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10 September 2023         Congratulations to Katherine Rednall

 

 

Congratulations to Katherine Rednall  on winning Bronze medal at the World Championships, Gold Coast, Australia.
 

A magical moment to remember forever, Medal Ceremony for Women’s World Singles

Click above for photo

 

 

 

10 August 2023       August Events

 

Benevolent triples.

The final of the Benevolent triples took place on Wednesday 3rd August at R.G Carter. The winners of the event were Lynne Cannell, Barbara Meeks and Jenny Kirby, congratulations to them.

Men versus Ladies.

Tuesday the 8th August saw Norfolk County men play against the ladies of the County. Congratulations to the men on their win and many thanks to all the ladies who travelled to Freethorpe to play in the game.  Also thanks to the Club for providing refreshments before the game and a lovely tea after the match. Hopefully the result will be reversed in the annual fixture next year.

Christine Rednall.

 8 August 2023        Finals round up of events

 

Tuesday 8th August 2023.

Final round up of Events.

The final competitions in the Ladies calendar have now been completed.

Last week,  Thursday evening saw the final of the Webb Trophy, held at County Arts B.C. between Martham and Norfolk B.C. The eventual winners were Norfolk B.C. Congratulations to both teams. Many thanks to County Arts for providing the excellent refreshments afterwards.

Saturday saw the final of the County Top Club and the Champion of Champions at R.G Carters. In very wet and difficult conditions, Norfolk B.C defeated Gorleston Links B.C in the Top Club and in a very close game Anna Chalk of Mundford defeated Claire Turner of County Arts. Congratulations to all and thanks to R.G Carters of the excellent buffet afterwards.

Saturday and Sunday also saw the Under 18 International series played at Ebbw Vale in Wales. Congratulations to Ellie Johnson of Norfolk B.C who was part of the winning team from England.

Sunday saw Norfolk B.C's mixed Tony Allcock team defeat a team from Littleport at Haughley B.C (Suffolk). They have now qualified for the quarter finals to be held at Leamington Spa over the 11th and 12th of August. Good luck to them, and to all competitors from Norfolk at the National finals at Leamington Spa.

Results of these games will be found on the Bowls England website and on their Facebook page. Details of live streaming will also be found on the website.

As the National finals reach a conclusion, the World Bowls Championships begin on the Gold Coast, Australia. We wish Katherine Rednall, who is representing England in the singles and triples alongside Jamie Lee Marshall and Lorraine Kuhler good luck in the event.

Results will be found on the Bowls Australia website.

Photo of England U18 squad link

 

Finally, 

Dates for the diary:

Council meeting Monday 18th September 1.30pm.

Annual A.G.M Tuesday 7the November 10.30am.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 28 July 2023   Support your county

 

As the end of the Bowling season fast approaches, we wish all our Competitors at Leamington Spa good luck in their respective events.

National Competitions.

Congratulations to Norfolk B.C Top Club team who, on a very wet day last Saturday at Newmarket Avenue played a ladies' team from Brampton B.C. This was a closely fought contest with the Bowling Club managing to win by one shot overall. They now qualify, for the National finals for third year running. Best wishes to them as they take on Kings from Devon, once again, for the third year running. Hopefully third time lucky!

We must also congratulate Debra Wright of Shouldham B.C in qualifying for the Ladies over 55 singles and to Jane Cockrill and partner, Frances Hendrick from Caister B.C who have qualified for the Senior pairs National Finals. 

More information regarding the National finals can be found on the Bowls England website.

Rebecca Willgress has one more round to play against Ella Baker of Felixstowe and Suffolk, before reaching the National campion of Champions finals, once again at Leamington Spa.

Under 18 International Series.

Ellie Johnson of Norfolk B.C will be part of the mixed team to participate in the British Isles Under 18 International Series to be held at Ebbw Vale BC in Wales on Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 August. We wish her well.

Photo of England U18 squad link

Saturday 29th and 30th July.

The final stages of the Coronation triples and unbadged competitions take place this coming weekend at R.G. Carters. Supporters welcome, food is available.

Coronation triples quarter and semi-finals take place on Saturday.

Teams taking part in the unbadged pairs on Saturday 29th July:

10.00am Pairs semi-finals:

Jill Finein

 

Hazel Jarvis     Freethorpe.

                

     versus

Pat Benefer

    

Glenda Adcock   Wymondham Dell.                              

 

June Hudson

 

Angie Royal    Wootton Park.

 

    versus

Debbie Pring

 

Sue Ball     Gorleston Links.

 

Sunday 30th July.

Coronation Triples final.

10.00am Unbadged singles semi-finals: 

 

Rachel Stevenson   Norfolk B.C.

 

    versus

 

Martia Linford   Acle.

 

 

Jo Ashmore    Aldiss Park.

 

    versus

 

Frances Hendrick   Caister B.C.

 

12.30pm Champion of Champions semi-final:

 

Kirsty Wright   Acle.

 

  versus

 

Claire Turner   County Arts.

 

Benevolent   triples. 

The finals of this will take place on Wednesday 3rd of July commencing 10.00am.

Jo Ashmore

 

Lynne Cannell

Heather Clements

 

Barbara Meeks

Irene Lambert   ALDISS PARK

v

Jenny Kirby   ACLE

 

 

 

Pauline Wright

 

Jennie Williard

Pauline Farnham

 

Sue Ball

Dot Evans   DOWNHAM M CLUB

v

Sue Moretta   GORLESTON LINKS

 

 

 

Joy Seago

 

Christine Johnson

P Chaplow

 

Pauline Farnham

Carole Ison   HOLT

v

Shirley Jones   SHOULDHAM

 

 

 

Pauline Hurrell

 

Pat Smith

Janet Kendal

 

Rosemary Thompson

Margaret Dark   HUNSTANTON

v

Donna James   GORLESTON LINKS

 

Semi-finals and final will be played on the same day.

Webb Trophy

The final of the Webb Trophy will take place at County Arts on Thursday 3rd of July at County Arts, time to be confirmed.

County Top Club.

The final of this will take place on Saturday 5th July at R.G Carters commencing at 10.00am.

Congratulations to Gorleston Links and Norfolk B.C who have reached this year's final. Good luck to both teams.

Many thanks to all the clubs in Norfolk who have held the various County competitions throughout the year, without the support of your members they would not take place.

Finally, we send our best wishes to Katherine Rednall who will be representing England in the World Championships on the Gold Coast beginning with the singles competition on the 29th August, followed by the triples a week later.

Most of our competitions are now complete. Please use the website to see the final results of the Norfolk competitions and the Bowls England site to see how our competitors are doing at Leamington Spa in the National Championships. I may have a chance to report over the next few weeks but if not, I will endeavour to round up the Bowls scene in September.

Christine Rednall.

 

 19 July 2023   County Finals Weekend

 

Last weekend saw the conclusion of the County Championships which involve the winners and runners up go forward to Leamington Spa to represent the County. 

We were treated to some excellent bowling over the two day. Thank you to those who came to support the teams on the day.

 

 Saturday saw the semi final of the Singles where Suzanne King of Norfolk B.C defeated Anne Tickner of Acle 21-15 and Rebecca Willgress of Norfolk B.C defeated Claire Turner of County Arts 21-13.

 

The semi finals of the pairs were played along with the final. In the first semi final Suzanne King and Jackie Devitt defeated Jill Carr and Kay Carrick  27-11, both Norfolk B.C. In the other semi final Rosemary Thompson and Sue Ball of Gorleston defeated Pauline Wright and Dot Evans of Downham Market 21-10.

 

The final proved to be a close game in extremely windy conditions which had prevailed all day making the conditions very difficult for the players.

Suzanne and Jackie made an excellent start but Rosemary and Sue fought back well needing to score several shots on the final end. Excellent shots were played on this end. At the conclusion of the game, Suzanne and Jackie were the eventual winners.

 

Sunday began with less windy conditions than the previous day, with the final of the singles. Suzanne King defeated Rebecca Willgress 21-16.

 

Congratulations to all who attended the Junior singles competition. In the final of the event Connie Dowe of Martham played Ellie Johnson of Norfolk B.C. It was a very closely contested game of bowls which led to an exciting finish where Connie won the game with her last bowl of the end. Both will represent Norfolk at the national finals in August.

 

The triples final also took place between Rebecca Willgress, Christine and Katherine Rednall of Norfolk B.C and Claire Turner, Sandra Curtis and Christine Webb of County Arts. Once again a closely fought contest played in excellent spirit, with the team from Norfolk B.C being the eventual winners.

