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Roll ups are (weather permitting) each Tuesday 6.30pm, and Wednesday at 2pm prompt.

Triples League: June 17th
Horning...9 Ludham...0
Rink 2: Sonny 14-11, Rink 3: skip Ralph 22-10, Rink 4: skip John S 18-10.
A clean sweep against neighbours Ludham: with John S, John B and David C so comfortable that a slight concession enabled the second half of their game to be closer fought. Ralph had Craig as lead, with new recruit Jason as number two, and they too won convincingly. Sonny, David M and Jack had a tougher struggle, never ahead until end 16, in which they scored a five for an unassailable lead

NNorfolk League: June 14th
North Walsham...6 Horning...2
Rink 2: Sonny 15-17, Rink 3: skip John S 15-18, Rink 4: skip Craig 18-15.
An extra Horning player showed up in error, enabling captain David M to sit back and admire the antics of our team. I had thought of writing down here, as in newspaper reports, individual players' match performance scores (Man/Woman of the Match etc) but this might have proved only How to Lose Friends.... so instead, let's say that this was a closely fought enjoyable event, with the result hinging on the final ends of our ultimately losing blocks. Had they both won their last end...we'd have won! As it was, Only Craig, Merv and Ralph got us any points, but it was a pleasant afternoon in the sun

Click here Chairman's Cup Singles Draw. . . Click here for club events in 2021.
Click here for league fixture list. . . Click here for earlier match reports.

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Singles Championship
played over 9 ends (rounds 1, 2) - at any time convenient to both players.
Please play your round 1 match by July 7th.

Byes into round 2: Gilly, John B

Round 1 draw

Derek v Craig
Sonny v Ralph
David M c Christine
Jack v David C
John S v Maureen
Richard v Laurie

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Club Events
Next Club Event: Winspear Shield Saturday 17th July 1.45pm

Swan Cup: May 23rd
First club event this season was an all play all format.
Well done to winners Ralph and Laurie with 24 points, well ahead of second place Sonny and Maureen on 20. David C and Christine came third, while last year's winners Craig and John B were fourth. Bringing up the rear were David M and John S.
Photo: Thanks to Maureen (inset) and Christine for sorting the refreshments

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FIXTURES 2pm except where stated
Friday May 14 Mundesley home WON 6-2
Monday May 17 Southrepps away WON 6-2
Monday May 24 Neatishead home 2-6
Friday May 28 Coltishall away WON 7-2
Wednesday June 2 Ludham 'B' home WON 9-0
Thursday 3 June Buxton away WON 6-2
Friday June 4 Rollesby away WON 6-2
Monday June 7 Barton Turf away WON 7-2
Thursday June 10 Mundesley away 2-7
Friday June 11 Aylsham home 2-7
Monday June 14 New Road away 2-6
Thursday June 17 Ludham home 9-0

Monday June 21 Buxton home DUFFIELD
Wednesday June 23 Barton home TRIPLES 7pm
Friday June 25 Plantation away DUFFIELD
Monday June 28 Rollesby home DUFFIELD
Wed June 30 Swanton Abbot away TRIPLES 6.45
Thursday July 1 Happisburgh home NNORFOLK
Monday July 5 Happisburgh away TRIPLES 6.45
Thursday July 8 Buxton home N NORFOLK
Monday July 12 New Road home N NORFOLK
Tuesday July 13 Aylsham home N NORFOLK
Friday July 16 Aylsham away DUFFIELD
Monday July 19 Banningham away DUFFIELD
Thursday July 22 Ludham away TRIPLES 6.45
. . . Monday July 26 Neatishead away N NORFOLK
Wednesday July 28 New Road home TRIPLES 6.45
Friday July 30 Coltishall home (revised date) 6.45
Wednesday Aug 4 Swanton home TRIPLES 6.30
Thursday Aug 5 Erpingham away N NORFOLK
Friday Aug 6 Rollesby away DUFFIELD
Monday Aug 9 Banningham home DUFFIELD
Tuesday Aug 10 Southrepps home NNORFOLK
Thursday Aug 12 Barton Turf away ST BENETS 6.45
Friday August 13 Buxton away DUFFIELD
Monday Aug 16 Erpingham home N NORFOLK
Thursday Aug 19 Plantation home DUFFIELD
Friday Aug 20 New Road away TRIPLES 6.30
Monday Aug 23 Neatishead home ST BENET'S
Wednesday Aug 25 Barton home ST BENETS 6.45
Thursday Aug 26 Mundesley home TRIPLES 6.30
Friday August 27 Mundesley away NNORFOLK
Wednesday Sept 1 Aylsham away N NORFOLK
Friday Sept 3 Neatishead away ST BENET'S
Monday Sept 6 S Walsham home 2pm SIXES
Tues Sept 7 Happisburgh away NNORFOLK
Thurs Sept 9 Rollesby home SIXES
Monday Sept 13 S Walsham away 2pm SIXES
Tuesday Sept 14 Plantation Park home SIXES
Thursday Sept 16 Plantation Park away SIXES
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Match Reports (most recent first)

Duffield League: June 11th
Horning...2 Aylsham...7
Rink 6: Craig 6-16, Rink 7: skip John S 18-8, Rink 8: skip Ralph 11-16.
The Duffield League for Duffers, so goes the saying, and today the Duffers were definitely us. At least John S with Gilly and David C salvaged two points, in a speedy win in which Horning were always ahead. They finished while our other blocks toiled with three more ends to play each. Craig's lot had been tied at 4 all, but collapsed to 4-16 down, while Ralph's block started poorly and never really recovered, Ralph's final shot to win the last end summed it up: too little too late

Triples League: June 10th
Mundesley...7 Horning...2
Rink 3: Ralph 9-28, Rink 4: skip John S 8-23, Rink 5: skip Craig 14-13.
Comment is superfluous. John S's block did hold a healthy lead early on. Craig Denver and Bernie had a very close game, scores were 10 all, before Horning surged to a 14-11 lead, and though losing the final end, scored our only points.

