Shield bowlers bask in sun

BOWLS: Glorious sunshine greeted 20 teams competing for the Secretary's Shield at Bungay Bowls Club on Sunday. Sponsored for the third consecutive year by the home improvements company Waveney Windows, the tournament was played to a mixed three-wood triples format with each triple in the two groups playing three qualifying matches.

BOWLS: Glorious sunshine greeted 20 teams competing for the Secretary's Shield at Bungay Bowls Club on Sunday. Sponsored for the third consecutive year by the home improvements company Waveney Windows, the tournament was played to a mixed three-wood triples format with each triple in the two groups playing three qualifying matches.

With one match to play in the first group the leaders were beaten 26-0 by the Norwich St Mark's trio of John Tuttle, Ron Mitchell and Daphne Swatman who leapt five places up the group to claim the runners-up position and a place in the third place final by 14 shots.

Comfortably heading the group after the three games though, were the Brampton triple of Harry Mobbs, David Savory and Doris Foat who were the only triple to win all three games.

The leaders of the second group after two matches, April and Peter Nunn (Bungay) and Pat Skelly (Waveney), kept their nerve to win their final game and head the group as the only triple to win all three games.


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The Costessey Crown/Marlpit trio of John and Kath Arthur playing with George Webster, claimed two shots on the last end of their last game to claim a draw which together with their earlier wins meant they headed to the third place final.

In the all-Norwich club final for third place John Arthur's triple led 9-3 until John Tuttle fired the opposition's shot wood out of the eighth end to claim four shots. However, that was the end of their scoring streak as John, Kath and George scored two shots on each of the final two ends to claim third place.

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In the all-Suffolk-club grand final, Harry Mobb's Brampton trio kept drawing shots only for April Nunn to have great effect on the head with well directed woods to either claim shot or to keep the shot count down. Being 9-8 down overall and one down on the final end, April's last wood hit two short woods to divert its trajectory on the jack and claim shot.

This meant an extra end had to be played.

On this end, however, the Brampton trio kept their shots and emerged as winners of the Waveney Windows Secretary's Shield.

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