 

The County would like to thank Thorpe Rec for hosting the Semi finals and finals of this year's County Competitions.

 

County Top Club

 

Thursday sees the semi finals of the County Top Club, Carters and Great Plumstead play Gorleston Links at Great Plumstead, and Thorpe Rec play Norfolk B.C at Thorpe Rec. Both games commence at 6pm.

 

Webb Trophy to follow next week on the 27th July followed by the unbadged semi and finals over the weekend of 29th and 30th July.

 

Jermy finals.

 

These are taking place at R.G. Carters this coming Sunday commencing 10.00am.  County Arts play Aldiss Park and Norfolk B.C play Martham. Come along and support the players in the only County mixed competition.

 

County friendly.

 

August 1st sees the last friendly game of the season against Cambridgeshire. to be held at Shouldham B.C. Game commences at 1.30pm. A big thank you to all players who have taken part in the friendly games over the season. I'm sure they have enjoyed them and gained valuable experience.

The team for the game is:

 

Jenny Moon

Pauline Hurrell

Gail Ashby

Pauline Wright

Glenda Rye

Pam Whitehead

Eileen Dawson

Lesley Hall

Shannon Tucker

Pauline Farnham

Sharon Evans

Dot Evans

 

Anne Tickner

Carole Lewis

Faith Harman

Heather Gardner

Pat Smith

Susan Newby -Robson

Sue Pheasant

Chris Abbott

Gill Howlett

Mary Carter

Ann Bayes

Margaret Dark

 

 Reserves: Irene Lambert, Bernadette Scott, Kay Carrick.

Team Captain: Debra Wright.

 

 

Good luck to everyone for the rest of the season.

 

Christine Rednall.

13 July 2023    This Weeks News so far

 

 

 

This morning, Thursday, Christine Webb our Bowls England representative received the great news  that ELLIE JOHNSON - Norfolk Bowling Club, has been selected to represent England as part of the British Isles U18 International Series 2023.This will be held on Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th August at Ebbw Vale BC, Wales.

Congratulations, good luck in the Series.

 

Also, Martia Linford, Acle and Chloe Palmer, Mundford were selected and attended a 'Junior Development Day' at Leamington last Sunday, it was both enjoyable and beneficial. With this talent coming through the ranks, the future for Norfolk is looking very bright!!

 

Coronation Triples.

 

The early rounds of the Coronation triples took place at County Arts and Aldiss Park on Wednesday 12 the July. Thanks to the club volunteers who hosted the day.  

The four qualifiers from each venue go forward to the quarter and semi finals which will be held at R.G.Carters on 29th and the final on the 30th of July. Alongside these games will be the unbadged singles and pairs, and the County Champion of champions.

 

Coronation triples quarter finalists:

 

 Shouldham

County Arts

S. Jones.  

           v

S. Curtis. 

 

         

 

 Hunstanton

 Thorpe Rec

D. Ramm.  

           v

 

J. Skipper

         

 

Norfolk B.C

Aldiss Park

B. Whitehead.  

           v

I. Lambert.  



Holt

Acle

C. Ions.  

           v

J. Kirby.  

 

 

 

County Friendly.

 

The previous day a team of Norfolk Ladies, some of whom were playing their first game for the County took part in a friendly game against a team from Northamptonshire. Five rinks travelled to Thrapston for an enjoyable game of bowls. Unfortunately they lost by four shots despite a splendid win by the President's rink of Anne Tickner, Pat Smith (President), Pam Whitehead and Dot Evans. Everyone played their part in the game and enjoyed the experience. Also thanks to those who came in at the last minute to make the fixture possible.

The County are hoping for a win next time!

 

Future events.

 

Just a reminder County semi and finals this weekend at Thorpe Rec commencing 10.00am, come along and support the players. Food will be available.

 

Benevolent Triples.

 

This will take place next Wednesday 19th July at Thorpe Rec and Mundford. Food will be available at both venues.

The draw for the first round:

Thorpe Rec.

9.30am for 10.00am

L. Throup

         v

S.Hilliard

M. Brown

         v

D. James

J. Cockrill

         v

C. Ison

C. Schnadhorst

         v

J. Crosby

S. Evans

         v

J. Kirby

L. Hall

         v

L. Barber

 

11.30am for 12.00 noon.

E. Donovan

        v

S. Moretta

J. Skipper

        v

M. Morton



Draw for the first round at Mundford:

9.30am for 10.00am.

 

D. Ramm

       

          v

T. Scarffe

I. Lambert

      

          v

C. Tipson

S. Jones

   

          v

E. Dawson

P. Whitehead

        

         v

L. Fuller

C. Bailey

        

         v

M. Carter

 

 

11.30am for 12 noon:

 

Winner of

C. Bailey or M. Carter

 

         v

M. Dark

D. Evans

 

         v

O. Hutchins

 

 

Rosie Day.

This takes place on 6th August at Mundford, please e mail Brenda Whitehead: brenda.whitehead5@googlemail.com for details if you wish to enter.



 

County Luncheon and prize giving.

 

Details of the County luncheon and prize giving to be held at Oaklands Hotel, Norwich on Saturday 30th September 2023 will be sent to Club secretaries shortly.  A two course lunch and tea and coffee, menu and cost to follow. If you wish to attend and haven't received details by Friday 21st July, please contact me: chrisrednall@yahoo.co.uk.

 

Enjoy the next few busy weeks of Bowls.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 12 July 2023   Final Stages of Competition

 

 

 

Congratulations to the Johns Trophy team who played on Saturday at Isleham BC on a very hot and humid afternoon with the threat of heavy rain and thunder. Fortunately there were only had a few spots now and again. The game was played in excellent spirit and enjoyed by everyone who took part. 

 

Kay Carrick received her Johns flash and there were several players playing their first game for the county. Congratulations to Annie Savage, Shannon Tucker, Chloe Palmer, Carole Slaughter and Jo Ashmore on making their debut for Norfolk. the team won on three rinks, drew on one and lost on two.

Result details:

 

 Norfolk

 versus

 Hertfordshire

 

Chloe Palmer

Jo Ashmore

Anne Tickner

Shannon Tucker

Louise Knights

Christine Johnson

Sandra Curtis

Joyce Webster

Irene Lambert

Christine Webb  v L. Boniface

Brenda Whitehead  v

Barbara Meeks  v C. Bishop

16-21

H. Robinson  17-13

15-15

 

Annie Savage

Kay Carrick

Lynne Cannell

Christine Rednall

Carole Slaughter

Debra Wright

Andrea Morton

Thelma Scarffe

Sue Moretta

Marie Morton   v A. Hall

Jenna O'Hagan  v W. Hendry

Jackie Devitt  v

19-13

13-20

V. Challacombe 22-16

 

Congratulations to all who took part in the fixture. Norfolk finished second in the group having lost to the group winners Leicestershire earlier in the round robin stages.

 

Sunday.

 

Sunday morning saw the semi finals and final of the Over 60's fours.

 

Carole Baker, Joyce Webster, Brenda Whitehead and Jackie Devitt of Norfolk Bowling Club defeated Pat Smith, Rosemary Thompson, Donna James and Sue Ball of Gorleston Links B.C 20-9. In the second semi final Jennie Willard, Carole Baxter, Sue Moretta and Sharon Evans of Gorleston Links B.C defeated Christine Johnson, Pat Wood, Debra Wright and Margaret Hunt of Shouldham B.C 17-11. 

 

In the final Jackie Devitt's four had a comfortable win over the four skipped by Sharon Evans. Congratulations to them, they now represent Norfolk at the National finals at Leamington Spa in August.

 

Also played was the semi final of the Champion of Champions, this was a very close game between Anna Chalk from Mundford and Lilian Barber from Great Plumstead with Anna winning the game 21-14. The final of this will be played at Carters BC on Saturday and Sunday the 29th and 30th July. Also over that weekend will be the unbadged singles and pairs semi and finals, alongside further rounds of the Coronation triples.

 

County semi finals and finals.

 

These are to be played at Thorpe Rec over the coming weekend, 15th and 16th July.

 

Saturday 15th July 10.00am

Singles Semi finals

 

Claire Turner County Arts

               v

Rebecca Willgress  Norfolk B.C

 

 

 

Anne Tickner Acle

               v

Suzanne King Norfolk B.C

 

Saturday 15th July 12 for 12.30pm

Pairs semi finals

 

Jill Carr

Kay Carrick  Norfolk B.C

            v

Suzanne King

Jackie Devitt  Norfolk B.C

 

 

 

Pauline Wright

Dot Evans  Downham Market

            v

Rosemary Thompson

Sue Ball  Gorleston Links B.C

 

The final of the pairs will be play at the conclusion of the semi finals.

