Easy draw for Bob Carter in short mat bowls Summer Cup

In the Summer Cup draw last year's triple crown winners Bob Carter are at home to Division Three side Hingham Yellow in what should be an easy start to their bid to win the cup for three straight years.

Last year's runners-up Kirby Bedon A have a harder task drawn away to fellow Division One side, and two time cup winners, Hevingham.

Another attractive tie is First Bus at home to new league entrants Halvergate.

The Summer League AGM voted to support a new rule banning the use of mobile phones in playing areas and also clarified the rule on substitutes.

A hot topic of discussion surrounded the method and system used for the Summer Cup draw.

Delegates voted to support the applications for league membership from Halvergate and County Council who will enter the league in Division Three.

At Lakeside Country Club in Lyng well over fifty players were present for the Norfolk County Team trials.

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A series of games were played throughout the day watched by assessors with several players taking part who had not previously trialed for the county team.

Norfolk County manager Selwyn Goldsmith announced that all invitations for the Norfolk County Squad for the 2012/13 season would be sent out in May to the successful bowlers.

The new Norfolk County Squad will meet on the September 9 for a County Squad Day with Norfolk Premier opening their ICC campaign away to Northants on September 16 and both Norfolk Premier & Norfolk A entertaining Essex on September 23.

The South-East Region AGM was held in Suffolk with delegates discussing the future of the South-East competitions held by Norfolk, Cambs, Suffolk & Essex.

Much criticism was made of the organisation of the South-East Region Championships which was hosted by Essex and the late notification of details.

There were also discussions on the decision by Cambs to again withdraw at short notice.

Delegates decided to report back to their county committees on the future of the South-East Region events.

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