Gallow Ladies, Fakenham, have had a very busy couple of weeks in league and national team bowls competitions.
The A team have travelled to North Walsham and Wymondham Dell in the County Triples League. Some close games at Walsham but Gallow went down on all rinks, which resulted in an 8 points to 0 scoreline. It was a different story at Dell when Gallow won 6.5-1.5 on points.
Gallow skips: Pam Whitehead 14-14, Coralie Bell 12-6, Mollie Bowyer 18-5, Sandra Burlingham 9-14.
Wymondham got their revenge on Saturday in the Yetton trophy. The competition is played in fours, and Gallow missed a few key players.
Gallow skips, home: Louise Hannant lost 19-25, Coralie Bell lost 19-20. Away: Sandra Burlingham lost 16-20, Beryl Graver lost 18-27.
The team also lost in the Mason Trophy to old adversaries Norfolk Bowling Club. The home block were really up against it, as the opposing skip, Carole Baker, is a current national champion. They fought hard but lost 15-27. The away block led by Pam Whitehead were 13 shots adrift after just seven ends. They did pull back but to no avail and dropping four shots on the last end saw the finishing scoreline of 15-26.
The B team have had a difficult start to their league campaign with all matches, so far, being played away from home. The 1-7 points defeat to Roundwood did not really reflect the game.
Gallow skips: Helen Hodson won 21-11, Rita Goold lost 8-17, Gina Horne lost 10-14, Edna Hill lost 9-17.
They played Woodlands in the Vivienne trophy. Two rinks at home and two away. Again some very close results: Pat Wright’s block drew 18-all and Edna Hills’ block were just one shot adrift losing out 20-21, while away the scores were Rosie Noon 15-18 and Kathy Shepherd 6-32.
Final score: Gallow 59 shots to Woodlands’ 89.
The Gallow mixed team played on Sunday in the 2nd round of the Egham trophy, against Wymondham Dell. All rinks ended as victors with the final score 98-66.
Gallow: Wendy Wilkinson, Josie Wright, Lee Seppings, Marco Riches won 22-16; Jo Ashmore, Irene Lambert, Dave Vaughn, Richard Mason won 26-23; Ann Leverett, Maureen Leverett, David Taney, Malcolm Starkey won 28-16; Cheryl Lincoln, Mollie Bowyer, Sean Savory, Sam King won 22-11.