 

Sunday sees the Singles final, Under 25 singles and the triples final:

 

The singles final will take place at 10.00am alongside the Under 25 competition which involves five competitors, Connie Dowe, Ellie Johnson, Martia Linford, Chloe Palmer, Bobbie Webe. This will be played to a conclusion on the day.

 

The final of the triples featuring Claire Turner, Sandra Curtis and Christine Webb playing against Rebecca Willgress, Christine and Katherine Rednall will take place at approximately 12.30pm.

 

 

The Top Club has reached the semi finals stage. On Thursday 20th July Great Plumstead play Gorleston Links B.C and Thorpe Rec play Norfolk Bowling Club. Good luck to all.

 

The Jermy Cup has also reached the semi final stage. County Arts play Aldiss Park and Martham play Norfolk Bowling Club. These games take place on Sunday 23rd July at Carters B.C commencing 10.00am. Come along and support the only mixed competition within the County. 

 

Please note the Benevolent triples is Wednesday 19th July and not Monday as I wrote in the last report, sorry for any confusion caused.

 

Good luck to all left in County competitions. Please go along, watch some excellent bowls and support the players in their endeavor's to win a County title this year.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 

 

 

04 July 2023    Another busy week for the Ladies

 

 

Johns Trophy.

 

Saturday 8th July 2023 sees the completion of the round robin stages of the Johns Trophy. Norfolk ladies travel to Isleham once again, this time to play against Hertfordshire. Unfortunately we are unable to qualify for the quarter finals but see this fixture as an important one for the players. Some have supported as reserves over the previous games, are now given the chance to show off their skills in the fixture and impress the selectors, along with others playing Johns Trophy for the first time.  Congratulations to them. Good luck to the team on Saturday, with the commitment and enthusiasm they have shown I'm sure they will do well.

 

Norfolk Ladies team:

 

Norfolk

versus

Hertfordshire

 

Chloe Palmer

Jo Ashmore

Anne Tickner

Shannon Tucker

Louise Knights

Christine Johnson

Sandra Curtis

Joyce Webster

Irene Lambert

Christine Webb         Skip

Brenda Whitehead        Skip

Barbara Meeks         Skip

 

Annie Savage

Kay Carrick

Lynne Cannell

Christine Rednall

Carole Slaughter

Debra Wright

Andrea Morton

Thelma Scarffe

Sue Moretta

Marie Morton           Skip

Jenna O'Hagan            Skip

Jackie Devitt               Skip.

 Team Captain: Christine Webb.

 

Sunday 9th July 2023.

The semi finals and finals of the Senior fours will be taking place at R.G. Carters commencing 10.00am.

The semi finals are:

 

St Lawrence

 

Gorleston Lnks

Christine Johnson

 

Jennie Willard

Pat Wood

 

Carole Baxter

Debra Wright

 

Sue Moretta

Margaret Hunt

         versus

Sharon Evans

 

Norfolk B.C.

 

Gorleston Links

Carole Baker

 

Pat Smith

Joyce Webster

 

Rosemary Thompson

Brenda Whitehead

 

Donna James

Jackie Devitt

         versus

Sue Ball

 

 

 

Tuesday 11th July.

Can you help Debra out and play in a friendly away at N'Hants? If so please contact her: debra.a.wright@gmail.com

 

Don't forget: Coronation Triples on Wednesday 12th July at County Arts and Aldiss Park 10.00am and the Benevolent Triples at Thorpe Rec and Mundford on Monday 19th July 10.00am.

 

Saturday 15th July, semi finals and final of the pairs and  4 wood singles at Thorpe Rec. Times to be confirmed.

 

Sunday 16th July sees the final of the triples to be held at Thorpe Rec. Times to be confirmed.

 

Claire Turner, Sandra Curtis and Christine Webb play Rebecca Field, Christine and Katherine Rednall. Alongside this are the Junior singles games.

 

Come along and watch hopefully some excellent bowls at all the above venues.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 

 

29 June 2023    Round up of Events

 

 

Once again we have had a very busy few days in the world of Norfolk ladies bowls.

 

Walker Cup.

 

On a very hot Sunday, the 25th June our Walker Cup team travelled to Brampton to take part in the regional finals of the Walker Cup. In the semi final Norfolk played against Suffolk whilst Essex played Leicestershire. Norfolk ladies played very well on both rinks and had a comfortable win. 

 

Norfolk versus Suffolk.

 

Ellie Johnson

 

 

Pat Hilson

Christine Rednall

 

 

Moira Self

Suzanne King

 

 

Sue Bard Bodek

Katherine Rednall

27

13

Sue Bernard

 

Rebecca Willgress

 

 

Shirley Plummer

Carole Baker

 

 

Pat Jolley

Anna Chalk

 

 

Tracey Johnson

Jackie Devitt

23

17

Julie Spice

 

A much needed rest in the shade was had as Leicestershire and Essex played on in the heat, resulting in a win for Leicestershire.

 

Once again, we emerged from the shade of the trees to play again in the final. Everyone played well in two closely contested games. For three quarters of the game neither team was ahead by many shots, after this Norfolk scored a six on Katherine's rink and Jackie scored nine shots over the last few ends which resulted in a win over Leicestershire by nine shots. A great performance by the team which now goes forward to the National finals at Leamington Spa.

 

Norfolk versus Leicestershire.

 

Ellie Johnson

 

 

Sally- Ann Lewis Wall

Christine Rednall

 

 

Di Hurst

Suzanne King

 

 

Jenny Golding

Katherine Rednall

16

17

Pa Walker

 

Rebecca Willgress

 

 

Jan Everitt

Carole Baker

 

 

Kat Bowman

Anna Chalk

 

 

Carole Dixson

Jackie Devitt

25

15

Lynn Green

 

 

A thankyou to Thelma, Pat, Louise, Brenda and Christine, our team manager who were also there as selectors and reserves for giving up their Sunday. They are an important part of the team, they kept the players hydrated, cool with wet cloths and gave words of encouragement! All gratefully received by the players.

 

County entertain tourists.

 

During the following week the County entertained a lively group of ladies on tour from Hertfordshire. They played three games, firstly at Norfolk Bowling Club, then at Gorleston against the President's team, and finally at Freethorpe. I think everyone enjoyed some excellent bowls and the good weather throughout the week. A big thank you to Debra Wright who organised these games on behalf of the County and to those clubs who hosted the touring team.

 

Hertfordshire tourists at Gorleston.

 

:Photo link a.  photo link b

 

 

23 June 2023    Rule Change

 

 

Please note:

 

Webb Trophy to be played over 18 ends.

 

County Top Club pairs, triples and fours to be played over 18 ends. No change to the singles.

 

These rules were changed at the AGM last November. They are correct in the Handbook but not on the website. Website will be updated.

 

Christine

 

Web master note- waiting for full document to be sent for uploading

Chris

 

20 June 2023    Weekend update

Weekend Update.

 

We have had a very busy and successful weekend of Bowls and fundraising. Saturday saw the President's coffee morning held at County Arts alongside the final stages of the two wood singles and the final of the Junior pairs. The results of the two wood singles:

 

Quarter finals:

 

Margaret Dark, Hunstanton

beat

Kirsty Wright, Acle

18-11

Jo Ashmore, Aldiss Park

beat

 

Carole Ison, Holt 

16-9

Rebecca Willgress, N.B.C

beat

Christine Johnson, St Lawrence

17-8

Bernadette Scott,  N.B.C

beat

Dot Evans, Downham Market

18-9

 Semi finals:

Jo Ashmore, Aldiss Park

beat

Margaret Dark, Hunstanton

15-9

Rebecca Willgress, N.B.C

beat

Bernadette Scott,  N.B.C

16-11

 Final:

Rebecca Willgress, N.B.C

beat

Jo Ashmore, Aldiss Park

14-13

 

The final was a very close game with all of the twenty one ends being played. Congratulations to the winner and runner up who have now qualified for the National finals at Leamington Spa in August. Details of tickets and the schedule can be found on the Bowls England website.

 


Photo see link

 

Junior Pairs.

 

Once again the Junior pairs was a very close game, Chloe Palmer from Munford and Ellie Johnson from Norfolk Bowling Club just managed to defeat Martia Linford and Lauren Siely from Acle 22-18. Congratulations to both teams on an excellent game . The winners now go forward to the National finals.

