South Lynn wrestle Shield title from Swanton Abbott

The final NCBA competition final was played on Saturday at Hingham BC, with Swanton Abbott taking on South Lynn in the club county championship final for the Jason Roope Shield.

The winners of this game go on next season to represent Norfolk in the EBF Club Championships, played for the Durham Centenary Trophy.

As the reigning champions, Swanton Morley were looking for a repeat success whilst South Lynn were looking for their first ever win in the competition.

South Lynn started the game strongly and held a 20-shot to 11 lead after five ends and at 10 ends they had increased their lead to 15 shots.

At this point Swanton Abbott started to make a recovery, reducing the deficit to nine shots after 15 ends.

By the 20th end South Lynn's lead was down to seven shots, at 72-65. Over the last five ends it looked as though an extra end would be required, but in trying to win the game Swanton Abbott dropped shots and the final score was South Lynn 94 Swanton Abbott 83.

The Jason Roope Shield was presented to Andy Sayer, South Lynn's captain, by NCBA vice-president John Hudson.

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This game brings to an end the outdoor bowls season – the players will now move indoors with a full inter county calendar to look forward to.

• The 29th annual John Woodcock Memorial Tournament has been held at the County Arts Club in Norwich and won by local players John Colcombe, John Harris and George Tubby along with Yorkshire's Philip Parsons.

In the nine-end final they beat Gary Mallett, Mike Leman, Ronnie Mallett and Danny Noble by six shots to four.

The tournament, organised once again by Brian Taylor, raised �725 for the 'Big C' charity to add to the thousands that has been raised in the previous years.

• The North Walsham New Road Bowls and Snooker Club celebrates the end of its 100th year next Saturday, by the raising of a new club flag, especially commissioned to mark the occasion.

Designed by one of the committee members, the new flag was produced in North Walsham through the combined talents of photographic experts, Photoworx, and specialist curtain-maker, Sally Bishop.

Following the flag-raising ceremony, members will enjoy an afternoon of bowling, followed by an end-of-season barbecue.

The club was founded in 1912 as the North Walsham Private Bowls Club.

No longer an exclusive private club, but welcoming all members of the community, the club is always keen to attract new members, who should contact the secretary, Barbara Walland, on 01692 402627 for further details – or watch the new flag raised on Saturday at 1.30pm.

• The final of the North Elmham & District Bowls League KO Cup, held on Elmham Institute's green on Sunday, was won by Sculthorpe who beat Whissonsett 68-48 (Ted, Peter F and D Dewson 20-8).

President Gerald Marsh presented the trophies together with those to league winners Whissonsett and Colkirk.

The league's 2013 AGM will be held at the North Elmham Institute on Wednesday, January 9 at 7.30pm.