymondham Dell, thanks mainly to a big win by Philip Barr’s rink whilst Norfolk BC beat fellow Premier League team Freethorpe. The final is at Wymondham Dell on Friday 4th August at 6.00pm.

 

Norfolk BC & Freethorpe meet again in the final of the Lord Fermoy Cup Two Fours Championship which is to be played on Thursday 3rd August. In the semi- finals both Norfolk BC & Freethorpe had comfortable victories over Wymondham Dell & Cawston respectively.

 

With the Norfolk County Championship finals having been played last weekend the final area rounds in the Bowls England National Competitions have taken centre stage. In the Senior Pairs, Alan Benson-Nutt & Barney Wymer of Caister overcame the experienced County Arts pairing of Peter Wilkinson & Peter Barr to qualify for the National finals whilst in the Senior Singles brothers Chris & David Willgress met each other and it was Chris who came out on top winning 21-14.

 

 

26 July 2017        Clubs Meeting 17th Sept 2017

 

Clubs Meeting to be held at WYMONDHAM DELL BC on SUNDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2017 at 10.00am

 

A meeting of Clubs has been arranged for 10.00am on Sunday 17th September 2017 at Wymondham Dell BC. This is a follow up to the previous meetings, the last of which was held in April and is for the County Management Committee to provide information relevant to clubs & its members and for Clubs to raise any issues & concerns that they may have.

 

The meeting will to be informal affair and attendance is open to representatives of all Clubs and details have been sent to Club Secretaries. An Agenda will be issued in due course.

 

 

25 July 2017        Men’s Junior Vice President

 

I am delighted to announce that John Mason of County Arts has been appointed Men’s Junior Vice President and I am sure you will join me in congratulating John on his appointment.

 

John Ottaway

Hon. Men’s Secretary

Norfolk Bowls Association

 

 

23 July 2017        County Competition Finals

 

Host club Norfolk BC dominated the Norfolk Bowls Association Men’s County finals on Saturday with Tom Segolo the star of the show taking the prestigious Singles title together with the Junior Singles and with his twin brother James, the Junior Pairs.

 

In the Singles he met Acle’s Andy Siely and the match was evenly poised through the early ends but Segolo took control as the match went on and ran out the winner by 21 shots to 14. The Junior Singles was a different matter with Luke Preston from Northwold seemingly in charge and leading 19 shots to 15 but Segolo then scored a maximum 4 shots followed by a 2 to take the title.

By lifting both the Junior Singles and Singles in the same season, Segolo joins Wayne Willgress, Stephen Winter & Mervyn King in achieving this feat. The third title came in the Junior Pairs, which is in its inaugural season, with the Segolo twins overcoming the Diss/Acle combination of Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills, winning 16-12.

 

Norfolk BC also lifted the 2 wood singles, Pairs & Triples titles. Matt Flatman took his first County title winning the 2 wood singles by beating Swaffham Town’s Colin Scott 16-9. In the Pairs John Tufts & Wayne Willgress looked to be heading for defeat against Dan Seabourne & George Tubby of Freethorpe but a strong finish from the Norfolk BC pair saw them get home by 22 shots to 18 to regain the title they won in 2014 & 2015. Richard Summers trio lifted the Triples crown with a 17-12 victory over Downham Market’s Peter Chestney.

 

County Arts, skipped by Philip Barr took the Fours title with a 27-15 victory over John Ottaway’s Wymondham Dell quartet whilst in the Senior Fours, in an all west Norfolk affair, Bob Allen’s four from St Lawrence proved too strong for Upwell’s Nigel Carter winning 22-17.

 

All finalists now go forward to represent the County in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park Royal Leamington Spa in August except for the Junior Pairs & Senior Fours where the winners only go forward. In addition the winners of the Junior Singles, Singles, Pairs, Triples & Fours also go forward to represent the County in the Eastern Counties Bowling Association championships.

 

Results

 

Singles - Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) 21 Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds) 14

 

Two Bowl Singles - Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) 9  Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC) 16

 

Junior Singles - Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) 21 Luke Preston (Northwold) 19

 

Fours - Andy King, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) 27 Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) 15

 

Triples - Aaron Johnson, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC) 17 Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 12

 

Pairs - John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 22 Daniel Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe) 18

 

Senior Fours - Chris Wright, Andy Hailes, Frank Howard & Bob Allen (St. Lawrence) 22 Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell) 17

 

Junior Pairs - Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) 16 Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds) 12

 

 

16 July 2017        County Competitions & Eastern Counties News

 

The finals of the Norfolk Bowls Association Men’s County Championships take place at Norfolk BC on Saturday 22nd July.

 

Tom Segolo of the host club features in three finals, the Singles where he meets Andy Siely from Acle St Edmunds, with both looking to lift the title for the first time together with the Junior Singles & Junior Pairs where he is partnered by his twin brother James. Luke Preston of Northwold is in his first county final in the Junior singles whilst in the Junior Pairs the Segolo twins meet the Diss/Acle combination of Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills.

 

Norfolk BC are also in the final of the two wood singles where Matt Flatman takes on Colin Scott from Swaffham Town and the Pairs, where last year’s beaten finalists John Tufts & Wayne Willgress will look to go one better against Freethorpe’s Dan Seabourne & George Tubby and regain the title they won in both 2014 and 2015.

 

The triples include Norfolk BC again skipped by Rick Summers who play Downham Market skipped by Peter Chestney whilst the fours features some of the County’s more senior players with rinks from County Arts & Wymondham Dell.

 

The Senior Fours championship sees rinks from the west of the County feature with St Lawrence skipped by Bob Allen and Upwell by Nigel Carter aiming to lift the title in its inaugural year.

