Early exit for last year’s finalists

Action at the Great Yarmouth Festival of Bowls gets under way at 9am today with the quarter-finals of the Potters Leisure sponsored mixed triples.

The first game will be between V Thrower and D and Y Brealey (Felthorpe and Oulton Broad) who will play J Shepard, B Manning and A Byford ( Diss and Thetford), who won all their three round robin games and in doing so knocked out last year's winners from Halvergate Top Green.

The Thrower triple won all their three games 16-6, 19-1, 9-6 to proceed to the last eight.

D Ramsey and P and R Groom (Sprowston Sports) topped their group on shots difference after they and G and Y Gant (County Arts) won two games.

They will now play R Carter, M Flatman and W Willgress (mixed) who won all their games and in doing so eliminated last year's runners-up and four times winners D and E Cole and P Webb (Acle and R G Carters).


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In the third game A and M Tortice and J Turner (Cawston and Felthorpe), who won two games and topped the group on shot difference, will play P Scott, J Downie and P Thorpe (Thetford) who won two games and drew the other for five points.

In the final game S Hardingham, B Wilson and T Gibson ( Dilham) won all their games for six points and a large shot difference of +41.

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They will play now play P, A and H Wilkinson (Reepham Nomads) who won two and drew their last game against the Tufts family from Bradenham.

In this game the Wilkinson triple were well behind, only to score seven shots on one end to get them back into the game.

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