Suffolk County Team
March 15th  2020  Wiltshire v Suffolk I C C Semi Final
Due to the Coronvirus the ESMBA have cancelled all games this weekend and the Nationals to be held in April
 
Feburary 23rd  Suffolk v Hampshire I C C Q/Final
It was an early start for the Suffolk as they made the 2 3/4 hour trip to Solihull. First session was shared , win and a loss in the singles and pairs, Second session saw Hampshire edge ahead winning both triples but Suffolk kept it close winning one four and drawing the other. Third session and Hampshire went further ahead winning 3 of the 4 games but Suffolk won the bonus points for both singles and pairs. To secure a place in the semi finals Suffolk needed to get 8 of the 12 points  on offer. All 4 games were close but Suffolk managed to win 3 of them and get the bonus points in the fours to make the semi final 21 pts 187 shots to Hampshires 19 points 175 shots.
 
SINGLES
 D ADAMS    L  11 - 12    L  4 - 15
M RICE          W 20 -2      L  13 -14
 
PAIRS
D MILLER/D MILLS   L  11 - 13       L  8 - 24
C ROBERTS/C SHARP  W  18 - 6     W  14 -8
 
TRIPLES
G SCOTT/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS   L  11 - 16    W 11 - 6
M HASTINGS/M HURRICKS/J ANDERSON  L  6 -13   W 15 - 13
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMICOMBE/D FANE/B COUSINS   W  12 - 1     W 13 - 10
E CRANFIELD/A FANE/A LAMBERT/D WARDLEY    D 13 - 13    L 7 - 9
 
In the semi final again at Solihull on March 15th Suffolk will play Wiltshire
 
 
Feburary 16th Herefordshire v Suffolk I C C Prelim
This game was to be played at Guildford but due to Hereford withdrawing, Suffolk now go through to the Quarter final to play Hampshire at Solihull on the 23rd
 
 December 1st Suffolk v  Norfolk
Suffolk played their last County group game knowing a positive result against their  oppenents would be enough to see them into the main knockout competition. Things did not get off to a good start for Suffok as they found themselves down on all four mats after 6 ends. By the end of the games Suffolk had managed to come back and win on 2 of the mats. Dennis Miller and Donna Mills inspiring the team after coming back from 9 - 0 down to win 15 -10. Second session saw Suffolk gain control of the match winning on 3 and drawing the other. Performance of that round was the 4 of Colin Sharp as they won 15 -5,their opponents only scoring on the last three ends. Third session was a repeat of the second, 3 wins and a draw for Suffolk. Dennis and Donna again shown the way with a 23 -3 win. Final session and the game won,Suffolk were hoping to fully revenge the 29 - 11 defeat they suffered at Norfolk, the first game of the season. The session was shared 4 points apiece but Suffolk won the bonus points in both to win the game 30 points 219 shots to Norfolk's 10 points 153 shots.
 
SINGLES
M RICE          L  10 - 15       W   21 - 7
D ADAMS     W 17 - 11        D 13 -13
 
PAIRS
D MILLER/D MILLS     W 15 - 10    W 23 - 3
D FANE/M BAILEY        L 9 - 11      W 15 - 10
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS    D 12 - 12    L  13 - 15
G SCOTT/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS         W  11 - 9    W  12 - 6
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMICOMBE/B SMITH/B COUSINS   W  12 - 7   L 9 - 10
R HAYWARD/A LAMBERT/D WARDLEY/C SHARP        W  15 - 5  W 12 - 9 
 
November 10th Kent v Suffolk
 Suffolk made the trip to Maidstone knowing their opponents had made little work in beating Essex (38 -2) and Norfolk (34 - 6) in their other home games. The first session set the tone for the rest of the day with 4 very close games. It was shared 4 points apiece a win each discipline for both counties. Second session and Suffolk got a slender lead winning it 6 - 2. The third was reversed a 6 - 2 win for Kent . The result was all resting on the final session which Kent managed to win 5 - 3 which resulted in them winning the game 23 points 201 shots to Suffolk's 17 points 180 shots.
 
