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New members urgently needed! Practice sessions are held each Tuesday at about 6.30pm, and Wednesday 2pm, weather permitting. Come along and have a go! Bowls of all sizes can be borrowed free. All you need to wear are flat soled shoes.

Duffield League: June 18th: Horning...8 Hoveton...0
This was a bit of a non event with Hoveton a player short on rinks 2 and 3. All credit to them that at the tea interval they led on rink 2 by three shots. However, John S with John B and Maureen pulled themselves together and finished fairly easy winners. No such worries for Sonny with David and Laurie on rink 3- it's just a shame Hoveton could not muster a full squad. On rink 4 Ralph with Trish and Craig also enjoyed their afternoon in the hot sun, and our only minor disappointment was that our overall shot score was just one short of the magic hundred.
Rink 2 Skip John S 19-12. Rink 3: Sonny 46-5. Rink 4 Skip Ralph 34-6.

Broadland League: June 15th: Rollesby...5 Horning...2
Pass over rink 1 where we were a player short, and John B and Richard valiantly even held the lead at one point! Rink 5 saw John S, David and Trish rally from 4-10 behind to grab a win. The drama was all centred on rink 6, where Jack, Sonny and Maureen had a woeful beginning, falling 0-8 down before a change of skips saw them fall even further behind, 0-12. Then came the rally.As the final end started, scores were level! It looked like a measure before Maureen's bowl knocked the jack to our bowl, and victory was ours, though overall we lost the match.
Rink 1 lost 8-28. Rink 2 Skip Ralph 11-33. Rink 5: Skip John S 20-13. Rink 6 Skip Jack 19-18.

N Norfolk League: June 14th: Buxton...6 Horning...2
This was a whisker away from being a draw! John's block had a very tight game, the fact that at the tea break after nine ends, the score was only 2-8 shows each end was only being lost by the odd shot. And there was the difference- often we held, only for their skip to force our bowls off the jack. We rallied after tea and were one shot behind at the final end. On this we held four, only for the same thing to happen and we lost by two. On rink 2 David with Sonny and Richard fell 2-9 behind before a change of skips, and/or the tea interval saw a change in fortunes. Their skip had had some lucky wicks- as well as a few excellent saving shots- but we grabbed two fours in a row to take the lead. Thereafter it was closer, but we triumphed. Photo shows the winning rink, with inset, Trish on her knees. I think she is measuring
Rink 1 Skip John S 12-14. Rink 2: David 22-19. Rink 3 Skip Ralph 11-22.

Horning Match Results . . Club Events 2018 .. Singles Championship
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HORNING CLUB EVENTS 2018

April 21st: Swan Cup
A good turn out for our first event of the new season. Sixteen members competed in random pairs in beautiful spring sunshine. Five enjoyable rounds later, clear winners had emerged: Derek and Christine who scored 35, four ahead of Richard and David on 31. Third with 29 were John B and Maureen, while John S and Trish scored 28. Of the other pairs, let's single out Craig who was a rookie, with Jack, who won two of their five games.
This pleasant afternoon included some delicious cakes, along with a happy reunion with old members after the long winter lay-off

January 1st 2018 Midwinter Shield
Our annual event was blessed with lovely sunny weather, and eleven members competed and enjoyed the mulled wine and minced pies.
John S, Sonny and Christine thrashed Ralph and David, while John B, Trish and Craig won their final end to narrowly beat Laurie, Graham and Angus. The final was over six ends and was decided by one end. John B's block were 4-1 up but fatally conceded a maximum six.
The three winners then played a two end playoff, in which John S and Christine scored one apiece.
A deciding end saw Christine emerge as this year's Midwinter Champion

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Horning Singles Championship 2018

PRELIMINARY ROUND DRAW
matches to be played by June 29th
John Saunders v Mike Newlove
Ralph Morris v John Bond
Trish Wishart v Sir Laurie Saunders
Jack Wright v Sonny Probett

FIRST ROUND
these members have received byes into this round:
Christine, David, Craig, Maureen.
The draw for this round will be made after the home match against Aylsham on June 29th.

Matches in the above rounds are of nine ends each.
(Semi final and final rounds are of fifteen ends.)
First named player to arrange a time convenient to both players.
A marker/ umpire is recommended.
Decide on rink to play on. If you can't agree, toss a coin.