 


Photo see link

 

 

 

Walker Cup.

 

On another very hot day Norfolk ladies played against Cambridgeshire in the Walker Cup first round at Thorpe Rec. After a very hard fought game, and close final end, Norfolk managed to win by two shots, 44-42. Congratulations to the team who played and Louise Knights, Christine Webb and Brenda Whitehead who came along as reserves. Also a big thank you also to the selectors, Val Gibson, Anne Read, and Thelma Scarffe who in particular travelled many miles to support the team.

 

Team:

 

Ellie Johnson

Rebecca Willgress

Christine Rednall

Carole Baker

Suzanne King

Anna Chalk

Katherine Rednall

Jackie Devitt

 

 

Also big thank you to all who came to spectate, it was much appreciated. Many thanks to Thorpe Rec who provided much needed refreshments throughout the game and for providing an excellent playing surface.

 

The team now plays in the regional finals at Brampton on Sunday 25th June 2023. Good luck to them. 

 

Just a reminder, Hunts have withdrawn from the John's Trophy so their is no game this Saturday 24th June. Next game on Saturday 8th July at Isleham B.C. against Hertfordshire.

 

The County are hosting a Hertfordshire ladies touring team on Tuesday 20th June, Wednesday 21st June and Thursday 22nd June. Tuesday's game is at Norfolk Bowling Club, Wednesday's at Gorleston and Thursday's at Freethorpe. All games commence at 1.00pm. Come along and watch bowls in hopefully the sunshine.

 

County Triples Semi finals.

 

Friday 23rd of June sees the semi finals of the triples to be played at Aldiss Park, Dereham, commencing 6pm. The triple skipped by Katherine Rednall Norfolk Bowling Club will play P. Moull from Downham Market Conservative Club and Christine Webb's triple from County Arts will play Eileen Dawson from Shouldham. These games should provide some excellent bowls.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

15 June 2023    Johns & Amy Rose

Last weekend saw Norfolk Ladies take on Bedfordshire Ladies at Isleham Bowls Club in round two of the Johns Trophy. On a very hot day, the game got off to an excellent start, winning the first end on five rinks. The game continued in that way, the team growing in confidence and by the end we had won on all rinks thus taking the twenty two points on offer for the game. Well done to all. Thanks to the travelling reserves, Shannon Tucker and Sue Moretta who attended the game, they are a very important part of the team particularly in the hot weather. Also, thanks to all the selectors and supporters who came along, it was much appreciated by all the players. Thanks to Isleham Bowls Club for their hospitality on the day.

 

Results

 

Jenny Kirby

 23

 16

J. Bryant

Katherine Rednall

 38

 11

J. Ralph

Anna Chalk

 31

 11

J. Butlin

Brenda Whitehead

 25

 12

J. Brooks

Christine Webb

 18

 15

D. Roe

Jackie Devitt

 18

 13

P. Bright

 

 

The next fixture is on Saturday 8th July when we entertain Hertfordshire once again at Isleham. Qualification for the quarter finals will depend on other results. All other games in our group will have been completed by then so we will know if it is possible for us to qualify for them.

 

On Sunday, once again an incredibly hot day, the Amy Rose team who travelled to Sandy in Bedfordshire to take part in the Regional finals. After a close game against Essex in the morning which they fought hard to win, they then played Leicestershire in the afternoon. Once again they battled well in difficult conditions, very high temperatures with little shade around the green. Unfortunately they lost this game, congratulations to Leicestershire who now qualify for the National finals at Leamington Spa. Once again thanks to all County officials and, supporters who travelled to the game, and to Christine Webb for organising the team.

 

Results:

 

Semi Final, Norfolk 44 - Essex 38; Final Norfolk 39 - Leicestershire 48

 

Rink 1 - Martia Linford - Acle, Shannon Tucker - Freethorpe, Sarah Gove Mundford,

Anna Chalk Mundford (skip)

 

Rink 2 - Ellie Johnson - NBC, Kirsty Wright - Acle, Connie Dowe - Martham, 

Katherine Rednall - NBC (skip)

 

Reserve:- Chloe Palmer - Mundford 

 

 

Presidents coffee morning.

Come along and support the President's coffee morning on Saturday 17th June, 10.00am until 2pm at County Arts B.C. Watch the quarter finals and onwards of the two wood singles and the Junior pairs.

 

Walker Cup.

The first round of this is taking place at Thorpe Rec on Sunday 18th June commencing at 11.00am when Norfolk ladies play against a team from Cambridgeshire. Come along and support the team.

 

NATIONAL FINALS AT LEAMINGTON

 


Tickets are now available, new this year a VIP package! See Bowls England website for more details.

 

Christine Rednall.

 6 June 2023    News Update

Bowls has begun to take up much of our time at the moment. Lots of competitions have begun, some are finished, some progressing. Well done to those who are still in competitions.

 

Monday saw the start of the two wood singles competition, congratulations the players who reached the quarter finals:

 

The quarter final draw is:

 

M Dark v K Wright

 

J Ashmore v  C Ison

 

R Willgress v C Johnson

 

B Scott v D Evans.

 

These games will take place at County Arts on Saturday 17th June commencing at 10.00am. This is also President Pat's coffee morning, please come along and support this. She is raising funds for the County and her charity Thin Blue Paw Foundation. Tea, coffee and much more will be available on the day.

 

Last Saturday on a beautiful sunny and warm day Norfolk ladies played against a very impressive team from Leicestershire at Hemingford Grey. Unfortunately we were only able to win on one rink, that of Ellie Johnson, Kay Carrick, Jenna O'Hagan and Katherine Rednall. Hopefully we will have more success when we take on Bedfordshire at Isleham Bowls Club next Saturday. The selectors have had a very difficult job in selecting the team which is as follows:

 

Anne Tickner

Ellie Johnson

Lynne Cannell

Irene Lambert

Kay Carrick

Sandra Curtis

Barbara Meeks

Jenna O’Hagan

Christine Rednall

Jenny Kirby

Katherine Rednall

Christine Webb

 

Claire Turner

Sarah Gove

Carole Baker

Louise Knights

Andrea Morton

Debra Wright

Joyce Webster

Marie Morton

Lianne Mills

Brenda Whitehead

Anna Chalk

Jackie Devitt

 

Travelling reserves: Jo Ashmore, Shannon Tucker, Sue Moretta and Martia Linford.

Non travelling reserves:  Suzanne King and Rebecca Willgress.

Squad members: Lilian Barber , Amy Barker and Nicola Segolo, Thelma Scarffe.

 

Hunts have withdrawn from the Johns Trophy therefore there is no game on the Saturday 24th June.

 

On Sunday the 11th June Norfolk's Amy Rose team are playing in the regional finals at Sandy, Bedfordshire against Essex. If they are successful they will play either Northamptonshire or Leicestershire for a place in the semi finals at Leamington Spa. Good luck to you all. Christine Webb has selected the following team:

Martia Linford

Ellie Johnson

Shannon Tucker

Kirsty Wright

Sarah Gove

Connie Dowe

Anna Chalk   Skip

Katherine Rednall    Skip

 

Travelling reserve Chloe Palmer.

 

Our next challenge is to defeat Cambridgeshire in the Walker Cup on Sunday 18th June at Thorpe Rec starting at 11.00am. Come along and support the team as hopefully we will win this game and then compete in the regional finals.

The team selected is as follows:

 

Ellie Johnson

Rebecca Willgress

Christine Rednall

Carole Baker

Suzanne King

Anna Chalk

Katherine Rednall

Jackie Devitt

 

 

Reserves: Louise Knights, Christine Webb and Brenda Whitehead.

 

Junior Performance Day Sunday July 9th.

Congratulations to Ellie Johnson who has been selected for an under 18 trial and Martia Linford and Chloe Palmer who have been selected as part of the Junior Talent I.D day. Best wishes to them all.

 

Club Uniforms.

If your club is having or thinking of having new shirts, what happens to the old ones? Do we just bin them? Do they go into landfill? After a little research I found that they can be donated to the Lords Taverners, and then send them oversees to youngsters who would welcome a team kit. Further information is available on their website. 

 

A big thank you to all who have volunteered to play in the tourist games against Hertfordshire later in the month. Debra has done a splendid job in raising a team for all three games. We look forward to sunshine and warm weather. Will put the teams onto the website once they are finalised.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 

27 May 2023  County news

 

Much has happened over the passed few weeks in Norfolk Ladies Bowls. 

 

The County sends it's congratulations to Katherine Rednall has been selected to play for England in the World Championships to be held on the Gold Coast, Australia at the beginning of September and also to represent England in the International series in Ayr at the end of June. 