SINGLES
M RICE     L  10 - 12      W  19 - 10
D ADAMS W 12 - 10     L   11 - 16
 
 PAIRS
D MILLER/ D MILLS   L 10 - 13   L 8 - 15
D FANE/M BAILEY      W 15 - 11  L  8 - 15
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/P COUSINS  W  16 - 13   L 7 - 14
G SCOTT/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS     L 10 - 15      W  11 - 8
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMIOMBE/M HURRICKS/B COUSINS    W  15 - 12  D 10 - 10
M PADDY/A LAMBERT/N THOMAS/D WARDLEY      W  13 - 10     L  5 - 14
 
The last game for Suffolk in the group stage see's Norfolk coming to Stowmarket on 1st December 
  
 
November 3rd Suffolk v Essex
Essex made the trip to Suffolk with the host's looking to continue from two weeks ago. Suffolk started off very well with both singles winning comfortably and one win in the pairs. Second session and it couldn't have been any better for Suffolk winning on all four mats. Third session was no better for Essex as Suffolk again won on all four mats. Last session was shared with a win and a lost in both the triples and fours. Overall it was a brilliant team performance for Suffolk who ran out winners 32 points 249 shots to Essex's 8 points 130 shots.
 
SINGLES
M RICE       W  33 - 4     W  19 - 10
D ADAMS  W  22 - 5      W  23 - 2
 
PAIRS
D FANE/M BAILEY    L  9 - 14   W  17 - 8
D MILLER/D MILLS  W 18 - 8   W  24 - 8
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W  12 - 9   W  12 - 11
G SCOTT/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS       W  15 - 4   L   10 - 11
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMICOMBE/B SMITH/B COUSINS   W 12 - 4     W  13 - 5
M PADDY/A LAMBERT/D WARDLEY/M HURRICKS     W  9 -7        L 1 - 20
 
Next week sees Suffolk travel down to Maidstone to face Kent 
 
 
 
October 20th Essex v Suffolk
Suffolk's trip to Essex got off to a bad start as 16 of the team were stuck on the A12 after an accident meant the road was closed for an hour, When all eventally got to the venue Suffolk made a brilliant start winning the first session 6 - 2. Second session and Suffolk increased their lead winning it 5 - 3. Third session was shared with one win in each of the singles and pairs. Suffolk were well on their way for an away win but the last session started badly with Suffolk down on all 4 games after 6 ends . Then Suffolk managed to turn it around which included the triple of Gloria Scott ,Margaret Hastings and Jo Clements getting a full house of 6 shots to go from 8 - 4 down to 10 - 8 up. The four of Cheryl Grabham,George Brimicombe, Barry Smith and Bob Cousins came back from from 10 -3 down to win 14 - 10. When the session finished Suffolk had taken it 6 - 2 to secure a resounding win of 27 points 188 shots. to Essex's 13 points 164 shots.
 
SINGLES
D BAKER     W 13 - 10     W 17 - 10
M RICE         W 18 - 5        L  10 - 12
 
PAIRS
D MILLER/D MILLS   L  6 - 14   W  15 - 14
D FANE/M BAILEY       W 15 - 12   L   10 - 15 
 
TRIPLES
A LAMBERT/P TAYLOR/M HURRICKS   L 7 - 10     W  11 - 8
G SCOTT/M HASTINGS/J CLEMENTS     W   15 - 7   W  14 - 11
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMICOMBE/B SMITH/B COUSINS   W   9 - 7   W  14 - 10
LESLEY DYER/N THOMS/D WARDLEY/D ADAMS        D  10 -10   L   4 -  9
 
Next up see Essex make the trip to Suffolk on November 3rd 
   
 
October 13th Suffolk v Kent 
First home game of the new ICC season saw Kent as the opposition,and they started the better taking the opening round 6 - 2. Suffolk came back a little in the second round winning 5 - 3. Third session was shared 4 - 4 giving Kent a 2 point lead. However in the last session Suffolk only lost on one mat and with bonus points added on ,won 23 points to 17  192 shots to Kents 178
 
SINGLES 
M RICE       L  10 - 13      W 19 - 13
M BAILEY  L  9 - 13       W  23 -10
 
PAIRS
D FANE/J CLEMENTS   W  12 - 8    L  3 - 20
A LAMBERT/M HURRICKS   L  9 - 17    L  9 - 13
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS    W 13 - 9     W 14 -12
D MILLER/P TAYLOR/D MILLS     L 7 - 8     W  17 - 9
 
FOURS
C GRABHAM/G BRIMICOMBE/B SMITH/ B COUSINS   W 18 - 8    W  13 - 4
G SCOTT/ N THOMAS/D WARDLEY/D ADAMS   D 8 - 8    L 8 - 13
 
