2019 saw the club ending in pleasing positions in league play, the teams became runners-up in the Anglia League Division 1 and Yare League Division 2 and to top this we won the NBA East 2 Zone League gaining us promotion to the East 1 Zone League. We are now looking forward to the 2021 season and continued success in league, cup and friendly matches.
As one of the few local bowling clubs with floodlights we held our second ‘Floodlight League’ inviting other clubs to compete, this proved very successful and Burlingham Bowls Club won the trophy in 2019.
Pauline Scott and Lilian Barber won the NCWBA senior pairs at Aylsham Bowls Club but went onto lose in the semi final at Skegness.
Lilian Barber won the NCWBA senior singles at Aylsham Bowls Club and went onto win at Skegness to become the national champion.
Winning NBA East 2 Zone Leaguewe went onto play for the NBA Hansells Cup at Wymondham Dell. The semi final saw us beating Wortwell Bowls Club, the final against Shipdham Bowls Club was very close, but they scored heavily towards the end of the game to lift the title.
The Howlett Cup final saw us play Heartsease St Francis Bowls Club at Spixworth Bowls Club, we went onto an impressive win.
The team with the NBA Hansells Runners-Up Cup.
We reached the semi finals of the County Cup for the first time but lost to Swanton Abbott Bowls Club this game was played at the Coltishall Bowls Club.
The Gordon Tree Memorial Plate had not been played for since 2007, for our president Paul Tree the son of Gordon it was a nostalgic moment to see the plate being played for again. Against South Walsham Bowls Club we won the match at home, in the future it is hoped to be competed for on a home and away basis.
The Gordon Tree Memorial Plate.
Eddie receiving the Howlett Cup.
Lilian Barber, Senior Singles National Champion
A warm welcome is always given to all at our clubhouse.
We are located within easy reach of Norwich being just five miles east of the city, so if you are looking for an inexpensive sport, we always have a warm and friendly welcome for new members of all ages and abilities to join us, with existing members always willing to assist.
Damian Lamb again bowled with the South Area Team competing for the Burton Cup, they went on to retain the trophy.
Our clubhouse has a licensed bar and offers a warm welcome to visiting teams and for our full and social members they can participate in social activities throughout the year these include short mat bowling, board games, card games, pool and quiz ‘n chips nights.
During the year friendly fixtures against local clubs, other county clubs and touring teams are always welcomed and these have become very enjoyable social events.
Damian Lamb with the South Area Team
Each year we are pleased to invite Stepping Stones in May and the local 1st Great & Little Plumstead Cub Pack in September to play games on the green.