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13 December 2023

Presidents Tour 2024

PRESIDENT DEREK RYDER’S TOUR to Northamptonshire.

Monday 13th to Friday 17th May 2024, staying at The Hind Hotel, Wellingborough.

INVITATION TO JOIN THE NBA TOUR 2024.

Monday: Coach leaves the County Arts Club 9.30am and Wymondham Dell 10.15am with comfort stop at Cambridge Services then arrive 12.45pm Irchester BC (Pre-ordered filled rolls on arrival)

6rink match starts 2.00pm, afterwards T&B with prize presentations, then proceed to hotel.

Tuesday: Earls Barton BC 6rink match start 2.00pm with filled rolls for purchase on arrival, afterwards T&B with prize presentations.

Wednesday: St. Crispin’s BC 6rink match start 2.00pm with filled rolls for purchase on arrival, afterwards T&B with prize presentations.

Thursday: Oundle BC 6rink match start 2.00pm with filled rolls for purchase on arrival, afterwards T&B with prize presentations. Tour meeting and raffle in hotel after evening meal.

Friday: Rushden Town BC 6rink match vs Bowls Northamptonshire start 1.00pm with filled rolls for purchase on arrival and meal after match, then journey home, stopping at Wymondham Dell and County Arts Club.

Cost for Single room £510.

Cost each for Twin room £410.

Cost includes 4 nights B&B accommodation at The Hind Hotel with additional cost for four evening meals (menu attached), including all match fees, filled rolls on arrival to match on Monday and two course meal after match on Friday plus cost of Coach Hire and driver’s accommodation. 

All other snacks and drinks at the tourist’s choice.

Deposit of £150.00 required.

If interested then please contact:-

John Mason, Tour Manager.

Norfolk Bowls Association.

johnmasonk2@gmail.com

O7730-282318.

08 December 2023

Men’s & County League Annual General Meetings held on

Sunday 3rd December 2023

 

Summary of the main business conducted

 

It was great to see so many Clubs represented at the Men’s & League AGM on Sunday.

 

Much was discussed and below is a Summary of the main business conducted which I hope you will find useful, particularly on the Motions that were passed.

 

You will see that the Summary also includes the County League structure for 2024 which Mark Elliott presented (if you have any questions on this please refer direct to Mark).

 

As for the rule changes that are needed following the Motions, I will be updating the rules as necessary but please bear with me as this may take a little time

 

You will see that there are vacancies for 3 Officer positions:-

·       Junior Vice President

·       Match Secretary

·       Assistant Match Secretary

 

The Management Committee will address these early in the new year but if any of your members are interested in joining the County ‘team’ by taking up one of these then please let me know and I can provide more details as required.

 

My summary report covers the Competitions Review that is currently being undertaken by Bowls England and I would re-iterate that this is still at an early stage. To date only recommendations have been made and though recently presented to the Counties, nothing has been decided. Bowls England are considering the comments expressed by County Associations when the recommendations were presented and Counties are due to meet with Bowls England again before Christmas when these will be discussed further. I then expect formal proposals to be submitted for consideration and for submission to the Bowls England AGM in February. I appreciate changes to Competitions are of particular interest and concern and as soon as I have more precise details and what will go forward to the Bowls England AGM I will let you know.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SUMMARY

 

MOTIONS

Competition Regulation 5 – Dress Code for County Competitions

The motion was passed so our Regulations will be updated to provide that the dress code for all our Competitions will be in accordance with Bowls England Regulations thereby permitting the wearing of coloured clothing

 

County Match Regulation 5 – Dress Code

The motion was passed so the Regulation will be updated as necessary to provide that dress for such matches will be advised by the Match Secretary

 

Competition Regulation 5 – Jermy Cup

The motion was passed so in 2024 the Jermy Cup will be played as 3x Triples over 18 ends with 3 bowls per player with each triple containing a minimum of one male and one female player.

 

The Jermy Cup Regulations will be updated accordingly and an entry form has recently been issued to Clubs.

 

The required update to the above Regulations is in hand and will be published shortly but details are already available to Clubs per the Motion details submitted with the AGM paperwork

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Officers were appointed in accordance with the Agenda. There are however the following vacancies:-

·       Junior Vice President

·       Match Secretary (previously held by David Naunton)

·       Assistant Match Secretary (previously held by Barney Wymer)

These are important positions that need to be filled so if anyone is interested in any then please let me know & I will provide details for what each position involves

 

As for Child Protection (Safeguarding Officer), I will cover this position whilst I am waiting for clarification from Bowls England as to what this position entails. I would add that as previously advised there is a requirement that each Club appoints their own Safeguarding Officer by 2025.

 

Competitions Review

Following the meeting, I presented details of initial recommendations from the Bowls England Working Party set up to review all Bowls England Competitions including our own County Championships.

 

At this stage, these are only recommendations and require much more consideration by Bowls England and County Associations and when final proposals are made, for implementation in 2025, I will provide more detailed information. Should any Club require details of these initial recommendations then please let me know.

