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Division One title race is wide open but Acle A remain in pole position

PUBLISHED: 12:47 20 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:47 20 March 2017

(C)James Bass 2017

The race for the season’s County League title remains wide open after this weekend’s matches in the Norfolk CIBA County Bowls League with four teams now in with a chance of winning Division One.

Acle A remain top despite losing on Saturday at Norfolk BC A 101-64, James Segolo’s rink top scoring 30-17. On Sunday they bounced back to beat County Arts A at home 87-64 with their rink skipped by Jamie Howlett winning 29-18 to move them two points clear at the top of the table.

County Arts A are still second after they also lost at Wymondham A 80-69, Gary Goodrum’s rink winning 25-14.

Beccles are also very much in the hunt after they won at home to Gallow A 106-73, Ian Catchpole’s rink winning 32-13. Reigning Champions Norfolk BC A are fourth following their win at home to Acle. Lynnsport A won away at Diss A 76-74.

In Division Two Browston A have moved to the top of the table after they won at home to Shotford A by 102 shots to 50, Dennis Pratt’s rink winning 32-14. Pentney A are now second following their win at home to Woodlands A 92-62, Keith Brand’s rink winning 28-12.

Hunstanton continued their winning ways in Division Three (North) with a win at Gallow B by 89 shots to 46¾, Alan Hall’s rink winning 28-11. Lynnsport B beat Old Hall at home 92-73, Mike Moseley’s rink winning 26-12, and Woodlands B beat Pentney B at home 94-62 with Geoff Gravenor’s rink winning 38-6.

In Division Three (Central) Roundwood A remain unbeaten following their win at North Walsham 89-70, John Hipperson’s rink winning 29-15. Norfolk BC B won at The Brecks 124-52, Steve Johnson’s rink winning 43-9 to stay second in the table.

Diss B won at Dereham B 84-60, Michael Rich’s rink winning 36-11, and Wymondham C won at County Arts C 76-74 with the home rink skipped by Peter Deeley winning 18-11.

Acle C need six points from their final game against Browston B to snatch the Division Three (South) title from Lowestoft Rail who won their final game at home to Great Yarmouth 105-55, John Cook’s rink winning 31-9.

Acle C won at home to Norfolk BC C by 155 shots to 33, Mick Askham’s rink winning 53-1 whilst Shotford B won at home to Browston B 83-70.

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