Selwyn Goldsmith appointed boss of Norfolk County Short Mat Bowls Association
The Norfolk CSMBA Management Committee, with president Brian Saunders in the chair, has appointed Selwyn Goldsmith of Kirby Bedon as Norfolk County manager from April 1 for a two-year term of office.
Earlier in the meeting current manager Lianne Mills gave her final manager's report where she reported on Norfolk's success in the South-East Rinks Championship as well as both Norfolk teams qualifying for the knock-out stages of the ICC.
She thanked assistant manager Bob Oatway for his help, support and encouragement during their two years at the helm. A vote of thanks was proposed for Lianne Mills and Bob Oatway and the committee gave them a rousing round of applause.
Bob Carter reached the Wensum Cup final on shots after finishing level on points after their two leg semi-final match against Halvergate.
After winning 6-2 at Halvergate in the first leg Carter could have expected an easier game at home but the visitors produced a stunning display to win 6-2 but failed to score enough shots.
Melly Woods' Carter triple clinched the match beating Chris Mann's Halvergate triple 12-10 when the young England international narrowly failed to pull off an audacious reverse bias shot with his final wood.
Carter will now face the winners of the Woodbastwick against Thorpe Marriott semi-final. Connaught A have reached the final of the Norwich Cup once again after a convincing win against Sprowston.
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In the first leg at Sprowston the home side were rocked back on their heels as Connaught A won five of the six first half games to lead 10-2 in a match they eventually won 17-7.
Connaught quickly sealed Sprowston's fate in the second leg winning five of the opening six games and Sprowston conceded at 27-9 down on aggregate.
Wymondham crushed visitors Coltishall 8-0 to reach the final of the Norfolk County Cup. In the first half Pat Saunders, Mary Fisher and Chris Mann gave Wymondham a great start winning 20-5 while Brian Saunders' triple scraped home by 11-10 against a lively Margaret Harman who was in good form.
After the break it was all Wymondham as Andrew Stratton's triple won 19-7 and Debbie Phillips' triple won 22-6. A big 22-5 win for Russell Flint, Jason Woods and Melly Woods earned East Tuddenham a 6-4 win at Kirby Bedon in the Bure League.
Kirby had beaten Horsford BC 10-0 in their previous match. Woodbastwick won 8-2 at home to Coltishall with Peter Johnson, Norma Jablonowski and Peter Jablonowski racking up a 22-5 win against Les Harman's triple.
Woodbastwick will be less pleased with a 7-3 defeat at Hevingham where David Sharpe's triple beat Trevor Hallett 17-5.
Tens League action saw both title contenders win away with Bob Carter winning 4-0 at Connaught and Hempnall winning 2-0 at Kirby Bedon.
Thurton's chances of grabbing the runners-up spot in the South Norfolk League were helped by two good wins at Saxlingham and at home to Wreningham.
Thurne League leaders Woodbastwick went down by 8-2 at Bradwell but won 8-2 at bottom side Stalham. Runaway Wensum League leaders Bob Carter made it eight wins out of eight by winning 8-2 at Coltishall.