 

COUNTY LEAGUE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING SUMMARY

 

MOTIONS

County League Rule 7(b) – last date for re-arranged matches

The motion was passed and all re-arranged matches must be played by the last scheduled date for matches in the appropriate League Zone.

 

County League Rule 8 – playing arrangements

The motion was passed and the league rule will clarify the situation when a team is not complete at the scheduled start time and the playing format in such circumstances

 

County League Rule 8(b)– number of ends

The motion failed so the number of ends played will remain at 21

 

County League Rule 11 – dress code

The motion was passed so our Regulations will be updated to provide that the dress code for all our League & playoff matches will be in accordance with Bowls England Regulations thereby permitting the wearing of coloured clothing

 

The required update to the League Rules is in hand and will be published shortly but details are already available to Clubs per the Motion details submitted with the AGM paperwork

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Officers were appointed in accordance with the Agenda.

The Zone representatives serving on the League Management Committee were appointed as follows

 

LEAGUE FORMAT FOR 2024

The format for 2024 was presented (see below).

 

Due to the number of teams to form South 2 Zone, this has been amalgamated into South 1 & Central 1, primarily to give teams an appropriate number of matches.

 

As result, South 1 now contains 9 teams but with the lack of the required number of Wednesdays, 2 matches will need to be played on a Monday and the necessary Monday dates will be allocated. We hope to be in position to confirm League fixtures and dates, including those to be played on a Monday in South 1 in early January.

 

With now only two ‘Zone 2’ in East & West in 2024 those Clubs qualifying for the Hansells Cup League play-offs will be:-

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUERIES ON THE LEAGUE ZONES OR ANY OTHER MATTERS CONCERNING THE COUNTY LEAGUE THEN PLEASE RAISE DIRECT WITH THE LEAGUE SECRETARY – MARK ELLIOTT.

 

 

 

 

John Ottaway

Hon. Men’s Secretary

5th December 2023

21 November 2023

President Barney Wymer’s charity for 2023 is “Nelson’s Journey”

 

 

If you are not aware Nelson’s Journey Nelson’s Journey is a local charity that supports children and young people in Norfolk who’ve experienced the death of a significant person.

 

They provide a range of resources and services, and accept referrals from families and professionals for those who may need our support. Since 1997, Nelson’s Journey has helped thousands of bereaved children and young people in the county. It is thanks to the tremendous support of our local community that our work is possible.

 

Over the course of the season, Barney has raised the fantastic sum £2,213.22 which he has been delighted to pass on to Nelson’s Journey

 

Barney says:

“I would like to give a big thank you all and really appreciate the support you have given me in the last months and to those who donated prizes for raffles, giving personal donations and the generous sum raided by our County Tourists. This helped me raise £2.213.22 for the local charity Nelson's Journey, which supports children who have suffered bereavement, and which I have been able to pass on to them.  

 

I feel very honoured to have been your President over the last 12 months and thank you once again for your wonderful support”

 

 

24 September 2023

Clubs Meeting held on Sunday 24th September 2023

 

Synopsis and Summary of matters raised and discussed

 

Attendance: County Officers & 24 representatives from Clubs

 

1.  Report by Hon. Secretary (John Ottaway)

 

Norfolk Bowls Association

The 2023 season ran smoothly with no major issues with all Competitions and League completed on schedule. Our thoughts will now turn to the 2024 season with the programme now being worked on.

 

There are matters under consideration by the Management Committee, namely:

 

Jermy Cup

Entries have greatly diminished over recent years and some Clubs who entered in 2023 were forced to concede matches due to problems raising teams.

 

This competition has been reviewed by the Management Committee who believes it to be no longer viable in its current format. Therefore, the Committee is proposing that it be played as a 1 rink mixed fours competition of 2 men/2 ladies in line with our other County Championships.

 

A formal proposition will be submitted to the AGM in December for adoption for the 2024 season including changes to the Jermy Cup rules

 

Dress Code

The requirement to get County Approval to Club coloured clothing no longer applies. Bowls England have issued detailed guidelines as to what is permitted so far as coloured clothing is concerned and these guidelines will apply to our County Championships that lead to the National finals and those competitions run direct by Bowls England.

 

Guidance has already been circulated to Clubs on what is and is not permitted

 

Our Competition Regulations will need to be amended and the required changes will be presented to the AGM in December.

 

Our internal Competitions (Bales Cup, Fermoy Cup & Jermy Cup) are not subject to Bowls England Competition Regulations and we determine our own rules so far as dress is concerned and it seems logical and for consistency that the dress for these and the County League should be the same as for the main County Championships so again changes to the rules for these events will be presented to the AGM.

