Mervyn King survived a first-round scare at the Just 2019 World Indoor Bowls Championships at Potters Resort.
Wymondham remain snapping at the heels of leaders Holt after turning in a strong home performance to beat Wisbech 46-14.
After finishing off the year with a win against Woodbridge and also beating league leaders Holt, Fakenham seemed to be adversely affected by a four-week lay-off.
FAKENHAM bowls star Mervyn King suffered double despair in the opening week of the Fred Olsen Cruise Lines world indoor championship at Potters Leisure Resort in Hopton-on-Sea.
Six-year-old mare Ceara Be took the New Year’s Day honours at Fakenham when claiming her first hurdles success to land the feature handicap, worth almost £7,000 to the winner.
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