 

The finalists go on to represent Norfolk in the 2017 Bowls England National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in the August except for the Junior Pairs & Senior Fours where the winners only qualify.

 

Spectators are welcome at the finals where there should be a feast of bowls and the full programme is:-

 

at 10.00am

Two Bowl Singles

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) -v- Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC)

 

Junior Singles

Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v-Luke Preston (Northwold)

 

Senior Fours

Chris Wright, Andy Hailes, Frank Howard & Bob Allen (St. Lawrence) -v- Richard Lunn, David   Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell)

 

at 2.30pm

Fours

Gary Mallett, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) -v- Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

 

Triples

Aaron Johnson, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC) -v- Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

 

Pairs

John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) -v- Daniel Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe)

 

Singles

Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

 

             at 5.00pm

Junior Pairs

Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds)

 

 

The Club championship for the Bales Cup has now reached the quarter final stage with ties to be played on Friday 21st July as follows:

 

Quarter final details

at County Arts

Norfolk BC -v- Swaffham Town

Ashill -v- Wymondham Dell

at Swaffham Town

Freethorpe -v- Shouldham

Downham Market -v- County Arts

 

In the Lord Fermoy Cup double fours championship, the quarter final matches to be played on Tuesday 18th July are:-

Downham Market ‘A’ -v- Norfolk BC ‘A’

Wymondham Dell ‘A’ -v- Gissing ‘A’

Cawston -v- Connaught ‘A’

Fakenham -v- Freethorpe ‘A’

 

The mixed Fours Jermy Cup has reached the semi-finals which will be played at RG Carter BC on Sunday 30th July at 10.00am followed by the final at 2.00pm also at RG Carter BC:-

Downham Market -v- Acle St Edmunds

County Arts -v- Connaught

 

 

In their latest match in the Eastern Counties League Norfolk travelled to Garston BC to play Hertfordshire and came away with a narrow victory by 102 shots to 97 taking 18 of the 22 points at stake. The victory owed much to the 27-12 win by Mark Riches rink and was backed up by other rink wins by George Tubby, Brian Taylor & the Officers rink skipped by John George. Essex still head the table but the win keeps Norfolk in with a chance of the title with two matches still to play.

 

Rink scores:-

Tom Cooper, Dan Cawthorne, Colin Scott & George Tubby 20 Chris Avery 9

Matt Flatman, Jack Adcock, Charlie Boon & Mark Riches 27 Glenn Williams 12

Max Harrison, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor 18 Bryn Evans 11

Barry Footer, Mike Smith, Chris Rowe & Tony Seabourne 9 Tom Muir 22

John Colcombe, Aaron Stimpson, Kevin Baker & Andy Siely 10 Scott Leplay 31

Richard Church, Malcolm Nicholson, Alan Willer & John George 18 Don Fox 12

 

 

13 July 2017        County Championship Finals

 

The finals of the Men’s 2017 County Championships will be held at Norfolk BC on Saturday 22nd July 2017

 

10.00am

Two Bowl Singles

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) -v- Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC)

 

Junior Singles

Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v-Luke Preston (Northwold)

 

Senior Fours

Chris Wright, Andy Hailes, Frank Howard & Bob Allen (St. Lawrence) -v-

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell)

 

2.30pm

Fours

Gary Mallett, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) -v- Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

 

Triples

Aaron Johnson, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC) -v- Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

 

Pairs

John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) -v- Daniel Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe)

 

Singles

Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

 

             5.00pm

Junior Pairs

Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds)

 

 

09 July 2017        County Semi Final results

 

The semi-finals of the County Championships have been played with Norfolk BC dominating proceedings. Tom Segolo has reached three finals, the prestigious four wood singles along with the Junior Singles & Junior Pairs .

 

In the fours, the 2015 champions, County Arts, skipped by Philip Barr are in the final once again by beating Wootton Park’s Vernon Hudson where they will meet Wymondham Dell, skipped by John Ottaway who secured a narrow victory over another County Arts rink skipped by Peter Wilkinson.

 

The Norfolk BC’s trio skipped by Rick Summers proved too strong for the Diss triple skipped by Kevin Baker with a comfortable victory. There will be no all Norfolk BC final as in the other semi-final Peter Chestney’s Downham Market triple beat Mark Riches by a single shot.

 

In a repeat of last year’s final John Tufts & Wayne Willgress of Norfolk BC beat defending champions Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum on an extra end and will meet Dan Seabourne & George Tubby of Freethorpe who had a comfortable victory over father & son Colin & Matthew Warnes of Fakenham Town

 

In the Junior Singles, defending champion Dan Seabourne was comfortably beaten by Tom Segolo of Norfolk BC. Tom, along with his twin brother, James was also successful in the Junior Pairs beating Harry Cater & Jack Wells (Downham Market) on an extra end. In the Junior Pairs the Segolo twins will meet the Diss/Acle combination of Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills who overcame Hunstanton’s Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne. Luke Preston of Northwold had a fine win over James Segolo to reach his first county final in the Junior Singles.

 

Both four wood singles semi-finals were one sided affairs with Andy Siely of Acle beating Adrian Folker of Wootton Park & Tom Segolo overcoming Downham Market’s Peter Chestney. With neither Siely nor Segolo having previously won the title there will be a new name on the trophy this year.

 

Nigel Carter’s Upwell four are in the final of the new Senior Fours championship having beaten Peter Boldero from Downham Market and will meet the winners of the other semi-final between Bob Allen of St. Lawrence & John Ottaway of Wymondham Dell which has still to be played.

