Connaught bowl to win over Bus

CONNAUGHT Bowls Club, Attleborough, had an intense week of five competitive short mat fixtures. The highlight was Connaught A's defeat of Norwich-based First Bus in the first leg of the Norwich Cup semi-final.

CONNAUGHT Bowls Club, Attleborough, had an intense week of five competitive short mat fixtures.

The highlight was Connaught A's defeat of Norwich-based First Bus in the first leg of the Norwich Cup semi-final.

Connaught A beat First Bus at home by 15-9 over 12 triples matches of six ends apiece. Results (skips' names); R Wells 15-1, 5-2, 4-3; S Bragg 6-6, 7-1, 6-4; T Musk 3-11, 2-6, 6-2; L Fallows 7-2, 6-7, 2-7.

Ray Wells, Diana Adcock and Sylvia Parsons maintained their 100 per cent record in the competition with a storming display. Sheila Bragg, Ollie Allen and Russell Hales also had a good evening. The other triples each won a match in a team display which gives Connaught A a reasonable chance of doing enough in the away leg to reach the final. However, First Bus will be tough opposition on home mats. All to play for.


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In the Breckland League Connaught A won 63-57 and 6-4 at Watton. S Parsons 17-11, L Fallows 19-12, S Bragg 14-18, R Oatway 13-16.

Every contest was a tough one but Connaught A were disappointed overall after winning the first two matches. The losing triples faded from winning positions and a 10-0 opportunity was lost.

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Also in the Breckland League Connaught B lost 64-67 and 2-8 at home to Hingham. D Liles 27-7, J Hazell 11-18, J Barnes 11-20, A Rush 15-22. Derek Liles, Len Thurston and Ken Lurcock had a convincing win, but the losing triples dropped shots in the home straight.

Connaught B had had a good chance of a 6-4 or 4-6 result.

In the Tens League Connaught lost 29-61 and 0-4 at Hevingham. Despite the result overall Connaught generally played well against a talented side. Connaught recovered well at home to Watton by winning 71-50 and 4-0 in a solid performance.

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