 

Competition Prizes

The prizes presented to individual Competition winners & runners- up include tankards. This has been reviewed will change from 2024 and we will now present the winners and runners up with a cash equivalent with the amounts still to be determined. Winners will continue to receive individual medals along with the bannerette for their club

 

2023 Annual General Meeting

Nominations

Nominations for the Officer positions have now closed and there are vacancies for 3 key positions:-

 

Junior Vice President – No nomination has been received and the Management Committee will seek someone to fill this position

 

Match Secretary – David Naunton has decided to stand down and so this important position will become vacant and needs to be filled

 

Group Representatives

John Mason is standing down as Group 1 Representative and Ian Groves (County Arts) has been ‘nominated’ to take his. Representatives for the other 3 groups is unlikely to change

 

Safeguarding Officer

I have taken the safeguarding training and have the required DBS checks and I am covering this position in the short term but will seek to fill this role on a permanent basis

 

Motions

Any Motions to the AGM must be received by 15th October and to the League AGM by 5th November

 

Website

It is felt that our website is a bit tired, dated and not really compatible with mobile devices. We are therefore undertaking a review as to a possible upgrade which is in its early stages and I will report further in due course

 

County programme 2024

A draft is being produced but is subject to change depending on entries made. This will be published as soon as possible.

 

 

 

Middleton Cup

This continues as a Group format in 2024. Mark Turner will continue as Manager and our home match will be played at County Arts

 

Eastern Counties League

This will continue in 2024 but Huntingdonshire & Cambridgeshire have withdrawn leaving only 5 counties. The effect of the withdrawals will be discussed at the ECBA AGM in November and we will have to wait and see if changes to the League result.

 

County Tour

The President’s Tour was reinstated in 2023 and Derek Ryder is in the process of organising a tour in May 2024. Brian Howes has stood down as Tour Manager and John Mason has taken on this role and if anyone is interested in joining the tour party then please contact John Mason

 

Bowls England

 

Working parties

Bowls England have set up various working parties involving all levels of the game from players ,administrators, umpires to review a range of topics. These working parties are on-going and will present recommendations for changes

 

Competitions

This is a review of the Bowls England Competitions and any recommendations will require County approval prior to implementation in 2025.

 

As and when recommendations are received, the views of Clubs & Players will be sought.

 

In the meantime BE have issued a survey to get members views and this can be accessed via the BE website and I would urge anyone interested to participate

 

Affiliations

This is looking at the whole Affiliation process and I continue to press BE on the issues we have in the County particularly for Clubs playing Federation bowls to ensure these are fully considered by the working group.

 

A reminder – the Bowls England affiliation fee will increase to £7.00 per player next year and David Naunton will issue the relevant paperwork in early 2024

 

Disciplinary

Hopefully, the working party will recommend a more simplified process

 

 

 

Governance

This relates to BE internal governance processes and should have little direct effect on County operations

 

Bowls Big weekend

Several of our Clubs participated with I understand a varying degree of success. This will take place again in May 2024 and I would urge Clubs to consider taking part as it is a way to attract new members. If more Clubs do participate then it may be possible to have some form our County wide publicity to promote the event

 

Communications

Bowls England communicate direct with Clubs through the Club Contact as shown on each Club’s page on the Bowls England website.

 

It is the Clubs responsibility to keep the contact details up to date and this has to be done on-line via the website, via the Club/County Profile Log in prompt.

 

Clubs have been notified direct of their unique log-in details and Clubs are urged to ensure the contact details are up to date so information sent is received by the correct person.

 

If Clubs have any issues to be raised with Bowls England then these should be addressed to the BE Clubs Officer - Jas Batt (jasbir.batt@bowlsengland.com)

 

Staff

There have been several staff changes at Bowls England and Helen Slimm will be leaving in October

 

 

  1. Report by Hon. Competition Secretary (John George)

 

2023 Season

This went smoothly will all Competitions completed on schedule

 

     2024 Season

The programme for 2024 is now being worked on and will be completed and published once all entries are received (after the closing date of 1st December) Clubs are urged to complete and submit entries by this date to enable these to be checked prior to the relevant draws being made in early 2024

 

Assuming the motion to change the Jermy Cup to a mixed fours competition is passed at the AGM, the relevant entry form will then be issued

 

Consideration will be given as to whether more than one round of the 2 bowl singles can be played on a single evening (or possibly a weekend)

 


  1. Report by Hon. League Secretary (Mark Elliott)

 

2023 season

The Season went well with all league fixtures being completed within the dates as per the league rules despite a few postponements due to the weather. My congratulations go to all the zone winners and to Norfolk Bowling Club B and West Winch for winning the W P Baker Cup and the Hansells Cup respectively.

 

2024 League structure

The League format for 2024 and the draft League structure for 2024 is attached. This is still in DRAFT as is dependent on Clubs submitting entries to the League which do not close until 1st December. At this point, the structure for 2024 will be determined and presented to the League AGM in December.

 

There are particular issues surrounding the South 1 & 2 and Central Zones with currently an in sufficient number of teams to make these 3 zones viable. Hence, once all team entries are received the structure of these 3 zones will be reviewed and it is possible that these be amalgamated into 2 zones which may result in each zone comprising 9 teams resulting in an additional 2 matches in each zone. If this does arise then the additional dates will be incorporated into the league programme, probably played on a Monday. However, it must be stressed that this is dependent on the league entries made

 

2024 League AGM motions

 

League – number of ends

A motion has been submitted for presentation to the League AGM that all League Matches be played over 18 ends rather than 21 to bring this into line with other 4’s events (County/Senior Fours, Bales Cup, Jermy Cup & Fermoy Cup). It will be for Clubs to consider this and vote accordingly at the AGM

 

Postponed matches

The rule whereby postponed matches have to played ‘one week prior to the last scheduled league date’ to be changed to ‘prior to the last scheduled league date’ so as to give Clubs more time to arrange postponed matches particularly those postponed late in the season

 

Late Arrivers

The rules are not particularly clear as to players arriving late for a league match and if the start should be delayed or the match started with the players present and the playing format that should be adopted.

