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Long trip proves well worth while for Browston Hall bowlers

PUBLISHED: 17:26 13 October 2017

The members of Browston Hall held their annual fun day in aid of two charities  Louise Hamilton and Sandra Chapman.  Around 70 members took part in all sorts of bowls featured events and a total of about £100 was raised for each charity.  Picture: Jon Carter

The members of Browston Hall held their annual fun day in aid of two charities  Louise Hamilton and Sandra Chapman. Around 70 members took part in all sorts of bowls featured events and a total of about £100 was raised for each charity. Picture: Jon Carter

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The Norfolk Indoor Bowls League season began for Browston A with an 150-mile round trip to Hunstanton.

Browston captain Mal French was concerned that he was short of half a dozen experienced bowlers for this match.

However, as it turned out he needn’t have worried as his replacements did him proud, delivering a resounding 85-65 win.

A notable feature of this match was the top Browston rink skipped by Mike Topping as it included his 12-year-old son, Jack, who together with John Allen and Tony Bridge romped to a fantastic 29 shots to 15 result.

Scott Turner, also with a much-changed block, made up of Bill Turner, Colin Butcher and Mal French, also assisted matters with a 18 shots to 10 win.

Another Browston youngster, 15-year-old Charlie Toplis, also figured in the success of Dennis Pratt’s squad together with Phil Ellis and Eddie MacDonald — coming home 21 shots to 16.

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