The west area are this year’s Burton Cup winners, a Norfolk EBF competition that is played by people that have never represented the county. They won two of their three regional matches. Pictured is Derek Dawson holding the cup.

BOWLS: Debra Wright and her partner from Tilney St Lawrence BC have qualified for the National finals at Leamington Spa in the Ladies Senior Pairs. 

This was after a great 17-12 win against Jacqueline Devitt (Norfolk BC) in the area final. In their first match on Friday, September 3 they will face Patricia Browne and her partner from Northumberland. 

Joining Debra and her block at the National Finals are C.Bailey and her quartet from Swaffham. 

The quarter-finals of the Norfolk Men’s EBA 4s saw Chris Wright, Simon Peach, Andy Hailes and Mervyn Chapman from the Tilney St Lawrence club have a great 20-8 result against Max Harrison, Mark Wright, Jack Wells and Peter Boldero (Downham). They will now face former World Indoor singles semi-finalist Wayne Willgress of Norfolk BC in the semis. Peter Chestney and his block of John Gooch, Harry Cater and Gavin Cater (Downham Club) lost in a tight battle against Tom Segolo (Norfolk BC).

Wright, Peach and Chapman (Tilney St Lawrence BC) beat Kevin Guy (Wymondham Dell BC) 18-13 in the quarter finals of the triples. They will now face County Arts BC in the semis who, in the quarters, beat defending champions Ryan Hudson, Tom Baker and Vernon Hudson (Wootton Park BC) 15-9. David Willgress, Nigel Carter and Andy Brooks (Upwell BC) saw their great run end when losing to John Ottaway and Co. (Wymondham BC) 25-10.

In the pairs quarters all three area representatives lost. Matthew Warnes and Jack Wells (Downham BC) lost 14-13 to the 2016 champion Gary Goodrum (Wymondham BC). Steve Engledow and Bob Allen (Tilney St Lawrence BC) lost 18-16 to Wayne Willgress (Norfolk BC). Tom Baker and Ady Folker (Wootton Park BC) lost to John Ottaway (Wymondham BC) 20-5. 

In the Friday singles Peter Boldero lost to club mate and Norfolk champion Max Harrison (Downham BC) 21-19. In his title defence Max will face Wymondham Dell’s Peter Roseblade in the semis. Chris Rowe (Downham) lost to Bob Hall from Hingham BC 21-13. 

In the U25 final Harry Cater (Downham BC) lost to Jack Larter (County Arts BC) 21-17. Harry is still a young un at this level and has plenty of years to win the under 25s yet. 

West area are Burton Cup winners

The west area are this year’s Burton Cup winners. The Burton Cup is a Norfolk EBF competition that is played by people that have never represented the county. In their first match West faced a tricky match against the 2019 winners the Southern area and despite a valiant effort lost 4-2. In the second match they rolled their sleeves up against the Northern area and won the match 4-2. With this result it gave the Western area a slight chance to win. Just that they did with a fantastic 6-0 win against the Eastern area. With that result they won the Burton Cup. Pictured is Derek Dawson holding the cup.