Potter Heigham’s Michael High proves star of the show on finals day

Michael High in action at Acle on Sunday. Picture: Brian Grint

Michael High in action at Acle on Sunday. Picture: Brian Grint - Credit: Archant

Potter Heigham's Michael High was the star player of the day at the Norfolk Bowls Association's Eastern Area finals day at Acle St Edmunds.

High advanced into the county semi-finals to be played next weekend in the senior pairs, champion of champions and the three bowls rink.

High and Robin Monsey took a 23-10 victory over Barney Wymer and Alan Benson-Nutt and saw off David Airey 21-20 in the Champion of Champions.

Alongside Dennis George and Andy Flynn he also beat Michael Blyth, Nigel Rudling and Keith Cutmore in the three bowls rinks.

In the two bowls rinks Gino and Michael Gallant and Gary Hewitt beat John Annis, Andy Siely and Dan Mills 23-9 and the mixed pairs saw a narrow 17-16 win for Lynne Cannel and Bill Downie over Jane Cockrill and Barney Wymer.


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Matthew Sparrow won the under-25 singles 21-8 against Robert Brooks.

Dan Mills beat Gino Gallant 21-11 in the two bowls singles and Peter Clayton took victory in the Secretaries Cup over Nigel Rudling 21-12.

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Gary Hewitt won the four bowls singles 21-20 over Michael Blyth and Gino Gallant and Gary Hewitt beat John Hudson and Graham Bowgen 19-11.

In the mixed rinks Sheena and Andy Siely and Simon Elliott beat Sandra Faircloth, Michael and Gino Gallant 20-13 whilst in the senior mixed pairs Ken and Ann Tickner beat Pauline Ashby and Jim Harrison 23-22.

All the winners now play in the County semi finals next Sunday at Holt.

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