 

The Amy Rose team, managed by Christine Webb played against a team from Huntingdonshire last Sunday and had an excellent win. Katherine's rink of Ellie Johnson, Kirsty Wright, and Connie Dowe beat Chloe Brett and Anna Chalk's rink of Martia Linford, Shannon Tucker and Sarah Gove beat Rebecca Moreby. Congratulations to them. They have reached the regional finals where they play Essex at Sandy in Bedfordshire on Sunday 11th June. Good luck in the finals. Many thanks to those who came along to support the team.

 

The Walker Cup team were given a walkover and now play Cambridgeshire on Sunday 18th of June at Thorpe Rec starting at 11.00am. Come along and support the team.

 

County finals.

 

The  finals of the County fours took place last Saturday and were held at Aldiss Park, many thanks to the club for providing their green and  excellent refreshments thought out the day.

 An excellent crowd turned out in the sunshine to spectate and were treated to some excellent bowls. In the first semi final , Rebecca Willgress, Christine Rednall, Jenna O'Hagan and  Katherine Rednalldefeated Carole Baker, Harriet East, Suzanne King and Jackie Devitt. In the second, Anne Savage, Christine Johnson, Debra Wright and Margaret Hunt defeated Jane Watson, Victoria Brooks, Lilian Barber and Amy Barker. Both were very close games as was the final where Katherine team came out as the winners . Congratulations to winners and runner up, who will represent Norfolk in the national finals at Leamington Spa in August.

.

We look forward to the rest of the season after a winning start by our teams.

 

Up and coming events.

 

The John's Trophy is to be played on Saturday 3rd of June at Hemingford Grey, start time 1.30pm.

The selectors had a very difficult job in selecting twenty four players for the first game at Hemingford Grey on Saturday 3rd of June against Leicestershire. Start time 1.30pm. 

It was decided to create a squad of players for the four games to be played this year and the team and reserves to be selected from it. Unfortunately Hunts have withdrawn from the competition leaving just three games.

The team for the first game is:

Lynn Cannell

Carole Baker 

Sarah Gove

Christine Rednall

Marie Morton

Debra Wright

Sandra Curtis

Amy Barker

Andrea Morton

Christine Webb

Jackie Devitt

Anna Chalk

 

Anne Tickner

Ellie Johnson

Claire Turner

Irene Lambert

Kay Carrick

Louise Knights

Barbara Meeks

J O’Hagan

Lianne Mills

Jenny Kirby

Katherine Rednall

Brenda Whitehead

 

Travelling reserves: Jo Ashmore, Sue Moretta, Joyce Webster, Martia Linford and Thelma Scarffe.

Non travelling reserves:  Suzanne King and Rebecca Willgress.

Squad members: Lilian Barber , Shannon Tucker and Nicola Segolo .

 

Two wood singles to be held at Norfolk B.C and Swaffham B.C on Monday 5th June. Pop along and watch some good bowls. 

 

President's Coffee Morning.

 

This is taking place at County Arts Bowls Club on Saturday 17th June 10am until 2pm. Please come along and support Pat to help raise funds for the Association. There will be craft stall, a tombola, competitions and silly games to add to the fun. Tea, coffee and cake will be available.

Along side this will be the finals of the two wood singles and Junior pairs. 

Enjoy the fun and watch some excellent bowls.

Also support the President's charity Thin Blue Paw.

 

A plea from Debra Wright who is organising the friendly and tourist games, she  needs more players for the game at 

Gorleston Links BC on Wednesday 21st June 1.00 for 1.30 start. 

Tea & biscuits will be available following the game and the cost is £5.00 per player for refreshments & rink fees. If anyone would like to play please contact a Debra as soon as possible for further information, Mobile 07521 871689 or 01485 533917.  E mail, debra.a.wright@gmail.com 

 

 

Photo open LINK

 

26 May 2023  Laws of sport-important update by World Bowls

 

 

The Laws of the Sport Crystal Mark 4th edition which recently became effective, included changes to Law 37.1.3 & 37.1.5.3 relating to bowls displacement and penalties to be incurred when deliberate displacement occurred.

 

Following concerns expressed on these changes World Bowls has now announced that these changes will be rescinded with immediate effect and please see the link for details.

 

 

11 May  2023                Walker Cup

Come along and support the team.



Norfolk ladies start their Walker Cup campaign on Sunday 21st May at Thorpe Rec Bowls Club, Norwich against a team from Hunts commencing at 11.00am. 

Congratulations to the following who have been selected to play in the game:





Ellie Johnson

Rebecca Willgress

Christine Rednall

Carole Baker

Suzanne King

Anna Chalk

Katherine Rednall (Skip)

Jackie Devitt (Skip)

 

Reserves: Louise Knights, Christine Webb and Brenda Whitehead.

 

Good luck on the day.

 

11 May  2023                Start of Season

Hope you are all enjoying the start of the season.

 

The President, Pat Smith enjoyed an excellent if rather wet Opening Day held at County Arts Bowls Club in late April. Forty ladies played a series of three games of fours. The winners and runners up were teams from Gorleston Bowls Club. Thanks go to County Arts for providing the refreshments throughout the day and to Brian Taylor for making play on the day possible.

 

Just a gentle reminder that time is beginning to run short for secretaries to put forward names of players who would like to be considered for the county friendlies, particularly the first game on Thursday May 25th when we play for the Hudson Lees Trophy against the Federation Ladies. Johns players are encouraged to make themselves available for this game if at all possible.

 

 Players do NOT necessarily need to be badged to be eligible.

 

Game No. 1 Thurs 25th May Norfolk V NCWBA at Acle BC (Their game) 

Game No. 2 Weds 21st June Norfolk V Herts Tourists at Gorleston Links BC 

Game No. 3 Tues 111h July Norfolk V Northants (away) at Thrapston BC 
Game No. 4 Tues 1st August Norfolk V Cambs at Shouldham BC 

Please contact Debra Wright E mail debra.a.wright@gmail.com or telephone Tel. 01485 533917 or 07521 871689 

 

Congratulations go to Katherine Rednall who has been selected as part of the  Bowls England World Championship team to play on the Gold Coast from the 29th August to the 10th September. Katherine is part of a team of ten, five ladies and five men who will each play in two of the following events, singles, pairs, triples and fours. We wish the team every success in the Championships.

 

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Katherine Rednall, Rebecca and Wayne Willgress have also been selected to attend a Bowls England Squad Day on May 20th where teams will be selected to take part in an International Series in Ayr, Scotland at the end of June. Good luck to them all.

 

Bowls England has introduced a set of new laws of the game at the beginning of the season, the Laws of the Sport book can be purchased from Bowls England.

 

Up and coming events:

Johns trial Saturday 13th May at Thorpe Rec.

Walker Cup Sunday 21st May at Thorpe Rec, 11.00am start.

Johns trophy versus Leicestershire at Hemingford Grey, start 1.30pm.

Come along and support the teams.

 

Christine Rednall.

 

 

 14 April  2023              April News

As the season approaches and many clubs will soon be opening, we would like to wish everyone an enjoyable season with lots of good bowling and sunshine.

 We would like to thank all the ladies who made the journey to County Arts last week for the Council meeting. We hope you found it informative and felt the opportunity to ask questions was helpful to all.  We await the answer to several from Bowls England.  Also a big thankyou to County Arts for allowing us to use their facilities and for providing lunch for the ladies.

 We have decided to move the next Council meeting to the end of the season, probably October, the date will be circulated nearer the time. Therefore the one scheduled for Tuesday August 8th has been cancelled.

 

Johns Trophy.

The trail team and details for the Johns: 

The following have been selected for the trial to take place on Saturday May 13th at Thorpe Rec. The selectors decided to invite everyone who has made themselves available. Please arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

Dress Greys and club shirt or Club colours.

We aim to play two sessions of seven ends, then a break of twenty minutes for the selectors to make any changes they see fit, then the final seven ends. Adjustments to the plan may be made in the case of bad weather.

