It’s target Worthing

The quarter-finals of the Norfolk County (EBA) Association championships have been completed with the winners now only one match away from qualifying for the Bowls England National Championships at Worthing.

Jamie Chestney looks favourite for the singles title following an emphatic 21-7 over previous winner George Tubby. He is joined in the semi- finals by last year's triples winner Tony Seabourne of Acle St Edmund, Nigel Carter of Upwell and Robert Hadingham of Wortwell.

In the pairs, defending champions Charlie Boon and Philip Day (Norfolk BC) progressed to the semi-finals with a 21-13 victory over Melvyn Osbourne and David Leigh of the GW Staniforth Club in Thetford.

Wymondham Dell's Roger Guy and John Ottaway needed an extra end to overcome Adam Watts and Mark Turner of County Arts whilst there were comfortable wins for father and son Liam and Peter Stevenson and Rocky Lewis and Mike King.

Bad weather prevented the triples being played on the scheduled evening but three of the matches were rescheduled and played later in the week where there were wins for the triples from Wootton Park, Downham Market and Martham.

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The final quarter-final tie between County Arts (Frank Ray, R.Hubbard and Alan Curtis) and Thetford GW Staniforth (David Kaye, Walter Pattee and John Wright) will take place at Wymondham Dell tonight

In the Fours played at Aldiss Park there were comfortable victories for RG Carter Group, Freethorpe and Norfolk BC while Wymondham Dell had to come from behind to beat Caister.

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• Norfolk Ladies celebrated their first win of the season when they travelled to Wellingborough for their annual fixture with Northamptonshire Ladies. Match Score was 97-87.

Top Rink (23-6) was skipped by North Walsham's Christine Webb, who was supported by P Clarke, C Branch and J Bargh.

Other rinks: A Read, D Cousins, M English, P Calton (16-17); P English, V Moore, G Savory, M Binmore (14-10); M Goode, M Bowyer, B Hall, M Tubby (10-19); A Melton, F Day, S Ealden, S Parsons (19-12), B Venn, C Kellow, D Ramm, S Bragg (15-23). President Anne Read was supported by her senior vice-president Vera Moore and junior vice-president Sue Ealden, who had earned enough points to be presented with her county badge.

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