Beccles bowl to title
BECCLES won the Men's County League title for the third season running when they beat Sudbury in the final at Ipswich on Saturday. Sudbury took an early lead but the match turned in favour of Beccles when Ian Catchpole's rink scored 20-1 in the middle of their game.
BECCLES won the Men's County League title for the third season running when they beat Sudbury in the final at Ipswich on Saturday.
Sudbury took an early lead but the match turned in favour of Beccles when Ian Catchpole's rink scored 20-1 in the middle of their game.
The other Beccles rinks all kept the scores close and although losing narrowly on three rinks, Beccles ran out winners by 14 shots. Final score: 81-67.
Rink scores: G Catchpole, K Monk, S Cook and I Catchpole 30, M Grimwood 10; R Adams, C Moore, J Knights and M Todd 18, J Rippey 20; T Gaze, D Richmond, A Clarke and D Wood 15, G Rowland 18; L Winterton, P Clarke, D Francis and M Cole 18. R Gornett 19.
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At the Meadlands Club in Stowmarket the Suffolk County Ladies Finals were also played on Saturday. The rink of Margaret Moore, June Plant, Barbara Capon and Doreen Pye won the Fours title, but the other representatives all lost their finals. They were: Kirsty Clarke in the Four Wood Singles, Margaret Moore in the Champion of Champion Singles and Louise Catchpole and Tracey Topple in the Pairs.
In the Mixed County League the Beccles B team completed their fixtures with an excellent 6-1 win against Sole Bay A 82-62, followed by a narrow 5-2 defeat to Felixstowe 70-77.
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Rink scores: v Sole Bay A. Home: G Marwood, T Ridley, T Wright and B Capon 16, J Summons 15; R Clarke, P Clarke, N Rutherford and D Francis 33, M Gilbert 12.
Away: J Monk, D Pye, K Monk and R Norman 15, A Ladd 13; J Ackland-Snow, P Adams, D Thompson and G Smith 18, R Denny 22.
v Felixstowe. Home: R Winterton, T Ridley, L Winterton and G Smith 12, D Page 26; G Marwood, Phil Sarginson, T Wright and B Capon 23, B Davey 13.
Away: D Woodhouse, P Sterry, N Rutherford and D Francis 22, P Rawson 14; J Monk, A Goddard, S Greenslade and K Monk 13, T Vaughan 24.
On Sunday Beccles A play Sudbury in the final of the Mixed League at Risbygate.