Proud Carter team reach national National Mixed Fours bowls final

Sue Hunt, Margaret Reynolds, Jason Woods and Melvin Woods of Bob Carter reached the National Mixed Fours final at Kempston before losing 12-4 against David Wiggins' Oxfordshire rink.

The Carter rink, winners of the Norfolk Mixed Fours title earlier in the season, did Norfolk proud as they progressed through the championship knocking out Marc Lancaster's West Sussex four on the way in a game that they led by 8-1 after only four ends.

Norfolk's Jenny Walker, Jean Woods, Jon Sparham and David Lamb reached the quarter-finals.

In the national Under-18s, Jack Barrett of Costessey and Josh Baxter of Halvergate both reached the quarter-final stage. Edward Elmore of Cambs retained the title beating another previous winner, Matt Sifford of Essex, in a classic final that had to be decided by an extra end.

Coltishall are Bure League champions for the first time since 2006 after Kirby Bedon failed to take the maximum points they needed at Horsford Heroes. It has been an incredibly tight race for the title with either Woodbastwick or East Tuddenham looking the likely winners in the closing stages until both teams slipped up.


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Coltishall's late surge of form carried them into the reckoning but defending champions Kirby Bedon still had the opportunity of winning the title again if they won their final game 10-0 at Horsford. As it was, a first half win for Horsford's Lynn Frank, David Nixon and Roger Frank against Phil Watson's triple left Coltishall celebrating their fifth Bure League title.

Bob Carter won the Wensum Cup final beating Woodbastwick 14-2.

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Wymondham are Breckland League champions for the third year in a row after beating Connaught B. They more or less made sure of the title in their previous match as they swept to a 10-0 win at Hingham Yellow. Roger Steele, Melvyn Barker and Brian Saunders scored two full house sixes as they powered their way to a terrific 32-6 win.

Pat Saunders, Mary Fisher and Chris Mann added an 18-11 win with Pat Saunders having a good game at lead. Billie Barker, Jack Barrett and Debbie Phillips led throughout in a game they won by 20-8 against Ken Thomas. The Wymondham whitewash was completed by Mikey George, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Stratton who beat top Hingham skip Jane Frary by 23-15.

Second placed Connaught A won 8-2 at home to Carleton Rode. Neil Davidson's triple scored Carleton's only win beating Bill Adcock's triple 18-12. Chris Musk, Lee Fallows and Sylvia Parsons were Connaught's top triple winning 32-8.

Coastal Cup leaders Bradwell Blue won 12-6 at home to Martham following their 10-8 home defeat at the hands of title rivals Woodbastwick Eagles.

Hingham hosted the Dennis Moore Trophy where Wymondham's young England star Chris Mann won the singles title for the second time beating John Williamson 14-2 in the final.

Chris Musk and Sylvia Parsons of Connaught A won the Pairs with Banham's Val Hambling and Jim Delaney in the runners-up spot.

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