 

Changes are being considered to clarify what should occur and these will be presented to the League AGM


  1. Report by Hon. Treasurer (David Naunton)

County income is primarily from Affiliation Fees & Competition entries, amounting to approx. £3,000 per annum. Costs are increasing but the County Affiliation Fee will remain at £2.00 per playing member in 2024, which has been unchanged for many years. However, with increasing costs this will need reviewing and may have to increase in future years

 

  1. Report by Hon. Match Secretary (David Naunton)

The 2023 County Friendly Match programme was successfully completed and the 2024 programme is being worked upon.

 

There will be changes in 2024. For away matches, Counties travelling to Norfolk and Norfolk travelling to away matches present a problem with players reluctant to travel long distance and it’s likely that the number of matches will reduce to only 6. More details will be provided at the AGM.

 

Having held the Match Secretary position for several years, David has decided to stand down at the AGM. This is an important position that needs to be filled. If there is anyone interested in taking on this important position then please let David know who will be able to provide more details

 

 

 

John Ottaway –

Hon. Men’s Secretary

27th September 2023

 

Circulation:

Norfolk Bowls Association – Men’s Club Secretaries

Norfolk Bowls Association – Men’s Management Committee

Norfolk Bowls Association – Christine Rednall (Ladies Section Secretary)

Norfolk Bowls Association – Peter Cottee (Executive Officer)

Norfolk Bowls Association website

 

 

 

5 September 2023

County Championships History & Statistics SEPT 2023>

 

 

Link here

 

 

28 August 2023

 

West Winch win the Hansells Cup

 

The last silverware of the County season was decided on Saturday when West Winch lifted the Hansells Cup League playoff title at Wymondham Dell.

 

In the semi-final, they came from behind to beat Scole & District by a single shot. The other semi-final was not so close as Bradwell, always ahead against Hunstanton, won by 8 shots

 

The final saw West Winch open an early lead, which they never relinquished and ran out comfortable winners by 13 shots.

 

Results:-

Semi-finals

West Winch 55 Scole & District 54 (4-1)

Bradwell 58 Hunstanton ‘A’ 50 (4-1)

 

Final

West Winch 67 Bradwell 54 (4-1)

 

Photo click Link below

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25 August 2023

County Championship Finals RESULTS

Men’s County Championship Finals 2023

RESULTS

 

SINGLES

Jack Wells (Downham Market BC) 20 John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell BC) 21

 

PAIRS

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) 21 Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC) 11

 

TRIPLES

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park BC) 19

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe BC) 18

 

FOURS

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts BC) 18

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 16

 

TWO BOWL SINGLES

Matt Warnes (Downham Market BC) 16 Justin Hudson (Wootton Park BC) 11

 

JUNIOR SINGLES

Aaron Johnson (Norfolk BC) 21 Harry Cater (Downham Market BC) 20

 

JUNIOR PAIRS Semi-finals

Rhys Morgan & Bradley George (Wootton Park BC) 8

Harry Cater & Jack Larter (Downham Market BC/County Arts BC) 18

 

Tom Cooper & Aaron Johnson (Freethorpe BC/Norfolk BC) 13

Josh Finch & Dean Rudling (Wootton Park BC/Shipdham BC) 14

 

JUNIOR PAIRS FINAL

Harry Cater & Jack Larter (Downham Market BC/County Arts BC) 18

Josh Finch & Dean Rudling (Wootton Park BC/Shipdham BC) 19

 

SENIOR FOURS

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts BC) 12

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Richard Haydon & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 16

 

19 August 2023

Norfolk BC ‘B’ lift the WP Baker Cup

The County League Zone play offs for the WP Baker Cup were played at Thorpe Rec BC on Sunday 13th August with Norfolk BC ‘B’ being successful and will join their  ‘A’ team in the Premier League next season.

