Diss victory puts Lakeside on the brink of promotion

With no matches being played in Division One of the Norfolk CIBA Bowls League this weekend attention turned to the promotion and relegation issues in the remaining divisions.

With no matches being played in Division One of the Norfolk CIBA Bowls League this weekend attention turned to the promotion and relegation issues in the remaining divisions.

Lakeside A remain the favourites for promotion from Division Two, and now need just one point from their last two games after Diss A beat Hunstanton A at home 102-78, Roger Barnbrook's rink winning for them 29-12.

In Division Three, six teams remain in with a chance of promotion. With leaders Shotford A not playing, Brecks A moved into second place following their 80-64 win at home to Dereham A, top rink that of John Wright 25-10. Old Hall's 76-63 win at home to North Walsham B condemned the visitors to relegation to Division Four (top rink for Old Hall, Frank Johnson 24-14).

Norfolk BC B won away at Lakeside B 85-71 with the Norfolk BC rink skipped by Ray Lewis winning 37-11.

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A similar situation exists in Division Four with six teams still in contention for promotion, although with results going their way, Norfolk BC C are promoted even though they were without a game this week. County Arts C moved into second place following their win away at Wymondham C, their rink skipped by T Yallop winning 32-15.

Acle C beat Pinewood Park B at home 78-63 (top rink for Acle Brian Grint 25-12) and Gallow B beat Great Yarmouth A at home 92-57 (top rink for Gallow David Vaughan 34-11).

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Both Great Yarmouth A and Wymondham C are relegated to Division Five.

In Division Five, Browston B have clinched both the championship and promotion after they beat Pentney B at home 86-72 (top rink for Browston P Brown 30-11). The remaining promotion place will go to either Dereham B, Pentney B or Shotford B.

In the latest games played in the Norfolk CIBA Top 10 League, Acle beat The Brecks 81- 62 and Browston beat Pentney B 85- 61.

n In the Norfolk County Women's Indoor Bowling Association unbadged pairs zone final, two teenagers from Beccles IBC, Kirsty Clarke and Louise Catchpole, took on last year's qualifiers, Ann Baker and Sheila Leighton from North Walsham.

The Beccles pair won the first end and by the halfway stage were 15-7 in front, despite some excellent shots from their opponents.

The game finished 25-9 in favour of the youngsters and they now go forward to the last 16.

This is the last year of this competition, but bowling as they did in this round, they could well go on to be the last winners of this title.

n Other results

Over 50 two wood triples: Linda Blake, Christine Webb, Joyce Roylance (North Walsham) 23, Sue Button, Mary Johnson, Carole Baker (Diss) 8.

NCWIBA Triples quarter-finals: Margaret Hannant, Pam Oakley, Janis Lawrence (North Walsham) 19, Doreen Wells, Carol Fenn, Jenny Morrison (Pinewood Park) 11; Linda Ward, Suzanne King, Maureen Emment (Gallow) 20, Ann Haverson, Sue Purse, Marlene Harrison 18; Margaret Hawes, Mary Johnson, Carole Baker (Diss) 16, Beryl Cooke, Margaret Smith (sub), Veronica Southey (Shotford) 10; Beryl Kittle, Bridget Woods, Anita Smith (Dereham) 17, Maureen Stiles, Sylvia Linford, Jane Calrke 15.

The first quarter-final was notable for the appearance of Margaret Hannant following the stroke she suffered in Australia two-and-a-half years ago.

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