A close call as Carters win bowls pairs final at Lakeside

Thursday, January 17, 2013
12:01 PM

In the City of Norwich League the league pairs championship was held at Lakeside CC and after the preliminaries the semi-finalists were George Clarke, Janet Pinchin (Thorpe Marriott), Sue Hunt, Jean Woods (RG Carter), Trevor Brown, Nigel Willard (RG Carter), Mike and Diane Boswell (Anglian Windows).

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In the all RG Carter game Willard beat Woods 7-2 and in the other semi Clarke scored two on the last end to win 5-4. The final was a close game which went down to a umpire measure on the last end, the result of which was a 5-3 win to Carters. In the league RG Carter are still top after they beat Taverham 10-4 at home. P Johnson won 19-4 but Taverham responded well and with L Sawyer winning 14-6 and B Taylor winning 12-6 there was only five shots between the teams. Second-placed Thorpe Marriott beat County Council 12-2 at home (T Turner 18-2 and G Clarke 20-8). Against First Bus at Home Marriott struggled and lost three games but in the fourth G Clarke won 14-4 to snatch the match points.

Third-placed Horsford Heroes won the Horsford derby 14-0 (R Frank 20-2, K Chapman 13-10, M Tuttle 19-6 and V Webster 18-5). Felthorpe played a double header against Anglian Windows and in the home match won 14-0 C Bullard 18-7, M Harris 14-3, M Hall 10-7 and captain J Green 12-5. In the away leg Felthorpe were beaten 12-2 as M Boswell won 23-2. The old rivals Sprowston and First Bus met at Sprowston and despite B Oatway coming from 9-1 down to win 16-10 for bus Sprowston won the other three games for a 12-2 win. At Framingham Earl Sprowston won 10-4 after P Smart had won 28-8. K Bunn topscored for Fram Earl with a 14-6 win. Deaf Sports played Jarrolds at home and were 10-4 winners with three shots between the teams.

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