Winter takes pride of place at the nationals
Norfolk's Federation bowlers had a successful week at the EBF National Championships at Newark, returning with five trophies. Pride of place went to Steven Winter from King's Lynn, who won the men's singles.
Norfolk's Federation bowlers had a successful week at the EBF National Championships at Newark, returning with five trophies.
Pride of place went to Steven Winter from King's Lynn, who won the men's singles. He was in superb form all week and ran out winner by 21 shots to 9 against L Rowland from North Essex in the final. Winter was also involved in the mixed pairs with his partner A Royal, again reaching the final only to lose by one shot against a pair from Cleveland.
The second success was in the mixed rinks, where Barbara Meeks, Rob Parker and Dennis Goodley from Acle were in fine form. They were comfortable winners in all their games, including the final where they took on local rivals from Suffolk. The final score was 21 shots to 10 in favour of the Norfolk Trio. Not to be outdone, Norfolk ladies were also successful in two competitions. The county team won the Harry Carver Trophy, winning all four of their games with a plus of 56 shots.
The ladies pairing of J Buxton and J Morrison from Pinewood Park produced some superb bowls on their way to winning the Joan Robinson Rose Bowls, beating a pair from Derbyshire 22-16 in the final.
These successes lead to Norfolk winning the Stuart Waites Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the most successful county.
This bought to an end the indoor bowls season. Players now switch their attention to the outdoor game and the County Players will be gearing themselves up for the full programme of Inter County games culminating with the National Finals at Skegness at the end of August.
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The schedule of county games this season is as follows: May 29 North Essex away, June 12 Hunts at home, June 19 Northants away, June 26 Suffolk at home, July 3 Lincolnshire away, July 10 North Cambs at home. The Adams Trophy home games are being played at Cawston BC and the Newton Trophy games at R G Carter. The Under-25 team fixtures are as follows: June 6 Hunts at home, June 13 Lincolnshire away, June 20 Suffolk at home.Home games are being played at Acle St Edmunds BC.