Sprowston move back to top of City Of Norwich Short Mat Bowls League

The City League Sprowston are back at the top of the City Of Norwich Short Mat Bowls League.

The hosts beat Framingham Earl 14-0 (P Smart 25-2, D Dewing 20-4 ,T Fletcher 10-8 and J Poynter 12-7).

Earlier, Framingham Earl had beaten Felthorpe 14-0 at home (R Lumley 11-10, C Emms 10-9, M Blaza 14-9 and K Bunn 14-7). They also beat County Council 10-4 at home, with K Bunn winning 18-4. N Hurn, fresh from his hip operation, won 14-3 for County Council. RG Carter also played at home to County Council, coming out on top by 12-2, with T Brown winning 20-6 and N Willard 19-6. N Hurn's triple scored Council's two points.

Carter then played at home to Deaf Sports and again they found them a tough nut to crack, winning 9-5 despite only having one winning triple. If the City Shield final is Deaf against Carter it looks to be set for a close game.

Thorpe Marriott have moved into seconds place after a 14-0 home win over Horsford BC (B McPherson 15-8,T Turner 22-8, G Clarke 14-8 and S Turner 10-6).

Old Bonds are on a roll – they went to Taverham and won 11-3 then played British Rail at home and won 13-1, which moves them up to third from bottom.

County Council had a hectic time – they played away to Felthorpe and won 10-4, with old-timer Malcolm Roe winning 15-3, and then beat Deaf Sport 14-0 at home. Council's final game was at Jarrolds where they lost 11-3 .

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Deaf Sports have qualified for the City League Shield Final after beating Taverham 14-2 ,and will play either RG Carter or Horsford Heroes in the final.

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