Norfolk ready for Derbyshire in bowls’ Middleton Cup quarter-final

Norfolk meet Derbyshire in the Middleton Cup quarter-final at the Goodwood Bowls Club Leicester on Saturday (2pm).

The county have not met Derbyshire before at this stage of the national competition and Derby have never won the trophy – but manager Brian Taylor is taking nothing for granted.

'We will not underestimate them as they have come through a tough group and have beaten some good teams to qualify,' he said. 'Looking at their team they have some quality players but I'm confident we have to players to take us through to the semi finals.'

Norfolk team: John Tufts, Bernie Perrett, Steve Winter, Wayne Willgress; John Ottaway (captain), George Tubby, Andy Siely, Darren Rowsell; Gary Mallett, Mick Brown, Paul Shackcloth, Mervyn King; Max Harrison, Roger Guy, Chris Gaul, Peter Boldero; John Colcombe, Peter Wilkinson, Jake Willgress, Philip Barr; Sam King, Liam Stevenson, Chris Willgress, Mark Turner. Reserves: Daniel Noble, Justin Hudson, Rob Parker, Brian Taylor.

• The Annual county luncheon and prize presentation will take place at the Holiday Inn, Cromer Road, Norwich on Sunday, October 7 at 12.30pm for 1pm. Tickets are priced �21 and anyone wishing to attend should contact their club secretary or the county secretary, Peter Bird.


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