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Horning League Results 2018

Broadland League
May 29th:
Horning...1.5 Happisburgh...5.5
June 7th: Horning...2 Blofield Heath...5
June 11th: Neatishead...5 Horning...2

N Norfolk League
May 9th: Horning...8 Stalham...0
May 11th: Horning...6 New Road...2
May 14th: Aylsham...2 Horning...6
May 21st:Horning...8 Happisburgh...0
June 6th: Horning...8 Mundesley...0
June 8th: New Road...6 Horning...2

Duffield League
May 4th: Horning...2 Rollesby...6
May 8th: Buxton...8 Horning...0
May 15th: Horning...6 Spixworth...2
May 24th: Horning...6 Buxton...2
May 31st: Banningham...0 Horning...8

St Benet's Trophy
May 22nd: Neatishead...2 Horning...2
Broadland Cup: June 4th: Horning...87 Hickling...53

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Broadland Cup: June 4th: Horning...87 Hickling...53

Last year we were dumped out of the cup by Hickling, this year we got our own back! A clean sweep on all rinks, Jack with Sonny and Richard, Terry with John B and Barry both won convincingly.
On rink 4 John S, David and Graham were six shots ahead at the half way stage, but got pegged back to become uncomfortably two in arrears going into the final end. By the time the skips came to the mat, we were holding three, but our shots were in line with the jack making an attractive target for the opposition. John put in a shot slightly short of the jack but still counting, to protect our vulnerable bowls, and we snatched victory from the jaws of etc.
Actually rink 2, Ralph with Christine and Craig had the tightest game, even if the final score does not suggest it. Every other end the lead changed, and it was only on the final few ends that we surged ahead. On the final end we held a convincing four, and although their skip cut it down to one, we took this game by five. Thus we proceed into round two

Rink 1 Skip Jack 23-8.
Rink 2 Skip Ralph 21-16.
Rink 3 Skip Terry 26-14.
Rink 4: Skip John S 17-15.

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May 29th: Horning...1.5 Happisburgh...5.5

The unseasonably cold weather marked the belated start to our evening season. We might as well have stayed at home! Having lost four players from last season, our new team managed only one win and a draw.
John S with David and Graham were never behind, and went into the final end three up. Somehow we contrived to fall three shots behind, with their skip to play the final bowl- luckily for us he did not convert it into a win for them!
The tightest game was undoubtedly on rink 4 with Terry John B and Laurie emerging as our only victors. Every time I glanced at the scoreboard, the lead was changing, and it was only on the final end that we grabbed one shot to ensure we didn't leave entirely pointless

Rink 1 Skip John S 17-17.
Rink 2 Skip Jack 13-21.
Rink 3 Skip Ralph 11-23.
Rink 4: Skip Terry 21-18.

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June 7th: Horning...2 Blofield Heath...5

Never was it more true, that Every Shot Counts. In this league you get a point for a winnnig block- that gave us two points today. Then for the better overall team shot score, you get another three points. We scored 73, they 74.
Rink 2 never showed up, while rink 1 enjoyed a nice lead before being pegged back. On the last end they held a narrow lead of one, but conceded five!
Ralph with Craig and Christine on rink 3 forged ahead for an easy win, while on rink 4 Jack with Richard and Sonny were well behind but caught up to win their game by one shot.

Rink 1 Skip Terry 18-22.

Rink 2 Skip John S 14-22.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 20-10.

Rink 4: Skip Jack 21-20.

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June 11th: Neatishead...5 Horning...2

Our Broadland League record now stands at played 3 and lost 3. As with our previous match, we won on two of the four rinks, but our overall shot score was way behind theirs.
Jack lost 11-35, exactly the same score as on his previous visit to Neatishead. John S with David and Maureen enjoyed the easier win, with the skip sneaking a couple of outrageous lucky wicks to snatch two ends, but also coming up trumps to win two other lost ends.
Much closer on rink 1 with Ralph helped by Craig and Christine. Always close, we were 15-13 up going in to the penultimate end. That they won by one, and on the final end held 2, before their number two kindly knocked the jack back to give us shot. Craig then trailed the jack for a brilliant two before Ralph slotted in a third for victory

Rink 1 Skip Ralph 18-14.

Rink 2 Skip Jack 11-35.

Rink 3 Skip Terry 15-25.

Rink 5: Skip John S 21-11.

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St Benet's Trophy May 22nd: Neatishead...2 Horning...2

Honours even with all credit going to Ralph's block: Ralph played with rookie Craig, and newcomer Neil, and pulled off a fine victory.
Our other success was on rink 5 with David Sonny and Christine, who surged into an unassailable lead. Actually this was our best Benet's result at the opposition ground for many a year

Rink 2 Skip Ralph 20-16.
Rink 3: Skip John S 10-18.
Rink 4 Skip Jack 11-35.
Rink 5 Skip David 21-10.

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May 4th: Horning...2 Rollesby...6

After a couple of rain postponed fixtures, we marched out in glorious sunshine for our first match of this season.
The result however was less glorious, with only Derek, recent Swan Cup joint winner victorious, his block with Richard and Laurie won easily. But the other two blocks went down tamely, John S with Jim and Craig at least reviving from 4-16 to gain some modicum of respectability. Ralph Trish and David were always behind and conceding a five and a four was a recipe for failure.

Rink 2 Skip John S 10-18.
Rink 3 Skip Ralph 13-21.
Rink 4 Skip Derek 21-6.

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Duffield League May 8th: Buxton...8 Horning...0

Not quite as humiliating as suggested by the scoreline.
Terry with Richard and Mike never mastered the tricky outside rink, but Ralph with Sonny and Barry A scored a moral success by recovering from 0-10 down to only lose by 6. John with David and Craig took an early lead of four shots but then wilted in the hot sun and went 7-14 down, before reviving to tie at 14-14 with the last end to play. On this we did hold shot but their skip had a wick and somehow landed in the holding position. You can't beat a bit of Luck

Rink 1: Skip Terry 8-18.
Rink 2 Skip John S 14-15.
Rink 3 Skip Ralph 11-17.

