Staniforth bowlers off the mark

Staniforth A team gained their first points of the season with a home win over Dereham.

Scores: Brian Mosby, Eric Melton, Alan Byford, Alistair Stevenson 30-14; Spencer Stevenson, David Peaks, Mike Holbrook, John Wright 24-13; Karel Mikulik, Trevor Bingham, Jim Downie, David Betts 14-21; 68-48 (4-1).

The B team visited Ashill and failed to win on any of the three rinks.

Scores: Terry Novell, Dennis Branch, Derek Leigh, Robert Beattie 15-21; David Catchpole, Melvyn Osborn, Ian Watchman, David Kay 15-16; Bill Boast, Len Robinson, Bill Smith, Malcolm Struthers 7-26; 37-63 (0-5)

The Ladies began with a 59-48 win over Connaught.

Scores: Catherine Branch, Trish Thorpe, Val Gibson 28-6; Dorothy Newbury, Margaret Robinson, Glynis Holbrook 14-21; Anne Melton, Jackie Devitt, Pat Struthers 17-21

In the county four competitions Spencer Stevenson, David Kay, Walter Pattee, John Wright lost 16-30 at Diss.

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In the pairs, Karel Mikulik and Len Robinson beat Terry Novell and Robert Beattie 21-19; Brian Mosby and Alan Byford beat Colin Brown and Tony Mark (Diss) 26-10; Walter Pattee and John Wright lost to Gerald Smith and Robert Haddingham (Wortwell) 16-22.