Norfolk’s Federation County bowlers lose out at Lincolnshire

Norfolk's Federation County bowlers continued their efforts to retain the Derbyshire Trophy on Sunday with a match against Lincolnshire.

The game started badly for the Norfolk players as Lincolnshire stormed into a 34-16 lead after five ends. The next five ends belonged to Norfolk as they reduced the deficit to eight shots (52-60). Unfortunately the next 10 ends belonged to Lincolnshire as they extended their lead to 95-74 at 15 ends and 126-103 at 20 ends.

Over the last five ends the Norfolk players produced a superb fightback scoring 33 shots to 15 but it wasn't enough as they lost out 141-136 overall.

Rink scores from the game against Lincolnshire were

At Acle: J Howlett, R Parker, T Dunton 21-25; M Elliott, J Fruin, J Dyball 17-23; J Colcombe, S Elliott, G Tubby 34-16.

At Lincoln: L Hills, M Riches, I Wones 9-29; P Winter, I Whiley, S Winter 37-14; A Sayer, D Toyn, J Roope 18-34.

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