Rink 1

Rink 2

Rink 3

Chloe Palmer

Jayne Greenacre

Claire Turner

Lesley Throup

Sue Moretta

Bernadette Scott

Christine Rednall

Lilian Barber

Harriett East

Christine Webb (Skip)

Jackie Devitt (Skip)

Amy Barker (Skip)

 

Rink 4

Rink 5

Rink 6

Carole Baker

Ellie Johnson

Martia Linford

Jennie Moon

Nicola Segolo

Carole Slaughter

Jenna O’Hagan

Andrea Morton

Sarah Gove

Suzanne King (Skip)

Katherine Rednall (Skip)

Anna Chalk (Skip)

 

Rink 7

Rink 8

Rink 9

Anne Tickner

Louise Knights

Anne Savage

Shirley Jones

Carole Ison

Jo Ashmore

Debra Wright

Sandra Curtis

Joyce Webster

Lianne Mills (Skip)

Jenny Kirby (Skip)

Brenda Whitehead (Skip)

 

Rink 10

Rink 11

Rink 12

Brenda Venn

Kirsty Wright

Lynne Cannell

Eileen Dawson

Sue Evans

Christine Johnson

Irene Lambert

Kay Carrick

Marie Morton

Barbara Meeks (Skip)

Rebecca Willgress (Skip)

Thelma Scarffe (Skip)

 

If you are unable to attend the trial please let me know as soon as possible, E mail chrisrednall@yahoo.co.uk or Telephone 07545820028.

 

The Walker Cup will take place at Thorpe Rec on Sunday 21st May at 11.00am. Norfolk are playing Hunts in a preliminary round of the competition. Please come along and watch some excellent bowling and support the team which will be picked after the above trial.

Christine Rednall, Ladies Secretary.

 25 February  2023                 County Executive

Hi, hope you are well, could you please add the following to the ladies website:
Norfolk Bowls Association would like to inform members of the death of Mrs Sylvia Lynch who was County secretary for several years, 1976 to 1978 and again from 1986 to 1991. We send our condolences to her family as this difficult time.

We would also like to inform you of the Remembrance Service  to be held for  Mrs Janet Church on Monday 6th March  at 2pm at Freethorpe Church, and afterwards at Freethorpe Village Hall. We are sure many of you will wish to attend.

 

 30 January  2023          latest news from Christine Rednall

I hope you are all well and looking forward to the Outdoor season and hoping for some better weather. If you are a young lady under the aged  31  on the 1st of April 2023 who would like to be involved in the County Amy Rose squad, managed by Christine Webb.  [E-mail candtwebb@icloud.com]. Please forward your details to Christine.

 

 Secondly, County jackets are available to order priced at £43.00. If you are lucky enough to be selected for the Johns Trophy team you will need to have a jacket. Again please let Christine know if you would like one by February 10th 2023.

 

Brenda Whitehead will be sending out a form for nominations for a John's trial in the near future.

 

The County is in desperate need of Umpires for the coming season and in the future. If you have anybody in your club who would like to know more about becoming one, please contact Bob Penny [ebuaarea3secretary@gmail.com] who will be able to give them more information as to how to go about it. 

 

Safeguarding of all members of our clubs is an important issue. By 2025 every club which is affiliated to Bowls England will be required to have a Safeguarding officer and a policy in place. Guidance is available on the Bowls England website.   Safeguarding will be part of the next Council meeting on Tuesday 4th April 2023 at 10.30am at County Arts Bowls Club. 

 

Bowls Bash. Equipment for this is held within the County, please contact Brenda Whithead e-mail brenda.whitehead5@gmail.com or look on the Bowls England website for more details.

 

News from Bowls England:

 Firstly, please pass on the following information to your members with regard to Bowls England competitions which are listed below:

 With regard to the 2023 Bowls England National Championships & Competitions. Clubs have been advised by Bowls England that the 2023 National Competition entries are now open via email shown below. For clarification, I would confirm that the National Competitions are:-

 

INTER-CLUB COMPETITIONS

·       National Top Club Competition (Men’s & Women’s)

·       National Club Two Fours Competition (Men)

·       Tony Allcock Trophy  National Club Over 60s Double Rink Competition (Mixed)

 

NATIONAL COMPETITIONS

·       National Family Pairs Competition

·       National Champion of Champions Singles Competition (Men’s & Women’s)

·       National Senior Singles and Pairs Competition (Men’s & Women’s)

·       National Mixed Pairs Competition

·       National Mixed Fours Competition

If you are considering entering these the link is:- https://www.bowlsengland.com/bowls-england-opens-2023-national-competition-entries/.

 Closing date for entries is Wednesday 1st March 2023.

 

Secondly, I would urge you to take a look at the following as they contain some key proposals which will be submitted to Bowls England AGM in February upon which our County Delegate to the AGM will be required to vote. The key points from the proposals are:

·       COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFIER NUMBERS - to increase to 2 qualifiers for the 27 counties with the higher number of entries per Championship but with the Senior Fours & Junior Pairs remaining at 1 qualifier per County

·       NATIONAL COMPETITION COUNTY QUALIFIERS – the will be no Regional Finals with all County Qualifiers going forward to the National Finals

·       DUPLICATION OF QUALIFIERS IN BOTH CHAMPIONSHIPS & COMPETITIONS– strict rules on duplications and the requirement to get substitutes will be a condition of entry for National Competitions

·       TIME LIMITS FOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & COMPETITIONS FINALS will be introduced and enforced (these will not apply to our County Championships)

·       A NATIONAL COMPETITION/CHAMPIONSHIP REVIEW is to undertaken for implementation in 2024

 

The County will be considering the proposals and should you have any comments or views on what is being proposed then please let me have these so they can be taken into account.

These changes will impact on everyone who enters the County competitions.

 

The draws for the County competitions and the diary will soon be added to the website.

 

 

 Finally, the County would like to inform you of the death of Pam Hood. Her funeral will take place on the 6th February at 2pm at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Fakenham.

Pam was member of County Arts and played for many years for the county being in the Johns winning teams of 1985, 1987 and 1991, also in the winning Walker team of 1991. Pam also won most county competitions and in 1987 won the National Pairs with Betty Annison. We send our condolences to her family.

 

22 January  2023          County Championships

Draw is on website

6 january 2023              County Tour

11th – 15th September 2023

Four nights at Potters Resort - Five Lakes

Colchester Road, Tolleshunt Knights,

 Maldon, CM9 8HX

 

£530.00 per person

With two people sharing

(very limited single accommodation

Available £25.00 per person per night)

 

This break is all inclusive, which includes three meals a day, all teas, coffees, soft and alcoholic drinks and even a late night snack. 

The break will include three games of bowls (outdoors), two during the week and one on the way home.   Travel to Potters will be by your own or shared transport. 

The resort is situated in 320 acres of green space, ideal for walking, running or just sitting and admiring the views.   You will have access to all facilities on site such as Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym,  putting and golf, but if you want to experiment, Archery, Laser Clay Shooting, Silly games room (and it is silly!), Tennis or pickleball  or have a go on the boating lake. 

There is Live entertainment each evening in the Glade Theatre.  Bingo is also available before the show, or you can have a quiet evening in the new bar or elsewhere on site.

I will arrange some additional competitions during the week to add a bit of fun, and the top bowls rink will be awarded a prize each day.

Insurance is included in the above price to safeguard us against illness and Covid.  All monies will be refunded except the £5.00 insurance charge.  (More details found on Potters Web Site).

Please contact Pat Smith, County President, for further information on 01493 664708

PLEASE EMAIL ME at patsmith566@gmail.com  if you would like to join us, stating what type of accommodation you would like (single, twin or three sharing).  I will require a £60.00 per person deposit by 5th January 2023.  Payments to “NWBA Tour Fund” c/o Mrs P Smith, 69 Youell Avenue, Gorleston, Norfolk, NR31 6HR.

 

29 August 2022             IT’S JOURNEY’S END FOR OUR JOHNS TEAM

 

Well done to our Johns Team for putting up a good fight in the semi-final at Leamington at the weekend only to lose to a strong Surrey Team who then went on to lose to Lincolnshire in the final. 

