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Connaught still in hunt for title

PUBLISHED: 08:33 26 February 2009 | UPDATED: 14:53 14 July 2010

Connaught Bowls Club, Attleborough, recorded solid wins in the Breckland and South Norfolk Leagues and a narrow defeat in the Tens League.

In the Breckland League Connaught A won 104-27 and 10-0 at home to Carleton Rode.

Connaught Bowls Club, Attleborough, recorded solid wins in the Breckland and South Norfolk Leagues and a narrow defeat in the Tens League.

In the Breckland League Connaught A won 104-27 and 10-0 at home to Carleton Rode. R Oatway 23, R Baker 6; R Wells 30, A Evans 8; S Bragg 23, R Davis 4; L Fallows 28, T Colley 9. The four Connaught triples concentrated hard against a side which struggled a bit on the mats.

The win maintains Connaught A's momentum in the title chase against Wymondham and Yaxham.

In the South Norfolk League Connaught won 57-43 and 8-2 at home to second-placed Horsford. G Wilcox 9-16, R Gilmour 17-12, T Musk 16-9, S Bragg 15-6. The winning triples all played competently, with Rick Gilmour again proving a useful skip in a new combination with Heather Winup and Ken Lurcock.

This was a good win for Connaught against a side which had just beaten league leaders Thurton and third-placed Hempnall in successive matches.

In the Tens League Connaught lost 48-52 and 0-2 at home to Hempnall in another close match between the two sides. Pairs: T Musk 15-10, W Adcock 4-20. Triples: R Wells 15-13, R Oatway 14-9.

Connaught won three of the four matches, a guarantee of at least a 6-4 win in any other league.

However, Tens League matches are determined on overall shots and a whirlwind performance by Chris Mann in the second match gave Hempnall enough shots for their victory.

Connaught teams on successive evenings now face Kirby Bedon (Tens League), Yaxham (Connaught A Breckland League), and First Bus (Norwich Cup semi-final second leg).

Some tough and season defining bowling is in prospect.

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