 

In the two wood singles Matt Flatman of Norfolk BC was too strong for Gissing’s David Wood whilst Colin Scott of Swaffham Town had a narrow victory over Martham’s Gino Gallent.

 

The finals will be played on Saturday 22nd July at Norfolk BC but due to some players being in more than one final, the finals are likely to extend into Sunday 23rd. The programme is now being put together and will be published shortly.

 

 

Semi-final results

 

FOURS

Gary Mallett, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) 22 Barry Footer, Jim Forest, Adrian Folker & Vernon Hudson (Wootton Park) 11

Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) 23 Clive Derry, Mick Brown, Mark Turner & Peter Wilkinson (County Arts) 20

 

TRIPLES

Aaron Stimpson, Michael Howard & Kevin Baker (Diss & District) 8 Aaron Johnson 8 Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC) 15

Matt Flatman, Charlie Boon & Mark Riches (Norfolk BC) 13 Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 14

 

PAIRS

Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 16 John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 17

Daniel Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe) 29 Colin Warnes & Matthew Warnes (Fakenham Town) 12

 

FOUR WOOD SINGLES

Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 8 Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) 21

Adrian Folker (Wootton Park) 7 Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds) 21

 

TWO WOOD SINGLES

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) 15 Gino Gallent (Martham) 11

David Wood (Gissing) 3 Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC) 19

 

SENIOR FOURS

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell) 21 Rocky Lewis, John Sewell, Peter Chestney & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) 15

 

JUNIOR SINGLES

Daniel Seabourne (Freethorpe) 8 Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) 21

James Segolo (Norfolk BC) 15 Luke Preston (Northwold) 21

 

JUNIOR PAIRS

Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) 15 Jack Wells & Harry Cater (Downham Market) 14

Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds) 24 Rhys Morgan & Daniel Cawthorne (Hunstanton) 7

 

 

27 June 2017       Norfolk’s Middleton Cup v Suffolk

 

Suffolk -v- Norfolk on Saturday 8th July 2017

 

Due to neither county being able to progress to the quarter final it has been agreed by both counties and with the approval of Bowls England that the match that was due to be played at the Borough of Eye BC will not now take place.

 

 

26 June 2017       Norfolk’s Middleton Cup & Balcomb Trophy results

 

Norfolk’s hopes in the Middleton Cup ended in dramatic fashion at County Arts on Saturday. Needing to win to remain in with a chance of reaching the quarter finals they went down to Hertfordshire by a single shot in a keenly contested match and Hertfordshire completed their programme with a 100% record and reach the quarter finals for the first time in 20 years.

 

Norfolk started the match well opening a narrow lead which they maintained through most of the match but could never pull away from Hertfordshire and as the match reached its conclusion Norfolk where two shots ahead with two ends to be played but a loss of six shots on the penultimate end meant that on the final end Norfolk required five shots for victory. There was a chance to achieve this but it was to no avail and a score of three shots on the end meant Norfolk went down by one shot. As for the points Norfolk took only four points from rink wins by George Tubby & Sam King.

Rink scores:-

Danny Mills, Adrian Folker, Richard Summers & Sam King 21 Neil Sharpe 15

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 22 Scott Lepley 25

John Colcombe, Clive Derry, Andy Siely & John Ottaway 18 Mark Plume 20

Tom Baker, Aaron Stimpson, Stephen Winter & Mervyn King 20 Tom Muir 31

Max Harrison, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr 20 David Martin 23

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby 27 Jerry Rumball 15

 

 

There was further disappointment for the county on Sunday when they lost heavily in the regional semi-final of the Balcomb Trophy to Essex, who subsequently beat holders Leicestershire in the final to qualify for the National Championship semi-finals in August.

Rink scores:-

John Tufts, Peter Wilkinson, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 11 Ed Morris 21

Dan Seabourne, George Tubby, Stephen Winter & Sam King 10 Andy Squire 20

 

 

26 June 2017       County Qtr Final results & Semi Finals details

 

The quarter final ties in the Norfolk County Championships have now been played with the victors one step closer to a county title and representing Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships. The finalists in all championships, excluding the Senior Fours & Junior Fours represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Royal Leamington Spa in August. In the Senior Fours & Junior Pairs it is only the winners who go through to the National Championships.

 

In the fours County Arts have two semi-finalists one being the 2015 champions, skipped by Philip Barr and they are kept apart in the draw and are joined by rinks from Wymondham Dell & Wootton Park.

 

The triples sees two from Norfolk BC through to the semi-finals with rinks skipped by Richard Summers & Mark Riches both getting through their quarter finals with Summers beating last year’s finalists Downham Market skipped by Peter Boldero & Riches overcoming the North Walsham trio skipped by Trevor Webb.

 

The semi-finals of the pairs sees a repeat of last year’s final with defending champions Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum of Wymondham Dell through to meet Norfolk BC’s John Tufts & Wayne Willgress. The other semi-final is between father & son Matthew & Colin Warnes of Fakenham Town & Freethorpe’s Dan Seabourne & George Tubby.

 

There will be a new name on the four wood singles trophy with all four semi-finalists having never lifted the title before. In the quarter finals Peter Chestney beat County Senior Vice President Alan Willer and there were also victories for Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC), Adrian Folker (Wootton Park) & Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds).

