Past winners set to do battle for Captain’s Cup at Bungay Bowls Club

About 30 pairs of bowlers will compete at Bungay Bowls Club for the Captain's Cup, sponsored again by John Groom of Wingfield Street.

Organiser Ian Gosling has attracted a high quality entry with several past winners among them. Blundeston's Mel Cole won the Cup in 2010 partnering brother Kim, while Bungay's Roger Bullen, partnered by his sister Margaret won in 2006. Roger was also third in 2009. Alan Buck of Oulton Broad won in 2002 alongside Roger Clarke (Sole Bay), while Ron Mitchell (St Marks) won in 2001. Double winner (1990 and 1997) from Leiston, Paul Alexander, playing with Gerald Free, is also entered.

Hoping for a bit more luck is Steve Tayt of Costessey Crown who has finished third, fourth and runner-up twice in the past six years. The host club are represented by Gilly Angus, Nick Harnour, Jack Newnham, Jim Reid and Ann Swanston.

Qualifying matches commence at 9am with the finals at about 4.30pm.

Entries are still available for the remaining two tournaments July 15's R Charlish open triples and August 12's Waveney Windows open triples. Contact Ian Gosling on 01603 593207 or email

Meanwhile, Bungay Bowls Club fell at the first hurdle in the Suffolk EBF Senior and Junior Cup competitions.

In the Seniors they were heavily defeated by Kessingland, but lost by only eight shots to Halesworth in the Juniors. However their results in the Suffolk County Cup have been more successful. A walk-over against Melton followed by a eight-shot win over Roundwood saw Bungay progress to the quarter-final where they play Norbridge on June 23.

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In the Millennium Trophy they beat Sparrows Nest and Felixstowe to face either Stone Lodge or Eye in the last 16.

In the Lowestoft Area Custom Kitchen Cup competition Bungay again defeated Sparrows Nest to go through to the next round where they will meet Wenhaston.