 

Results:-

 

Semi Finals

 

Final

Photo click Link

 

 

31 July 2023

County Finals Programme for 5th/6thAugust

Men’s County Championship Finals 2023

Venue: Thorpe Recreation BC

 

Saturday 5th August at 1.30pm

JUNIOR PAIRS Semi-finals

Rhys Morgan & Ryan Hudson (Wootton Park BC) -v-

Harry Cater & Jack Larter (Downham Market BC/County Arts BC)

 

Tom Cooper & Aaron Johnson (Freethorpe BC/Norfolk BC) -v-

Josh Finch & Dean Rudling (Wootton Park BC/Shipdham BC)

 

(JUNIOR PAIRS Final to follow - at 4.00pm)

 

SENIOR FOURS

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts BC) -v-

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Garry Oakley & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell)

 

Sunday 6th August at 10.30am

SINGLES

Jack Wells (Downham Market BC) -v- John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell BC)

 

PAIRS

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) -v- Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC)

 

Sunday 6th August at 1.30pm

JUNIOR SINGLES

Aaron Johnson (Norfolk BC) -v- Harry Cater (Downham Market BC)

 

TWO BOWL SINGLES

Matt Warnes (Downham Market BC) -v- Justin Hudson (Wootton Park BC)

 

FOURS

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts BC) -v-

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

TRIPLES

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park BC) -v-

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe BC)

Bales Cup winners – Norfolk BC

 

Congratulations to Norfolk BC who have won the Bales Cup for 2023 and now have won the title on the last 4 occasions

 

Final Result

 

NORFOLK BC 62 FREETHORPE 39

Photo click  link

 24 July 2023

Jermy Cup Winners – Norfolk BC

Jermy Cup

 

Congratulations to Norfolk BC who have won the Jermy Cup for 2023 and now having won the title on the last 4 occasions

 

Results

 

Semi-finals

County Arts BC 56 Aldiss Park BC 52

Martham BC 35 Norfolk BC 52

 

Final

County Arts 15 Norfolk BC 47

Photo link here

22 July 2023

County Pairs Semi Finals Results

County Championships 2023

Semi-final Results

 

Results of the County Championship semi-finals are below. The County finals will be played over the weekend of 5th/6th August at Thorpe Rec. BC and the programme will be published shortly

 

Fours

Paul King, Mark Wright, Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) 12

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts) 22

 

Max Harrison, Matt Warnes, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Market) 14

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 15

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 19th/22nd August

 

Triples

Barry Moody, Ken Jenkins & Michael Tufts (Hingham Rectory) 20

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park) 21

 

Lewis Garner, Richard Scott & Keith Brand (Shouldham) 12

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe) 19

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 16th/19th August

 

Pairs

Chris Burr & Keith Edgar (Norwich Union) 18

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) 19

 

Dan Seabourne & Tom Cooper (Freethorpe) 3

Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC) 20

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 13th/15th August

 

Singles

The Singles Quarter Finals, shown below, due to be played on 14th July were postponed due to inclement weather were played on Friday 21st July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford) with the results as shown below. The semi-finals will be played on Thursday 27th July at Aldiss Park BC.

 

Jack Wells (Downham Market) 21 Justin Hudson (Wootton Park) 11

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) 12 Jack Larter (County Arts) 21

Karl Staff (Norfolk BC) 18 John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) 21

Peter Boldero (Downham Market) 14 Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 2 (match conceded)

 

Semi-final matches:-

Jack Wells (Downham Market) –v- Jack Larter (County Arts)

John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell) –v- Peter Boldero (Downham Market)

 

Senior Fours

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts) 19

Geoff Batley, Roger Guy, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell) 10

 

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Garry Oakley & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 16

Chris Wright, Bob Allen, Andy Hailes & Mervyn Chapman (St. Lawrence) 4

 

The final will be played over the weekend of 5th & 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC. The winners of the Final will represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 21st/23rd August

 

Junior Singles

Aaron Johnson (Norfolk BC) 21 Jack Larter (County Arts) 14

 

Harry Cater (Downham Market) w/o Jack Naunton (Aldiss Park)

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 22nd /24th August

 

 

 

Junior Pairs

The semi-finals below have still be played

Ryan Hudson & Rhys Morgan (Wootton Park) –v- Harry Cater & Jack Larter (Downham Market/County Arts)

 

Aaron Johnson & Tom Cooper (Norfolk BC/Freethorpe) –v- Josh Finch & Dean Rudling (Wootton Park/Shipdham)

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC. The winners of the Final will represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 14th/16th August

 

 

 

18 July 2023

County Pairs Semi Finals Venue Change

      Now being played at Wymondham Dell on Thursday 20th July 6:30pm

15 July 2023

County Championship Final Results

 

Quarter final results

 

Fours played on 10th July 2023

 

 

Paul King, Mark Wright, Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) 19
Simon Turner, Terry Frost, Steve Norman & Ben Goff (Dereham St. Nicholas) 17

 

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts) 20

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan, Liam Leverett & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park) 10

 

John High, Darren Rowsell, Mark Turner & Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds) 9

Max Harrison, Matthew Warnes, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Mkt) 19

 

Geoff Batley, Garry Oakley, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell) 16

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 18

 

Triples played on 11th July 2023

 

Paul Chisp, Gary May & Jack Larter (County Arts) 13

Barry Moody, Ken Jenkins & Michael Tufts (Hingham Rectory) 19

 

John Colcombe, Aaron Stimson & Karl Brooks (Norfolk BC) 19

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park) 21

 

Lewis Garner, Richard Scott & Keith Brand (Shouldham) 23

Peter Lunt, Roger Saxon & Chris Jones (Shouldham) 7

 

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe) 21

Simon Turner, Terry Frost & Ben Goff (Dereham St. Nicholas) 18


Pairs played on 13th July 2023

 

Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 14

Chris Burr & Keith Edgar (Norwich Union) 23

 

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market) 20

Harry Cater & Peter Chestney (Downham Market) 13

 

Liam Leverett & Josh Finch (Wootton Park) 12

Dan Seabourne & Tom Cooper (Freethorpe) 22

 

Garry Oakley & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell) 2

Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC) 20

 

 

Singles

 

The matches shown below, due to be played on 14th July 2023 were postponed due to inclement weather and will now be played on Friday 21st July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford)

 

Jack Wells (Downham Market) -v- Justin Hudson (Wootton Park)

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) -v- Jack Larter (County Arts)

Karl Staff (Norfolk BC) -v- John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

Peter Boldero (Downham Market) -v- Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

County Championship Semi-Final Details

 

Semi-finals

 

Fours

To be played on Monday 17th July at Aldiss Park

 

Paul King, Mark Wright, Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market)

-v-

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts)

 

Max Harrison, Matthew Warnes, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Market)

-v-

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 19th/22nd August

 

Triples

To be played on Tuesday 18th July at Harling Rec BC

 

Barry Moody, Ken Jenkins & Michael Tufts (Hingham Rectory)

-v-

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park)

 

Lewis Garner, Richard Scott & Keith Brand (Shouldham

-v-

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe)

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 16th/19th August


 

 

Pairs

To be played on Thursday 20th July at Hingham Rectory BC

 

Chris Burr & Keith Edgar (Norwich Union)

-v-

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market)

 

Dan Seabourne & Tom Cooper (Freethorpe)

-v-

Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC)

 

The winners progress to the County final to be played on 5th or 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC and will also represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships at Victoria Park, Royal Leamington Spa on 13th/15th August

 

Singles

The Singles Quarter Finals, shown below, due to be played on 14th July were postponed due to inclement weather and will now be played on Friday 21st July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford). Once played, the Semi-finals will then be arranged.

 

Jack Wells (Downham Market) -v- Justin Hudson (Wootton Park)

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) -v- Jack Larter (County Arts)

Karl Staff (Norfolk BC) -v- John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

Peter Boldero (Downham Market) -v- Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

 

 

 

10 July 2023

Norfolk Bowls Association

County Championships 2023

 

The quarter finals of the Singles will be played on Friday 14th July at Hingham Rectory BC with the line ups as follows:

 

Jack Wells (Downham Market) -v- Justin Hudson (Wootton Park)

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) -v- Jack Larter (County Arts)

Karl Staff (Norfolk BC) -v- John Ottaway (Wymondham Dell)

Peter Boldero (Downham Market) -v- Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

The winners progress to the semi-finals to be played on Friday 21st July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford).

 

Norfolk Bowls Association

County Championships 2023

 

The quarter finals & semi-finals of the Senior Fours were played on Sunday 9th July with the results as follows:-

 

Quarter Final results

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts) 17

Steve Hollingworth, Copper Ramjeet, Peter Deeley & Trevor Jermy (County Arts) 14

 

Geoff Batley, Roger Guy, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell) 20

Paul Boulton, Iver Willgress, Patrick Grange & Gerry Creed (Castle Acre Coronation) 11

 

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Garry Oakley & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 18

John Sparrow, Phil Ellis, Mark Turner & Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds) 17

 

Chris Wright, Bob Allen, Andy Hailes & Mervyn Chapman (St. Lawrence) 16

Malcolm Shorting, Gordon Green, David Willgress & Andrew Brooks (Upwell) 10

 

Semi-final results

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts) 19

Geoff Batley, Roger Guy, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell) 10

 

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Garry Oakley & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell) 16

Chris Wright, Bob Allen, Andy Hailes & Mervyn Chapman (St. Lawrence) 4

 

The final will be played over the weekend of 5th & 6th August at Thorpe Rec BC with the winners progressing to the Bowls England National Championships later in August

 

 

8 July 2023

Middleton Cup

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Match result details

Norfolk

v

Essex

Competition

Middleton Cup

Date

08.07.23

Venue

County Arts BC

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5 ends

10 ends

15 ends

18 ends

21 ends

Rink

21 ends

18 ends

15 ends

10 ends

5 ends

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Wayne Willgress

4

5

9

10

10

5

28

23

18

13

4

Jamie Homes

Sam King

 

 

5

11

15

17

17

2

23

17

15

8

6

Andy Squire

Peter Boldero

 

4

9

14

16

21

4

10

10

9

5

3

Jack Butcher3

Ian Catchpole

 

3

5

9

13

17

3

19

19

17

12

4

Edward Morris

James Segolo

 

2

8

11

11

15

6

15

11

11

8

2

Mark Nullmeyers

David Smith

 

4

9

12

15

23

1

18

17

16

10

8

Steve Mitchinson

Total

22

47

70

82

103

 

113

97

86

56

27

 

Points

 

5

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norfolk Team Details

 

 

 

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Lead

4

Max Harrison

Lead

3

John Colcombe

Lead

5

John Tufts

2

Matt Fox

2

Mark Turner

2

David Lamb

3

Chris Rowe

3

Andy Siely

3

Ric Summers

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Peter Boldero

Skip

Ian Catchpole

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Wayne Willgress

Lead

1

Dan Seabourne

Lead

6

Tom Baker

Lead

2

Aaron Johnson

2

Ina Wones

2

Karl Brooks

2

Aaron Stimson

3

Matthew Carter

3

John Ottaway

3

Jack Wells

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David Smith

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James Segolo

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Sam King

 

 4 July 2023

County Championship Quarter Final details

Apart from the Singles, the 2023 County Championships have now reached the quarter final stage.

