Battle at top of Norfolk CIBA County League rages on, but it’s goodbye to Lakeside A

County Arts A and Norfolk BC A continue to be locked together at the top of Division One of the Norfolk CIBA County League.

With captain Brian Taylor leading the way with a 29-4 win, County Arts A won 86-53 at Lakeside A, a result which relegates the home side to Division Two.

Meanwhile, Norfolk BC A won 79-66 at Wymondham A, despite the home rink, skipped by James Austin, top scoring 26-16.

With both teams having just one more game to play in the league, the leaders are separated by shot difference only.

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Acle A are now 6½ points behind the top two with a game in hand after they won at home to Pentney A, 96-58, Jamie Howlett's rink winning 25-11.

Gallow A ensured their place in the top division after they won at home to Lynnsport A by 90 shots to 69, their rink skipped by Mark Riches winning 28-13.

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In Division Two, Pinewood Park A won away at County Arts B 96-70, Duncan Toyn's rink top scoring 26-10, and Browston A won away at Hunstanton 79-73, Vic Moore's rink the top rink there, winning 23-16. Norfolk BC A were 76-73 home winners over Acle B, with top rink Bob Reed, 30-23.

In Division Three, North Walsham beat visiting Lakeside B 92-76, Tony Elvin's rink winning 29-18, and Roundwood A beat Pinewood Park B at home, 99-61, Tony Thrower's rink winning 31-12.

Wymondham B are Division Four champions after they won 83-81 at Browston B, with their rink skipped by John Hardy top scoring with a 22-12 win.

Diss B beat visiting Gallow B 81-74, top rink honours being shared by the home rink skipped by M Rich (23-15) and the away rink skipped by K Mallett (24-16).

Completing a double for the club, Wymondham C are Division Five champions following their win at Shotford B by 91 shots to 56 – the top rink for them that of S Bingham, 35-9.

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