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Fours battle it out at Watton

PUBLISHED: 09:24 16 September 2008 | UPDATED: 11:01 08 July 2010

Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club's fours event was held recently with 16 players taking part.

The teams were decided by a draw, with each rink consisting of two ladies and two men, with each team playing three matches against each other.

Watton (Loch Neaton) Bowls Club's fours event was held recently with 16 players taking part.

The teams were decided by a draw, with each rink consisting of two ladies and two men, with each team playing three matches against each other. The overall winners with five points were Terry Crockett, Dave Turner, Sheila Clayton and Mary Hodges. The runners-up with four points were Max Hodges, John Gibb, Evelyn Hales and Pam Crockett.

On the following Monday, the club were hosts to Norfolk Vice-Presidents. This is an annual friendly fixture played in the true spirit of the game.

In the absence of several men, Watton called upon seven of their ladies to fill their ranks. They all performed exceptionally well, but on the day the Vice-Presidents were worthy winners, taking the match by five games to one and by 42 shots.

Bradenham were the next visitors to the green, playing in the first leg of the Ashby Shield. They won three of the four matches with an eight-shot advantage. The second leg will be played at Bradenham on Wednesday, September 17.

The delayed final of the Two-Wood Pairs finally took place. Sheila Clayton and Terry Kavanagh went into an early lead, which they held until the 19th end, when Ann Muggridge and John Hunter went ahead by one shot. On the penultimate end the score was 17-17. However, Sheila and Terry held their nerve in taking two shots to claim the title.

Three mixed triples from the club went to West Runton on Sunday. The charity event was in support of the Air Ambulance and the day raised over £2,200. On a small federation green, each triple played three games, with the top four from the two leagues progressing to the knock-out quarter-finals.

The Watton team of John Gibb, Rosie Gibb and John Hunter were defeated by one shot in the

semi-final. The closing-season drive is on Sunday with the green closing on the following day.

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