 

The quarter finals of the FOURS will be played on Monday 10th July at RG Carter Group BC starting at 6.30pm with the line ups:

 

Paul King, Mark Wright, Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market)
-v-

Simon Turner, Terry Frost, Steve Norman & Ben Goff (Dereham St. Nicholas)

 

Ian Groves, Mick Brown, Mike Seppings & Jack Larter (County Arts)

-v-

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan, Liam Leverett & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park)

 

John High, Darren Rowsell, Mark Turner & Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

-v-

Max Harrison, Matthew Warnes, Jack Wells & Peter Boldero (Downham Market)

 

Geoff Batley, Garry Oakley, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell)

-v-

John Tufts, Richard Summers, Ian Catchpole & Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC)

 

The winners progress to the semi-finals to be played on Monday 17th July at Aldiss Park BC

 

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The quarter finals of the TRIPLES will be played on Tuesday 11th July at Aldiss Park BC starting at 6.30pm with the line ups:

 

Paul Chisp, Gary May & Jack Larter (County Arts)

-v-

Barry Moody, Ken Jenkins & Michael Tufts (Hingham Rectory)

 

John Colcombe, Aaron Stimson & Karl Brooks (Norfolk BC)

-v-

Josh Finch, Rhys Morgan & Dan Cawthorne (Wootton Park)

 

Lewis Garner, Richard Scott & Keith Brand (Shouldham)

-v-

Peter Lunt, Roger Saxon & Chris Jones (Shouldham)

 

Dan Seabourne, Matthew Carter & David Smith (Freethorpe)

-v-

Simon Turner, Terry Frost & Ben Goff (Dereham St. Nicholas)

 

The winners progress to the semi-finals to be played on Tuesday 18th July at Harling Recreation BC

 

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The quarter finals of the PAIRS will be played on Thursday 13th July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford) starting at 6.30pm with the line ups:

 

Barry Flatt & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell)

-v-

Chris Burr & Keith Edgar (Norwich Union)

 

Richie Bly & Chris Rowe (Downham Market)

-v-

Harry Cater & Peter Chestney (Downham Market)

 

Liam Leverett & Josh Finch (Wootton Park)

-v-

Dan Seabourne & Tom Cooper (Freethorpe)

 

Garry Oakley & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell)

-v-

Aaron Johnson & Ian Catchpole (Norfolk BC)

 

The winners progress to the semi-finals to be played on Thursday 20th July at Hingham Rectory BC

 

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The quarter finals of the SINGLES will be played on Friday 14th July at Hingham Rectory BC starting at 6.30pm and the line-ups will be finalised after the last 16 ties are played on Friday 7th July. The winners progress to the semi-finals to be played on Friday 21st July at GW Staniforth BC (Thetford)

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THE COUNTY FINALS WILL BE PLAYED AT THORPE RECREATION BC OVER THE WEEKEND OF 5th/6th AUGUST WITH THE PROGRAMME FINALISED & PUBLISHED ONCE ALL SEMI FINALISTS ARE KNOWN

 

29 June 2023

2 Bowl singles & Senior Fours Quarter Finals results 

 

Results of the matches played on 27th June at Hingham Rectory BC

 

Quarter finals

Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) 3 Charles West (Norfolk BC) 15

Matthew Warnes (Downham Market BC) 16 Steve Schofield (Watton) 11

Chris Willgress (Norfolk BC) 11 Josh Finch (Wootton Park) 15

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) 13 Justin Hudson (Wootton Park) 14

 

Semi-finals

Charles West (Norfolk BC) 9 Matthew Warnes (Downham Market) 16

Josh Finch (Wootton Park) 8 Justin Hudson (Wootton Park) 16

 

Congratulations to Matt & Justin who will contest the final on the weekend of 5th/6th August and who will go on to represent Norfolk in the Bowls England National Championships on 24th/25th August.

27 June 2023

2 Bowl singles & Senior Fours Quarter Finals.

 

The 2023 County Championships are now reaching the quarter final stage.

