Bure bowls league faces key meeting

The Bure League hold their annual meeting at Woodbastwick tomorrow (7.30pm) – and with four new league applications set to go to a vote the sport could see drastic changes in the winter.

Cromer, Halvergate, Bob Carter and Thorpe Marriott have all applied to join the league and if their applications are successful some in the sport predict the end of the Wensum League.

Of the four clubs only Thorpe Marriott has previously played in the Bure League although Bob Carter made an unsuccessful application some years ago.

It is the first time either Halvergate or Cromer have applied to join the Bure.

On Saturday the English Short Mat Bowls Association hold their annual meeting at the Caroline Chisholm School in Northants at 10am and all members are welcome to attend.

• The annual Dave Durrant Memorial Triples event, held at Thorpe Marriott, saw Kirby Bedon's Shirley Brown, Gerald Chilvers and Joe Brown romp home by 9-2 in the final against Hingham's Wendy Tweed, Graham Tweed and Colin Harris. A raffle was held which raised �92 for the Quidenham Children's Hospice. • Wymondham continued their winning streak in Division One of the Norfolk Summer League with a 6-2 home win against Hevingham. Mary Fisher, Chris Mann and Jon Sparham got the home side off to a good start with a 22-9 win against Pat Bunn, Gill Bunn and Alan Bunn.

Hevingham's David Sharpe has been in great form over the last two weeks, and with Mervyn Williamson at lead and Ian MacLean at two he ended the season long unbeaten run of Wymondham's Debbie Phillips by beating her triple 16-8.

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Phillips, with Debbie Barrett at lead and Jack Barrett at two, found themselves in the unaccustomed position of being 8-0 down after just four ends but fought back to within two shots of Sharpe's triple. David Sharpe then pulled out all the stops to see his triple home.

After the break Andrew Stratton substituted for Debbie Barrett and Debbie Phillips' triple returned to winning ways beating Alan Bunn's triple 21-5.

With Mikey George substituting for Mary Fisher, Jon Sparham's triple made sure of a 6-2 home win beating Sharpe's triple 16-8.