 

Quarter final results:

 

FOURS

Gary Mallett, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) 23 Richard Harvey, Evan Hall, Kevin Guy (sub) & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 14

Richard Joplin, Ivor Willgress, Michael Willgress & Neil Patrick (Castle Acre Coronation) 15 Barry Footer, Jim Forest, Adrian Folker & Vernon Hudson (Wootton Park) 21

Allan Skinner, John Sewell, David Coates & Allan Covell (Downham Market) 20 Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) 24

Clive Derry, Mick Brown, Mark Turner & Peter Wilkinson (County Arts) 27 Alan Benson-Nutt, Bernard Harris, Barney Wymer & Graham Punchard (Caister) 6

 

TRIPLES

Jim Grant, Brian Thompson & Kevin Evans (West Winch) 20 Aaron Stimpson, Michael Howard & Kevin Baker (Diss & District) 23

Max Harrison, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) 14 Phil Long, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC) 18

Barry Hunt, Mark Woodhouse & Trevor Webb (North Walsham) 11 Matt Flatman, Charlie Boon & Mark Riches (Norfolk BC) 26

Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 18 David Hensby, Raymond Heffer & Bill Gathercole (Mundford) 10

 

PAIRS

Trevor Hobbs & Derek Bloomfield (Feltwell) 21 Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 27

John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 21 Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe) 13

Dan Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe) 24 Cliff Robinson (sub) & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) 12

Tom Baker & Liam Stevenson (Wootton Park) 18 Colin Warnes & Matthew Warnes (Fakenham Town) 22

 

FOUR WOOD SINGLES

Alan Willer (Ashill) 14 Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 21

Tony Seabourne (Freethorpe) 17 Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC) 21

Michael Willgress (Castle Acre Coronation) 14 Adrian Folker (Wootton Park) 21

Ken Jenkins (Hingham Rectory) 16 Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds) 21

 

TWO WOOD SINGLES

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) 16 Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 12

Alistair Stevenson (Wymondham Dell) 13 Gino Gallent (Martham) 14

Tom Baker (Wootton Park) 14 David Wood (Gissing) 15

Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC) 14 Peter Wilkinson (County Arts) 10

 

SENIOR (over 55) FOURS

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell) 22 Mick Brown, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Sadler & Brian Taylor (County Arts) 21

Clive Derry, Mark Turner, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr (County Arts) 9 Chris Wright, Andy Haller, Frank Howard & Robert Allen (St. Lawrence) 23

Rocky Lewis, John Sewell, Peter Chestney & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) 27 Keith Ayms, Dennis Wright, Michael Gooch & John Chalk (Mundford) 10

 

Semi-final details

 

FOURS at RG Carter BC on Monday 3rd July

Gary Mallett, Malcolm Nicholson, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) -v- Barry Footer, Jim Forest, Adrian Folker & Vernon Hudson (Wootton Park)

Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) -v- Clive Derry, Mick Brown, Mark Turner & Peter Wilkinson (County Arts)

 

TRIPLES at GW Staniforth BC on Tuesday 4th July

Aaron Stimpson, Michael Howard & Kevin Baker (Diss & District) -v- Phil Long, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC)

Matt Flatman, Charlie Boon & Mark Riches (Norfolk BC) -v- Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

 

PAIRS at THORPE REC BC on Thursday 6th July

Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) -v- John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

Daniel Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe) -v- Colin Warnes & Matthew Warnes (Fakenham Town)

 

FOUR WOOD SINGLES at Swaffham Town BC on Friday 7th July

Peter Chestney (Downham Market) -v- Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC)

Adrian Folker (Wootton Park) -v- Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

 

TWO WOOD SINGLES

at GW Staniforth BC on Tuesday 4th July

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) -v- Gino Gallent (Martham)

at RG Carter BC on Monday 3rd July

David Wood (Gissing) -v- Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC)

 

SENIOR FOURS

at RG Carter BC on Monday 3rd July

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell)  -v- Rocky Lewis, John Sewell, Peter Chestney & Peter Boldero (Downham Market)

on a date and at venue still to be decided

Chris Wright, Andy Haller, Frank Howard & Robert Allen (St. Lawrence)  -v- Geoff Batley, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) or John Heale, George Haylett, Alan Benson-Nutt & Barney Wymer (Caister)

 

JUNIOR SINGLES

at RG Carter BC on Monday 3rd July

Daniel Seabourne (Freethorpe) -v- Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC)

at Swaffham Town BC on Friday 7th July

James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Luke Preston (Northwold)

 

JUNIOR PAIRS

at GW Staniforth BC on Tuesday 4th July

Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Jack Wells & Harry Cater (Downham Market)

at THORPE REC BC on Thursday 6th July

Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds) -v- Rhys Morgan & Daniel Cawthorne (Hunstanton)

 

 

19 June 2017       Norfolk’s Middleton Cup Result & County Qtr Finals

 

Norfolk’s hopes of reaching the quarter finals of the Middleton Cup suffered a blow on Saturday when they lost to Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe by 126 shots to 112 but by winning on four rinks Norfolk still took 8 points. Norfolk’s next opponents are Hertfordshire at County Arts BC next Saturday and with Hertfordshire recording their third successive win on Saturday anything but victory for Norfolk will see their quarter final hopes extinguished.

 

The match against Northampton was evenly poised at the five ends stage with the scores level but for Norfolk the damage was done over the next 5 ends with Northamptonshire taking a 22 shot lead, a lead they extended to 30 at 15 ends and although Norfolk did recover over the closing ends it was not enough.

