One out of three is good enough for Acle

Acle St Edmunds won the Norfolk Women's Bowling Association's County Cup Final, beating Docking at North Walsham New Road by 65 shots to 49. Although Docking won two of the three rinks the Acle triple of Ada Sumpter, Mollie Auld and Geraldine Reeve scored enough shots to cover them, beating Eileen Ledgerwood, Viv Howe and Val Groom 29-3.

Acle St Edmunds won the Norfolk Women's Bowling Association's County Cup Final, beating Docking at North Walsham New Road by 65 shots to 49.

Although Docking won two of the three rinks the Acle triple of Ada Sumpter, Mollie Auld and Geraldine Reeve scored enough shots to cover them, beating Eileen Ledgerwood, Viv Howe and Val Groom 29-3.

Acle's Louise Meeks, Stephanie Tovell, Barbara Meeks lost 20-23 to Kate Bloomer, Carol Playford, Beverley Masters while Maureen Wright, Jeanette Riseley, Marion Himpleman went down 16-23 to Ann Leverett, Daphne Ramm and Maureen Emment.

After 15 ends Docking were only two shots behind, but they could not sustain the pressure in an excellent game played in weather more reminiscent of autumn than summer.


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t The Norfolk EBA's Bales Cup final will be between Wymondham Dell and Corston at Thetford on Thursday (6.15pm start).

While the Dell men were beating Upwell at Swaffham, Corston defeated County Arts 61-48 at Hingham.

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t The World Bowls Tour will honour its leading players and contributors in a new annual event which will be launched at the Potters Holidays World Indoor Championships in January.

In addition to the WBT Awards, the sport's greatest players will be inducted into a WBT Hall of Fame, which will be unveiled at a Gala Dinner at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk on the final day of the three-week World Championships.

The award categories will include: Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Best Qualifying Performance, Players' Player of the Year, Fans' Player of the Year, Shot of the Year, Performance of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award and Services to Bowls.

Nominations for the various Award categories will be announced later in the year.

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