Norbridge success in Camel Cup

THE final of the Camel Charity Bowls Cup 2007, held at Marlborough Bowls Club, resulted in a win for Norbridge BC against Bramford BC by 85 shots to 61 shots.

THE final of the Camel Charity Bowls Cup 2007, held at Marlborough Bowls Club, resulted in a win for Norbridge BC against Bramford BC by 85 shots to 61 shots.

A strong Norbridge were defending champions and again produced a fine team performance to retain the trophy by 24 shots with some excellent bowling by both teams in good conditions.

The rink details were:

Rink 1: Mark Euston (skip) produced several telling running bowls in the early stages of the game to keep the Bramford trio, skipped by John Parnell, at bay.


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The later ends saw the Norbridge set gradually gain the upper hand to win by two shots 19 -17.

Rink 2: Bramford's only winning rink on the day saw the Thompson family rink run out winners by eight shots over their Norbridge opposition.

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Always a close game, Barry Creasy's rink slipped behind by eight shots at 15 ends but his experienced set never allowed the situation to get any worse, finally losing 12-20.

Rink 3: Norbridge captain Kevin Curl led his set to an 11-shot victory over John Sharman's rink.

At the 10-end mark, Norbridge led by only five shots, but over the next five ends this lead extended to 16.

After a positional change within the Bramford rink, the last few ends saw Bramford pull back to 11 shot defeat at 27-16

Rink 4: Phil Nunn of Norbridge, retuning to his former club, produced an excellent individual performance backed up by David Millam and Andy Roberts to dominate their opposition to record a fine 27-8 cup winning victory.

Increasing their lead steadily throughout the game, the Norbridge trio never gave the opponents a look in, this despite some positional changes by the Bramford set.

With teams from all parts of the county taking part, £600 in total has been donated to the following charities: St Nicholas Hospice (BSE), The East Anglian Children's Hospice, St. Elizabeth's Hospice (Ipswich) & The East Anglian Air Ambulance

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