 

Rink scores:-

Danny Mills, Adrian Folker, Richard Summers & Sam King 22 Vernon Geary 15

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 25 Jamie Walker 24

John Colcombe, Clive Derry, Andy Siely & Peter Boldero 16 Andrew Manton 28

Tom Baker, Aaron Stimpson, Stephen Winter & Mervyn King 26 Roger Tansley 17

Max Harrison, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr 16 Darren Childs 15

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby 7 Phil Exley 27

 

Current league table

 

Pos       Team                          Played Win     Draw  Loss    For      Against           Points

1           Hertfordshire              3          3          0          0          384      326                  49

2           Norfolk                       2          1          0          1          248      213                  27

3           Northamptonshire       3          1          0          2          353      375                  26

4           Suffolk                        2          1          0          1          235      238                  22

5           Huntingdonshire         2          0          0          2          185      253                  8

 

 

Norfolk’s next match is against Hertfordshire on Saturday 24th June at County Arts BC at 2.00pm and manager Brian Taylor has made one change with John Ottaway, who was unavailable for the last match, returning to the team in place of Peter Boldero.

 

In the regional semi-final of the Bowls England National Inter County Two Rink Championship for the Balcomb Trophy Norfolk play Essex at Parkway BC in Peterborough on Sunday 25th June at 10am. The winners of this match will then play the winners of the Leicestershire/Hertfordshire match at 2.00pm for a place in the national finals at Leamington Spa in August. An unchanged team has been selected:-

 

John Tufts, Peter Wilkinson, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress

Dan Seabourne, George Tubby, Stephen Winter & Sam King

 

County Championships

The County Championships have now reached the quarter finals which will be staged from Monday 19th June.  It has not been a good year for the defending champions with the winners of the two wood Singles, four wood Singles, Triples & Fours all losing in the early rounds. The only champions in with a chance of defending their titles are Dan Seabourne (Freethorpe) in the Junior Singles & Barry Flatt & Garry Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) in the Pairs. In the blue riband 4 wood Singles there will be a new name on the Championship trophy with none of the quarter finalists having previously lifted the title.

 

The quarter final matches will be played as follows:-

 

Fours on Monday 19th June at RG Carters BC

Gary Mallett, Andy King, Brian Taylor & Philip Barr (County Arts) -v- Richard Harvey, Evan Hall, Gary Goodrum & Roger Guy (Wymondham Dell)

Richard Joplin, Ivor Willgress, Michael Willgress & Neil Patrick (Castle Acre Coronation) -v- Barry Footer, Jim Forest, Adrian Folker & Vernon Hudson (Wootton Park)

Allan Skinner, John Sewell, David Coates & Allan Covell (Downham Market) -v- Jack Adcock, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

Clive Derry, Mick Brown, Mark Turner & Peter Wilkinson (County Arts) -v- Alan Benson-Nutt, Bernard Harris, Barney Wymer & Graham Punchard (Caister)

 

Triples on Tuesday 20th June at Swaffham Town BC

Jim Grant, Brian Thompson & Kevin Evans (West Winch) -v- Aaron Stimpson, Michael Howard & Kevin Baker (Diss & District)

Max Harrison, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) -v- Phil Long, Bernie Perrett & Richard Summers (Norfolk BC)

Barry Hunt, Mark Woodhouse & Trevor Webb (North Walsham) -v- Matt Flatman, Charlie Boon & Mark Riches (Norfolk BC)

Rocky Lewis, Mike King & Peter Chestney (Downham Market) -v- David Hensby, Raymond Heffer & Bill Gathercole (Mundford)

 

Pairs on Thursday 22nd June at Aldiss Park (Dereham) BC

Trevor Hobbs & Derek Bloomfield (Feltwell) -v- Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell)

John Tufts & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) -v- Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe)

Dan Seabourne & George Tubby (Freethorpe) -v- Roger Guy & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

Tom Baker & Liam Stevenson (Wootton Park) -v- Colin Warnes & Matthew Warnes (Fakenham Town)

 

Four wood Singles on Friday 23rd June at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford) BC

Alan Willer (Ashill) -v- Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

Tony Seabourne (Freethorpe) -v- Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC)

Michael Willgress (Castle Acre Coronation) -v- Adrian Folker (Wootton Park)

Ken Jenkins (Hingham Rectory) -v- Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

 

Two wood singles

Monday 19th June at RG Carter BC

Colin Scott (Swaffham Town) -v- Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

Alistair Stevenson (Wymondham Dell) -v- Gino Gallent (Martham)

Tuesday 20th June at Swaffham Town BC

Tom Baker (Wootton Park) -v- David Wood (Gissing)

Friday 23rd June at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford)

Matt Flatman (Norfolk BC) -v- Peter Wilkinson (County Arts)

 

Senior (over 55) Fours

Tuesday 20th June at Swaffham Town BC

Richard Lunn, David Willgress, Colin Ayres & Nigel Carter (Upwell) -v- Mick Brown, Malcolm           Nicholson, Brian Sadler & Brian Taylor (County Arts)

Thursday 22nd June at Aldiss Park BC

Clive Derry, Mark Turner, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr (County Arts) -v- Chris Wright, Andy   Haller, Frank Howard & Robert Allen (St. Lawrence)

Rocky Lewis, John Sewell, Peter Chestney & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) -v- Keith Ayms, Dennis Wright, Michael Gooch & John Chalk (Mundford)

Monday 26th June at County Arts BC

Geoff Batley, David Naunton, John George & John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) -v- John Heale, George Haylett, Alan Benson-Nutt & Barney Wymer (Caister)

 

The quarter finals of the Junior Singles & Junior Pairs have already been played and the semi-finals to be played during the week commencing 3rd July at venues still to be announced, are:-

 

Junior (under 25) Singles

Dan Seabourne (Freethorpe) -v- Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC)

James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Luke Preston (Northwold)

 

Junior (under 25) Pairs

Tom Segolo & James Segolo (Norfolk BC) -v- Jack Wells & Harry Cater (Downham Market)

