Norfolk's mixed fortunes
There were mixed fortunes for the two Norfolk EBF County teams in their games against Lincolnshire.The Adams team played at Cawston BC and ran out overall winners by nine shots, taking 19 of the available 22 points.
There were mixed fortunes for the two Norfolk EBF County teams in their games against Lincolnshire.
The Adams team played at Cawston BC and ran out overall winners by nine shots, taking 19 of the available 22 points.
Norfolk started strongly and held a 19 shot lead after five ends, 39 shots to 21. The lead reduced over the next five ends, with Norfolk ahead 67-51 after 10 ends.
Over the next five ends the lead increased to 26 shots, with Norfolk leading 101 shots to 75. Lincolnshire reduced the deficit to 25 shots after 20 ends and continued to make inroads into the Norfolk lead over ends 21 to 25, bringing the gap down to 19 shots. With a strong finish the Lincs players made further progress, but the Norfolk players held on to win 177-168. This sets the Adams team up for a good run at qualifying for the finals in Skegness.
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Individual rink scores: C Carter, M Reynolds and C Lawrence 32 shots to 20, D Webb, N Browne and V Hudson 29 shots to 27, M Chapman, K Kemp and W Burrage 32 shots to 22, A Sayer, G Todhunter and C Woodcock 19 shots to 43, S Reynolds, R Greef and I Whiley 31 shots to 31, M Elliott, S Elliott and A Manson 34 shots to 25.
Over at Lakeside, the Newton team had a much more difficult game and despite a good fight they lost by seven shots, taking only four points.
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Again, Norfolk started well and led by 11 shots after five ends and they still held a seven shot lead at 10 ends. Over the next five ends Lincolnshire moved into a nine shot lead, which they increased to 17 shots at 20 ends. At 25 ends the gap in favour of Lincs had further increased to 19 shots. A strong finish by the Norfolk team reduced the arrears, but Lincs ran out winner by 154 shots to 147.
This result puts the Norfolk team on the back foot. They will need to pick up some good results over the next few weeks to keep their season's hopes alive.
Rink scores: D Wiseman, D Sherman and N Raven 23 shots to 26, F Ray, N Coverdale and P Randell 20 shots to 34, R Bunton, B Nurse and N Blyth 26 shots to 27, K Hammond, D Cole and M Leveritt 34 shots to 14, S Bunton, P Clutterbuck and M Bird 20 shots to 34, T Baker, R Meeks and G Mayhew 24 shots to 19.