Next Sunday Suffolk travel to Thundersley to  play Essex 
 
September 14th Norfolk v Suffolk
Suffolk started their ICC group games away to Norfolk. Due to several players unable to play Suffolk gave debuts to Andy Fane, Barry Smith and David Wardley . Norfolk won the first session 5 -3. Bpb Cousins drew his singles match and  Anita Lambert and Mick Hurricks won in the pairs. Second session saw Norfolk winning on all mats to take control of the game. Third session was shared with both pairs winning. Last session went to Norfolk 6 - 2, only a win in the fours stopping a complete whitewash for the second time. This resulted in a comfortable win for Norfolk 29 points 216 shots to Suffolk's 11 points 168 shots
 
SINGLES
B COUSINS      D 10 - 10    L   11 - 17
D ADAMS         L  11 - 20   L    7 - 20
 
PAIRS
D FANE/J CLEMENTS      L  7 - 18   W  13 - 11
A LAMBERT/M HURRICKS   W   21 - 5    W  16 - 6
 
TRIPLES
C GRABHAM/G SCOTT/D MILLS    L  7 - 16   L  7 - 18
M PADDY/A FANE/C ROBERTS       L  11 - 15  L 11 - 12
 
FOURS
E CRANFIELD/B SMITH/N THOMAS/S CLARK      L  9 - 10   W  12 - 7
G BRIMICOMBE/D MILLER/P TAYLOR/D WARDLEY   L 7 - 16   L  8 - 15 
 
March 3rd ICC Semi Final Buckinghamshire v Suffolk
A place in the ICC Final beckon for the winners of the tie and it would prove to be a tense tight game. Honours were shared in the first session, with Bucks winning both the singles and Suffolk both the pairs. Second session saw a similiar vein with Bucks taking both the triples and Suffolk both the fours. Third session was again a repeat of the first,Bucks taking both singles ,Suffolk the pairs. All square going in to the last round ,and a repeat of the other three would see a sudden death play off. Unluckily this was not to be as Buck won 3 of the last 4 games to edge the match 22 points to Suffolk's 18. It was a great effort by the Suffolk team to fall just short of the main ICC final.as we only normally make the Consolation. Derek and Bob would like to thank all the players who got the county through the group stage and so close to reaching the final. The Nationals come next and we wish all those representing the county all the best.
 
SINGLES
M BAILEY  L  3 - 17   L 8 - 13
D MILLER  L  9 - 16   L 10 - 15
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE  W 12 - 11    W 14 - 11
B COUSINS/C SHARP   W 18 - 11  W 17 - 7
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  L 8 - 11   L 8 - 16
R HAYWARD/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS   L 9 - 13  L  8 - 15
 
FOURS
G BRIMICOMBE/D FANE/A LAMBERT/M HURRICKS  W 12 - 9   L 5 - 20
G SCOTT/C GRABHAM/N THOMAS/D ADAMS    W 15 - 4  W 17 - 4 
 
Feb 17th ICC Quarter Final Kent v Suffolk
 Daventry again was the venue for the next round of the knock outs. Suffolk got off to a flyer winning the first session 8 - 0. The second session was shared ,a win and loss in both the triples and fours. Third session and Suffolk needed 9 more points to progress to the semi final. Singles saw a win and a loss but the bonus points won, and with the pairs winning one and drawing the other,securing the bonus points as well saw Suffolk reach the 21 points they needed. Fourth session saw Kent win on 3 mats and drawing the other to make the final score Kent 18 points 202 shots to Suffolk's 22 points  186 shots 
 
SINGLES
M BAILEY  W  13 - 8   W  11 - 8
D MILLER  W 13 - 12  L  11 - 15
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/C SHARP  W 17 - 12   D  12 - 12
B COUSINS/D ADAMS   W  19 - 11  W 13 -10
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/D FANE/C ROBERTS  L  8 - 20  L  4 - 16
G SCOTT/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS  W 13 - 10  L 6 - 21
 
FOURS
 LINDA DYER/LESLEY DYER/A LAMBERT/M HURRICKS  L 9 - 15  D 13 - 13
C GRABHAM/G BRIMIOMBE/N THOMAS/P COUSINS  W 17 - 10   L 7 - 9
 
So Suffolk make the Semi Final and will face Buckinghamshire on 3rd March again in Daventry
 
  Feb 10th ICC Preliminary Round Somerset v Suffolk
Suffolk gave debuts to James Anderson and Linda Dyer for the match against Somerset in Daventry. The first session was drawn 4 - 4, a win and a loss in both the singles and pairs. The second session saw Suffolk take control of the tie winning on all four mats, Third session was again drawn, this time with both singles winning but both pairs losing. Last session and Somerset came back hard and at one stage looked like they could win the match, but a win in the fours and 2 shots on the last end of a triples match to secure a draw was enough to see Suffolk hang on to win 23 points 196 shots to Somersets 17 points 191 shots
 