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May 15th: Horning...6 Spixworth...2

Ralph with Trish and Sonny fell 1-3 down but tn proceeded on a remarkable sequence of winning ends to go 26-3 up, before generously conceding the final end,
Even more amazing was the turn round on rink 4 with John S, Laurie and Maureen. At our zenith we were leading 11-2, but they do say that the tea interval can change things, and so it proved in this case, losing the final end by three, and thus the game by one.
Rink 2 with David, Mike and Craig was close but we always had our noses in front.

Rink 2 Skip David 17-12.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 28-5.

Rink 4: Skip John S 12-13.

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May 24th: Horning...6 Buxton...2

John S with John B and Craig had a close match until we forged ahead to win convincingly.
On the middle rink, Ralph's block fell well behind but almost caught up, but ran out of ends.
David with Maureen and Mike enjoyed a purple patch, winning thirteen ends on the trot. All in all, we redressed the drubbing we received earlier in the month on their green

Rink 2 Skip John S 17-10.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 11-15.

Rink 4: Skip David 29-3.

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May 31st: Banningham...0 Horning...8

The cold mist had dissipated by the end of the match, and the sun beamed brightly down on Horning's three winning blocks. By the tea interval, John S with John B and Craig had not conceded a point, though the second half definitely produced a much closer game.
Ralph with Sonny and Maureen were always in the lead, and ditto Jim with David and Christine, though on rink 3 our score might have been better had we not conceded four shots- twice.

Rink 1 Skip John S 29-6.

Rink 2 Skip Ralph 16-8.

Rink 3: Skip Jim 21-10

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May 9th: Horning...8 Stalham...0

Our first win of this season! Emphatic too, with David Sonny and Craig easy victors, and John S Laurie and Richard pulling back from a poor start to win by six, in fact our seven on end 13 was the decisive blow, unluckily for them! Ralph with John B and Maureen had a very tight match, but they held their nerve on the final end to clinch victory by the odd shot.

Rink 2 Skip David 31-9.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 14-13.

Rink 4: Skip John S 19-13

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May 11th: Horning...6 New Road...2
John S with John B and Mike enjoyed a convincing win which included three fours and a final end winning by 5 shots. Sonny with David and Craig struggled to make any progress, they were too good for us. Ralph with Laurie and Christine enjoyed a good win, even though we actually lost the final five ends!

Rink 2 Skip Ralph 20-12.

Rink 3 Skip Sonny 8-25.

Rink 4: Skip John S 28-12.

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May 14th: Aylsham...2 Horning...6
It's not often you concede a four and a five AND a six in the same game and still win, yet David, Christine and Craig managed just that on rink 4.
On rink5 John S with Maureen and John B were always in control, while Ralph Trish and Sonny fought back from 3-12 down, but were unable to pull back quite enough.

Rink 4 Skip David 25-20.
Rink 5: Skip John S 22-9.
Rink 6 Skip Ralph 11-17.

Picture: our victory on rink 5

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May 21st: Horning...8 Happisburgh...0

Horning enjoyed a convincing win in the warm afternoon sunshine.
The closest match was on rink 2, with John S, Laurie and Christine fighting from 1-6 behind to go in at the tea interval 9-6. Thereafter it was nip and tuck, with us holding on, despite their late surge winning the final three ends.
The other two games ended with identical scorelines, Ralph with Trish and Sonny, Jack with David and John B both enjoying a dominance that made for a very pleasant afternoon of bowls, Happisburgh did better than the scoreline suggests

Rink 2: Skip John S 15-13.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 24-6.

Rink 4 Skip Jack 24-6.

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June 6th: Horning...8 Mundesley...0

Summer finally bloomed as we sweated out a victory against the seaside team. Perhaps having endured the sea fret at Mundesley, they found our tropical conditions too much. Rink 2 with John S, John B, and Maureen were a shot behind, before a brilliant seven gave them a convincing win. Ralph, Trish and Jim scored a three and then a five to forge into a lead, while David, Sonny and Christine found the biggest excitement was when measuring started with one bowl still to come

Rink 2 Skip John S 20-13.

Rink 3 Skip Ralph 18-12.

Rink 4: Skip David 22-10.

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June 8th: New Road...6 Horning...2

On rink 3 Jim's block were outplayed by a very strong group. On rink 4 Ralph, Christine and Craig won our only points with a comfortable win.
It was very close on rink 2: though we had begun poorly, falling 2-9 behind, we rallied and evened up at 11 all and 13 all. After sixteen ends we led by two, but their skip, on the penultimate end, took off our holding shot, to score five and our fate was sealed

Rink 2 Skip John S 15-20.
Rink 3: Skip Jim 9-32.
Rink 4 Skip Ralph 20-9.

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