Aaron Stimpson & Dan Mills (Diss & District/Acle St Edmunds) -v- Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Hunstanton)

 

 

11 June 2017       Norfolk’s Balcomb Trophy result & News

 

Norfolk eased into the regional finals of the National Inter-County Two rink championship with a comprehensive victory over Bedfordshire at County Arts on Saturday, with both rinks skipped by Norfolk BC’s Wayne Willgress and Sam King securing big wins. In the regional semi-final to be played on Sunday 25th June Norfolk play the winners of the tie between Essex & Cambridgeshire. This will be followed on the same day by the regional final where the winners will progress to the National finals in Leamington Spa in August

 

Rink scores:   

Danny Seabourne, George Tubby, Stephen Winter & Sam King 20

Jack Cawdell, John Winter, Andrew Manning & Jim Allen 9

            

John Tufts, Peter Wilkinson, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 26

David Payne, Mark Curtis, Luke Allaway & Grant Osbourne 9

 

Last weekend Norfolk had a break from Middleton Cup action with the other four counties in the group playing. In these matches Hertfordshire maintained the 100% record by beating Huntingdonshire 117-98, taking 17 points whilst Suffolk opened their campaign by beating Northamptonshire 133-101 and taking 18 points.

 

Norfolk are second in the league table and take on Northamptonshire, who have lost both their opening matches, at Kingsthorpe BC next Saturday.

 

The current league standings are:-

 

Pos       Team                          Played Win     Draw  Loss    For      Against           Points

1           Hertfordshire              2          2          0          0          247      224                  31

2           Norfolk                       1          1          0          0          136      87                    19

3           Suffolk                        1          1          0          0          133      101                  18

4           Northamptonshire       2          0          0          2          227      263                  12

5           Huntingdonshire         2          0          0          2          185      253                  8

 

 

07 June 2017       Death of George Butler

 

It is with regret that we have to announce the death George Butler, President of the Association in 1990.

 

The funeral service will be held at St Faiths Crematorium, 75 Manor Road Horsham St. Faith Norwich NR10 3LF on Friday 23rd June 2017 at 12.30pm with the wake afterwards at the County Arts Club BC.

 

 

04 June 2017       Norfolk’s Middleton Cup Result & News

 

Norfolk began their Middleton Cup campaign at County Arts BC on Saturday with a convincing win over Huntingdonshire by 49 shots and taking 19 of the 22 points at stake. The result never looked in doubt after a strong start from all rinks over the opening ends with Norfolk taking a 15 shot lead after 5 ends, a lead that was extended to 24 at the halfway stage. There was to be no comeback from the Huntingdonshire team, which showed a number a changes from last year and Norfolk ran out winners by 136 shots to 87.

 

Captain, Wayne Willgress’s rink led the way with a big victory over former international Tristan Morton by 39-5 and the rink skipped by the returning Mervyn King won by 11 shots. There were also wins by Philip Barr’s rink and a final end win by Sam King’s rink. Peter Boldero’s rink suffered a last end defeat and George Tubby’s secured a hard earned draw.

 

In the other group match played Hertfordshire beat Northamptonshire by 4 shots taking 14 points with Northamptonshire 8 points.

 

After the match, manager Brian Taylor said “it was a brilliant performance by the team who showed great team spirit. It’s always important to win the opening game and to get 19 points sets us nicely for the rest of our group matches”

 

For Norfolk’s next match against Northamptonshire at Kingsthorpe BC on Saturday 17th June the team sees one change with Max Harrison replacing the unavailable John Ottaway.

 

Rink scores

Danny Mills, Adrian Folker, Richard Summers & Sam King 18 Robbie Coleman 17

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 39 Tristan Morton 5

John Colcombe, Mark Riches, Andy Siely & Peter Boldero 16 Mike Robertson 18

Tom Baker, Aaron Stimpson, Stephen Winter & Mervyn King 26 Ean Morton 15

John Ottaway, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr 19 Trevor Collins 14

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby 18 Simon Law 18

 

With a break in Middleton Cup action next weekend, Norfolk take on Bedfordshire in the Balcomb Trophy National Inter- County Two rink championship. Norfolk will be looking to improve on disappointing performances in recent years for the match which is being played at County Arts BC starting at 11.00am with the following team selected:-

Dan Seabourne, George Tubby, Stephen Winter & Sam King

John Tufts, Peter Wilkinson, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress

 

Following the Junior International Trial held at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa, Bowls England have announced the team to represent England in the British Isles Junior International Series to be held at Llandrindod Wells on 9th/10th September 2017. Freethorpe BC’s Dan Seabourne has retained his place in the team that lifted the Championship in Scotland last year with Tom Segolo of Norfolk BC named as travelling reserve.

 

Bowls England also held their Under 18 Academy trials with Aaron Johnson (Norfolk BC) & Jack Larter (County Arts BC) taking part. The announcement of the selected mixed England to play Wales in a Test match at Clevedon BC in September is expected shortly.

 

 

 

1 June 2017         Norfolk bowlers in Bowls England Junior International Team

 

Following the Men’s Junior International Trial held on Monday Bowls England have announced the team to represent them in the British Isles Junior International Series to be held at Llandrindod Wells BC Wales on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th September 2017.

 

The team includes Dan Seabourne of Freethorpe BC with Tom Segolo of Norfolk BC as travelling reserve. Many congratulations on their selections and we wish them well in September. . Full Team

 

 

31 May 2017       Norfolk’s Team Results & News

 

Norfolk continued their preparation for the Middleton Cup with victory over Essex at in the Eastern Counties League at County Arts on Saturday by 119 shots to 111, taking 16 of the 22 points at stake.