SINGLES
M BAILEY    L 9 - 18   W   17 - 9
D MILLER    W  12 - 9   W 20 - 11 
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE   W 12 - 11   L  10 - 15
B COUSINS/D ADAMS   L 16 - 17  L  10 - 14
 
TRIPLES
G BRIMICOMBE/D FANE/M HURRICKS  W 17 - 12   L  8 - 17
R HAYWARD/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS  W 16 - 10  D 13 - 13
 
FOURS
LINDA DYER/LESLEY DYER/A LAMBERT/C ROBERTS  W  7 - 6   W 9 - 8
C GRABHAM/G SCOTT/N THOMAS/J ANDERSON   W 14 - 6  L  6 - 20
 
Next week sees Suffolk return to Daventry to play Kent in the Quarter Finals 
  
-ICC KNOCK OUTS 
Suffolk have been drawn to play Somerset in the preliminary round at Daventry on 10th February with a 10 am start. Players are asked to be at the venue at 9 30 am. 
DAVENTRY INDOOR BOWLS CLUB,BROWNS RD, DAVENTRY NN11 4NS 
 
 
 
 
 
Dec 2nd Essex v Suffolk
Suffolk went into their last I C C group game knowing 18 points would see them into the main knockout competition at the expense of their opponents. They started off well winning on all four mats only for Essex to do the same in the second session . Third session and Suffolk took it 5 - 3 and in winning both sets of bonus points needed 1 point from the last one to secure their place in the main knockout. This they managed to do winning one and drawing two of the four games to take the match 21 points 209 shots to Essex's  19 points 175 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   W  24 - 6    L  10 - 15
D MILLER   W   15 - 10  W  18 -11
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE   W  16 - 7    W 20 - 4
B COUSINS/C SHARP   W 15 - 11  D  16 - 16
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS   L 12 - 13  D  10 - 10
R HAYWARD/G SCOTT/J CLEMENTS   L  7 - 17   L  7 - 11
 
FOURS
G BRIMICOMBE/D FANE/P TAYLOR/T MILES  L 9 - 10  W11 - 10
C GRABHAM/L DYER/A LAMBERT/V MILES  L 5 - 10  D 14 - 14
 
Suffolk now wait to find out who and where they play next in the main knockout to be played in Feburary 
 
Nov  11th Suffolk v Cambridge
Suffolk's last home game of the season saw them trying to do the double over Cambridge. Play started at 10 but was stopped just before 11 so all players could observe the 2 minute silence. Suffolk took the first session 6 - 2 and continued the good work with the same score line in the second. Cambridge came back to claim the third session 5 - 3 and the last session 6 - 2 but it was not enough as Suffolk hung on to win 22 pts 199 shots to Cambridge's 18 pts 170 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS    W  18 - 10   L  9 - 15
M BAILEY   W 22 - 6      W 13 - 9
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE   W 18 - 14    L 10 - 14
P COUSINS/C SHARP  L 10 - 11  D 12 - 12
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/B COUSINS  L 10 - 11   W  21 - 7
M PADDY/R HAYWARD/M HURRICKS  W 10 - 9  L 9 - 12
 
FOURS
G SCOTT/D MILLER/V MILES/T MILES  W 10 - 8   L 6 - 11
C GRABHAM/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS/A LAMBERT   W 17 - 10   L  4 -  12
 
Suffolk's last ICC game is against Essex at The Deane's Academy Thundersley on December 2nd with a 10 am start. Players are asked to be at the venue for 9 - 30
 
 
Oct 21st  Suffolk v Norfolk 
Norfolk came to Stowmarket looking to make it 4 wins out of 4. The first session saw four very close games
but the host saw themselves 6 - 2 down, the only points coming in the pairs through Donna Mills and Michael Rice, Norfolk took the second session 5 - 3 with all of Suffolk's points coming from the triples. Third session was shared 4 - 4 with Malcolm Bailey winning his singles game ,and Donna and Michael making it 2 wins out of 2. Norfolk made sure they went back home still unbeaten taking the final session 6 - 2 . Though the result was Suffolk 12  175 shots to Norfolk's 28  199 shots most matches were very close and Suffolk can think themselves a bit unlucky to lose by such a margin against a very good Norfolk team 
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   L  10  - 15   L 11 - 12
M BAILEY  L  11 - 12    W 17 - 10
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE    W 14 - 11   W 18 - 5
R HAYWARD/P COUSINS   L 10 - 13  L  2 - 20
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W  13 - 12    W 13 - 10
C GRABHAM/P TAYLOR/B COUSINS  D 10 - 10   L 10  20
 