Triples League: June 7th
Barton Turf...2 Horning...7
Rink 1: Craig 8-21, Rink 3: skip John S 27-11, Rink 5: skip Denver 18-13.
The midges were swarming as our match ended in a tight victory, with John S, David C and John B easy victors on the middle rink. Craig's block struggled, but Denver, Bernie and David M enjoyed a close tussle, with us always in the lead, but never that comfortably. Always nice to beat one of our local rivals!

Sixes League: June 4th
Rollesby...2 Horning...6
Rink 2: skip John S 13-15, Rink 4: skip Craig 14-13, Rink 6: skip David C 12-6.
Rain was beginning to fall as Craig completed his hard fought eighteen end singles: the lead had been swapped several times, then the opposition scored a two on the penultimate end to lead by one. Craig however returned the compliment and scored two on the final end to win by one. John S's pair began badly, going 0-9 down but staged an amazing comeback to lead 13-10, alas we lost the last three ends. Thus the match all hinged on the triples on rink 6 with David C, David M and Christine. They were much behind in time and had only completed 7 ends before the rains came, with the score tied at 6 apiece. Nearly everyone had gone home by the time the sodden trio completed a triumphant win for Horning

North Norfolk League: June 3rd
Buxton...2 Horning...6
Rink 1: skip Craig 25-9, Rink 2: skip Ralph 10-25, Rink 3: skip John S 17-14.
Craig, David M, amd Richard achieved a convincing victory on rink1, while on rink 3 John S, Gilly and David C had a tough fight, the lead seesawing, but we were finally assured of success with a four on the penultimate end. The most notable part of the match was the sticky hot weather, and our thanks to our hosts for providing refreshing cold drinks

Triples League: June 2nd
Horning...9 Ludham B...0
Rink 2: skip Ralph 22-17, Rink 3: skip John S 32-8, Rink 4: skip Denver 19-8.
Summer suns are glowing, drawing up a large crowd- in double figures even- for tonight's first home evening match. Ralph, Craig and Jack fought back heroically from a low of 5-13 down to win, while John S John B and David C were twenty up before the opposition broke their duck. On rink 5 Denver Bernie and David M lost the first three ends, but a five on end four started their winning run

Triples League: May 28th
Coltishall...2 Horning...7
Rink 1: skip Ralph 25-10 Rink 5: skip Sonny 17-18 Rink 3: skip John S 21-12.
After rain cancellations, this was our first match in this league, and very pleasant and friendly it was too! Ralph with John B and Mark recovered after a shaky start to impress with two fours on the final two ends for an emphatic win. John S with Gilly and David C likewise recovered from 2-6 down to triumph. Sonny's block were never in the lead, won more ends than Coltishall, but had a few poor ends which ultimately cost. Overall we scored 63 to their 40

North Norfolk League: May 24th
Horning...2 Neatishead...6
Rink 6: skip Craig 12-18 Rink 7: skip Sonny 17-10 Rink 8: skip John S 12-14.
The scoreline above doesn't really suggest a close match, yet it was close, very close. In between the showers, rink 6 were last to finish, after John S's block had narrowly lost after a fightback scoring five on the final three ends, and rink 7 with Sonny David M and Christine securing a tough win for us. So both teams had won a game each, though on rink 6 Craig's men, having been 11-5 up at one stage were now 11-17 down. That meant in the overall match we were one shot down on the visitors. However we won the penultimate end, so going in to the final end, shot scores were tied, and the match was potentially a draw. But they won that end and so we were left losers, but gallant losers!

North Norfolk League: May 17th
Southrepps...2 Horning...6
Rink 1: skip Derek 19-11 Rink 3: skip Craig 30-7 Rink 4: skip John S 5-28.
Out came the sun, and we were blessed with our first warm afternoon for bowls this season. Craig, Christine and Ralph enjoyed an emphatic win, their opponents only winning three of the eighteen ends. Poor John S's block however had the reverse experience against strong opposition. Rink 1 was the tightest game, with Southrepps at one stage leading by 8-7. However, as you can see, Derek, David M and C rallied to seal overall victory for Horning

North Norfolk League: May 14th
Horning... 6 Mundesley... 2
Rink 5: skip Derek 14-22 Rink 7: skip John S 19-13 Rink 9: skip Craig 38-8.
Our triple on rink 5 played well, but were never quite able to catch up, but they did win the last three ends. Tightest match was on rink 7 with John S, Christine and Ralph, though the visitors couldn't recover after conceding a four. On the awfully unpredictable rink 9, Craig, Sonny and David M romped to victory, with the highspot an eight on the penultimate end. If only the weather had been warmer, this would have been a thoroughly enjoyable opening match of the season.

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