Relief as Connaught team is safe

Connaught Bowls Club, Attleborough, are coming to the tail end of the league season although much competitive bowling still remains.In South One of the men's EBA league Connaught A have found themselves in a relegation scrap with several sides in a very tight division.

Connaught Bowls Club, Attleborough, are coming to the tail end of the league season although much competitive bowling still remains.

In South One of the men's EBA league Connaught A have found themselves in a relegation scrap with several sides in a very tight division.

A 59-51 (points 4-1) win at Scole was followed by an excellent result, 57-57 (3-2), at home to champions Gissing. A last-match defeat, 35-69 (0-5), at Swardeston made nerves flutter but the inconsistent Connaught side has done enough to stay up.

In South Two Connaught B lost their way despite an encouraging start to the season. A 41-87 (0-5) defeat at fellow strugglers, Diss B, ensured bottom place and the season ended with a 48-61 (1-4) defeat at Norfolk CC.


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Connaught Ladies are in a secure second place in the Breckland League behind Thetford. Momentum was maintained with 6-2 wins away to Wymondham Dell and at home to Mundford.

In the Ashill and District Mixed Triples League Division One, Connaught A are finishing strongly with wins by 6-2 at Watton A, 6-2 at home to Swaffham A and 8-0 at Thetford B. In Division Two Connaught B won 8-0 at Wymondham Dell B but lost 3-5 at home to Mundford A.

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Also in Division Two Connaught D won 5-3 at Mundford A but lost 3-5 at home to Northwold. In Division Five Connaught C lost 0-8 at home to Thetford C and 2-6 at home to Mundford B.

On Saturday (2.30pm start), Connaught stage the opening round of their Invitation Shield, a mixed rinks competition featuring the Ashill, Bradenham Diss and Connaught clubs. Thanks are due to sponsors, Marjorie and Vernon Plumpton and Thelma West.

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