FOURS
C BRIMICOMBE/D MILLER/ CLEMENTS/M HURRICKS  L 10 - 12  L  13 - 15
G SCOTT/M PADDY/V MILES/T MILES  L  6 - 13  L 7 - 9
 
Next up for Suffolk is another home game against Cambridge on Nov 11th. Players are asked to be at venue at 9 15 
 
Oct 14th  Cambridgeshire  v  Suffolk
Suffolk went to March looking for their first win of the season after 2 narrow defeats. They faced a Cambridge side looking to bounce back after a 35 - 5 defeat in Norfolk. Suffolk started brightly with both singles winning and one of the pairs. Cambridge then hit back winning a triple and both fours making it all square at the halfway stage. Third session saw Suffolk take control winning on 3 mats and drawing on the other. The last session was shared bringing Suffolk their first win of the season 23 pts  200 shots to their hosts 17 pts 180 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS  W 17 - 8    D   16 - 16
 M BAILEY  W  15 - 5   W 14 - 12
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE  W  20 - 6   W  22 - 7
D MILLER/ B COUSINS  L 11 - 17  W  16 - 9
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W 13 - 10   L 4 - 19
C GRABHAM/R HAYWARD/P TAYLOR   L 7 - 19  W 18 - 6
 
FOURS
L DYER/G SCOTT/J MUTTOCK/H MUTTOCK   L 3 - 12   L 7 - 13
G BRIMICOMBE/M PADDY/J CLEMENTS/M HURRICKS  L 10 - 15  W  7 - 6
 
Next week sees Suffolk take on unbeaten Norfolk at home. Players are asked to be at The Meadlands at 9 15 for a 10 start 
 
Oct 7th   Suffolk v Essex
First home game of the season saw Essex at Meadlands. Essex took the first season 5 -3 only for Suffolk to take the second  6 - 2. Third session was also won by Suffolk 6 - 2 and looked on to win the game. However Essex had other ideas and won the last session 8 - 0 to win 21 - 19 when the bonus points were included. Again Suffolk another narrow defeat
 
SINGLES
M RICE   W  15 - 11   W  16 - 9
M BAILEY  L  12 - 19  W  15 - 11
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/ C SHARP  L  10 - 16    W 15 - 10
D MILLER/B COUSINS  D12 - 12   W  9 - 13
 
TRIPLES
M PADDY/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W 15 - 4  L   10 - 11
C GRABHAM/ P TAYLOR/ D ADAMS   W 16 - 9    L  10 - 17
 
FOURS 
G SCOTT/J CLEMENTS/H MUTTOCK/T MILES   W 14 -10   L  9 - 12
G BRIMICOMBE/J MUTTOCK/P COUSINS/ V MILES   L  10 - 14   L 9 - 11
 
Next week Suffolk head to March to play Cambridgeshire. 10 am start, players are asked to be at the venue for 9 - 30 
 
Sept 16th Norfolk v Suffolk
The opening fixture of this years ICC games saw Suffolk off to Hingham to face Norfolk.Suffolk got off to a flying start winning the first session 6 - 2. Norfolk came fighting back in the second session taken it 7 - 1. half way and Norfolk were up 9 -7. Third session again saw Suffolk 6 - 2 winners. Last session was shared 4 - 4 but with Norfolk gaining 6 bonus points to Suffolks 2 Suffolk ended up losing 21 points to 19 Norfolk 222 shots Suffolk 198
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   W  13 - 9      W 18 - 13
M BAILEY  W   16 - 8      W  20 - 13
 
PAIRS
D MILLER/B COUSINS   L   9 - 15    L  9 - 21
D MILLS/C SHARP          W 15 -13    W  17 -11
 
TRIPLES
C GRABHAM/G SCOTT/ M RICE     L 3 - 21    W 13 - 7
E CRANFIELD/M HASTINGS/ C ROBERTS   L 7 - 17  L  10 - 23
 
FOURS
L DYER/D FANE/N THOMAS/A LAMBERT  D 15 - 15   L 8 - 14
G BRIMICOMBE/M HURRICKS/V MILES/T MILES  L 9 - 11 W 16 -11
 
Next up is Essex at home on Oct 7th 
 
 
The practise and information day for those who expressed an interest in playing for the county this season is on Sept 9th 10 am to 1pm at the Meadlands IBC Stowmarket