South Creake retain bowls title

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The North West Norfolk Bowls League held their Finals Day at Heacham Social Club.

The final of the Subsidiary Cup saw South Creake defending this year against Ringstead. Despite the difference in divisional status, Ringstead competed determinedly throughout, keeping generally level through the first half of the match.

Gradually, Creake were able to pull ahead. Three blocks were safely ahead by the three-quarter mark, with the fourth still in the balance.

By the final end all Creake blocks had achieved victory, thereby winning the match 10-0 in points (103-51 shots).

The league president, Mr Phillip Lee, and chair, Mr R Bridges, presented trophies and monies to Second Division winners, Hunstanton (runners-up, Snettisham Excelsior) and Division One winners, Burnham Coronation – who retained their title once again (runners-up, Ingoldisthorpe).

At the conclusion of these formalities, a second inter-divisional clash began, between Docking B and Ingoldisthorpe. Once again the early stages saw the divisional difference being negated, as the quarter point saw each sides ahead on two rinks.

The second quarter saw Ingoldisthorpe take the lead in a third block, with the fourth taking the lead by the 16th end. Full credit must go to Docking, who refused to capitulate, and were able to edge ahead in one block by the end.

Ingoldisthorpe were, however, able to hold on to three blocks, winning by a score of 8-2 (97-58 shots) thereby winning the Ridley Cup, which was presented by Messrs Lee and Bridges.