Norfolk Ladies complete double over Cambs after producing fine display

Norfolk fell just short in the final of the John's Trophy against Kent. Picture: Archant

Norfolk fell just short in the final of the John's Trophy against Kent. Picture: Archant - Credit: Archant � 2010

It was a busy weekend for Norfolk Over 60s with a home match against Cambridgeshire Ladies on Saturday and an away fixture against Friends of Essex on Sunday.

At Hingham Sports & Social Club a Norfolk Over 60s side consisting of all lady bowlers entertained Cambs Ladies.

Cambs Ladies were looking for revenge after losing at home to Norfolk but it was not to be as Norfolk completed a double over their opponents defeating them 30-18 on points and 239-191 on shots.

After winning the first session 6-2 on points Norfolk never conceded the lead. In the pairs Wendy Tweed and Sue Fox were impressive throughout winning their games by 14-2, 13-8 & 11-8.

In the triples Anne Bidolph, Elaine Oatway and Lesley Crowe won their games by 14-4, 9-8 and 14-4 while Moira Stevens, Joan Costello and Jane James won by 17-5, 13-11 and 11-8.

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The next day saw Norfolk Over 60s set out for an away match against Friends of Essex at Falcon IBC. It was the first time Norfolk had played at this venue and with slow mats in play on an indoor rink Norfolk bowlers certainly noticed the difference in speed from what they are used to at Hingham. Never-the-less it proved to be an excellent and competitive match although the home side came out on top by 68-60 on points and 570-561 on shots.

Certainly Norfolk got the better of their opponents in the pairs sessions where they came out on top by 39-25 on points but the triples endured a torrid time in their second and third sessions resulting in a 43-21 points deficit which swung the match Essex way.

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Top scorers for Norfolk were Kerry Greenacre of Haddiscoe and Selwyn Goldsmith of Kirby Bedon who won all their four pairs games by 9-8, 15-4, 15-4 and 14-6.

In the Summer Cup Halvergate won 8-0 at Deaf Sports with Ray Lamb, Steven Lamb and Simon Warnes winning 14-13 and 17-8 and Kerry Greenacre, Robbie Lamb and Keith Cooke winning 21-4 and 15-9. Summer League Division One action saw Thorpe Marriott held to a 4-4 draw at home to Deaf Sports.

In Division Two Watton struggled, losing 8-0 away to Forncett and then 8-0 at home to Horsford.

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