 

The quarter finals & semi-finals of the 2 bowl Singles will be played on Tuesday 27th June at Hingham Rectory BC. The quarter finals start at 6.30pm and are then followed by the semi-finals. The line ups are:-

 

Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC) –v- Charles West (Norfolk BC)

Matthew Warnes (Downham Market BC) –v- Steve Schofield (Watton)

Chris Willgress (Norfolk BC) –v- Josh Finch (Wootton Park)

Kevin Baker (Diss & District) –v- Justin Hudson (Wootton Park)

 

The quarter finals and semi-finals of the Senior Fours will be played on Sunday 9th July at Swaffham Town BC The quarter finals start at 10.00am and are then followed by the semi-finals at 2.00pm approx. The line ups are:-

 

Gary Mallett, Clive Derry, Mick Brown & Brian Taylor (County Arts)

–v-

Steve Hollingworth, Copper Ramjeet, Peter Deeley & Trevor Jermy (County Arts)

 

Geoff Batley, Roger Guy, John Ottaway & Peter Roseblade (Wymondham Dell)

–v-

Paul Boulton, Iver Willgress, Patrick Grange & Gerry Creed (Castle Acre Coronation)

 

Barry Flatt, Peter Harlow, Garry Oakley & Gary Goodrum (Wymondham Dell)

–v-

John Sparrow, Phil Ellis, Mark Turner & Andy Siely (Acle St Edmunds)

 

Chris Wright, Bob Allen, Andy Hailes & Mervyn Chapman (St. Lawrence)

–v-

Malcolm Shorting, Gordon Green, David Willgress & Andrew Brooks (Upwell)

 

The finals of both the 2 Bowl singles & Senior Fours will be played over the weekend of Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August at Thorpe Recreation BC

 

 

26 June 2023

Balcomb Trophy

Match result details

Norfolk

v

Essex

Competition

Balcomb Trophy

Date

25.06.23

Venue

Wellingborough

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5 ends

10 ends

15 ends

18 ends

21 ends

Rink

21 ends

18 ends

15 ends

10 ends

5 ends

Skip

 

Wayne Willgress

2

11

18

22

23

2

20

17

17

12

10

JamieHolmes

Peter Boldero

3

5

9

11

13

5

18

15

14

9

4

Mark Nully

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

5

16

27

33

36

 

38

32

31

21

14

 

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

Points (Exec)

 

 

Norfolk Team Details

 

 

 

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Lead

2

John Tofts

Lead

 

Max Harrison

Lead

 

 

2

Danny Seabourne

2

Jack Wells

2

 

3

David Smith

3

Sam King

3

 

Skip

Wayne Willgress

Skip

Peter Boldero

Skip

 

Lead

5

 

Lead

 

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

3

 

Skip

 

Skip

 

Lead

 

 

2

 

3

 

Skip

 

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 June 2023  Balcomb Trophy     Results

Match result details

Norfolk

v

Beds

Competition

Balcomb Trophy

Date

18.06.23

Venue

St Neots

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5 ends

10 ends

13 ends

14 ends

14 ends

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14 ends

14 ends

14 ends

10 ends

5 ends

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Peter Boldero

10

16

24

24

24

4

4

4

4

2

0

A Barker

Wayne Willgress

8

10

17

18

18

5

13

13

13

10

2

S Walton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

18

26

41

42

42

 

17

17

17

12

2

 

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overall TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

Points (Exec)

 

 

Norfolk Team Details

 

 

 

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Lead

4

Max Harrison

Lead

 

 

Lead

 

 

2

Jack Wells

2

 

2

 

3

Sam King

3

 

3

 

Skip

Peter Boldero

Skip

 

Skip

 

Lead

5

John Tufts

Lead

 

 

2

Dan Seabourne

2

 

3

James Segolo

3

 

Skip

Wayne Willgress

Skip

 

Lead

 

 

2

 

3

 

Skip

 

NOTES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 June 2023  Middleton  Cup   Results

 

Competition

Middleton Cup

Date

17.06.23

Venue

Leicester BC

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5 ends

10 ends

15 ends

18 ends

21 ends

Rink

21 ends

18 ends

15 ends

10 ends

5 ends

Skip

 

Wayne Willgress

4

11

13

16

18

4

19

18

17

12

6

Darren Allsopp

Sam King

 

 

8

17

18

21

22

2

30

21

18

10

3

Chris Moore

Peter Boldero

 

12

14

19

24

28

6

16

13

10

7

0

Allistair Hollis

Ian Catchpole

 

2

6

8

13

18

5

20

18

17

10

5

Joe Dawson

James Segolo

 

4

10

15

22

24

3

13

10

9

6

5

Neal Hope

David Smith

 

1

4

10

11

11

1

21

16

12

10

6

Martyn Allsopp

Total

31

62

83

107

121

 

119

96

83

55

25

 

Points

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norfolk Team Details

 

 

 

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Posn

Rink

Name

Lead

6

Max Harrison

Lead

5

John Colcombe

Lead

4

John Tufts

2

Matt Fox

2

Mark Turner

2

David Lamb

3

Chris Rowe

3

Andy Siely

3

Ric Summers

Skip

Peter Boldero

Skip

Ian Catchpole

Skip

Wayne Willgress

Lead

1

Dan Seabourne

Lead

3

Tom Baker

Lead

2

Aaron Johnson

2

Ina Wones

2

Karl brooks

2

Aaron Stimson

3

Matthew Carter

3

JohnOttaway

3

Jack Wells

Skip

David Smith

Skip

James Segolo

Skip

Sam King