. . . . . . . . Horning Bowls Club Norfolk
. . . . . . . . . . . . Location: behind the village hall NR12 8LQ . . . . . . Please
email me (David, Horning Bowls)
Club 'rollups' for members are free, and are held each Tuesday evening, starting time of about 6.30pm, and on Wednesday afternoons please arrive by 2pm for a prompt start. Weather permitting.

May 20th: NNorfolk League- Horning 2 Mundesley 6
Rink 6 skip Laurie 10-17. Rink 7 skip JohnS 8-19. Rink 8 skip Ralph 24-8.
A second successive home defeat with Ralph Craig and Sonny once again our only winners, and convincing winners too. John S's block held a 5-2 lead but thereafter struggled. Ditto Laurie's triple who after end 7 were 7-3 up, but then waited until the final end before scoring again!

May 17th: NNorfolk League- Horning 2 Happisburgh 6
Rink 6 skip Laurie 8-23. Rink 7 skip Ralph 23-13. Rink 8 skip John S 13-19.
Our only success came courtesy of Ralph Craig and Sonny. Well done them! On a bleak windswept afternoon, Laurie's block struggled manfully, and trying very hard, were defeated by the skill of the opposition and a lot of luck perhaps. JohnS's block trailed badly but pulled up towards the end, winning the second half, not that that counts for anything

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April 27th - Swan Cup
Our first tournament of the new season. The temperature had dropped markedly resulting in a turnout of only ten players. But despite the cold, we enjoyed a competitive afternoon with Ralph and David M emerging as clear winners with a shot score of 30. Runners up with 22 were Jack and one of last year's winners, Christine. John S and Trish got 22, John B and Craig 18, and Laurie and Maureen 13. Every pair won at least one game, and with the bonus of a lovely tea plus a warming drink, a good time was had by all

Midwinter Shield January 1st 2019
Seven members competed, with Sonny adding his support from the side. On rink 3 David, Ralph and Christine played six ends, after which the two men tied at 3 shots apiece. In a one end shootout, Ralph played better and won that game. On rink 4, John B, John S, Craig and Mervyn (not Mervyn King) competed, but after five ends it was clear there could only be one winner of the group- Craig.
So the two end final was between Ralph and Craig, old Ralph just triumphing over young Craig

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May 15th: NNorfolk League- New Road 4 Horning 4
Rink 2 skip Ralph 14-15. Rink 3 skip John S 25-14. Rink 4 skip Jack 20-25.
In the end, although we won only one of the three games, our overall shot score was superior and netted us a draw. Ralph's block had a mighty tight game until they surged ahead with a 5. Alas, they couldn't quite hold on, and losing the last two ends, went down by the odd shot. Jack's block started poorly before grabbing a seven point lead. Conceding a seven is never likely to help you win, and that's what happened here. John S with Bob and Richard were our sole winners, and by winning one end with a six, another with a five, another with a four and one with a three, they ensured our overall shot score was five better than theirs

May 13th: Broadland League- Horning 6 Runham 1
Rink 1 skip Jack 10-21. Rink 2 skip John S 17-12. Rink 3 skip Ralph 20-15. Rink 4 skip Laurie 32-12.
The evening sun shone as Horning enjoyed a straightforward victory, only Jack's block on tricky rink 1 failing to overcome the opposition. JohnS, Barry and Mervyn fell 1-5 behind but then surged ahead. Ralph with Craig and Maureen enjoyed a ding dong battle, the lead changing hands several times before we clinched victory. We were a player short on rink 4, and Runham sportingly lent us one of their reserves. In the end Laurie DavidM and our sub triumphed

May 10th: NNorfolk League- Horning 6 Buxton 2
Rink 6 skip John S 21-13. Rink 7 skip Ralph 13-15. Rink 8 skip Laurie 17-14.
All three games were close, though Ralph's block succumbed by losing their final three ends. Laurie, Mike and Trish fell 2-10 down but clawed their way back to tie at 11 all, then twelve all, then 14 all going into the final end. John S, Craig and David C were tied at 10 apiece before scoring a six on end 16 and the rest as they say is a win for Horning

May 9th: Broadland League- S Walsham 5 Horning 2
Rink 1 skip David 18-13. Rink 2 skip Ralph 9-23. Rink 3 skip Jack 18-23. Rink 4 skip Laurie 19-18.
The shades of night had fast fallen when Jack's block finally completed their game, having gamely recovered from a poor start to come close to the opposition, but alas not quite their equal. However although we won two matches, the overall shot score was in Walsham's favour and they bagged the three points for this. Some compensation were wins for David, John B and Richard who in a tight game, made a decisive spurt when scores were 11 all; Laurie, Christine and Trish made a shaky start but once they had read the green, crept into a narrow lead which they clung on to

May 4th: Norfolk Sixes Cup (first leg)- Horning 40 South Walsham 25
Tirples: Rink 2 skip Sonny 20-3. Singles: Rink 3 John B 14-6. Triples: Rink 4 skip Ralph 6-16.
In the inaugural Norfolk Sixes match, Horning secured a reasonable lead to take into the second leg of the cup. Sonny Laurie and David had a comfortable win on the tricky rink 2, with two fives and a four among our shots in the uphill direction. John Bond was Horning's representative in the singles and enjoyed a convincing win. Ralph's block found it tricky going on rink 4. The match was watched over benevolently by the league founder, Nigel Rudling and interrupted by a heavy sleet shower- see Craig's chilly photo

May 2nd: St Benet's Trophy- Horning 6 Neatishead 2
Rink 1 skip Ralph 13-20. Rink 2 skip John S 25-15. Rink 3 skip Laurie 17-11. Rink 4 skip Jack 23-15.
Our traditional opening fixture of the season saw us romp home with a convincing win, though it wasn't as easy as the scoreline suggests. Ralph's block were 1-10 down but fought back to within two shots before falling away at the death. John S, John B and Richard also trailed 1-10, but rallied splendidly for the clearest victory. Laurie David and Mervyn enjoyed a very close game, with scores tied at 11-11 with three ends to go. Jack Christine and Maureen forged ahead with a six, then never looked back. Thanks to Trish and the ladies for a delicious tea to finish

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