 

C Turner  A Morton  M Morton  A Chalk (Sk)12/24 (S Maylin)

L Cannell  C Rednall  S Curtis  C Webb (Sk) 12/19 (P Garden)

B Venn  T Scarffe  J O’Hagan  J Devitt (Sk) 18/16 ( P Bourne)

E Johnson  C Baker  B Whitehead  S King (Sk) 24/18 (M Smith)

C Johnson  J Adams  L Barber  A Barker (Sk) 5/30 (P Clark)

A Tickner  I Lambert  B Meeks  J Kirby (Sk) 18/19 (D Souter)

 

Reserves  S Gove  M Linford  C Slaughter  P Smith

 

26 August 2022             2022 NATIONAL FINALS UPDATE

 

The Women Triples, in Semi-Finals

Norfolk 22 – 5 Leicestershire
Elaine Cole, Lianne Mills, Shirley Hunter 
(R G Carter, Norfolk) 
(Challenger)

 

Mixed Pairs prem  rounds

Jane Cockrill 
(Caister-On-Sea, Norfolk)
(Challenger)
Norfolk11 – 20 Middlesex

 

Family Pairs Semi Finals
Herefordshire 18 – 14 Norfolk
Tom Segolo & James Segolo 
(Norfolk)
 

Johns Trophy Semi Finals

Surry  V  Norfolk

Semi Final 2

10am Start

Rink

Surrey

Score

End

Score

Norfolk

1

S.Maylin

24

21

12

A.Chalk

2

P.Garden

19

21

12

C.Webb

3

M.Smith

18

21

24

S.King

4

D.Souter

19

21

18

J.Kirby

5

P.Clark

30

21

5

A.Barker

6

P.Bourne

16

20

18

J.Devitt

Total

126

1

89

Total

Conceded

 

 

14 August 2022             2022 JOHNS AND WALKER FINALS WEB NOTICE

 

JOHNS TROPHY FINALS – SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST 2022 AT VICTORIA PARK LEAMINGTON SPA

 

TEAM

 

 

1.         Claire Turner                           1.         Lynne Cannell                         1.         Brenda Venn  

2.         Andrea Morton                       2.         Christine Rednall                                2.         Thelma Scarffe

3.         Marie Morton                         3.         Sandra Curtis                                      3.         Jenna O’Hagan

Sk        Anna Chalk                              Sk        Christine Webb                                   Sk        Jacqueline Devitt

 

 

1.         Christine Johnson                    1.         Ellie Johnson                                       1.         Anne Tickner

2.         Jill Adams                                2.         Carole Baker                                       2.         Irene Lambert

3.         Lilian Barber                            3.         Brenda Whitehead                             3.         Barbara Meeks

Sk        Amy Barker                             Sk        Suzanne King                                      Sk        Jenny Kirby

 

 

Reserves  :   Susan Moretta    Martia Linford

 

 

 

 

WALKER CUP FINALS – SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2022 AT VICTORIA PARK LEAMINGTON SPA

 

TEAM

 

 

1.         Ellie Johnson                                       1.         Carole Baker

2.         Brenda Whitehead                             2.         Rebecca Willgress

3.         Anna Chalk                                          3.         Christine Webb

Sk        Suzanne King                                      Sk        Jacqueline Devitt

 

 

Reserves  :  Andrea Morton    Marie Morton

 

 

5 August 2022               TOP CLUB & WEBB TROPHY FINAL

 

TOP ClUB FINAL Thursday 11th Aug 6pm at Wymondham Dell B C Norfolk B C v Downham Clubs.

WEBB TROPHY FINAL Thursday 18th August 2pm at Thorpe Rec B C           County Arts v Connaught B C

 

 26 July 2022                       IT’S A DOUBLE LEAMINGTON!

 

WELL DONE to our Johns Team on their win on Saturday in the Regional Final of

the Johns Trophy played at Littleport against Northamptonshire – 129 to 95.

 

TEAM

 

C Turner  A Morton  M Morton  A Chalk (Sk)  17/23 – (M Harris)

L Cannell  C Rednall  S Curtis  C Webb (SK) 29/14 - (H Sharpe)

B Venn  S Moretta  J O’Hagan  J Devitt (Sk) 17/17 -  (R Wigfield)

E Johnson  C Baker  B Whitehead  S King (Sk) 28/14 - (YMcKee)

C Johnson  J Adams  L Barber  A Barker (Sk) 20/9 – (V Betts)

A Tickner  I Lambert  B Meeks  J Kirby (SK) 18/18 – (A Dring)

 

THE FINALS- to be played at Victoria Park, Leamington on SUNDAY 28th AUGUST

Details will be published when available.

 

27 July 2022            COUNTY FINALS2022 @ RG CARTERS

ALL FINALS TO BE PLAYED IN WHITES CLUB TOPS

Thursday 21st July 6pm

 

4 Wood Singles semi-final

R G CARTER B C

 

NORFOLK B C

Lianne Mills

21 v 12

Jackie Devitt

 

 

 

Friday 22nd July 6pm

 

Fours semi-finals

R G CARTER B C

 

ACLE B C

Carol Bardwell

 

Andrea Morton

Janet Chapple

 

Marie Morton

Elaine Cole

 

Barbara Meeks

Lianne Mills

13 v 16

Jenny Kirby

 

 

 

NORFOLK B C

 

SWAFFHAM B C

Carole Baker

 

Sheila Malyon

Harriett East x R W

 

Jane Sheen

Suzanne King

 

Chris Bailey

Jackie Devitt

21 v 10

Thelma Scarffe x J Ewins

 

 

 

Monday 25th 10am.

 

Fours Final

ACLE

20 v 17

NORFOLK

 

 

 

Sunday 24th 10am

 

Triples semi-finals

ACLE B C

 

NORFOLK B C

Jayne Greenacre

 

Carole Baker

Marie Morton

 

Suzanne King

Andrea Morton

6 v 26

Jackie Devitt

 

 

 

R G CARTER B C

 

NORFOLK B C

Shirley Hunter

 

Louise Knights

Elaine Cole

 

Joyce Webster x N Segolo

Lianne Mills

20 v 5

Brenda Whitehead

 

 

 

2pm.

 

Triples Final

NORFOLK

17 v 20

ACLE

 

 

 

Sunday 24th 10am

 

 Unbadged Pairs semi-final

GORLESTON LINKS

 

NORFOLK B C

Abi Wall

 

Carole Slaughter

Sue Ball

11 v 22

Jenna O'Hagan

 

 

 

To be confirmed

 

Unbadged Pairs sem-final

ACLE

 

KINGS LYNN

Jayne Greenacre

 

Jane Hately

Andrea Morton

19 v 21

Helen Young

 

Ex/end

 

Sunday 24th 10am

 

Champ of Champs semi-final

FREETHORPE

 

ACLE

Janet Church

20 v 21

Jenny Kirby

 

 

 

SWAFFHAM

Aug 1st

SHOULDHAM

Thelma Scarffe

v

Shirley Jones

 

 

 

Aug 1st   6pm.

 

Champ of Champs Final

 

v

 

 

 

 

2pm.

 

Junior Singles Final

MARTHAM B C

 

GORLESTON LINKS

Connie Dowe

21 v 6

Kelsey Smith

 

 

 

  Sunday 24th July 6pm.

 

Unbadged Singles Semi-final

NORFOLK B C

 

ACLE B C

Jenna O'Hagan

21 v 7

Andrea Morton

 

 

 

Monday 1st August.

 

Unbadged Singles Final

Norfolk

v

Gt Plumstead

ACLE

16 v 8

NORFOLK

 

 

 

Monday 25th July 10am.

 

Unbadged Singles semi-final

GORLESTON LINKS

 

Gt PLUMSTEAD

Kelsey Smith

12 v 21

Eve Evans

 

 

 

Monday 25th July 10am

 

Coronation Triples semi-finals

WOOTTON PARK

 

HOLT

June Hudson

 

Joy Seago

Ann Chambers

 

Pat Chaplow

Chris Abbott

26 v 11

Carole Ison x S Leighton

 

 

 

GORLESTON LINKS

 

ALDISS PARK

Jean Clements

 

Jo Ashmore

Carol Baxter

 

Sue Frost

Sue Ball x M Cook

10 v 21

Irene Lambert

2pm.

 

Coronation Triples Final

WOOTTON PARK

7 v 22

ALDISS PARK

 

 

 

Monday 25th July 2pm

 

Pairs semi-finals

NORFOLK B C

 

St LAWRENCE B C

Rebecca Willgress

 

Christine Johnson

Harriett East

23 v 7

Margaret Hunt

 

 

 

MUNDFORD B C

 

SHOULDHAM B C

Sarah Gove

 

Carol Lewis

Anna Chalk

20 v 10

Eileen Dawson

 

 

 

Aug 1st 6pm.

 

Pairs Final

 

v

 

Tuesday 26th July 2pm.

