Norfolk BC in the thick of it as county championship reach semi-final stage

Norfolk Bowls Club have been dominant in the county championships. Picture: Archant

Norfolk Bowls Club have been dominant in the county championships. Picture: Archant

Norfolk BC dominated proceedings at the semi-finals stage of the County Championships.

Tom Segolo has reached three finals – the prestigious four wood singles as well as the junior singles and junior pairs.

In the fours, the 2015 champions, County Arts, skipped by Philip Barr, are in the final once again by beating Wootton Park's Vernon Hudson where they will meet Wymondham Dell, skipped by John Ottaway, who secured a narrow victory over another County Arts rink skipped by Peter Wilkinson.

The Norfolk BC trio skipped by Rick Summers proved too strong for the Diss triple skipped by Kevin Baker with a comfortable victory. There will be no all-Norfolk BC final as in the other semi Peter Chestney's Downham Market triple beat Mark Riches.

In a repeat of last year's final, John Tufts and Wayne Willgress of Norfolk BC beat defending champions Barry Flatt and Gary Goodrum on an extra end and will meet Dan Seabourne and George Tubby of Freethorpe, who had a comfortable victory over father and son Colin and Matthew Warnes of Fakenham Town.

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In the junior singles, defending champion Dan Seabourne was comfortably beaten by Segolo. Tom, along with twin brother James was also successful in the junior pairs, beating Harry Cater and Jack Wells (Downham Market) on an extra end. In the junior pairs the Segolo twins will meet the Diss/Acle combination of Aaron Stimpson and Dan Mills, who overcame Hunstanton's Rhys Morgan and Dan Cawthorne. Luke Preston of Northwold beat James Segolo to reach his first county final in the junior singles.

Both four wood singles semi-finals were one-sided affairs with Andy Siely of Acle beating Adrian Folker of Wootton Park and Tom Segolo overcoming Downham Market's Peter Chestney.

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Nigel Carter's Upwell four are in the final of the new senior fours championship after beatingn Peter Boldero from Downham Market and will meet the winners of the other semi-final between Bob Allen of St Lawrence and John Ottaway of Wymondham Dell. In the two wood singles Matt Flatman of Norfolk BC was too strong for Gissing's David Wood whilst Colin Scott of Swaffham Town had a narrow victory over Martham's Gino Gallent.

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