 

The victory owed much to a convincing win by Wayne Willgress’s rink who overcame Ray Bone’s rink 31-7 and this was backed up by wins by the rinks skipped by Peter Boldero & Philip Barr. These victories more than covered the defeats on the rinks skipped by Mark Riches & George Tubby and the Officer’s rink by John George and the win leaves Norfolk in 6th place but with games in hand on their opponents.

 

 

County

P

W

D

L

For

Agst

Diff

Pts

1

Hertfordshire

4

3

0

0

501

436

65

56

2

Essex

4

2

0

2

478

460

18

48

3

Suffolk

3

2

0

1

363

314

49

42

4

Cambridgeshire

4

2

0

2

456

476

-20

38

5

Huntingdonshire

3

1

0

2

363

369

-6

32

6

Norfolk

2

1

0

1

221

248

-27

20

7

Bedfordshire

2

0

0

2

194

271

-77

6

 

Rink scores:-

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress 31 Ray Bone 7

Danny Mills, Aaron Stimpson, Chris Gaul & Mark Riches 14 Ed Morris 30

Max Harrison, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr 18 Karl Lodge 13

John Colcombe, Clive Derry, Andy Siely & Peter Boldero 30 Mark Nullmeyers 23

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby 12 Paul Whellams 18

Tony Dunton, Don Whyatt, Alan Willer & John George 14 John Tully 20

 

Attention now turns to the Middleton Cup with the opening match against Huntingdonshire at County Arts at 2pm next Saturday where Norfolk, after a couple of disappointing seasons, will be looking to open their campaign with a victory. The side selected sees several changes from last year with former international Mervyn King, now playing out of Norfolk BC returning to the side alongside his son Sam. There are also first caps for Danny Mills of Acle St Edmunds & Wootton Park’s Adrian Folker. The full side, this year captained by Wayne Willgress, is:-

 

Danny Mills, Adrian Folker, Richard Summers & Sam King

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress

John Colcombe, Mark Riches, Andy Siely & Peter Boldero

Tom Baker, Aaron Stimpson, Stephen Winter & Mervyn King

John Ottaway, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby

 

Reserves: Max Harrison & Clive Derry

 

 

22 May 2017       Norfolk’s Eastern Counties League News

 

Norfolk’s build up to the Middleton Cup continues on Saturday when they entertain Essex in the Eastern Counties League. Having lost their opening match away to Huntingdonshire the County will be looking to get back to winning ways at County Arts where the match commences at 10.30am with the following team selected.

 

John Tufts, Matt Flatman, James Segolo & Wayne Willgress

John Colcombe, Clive Derry, Andy Siely & Peter Boldero

Danny Mills, Aaron Stimpson, Chris Gaul & Mark Riches

Dan Seabourne, Bernie Perrett, Mark Turner & George Tubby

Max Harrison, Mick Brown, Peter Wilkinson & Philip Barr

Richard Church, Don Whyatt, Alan Willer & John George

 

Following this match the team to face Huntingdonshire in the opening Middleton Cup match on Saturday 3rd June at County Arts BC will be selected.

 

Norfolk’s involvement in the National Under 25 double rink championship for the White Rose Trophy ended when they lost to Cambridgeshire at Chesterton BC. The two Norfolk rinks skipped by Dan Seabourne of Freethorpe and James Segolo of Norfolk BC started well but then fell away and both rinks subsequently lost with Norfolk going down by 47 shots to 30.

 

Rink scores:-

Jack Larter, Danny Cawthorne, Jack Wells & Dan Seabourne 14 Adam Barker 25

Danny Mills, Aaron Stimpson, Tom Segolo & James Segolo 16 Jamie Barker 22

 

 

07 May 2017       Stan Allcocks Funeral details

 

The funeral of Stan Allcock will be held at Mintlyn Crematorium, Lynn Road, Bawsey, Kings Lynn PE32 1HB on Thursday 25th May at 12.15pm.

 

 

07 May 2017       Norfolk’s ECL result v Huntingdonshire

 

Norfolk’s season got underway with defeat to Huntingdonshire at Parkway BC in Peterborough in their opening match in the Eastern Counties League by 19 shots, with Norfolk winning on only 2 rinks and taking just 4 of the 22 points at stake.

 

The successful rinks were those skipped by Mervyn King, returning to the Norfolk team after several years absence and by his son Sam. There were defeats on the rinks skipped by Philip Barr, Peter Boldero and Andy Siely and also by the executive rink skipped by John George.

 

As for the match the damage was done for Norfolk over the early ends with Huntingdonshire opening a 14 shot lead after 5 ends and it was a lead they never relinquished and extended this throughout the match to run out comfortable winners by 133 shots to 103.

 

Rink scores:-

Tom Baker, Gavin Cater, Peter Wilkinson & Mervyn King 21 Robbie Coleman 18

Dan Mills, Adrian Folker, Rick Summers & Sam King 20 Mike Robinson 15

Jack Larter, Clive Derry, Mark Turner & Philip Barr 11 Simon Law 26

John Colcombe, Aaron Stimpson, Ian Whiley & Andy Siely 19 Joe Randall 26

Barry Footer, Chris Rowe, Mark Riches & Peter Boldero 17 Trevor Collins 22

Mark Elliott, Don Whyatt, Alan Willer & John George 15 Jim Daniel 26

 

Norfolk’s next match in the Eastern Counties League is against Essex at County Arts BC on Saturday 27th May and after this the Middleton Cup campaign gets underway where the County will be hoping to improve on disappointing results in the last two years which saw them fail to get through the group stages. The opening match is against Huntingdonshire on Saturday 3rd June at County Arts with further matches against Northamptonshire on 17th June at Kingsthorpe BC, Hertfordshire on 24th June at County Arts before the final group match on 8th July against Suffolk at Borough of Eye BC.