 

Senior Fours semi-finals

NORFOLK B C

 

FREETHORPE B C

Carole Baker

 

Jill Finein

Joyce Webster

 

Hazel Jarvis

Brenda Whitehead

 

Lesley Hall

Jackie Devitt

v

w/o                   Janet Church

 

 

 

HOLT B C

 

St LAWRENCE

Kathleen Cottington

 

Christine Johnson

Gill Pilgrim

 

Lynne Quibell

Pat Chaplow

 

Debra Wright

Beryl Matthews

15 v 24

Margaret Hunt

FINAL      FREETHORPE

15 v 16

St LAWRENCE

Tuesday 26th July 6pm

 

4 Wood Singles semi-final

NORFOLK B C

 

ACLE

Rebecca Willgress

21 v 5

Jenny Kirby

 

 

 

Wed 3rd August    6pm

 

4 Wood Singles Final

 

 

 

Lianne Mills

v

Rebecca willgress

 

 

 

6 pm

 

Unbadged Singles Final

Carole Slaughter

 

Jane Hately

Jenna O’Hagan

30 v 7

Helen Young

 

 

18 July 2022            IT’S LEAMINGTON FOR OUR WALKER CUP TEAM!

Well done to our Walker Cup Team who braved the elements and played on Sunday 17th at Sandy Conservative Bowls Club in the Regional Finals, winning 46/30 on the morning session against Essex and scraping home 37/36 to Hunts in the afternoon, thanks to a pressure shot from Jackie Devitt.

 

Previously on 10th July they won by 2 shots to Leicester at Somersham B.C.

 

Norfolk –v- Leicester 10th July – Score  :  42/40

 

Ellie Johnson  Andrea Morton  Anna Chalk  Suzanne King (SK) 11/31 (L Green)

Rebecca Willgress  Carole Baker  Christine Webb  Jackie Devitt (Sk) 31/9 (P Walker)

 

Norfolk –v- Essex 17th July – Score  : 46/30

 

Ellie Johnson  Brenda Whitehead  Anna Chalk  Suzanne King (Sk) 21/13 (R Smith)

Carole Baker  Rebecca Willgress  Christine Webb  Jackie Devitt (Sk) 25/17 (E Pitts)

 

Norfolk –v- Hunts 17th July – Score  : 37/36

 

Ellie Johnson  Brenda Whitehead  Anna Chalk  Suzanne King (Sk) 14/16 (C Brett)

Carole Baker  Rebecca Willgress  Christine Webb  Jackie Devitt (Sk) 23/20 (P Reynolds)

 

The Finals will be played at Victoria Park, Leamington on Sunday 11th September

 

 

 

OUR TEAM TO PLAY IN THE REGIONAL FINAL OF THE JOHNS TROPHY AGAINST NORTHANTS AT LITTLEPORT B.C. ON SATURDAY 23RD JULY

 

Team

 

C Turner  A Morton  M Morton  A Chalk (SK)

M Linford  C Rednall  S Curtis  C Webb (SK)

B Venn  C Baker  J O’Hagan  J Devitt (SK)

E Johnson  T Scarffe  B Whitehead  S King (SK)

C Johnson  D Wright  J Webster  A Barker (SK

A Tickner  I Lambert  B Meeks  J Kirby (SK)

 

Reserves  :  S Moretta  L Barber  J Adams  L Cannell

 

The winners of this match will proceed to Victoria Park Leamington on Sunday 28th August

 

 

15 July 2022                 Benevolent finals

Benevolent Triples 13th July 22

 

Teams in Quarter Finals to be

 

Played at R G CARTERS

 

on Wednesday 3rd August 9-30for 10am are

 

M Dark           v          J Kirby

 J Adams         v         A Brand

I Lambert         v          J Seago

 

 

11 July 2022                 ANOTHER VICTORY FOR OUR JOHNS TEAM – WELL DONE !

Norfolk –v- Essex played at Ipswich on Saturday 9th July.

 

SCORE 138/113

 

B Venn, C Baker, B Whithead, J Devitt SK 30/11 -  (P. Lowe)

M Linford, C Rednall, S Curtis, C Webb SK 24/19 – (S Feeney)

C Turner, A Morton, M Morton A Chalk SK 20/18– (E Pitts)

A Tickner, J Adams, B Meeks, J Kirby SK 17/28 (S Madgewick)

E Johnson, T Scarffe, I Lambert, S King SK 15/22 (B Bowyer)

C Johnson, D Wright, J Webster, A Barker SK 32/15 (R Smith)

 

We meet Northamptonshire in the Quarter Final on Saturday 23rd July.

Details will be published when available.

 

5 July 2022          NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

Due to lack of support our Friendly Match against Suffolk at Wymondham Dell on Tuesday 19th July has been cancelled.

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30 June 2022                 NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

Our Friendly Match against Essex at Brightlingsea on 16th August has had to be cancelled as we are unable to field a team.

 

27 June 2022                       JOHNS TROPHY AND WALKER CUP TEAMS 

 

JOHNS TROPHY

 

Norfolk –v- Essex at Ipswich & District Bowls Club on SATURDAY 9TH

JULY at 1.30 p.m.

 

TEAM

 

C Turner, A Morton, M Morton, A Chalk (Sk)

M Linford, C Rednall, S Curtis, C Webb (Sk)

C Baker, L Barber, B Whitehead, J Devitt (Sk)

E Johnson, T Scarffe, I Lambert, S King (Sk)

A Tickner, J Adams, B Meeks, J Kirby (Sk)

C Johnson, D Wright, J Webster, A Barker (Sk)

Reserves :  S Moretta;  K Cottington;  B Venn;  L Knights

Non-Travelling J O’Hagan

 

WALKER CUP

 

Norfolk –v- Leicestershire at Somersham Bowls Club (Hunts) on SUNDAY 10th

JULY at 1.00 p.m.

 

TEAM

 

E Johnson, A Morton, A Chalk, S King (Sk)

C Baker, R Willgress, C Webb, J Devitt (Sk)

Reserves :  B Whitehead;  M Morton

 

 

22 June 2022                 Amy Rose squad is announced

OUR 2022 AMY ROSE SQUAD IS ANNOUNCED!

 

Our Amy Rose Ladies will be playing in the Regional Final of this competition on SUNDAY 3RD JULY at Shouldham Bowls Club commencing at 10.a.m.

 

RINK 1

Martia Linford (Acle) Lead;  Lily Barker (Gt. Plumstead) 2;  Lauren Sieley (Acle) 3;

Shannon Tucker (Freethorpe) Skip

 

RINK 2

Ellie Johnson (NBC) Lead;  Natasha Brooks (Gt. Plumstead) 2; 

Victoria Brooks (Gt. Plumstead) 3;  Connie Dowe (Martham) Skip

 

Reserves – Kelsey Smith;  Abi Wall   (Gorleston Links)

 

Captain:  Shannon Tucker

 

We are fortunate that this year the Regional Finals are to be held here in Norfolk, why not come along and support our younger players. 

21 June 2022                 JOHNS v Bedfordshire Report

WELL DONE to our Johns Team who brought us to an exciting finish against Bedfordshire.  Norfolk were 1 up overall with 1 end left to play.  The pressure was on and Captain Christine Webb made it all happen with her last bowl.  Final score 116/114.  We play Essex in the next round.  They are the challengers and details will be published as soon as known.

 

Our Team

 

Claire Turner   Andria Morton   Marie Morton   Sk Anna Chalk 26/9  (L Beck))

Martia Linford  Joyce Webster  Sandra Curtis  Sk Christine Webb 15/25 (J Bryant))

Carole Baker  Lilian Barber  Jenna O’Hagan  Sk Jackie Devitt 23/21  (D Roe)

Ellie Johnson  Thelma Scarffe  Irene Lambert  Sk Suzanne King 23/15  (L Gibson)

Christine Johnson  Christine Rednall  Debra Wright  Sk Amy Barker  13/21 (J Brooks)

Anne Tickner  Jill Adams  Barbara Meeks  Sk Jenny Kirby 16/23  (J Ralph)

 

 30 may 2022                 JOHNS TEAM TO PLAY AGAINST BEDFORDSHIRE ON SATURDAY 18TH JUNE 2022 AT ISLEHAM BOWLS CLUB (CAMBS.)

Isleham Bowls Club – Vicarage Meadow, Jubilee Close, Isleham CB7 5RW. 

 

TEAM

 

Lead

L Knights

M Linford

C Baker

E Johnson

C Turner

A Tickner

2

A Morton

J Webster

L Barber

T Scarffe

C Rednall

 J Adams

3

M Morton

S Curtis

J O’Hagan

I Lambert

D Wright

B Meeks

Skip

A Chalk

C Webb

J Devitt

S King

A Barker

J Kirby

 

Reserves  :     B Whitehead   B Venn   C Johnson S Moretta

Non travelling resreves C Ison   K Cottington

TEAM CAPTAIN  :  Christine Webb

 

30 January 2022           Team and Competitions has been added to Competitions page for 2022

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