Champions suffer an early setback

Bowls: After two weeks of the NCBA County League the form teams are beginning to show. House on the Green A top the Premier Division with 16 points after an 11 shot away win at last year's champions Costessey Private.

After two weeks of the NCBA County League the form teams are beginning to show. House on the Green A top the Premier Division with 16 points after an 11 shot away win at last year's champions Costessey Private.

Fakenham Town are in second spot, six points behind, after winning away at Hickling A by eight shots and taking seven points. In third spot are Gt Plumstead Tigers who picked up seven points away to Tungate A winning by 12 shots. The final result in the Premier saw Cawston Rebels win at home to Whissonsett A by eight shots, taking seven points.

Two teams have 13 points at the top of Area A. Mill Farm Private picked up seven points at home to Walsingham while Overstrand took all nine points at home to Holt Tawny Owls. Mill Farm Private are top thanks to shot difference.

Suffield Park A are in third spot after picking up seven points away to Cawston A.

In Sub Area A Holt Barn Owls lead the way with 15 points following a 27-shot home win over Mundesley Haig. In second spot are Foulsham on 14 points. They won away at Reepham Town by 10 shots taking seven points.

Dilham Cross Keys have taken a four-point lead at the top of Area B following a 32-shot away win at Freethorpe for seven points. Bradwell and Acle St Edmunds A are on 11 points. Bradwell lost by one shot away to Ormesby Reds who took seven points and Acle A lost at Winterton by 10 shots taking only two points.

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Woodbastwick and Filby fought out the closest game of the week. The game ended at 51 shots each. Woodbastwick took five and a-half points as they won on two rinks.

Sub Area B is headed by Caister A on 16 points. They won by six shots at Hemsby, taking nine points. In second spot are Bacton on 14 points after a comfortable 29-shot home win against Tungate B. Aylsham occupy third spot on 13 points despite losing away at Stalham and only taking four points.

Area C is headed by Burlingham on 16 points, following an 11-shot away win at Plantation Park for seven points. Second spot is shared by Heartsease St Francis and Herthersett Social on 11 points.

Sub Area C has Fleggburgh Village in a one-point lead over Ormesby Blue. Fleggburgh won at home to Cantley by 29 shots, taking seven points. Ormesby Blue visited Rollesby and came away with a seven-shot win for seven points.

Acle B had a convincing 51-shot home win over Martham for nine points and South Walsham Mallards won at home to Caister Castaways by 38 shots, also taking nine points.

Area D has Bircham and South Wootton Swan sharing the lead on 16 points. Bircham took all nine points away to Whissonsett B whilst South Wootton Swan recorded a home win over Docking by 11 shots for seven points. South Lynn won by six shots away to Marham for five points. In the Gaywood Park derby the A team beat the B team by 46 shots taking all nine points.

Fakenham Town B head Sub Area D after picking up eight points from a 26-shot home win over Sculthorpe. Heacham Social are three points behind in second spot. They won at House on the Green B by two shots, taking six points. Hempton are in third spot despite losing at Wells Elsmith by 17 shots.

In Sub Area E Swanton Morley have opened a five-point gap at the top. They beat Costessey Private B at home by eight shots for seven points. In second spot are Horsford after a 27-shot win at Great Plumstead Panthers for nine points.

t Diss and District BC begin their novice coaching sessions on Saturday, starting at 10am. People of all ages, male and female, are welcome. More information from Reg Haydon on 07880 703483 or 01379 644036.