Suffolk County Team
 
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