It’s rebuilding time for First Bus and Sprowston in City of Norwich bowls league

Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:55 PM

In the City of Norwich League it is all change at the top as First Bus and Sprowston Sports have to rebuild after retirements and resignations.

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Costessey and British Rail with Thorpe Marriott are left to chase leaders RG Carter.

British Rail won 12-2 away at First Bus. Away at Old Bonds they won 12-2 with C Banham winning 28-2. B Parke won 20-7 for Bonds.

Next another away game this time at Jarrolds and another 12-2 win C Banham again led the way with a 15-5 win.

Thorpe Marriott won 12-2 at home to Felthorpe and 10-4 at home to Framingham Earl. Away to Sprowston was next and Marriott must have been confident of a good result and despite G Clarke winning 21-4 they were beaten 12-2 46 shots to 45.

Costessey are still third despite losing at home 11-3 to Horsford Heroes. Heroes were then held to a 7-7 draw at home to Anglian Windows – it was 20 shots to 19 at half-time to Heroes and the second half was 22-21 to Windows.

Jarrolds were at home to Taverham and at the interval Jarrolds were only one shot clear. In the second half P Carter won 23-7 and M Coxall won 20-4 to steer Jarrolds to a comfortable 12-2 win; R Taylor won 15-9 for Taverham.

Jarrolds then went to First Bus who had T Gray win 17-8 but it was not enough as B Andrews, P Carter and M Coxall all won for Jarrolds in another 12-2 win.

Deaf Sports have had two good results, beating Old Bonds 11-3 at home with R Amos winning 15-2. G Holmes won 17-3 for Bonds.

The other was a 10-4 away win over First Bus. J Jeffery’s first half 19-8 win decided the match. Felthorpe lost 11-3 at home against Costessey and beat Old Bonds 14-0 at home; C Bullard 22-4, J Green 10-8, M Harris 19-3 and M Hall 23-1.

Horsford BC played First Bus at home and lost 8-6 despite only losing one game. Taverham at home resulted in a 12-2 win by five shots.

County Council are fifth after beating Horsford BC 14-0 at home; R Cranston 13-8, N Hurn 12-8, M Roe 15-3 and G Payne 16-7. Framingham Earl at home resulted in a 12-2 home win with R Cranston winning 24-3.

December 2 sees the start of the league championship program with the triples at Lakeside Country Club. Would clubs please let the competition secretary know what their entries are.