 

In the meantime Norfolk’s Under 25 bowlers begin their trail for the national White Rose Trophy when they travel to Chesterton BC to play Cambridgeshire on Sunday 14th May with the match starting at 11.00am. The team is once again managed by Norfolk BC’s Jake Willgress with the following team selected:-

 

Jack Larter, Dannyl Cawthorne, Jack Wells & Daniel Seabourne

Dan Mills, Aaron Stimpson, Tom Segolo & James Segolo

 

 

04 May 2017       Stan Allcock

 

It is with great sadness that we have to report of death of Stan Allcock.

 

Stan served the County with great distinction over many years serving as President in 2002 and as Treasurer from 1998 to 2016. He will be sorely missed by his many friends in Norfolk and across the wider bowling community.

 

Funeral details will be circulated when these are know

 

 

29 April 2017      Hunstanton C have withdrawn for West 2

 

Hunstanton C have withdrawn from the Hansells League and therefore all their fixtures in Zone West 2, as listed below, have been cancelled

 

Hunstanton C BC

Fixtures in Hansells League Zone West 2

Date

Opponent

Venue

03-May-17

Hunstanton CP

Away

10-May-17

Downham Cons A

Home

17-May-17

Shouldham B

Away

24-May-17

West Winch

Home

31-May-17

Downham Mkt C

Away

07-Jun-17

Downham Cons B

Home

14-Jun-17

Kings Lynn

Home

21-Jun-17

Hunstanton CP

Home

28-Jun-17

Downham Cons A

Away

05-Jul-17

Shouldham B

Home

12-Jul-17

West Winch

Away

19-Jul-17

Downham Mkt C

Home

26-Jul-17

Downham Cons B

Away

02-Aug-17

Kings Lynn

Away

 

 

23 April 2017      Wymondham C have withdrawn for South 2

 

Wymondham C have withdrawn from the Hansells League and therefore all their fixtures in Zone South 2, as listed below, have been cancelled

 

Wymondham C BC

Fixtures in Hansells League Zone South 2

Date

Opponent

Venue

03-May-17

Long Stratton

Home

10-May-17

Scole

Away

17-May-17

G.W. Staniforth B

Home

31-May-17

Connaught B

Away

07-Jun-17

Wortwell

Home

14-Jun-17

Diss B

Home

21-Jun-17

Long Stratton

Away

28-Jun-17

Scole

Home

05-Jul-17

G.W. Staniforth B

Away

19-Jul-17

Connaught B

Home

26-Jul-17

Wortwell

Away

02-Aug-17

Diss B

Away

 

 

17 Mar 2017        NBA Annual General Meeting on 12th March 2017

 

At the NBA AGM held on 12th March 2017 the following business was conducted.

 

Constitution

The proposed changes to the “Objectives” in the Constitution were passed.

The revised Constitution has been posted to the website.

 

County Administrator

John George (Wymondham Dell BC) was appointed County Administrator for a period of 4 years.

 

Executive Officer/Chairperson

Dennis Cousins (Cromer Suffield Park BC) was appointed Executive Officer/Chairperson for a period of 3 years.

 

 

 

06 Feb 2017         Men’s Clubs Meetings on 2nd April 2017 10am

 

Following the successful meetings held for the first time last year a further meeting with Clubs has been arranged on Sunday 2nd April 2017. As with the previous meetings this is for your Management Committee to provide you with information relevant to your Club & members prior to the start of the forthcoming season and for Clubs to raise any issues & concerns that they may have. The meeting will to be informal affair and attendance is open to representatives of all Clubs.

 

You will see there has been a change of venue for this meeting. I have taken on board comments that were expressed at previous meetings that we should endeavour to hold meetings at other venues around the County and hence the Old Hall Leisure Centre will host this meeting in their function room in the Indoor Bowls Club. I appreciate that some Clubs will have further distances to travel but the venue will make this more accessible to our Clubs in the west of the County.

 

I will be putting together an agenda and list of topics to be raised and will issue this in due course and if your Club has anything specific that it wishes to raise then can you please let me have details by 19th March. Agenda

 

The feedback from previous meetings was good and I hope this meeting will also be of benefit and be well received and supported.

 

John Ottaway

Hon. Men’s Secretary

Norfolk Bowls Association

 

 

01 Nov 2016        Norfolk Bowls Association AGM

 

The MEN’S ANNUAL MEETING of the NORFOLK BOWLS ASSOCIATION will take place on SUNDAY 11th DECEMBER 2016 at 9.30am at the COUNTY ARTS BOWLS CLUB.

 

AGENDA – click here

 

Minutes from 2015 AGM (to be approved at this year’s meeting) – click here

 

Hon. Men’s Secretary’s Report - click here

 

Notice of Motion - click here

 

 

22 Aug 2016        Meeting of Clubs

 

To be held at County Arts BC on 18th September 2016 at 10.00am. This is a follow up to the Meeting held in April and is for your Management Committee to provide you with information relevant to your clubs & members following the current season and for Clubs to raise any issues & concerns that they may have. The meeting will to be an informal affair and attendance is open to representatives of all Clubs. The feedback from the April Meeting was good and I hope this follow up meeting will also be of benefit and well received and supported.

Meeting Agenda