"I am a Norfolk man and Glory in being so." Horatio Nelson

British Isles Top Team at Hingham

THE BRITISH ISLES TOP TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS are being held at Hingham Sports & Social Club on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December following a request by the West Mids SMBA to host the event at Norfolk’s county venue using NCSMBA mats & equipment. Pembrokeshire will be representing Wales, Oriel will be representing Ireland and West Mids as current I.C.C champions are hosting the event and representing England. Spectators will be welcome, particularly for the “Opening Ceremony” and “March On to Music” taking place on Saturday morning at 9.45am immediately prior to play commencing. Please arrive by 9.30am so you can find a place upstairs before the players start to congregate outside the hall for the “March On” after their early morning practice session. The NCSMBA Committee is committed to helping this event to be a success as it can only serve to enhance our reputation within the sport as a pro-active Association. Teas & coffees will be available from the kitchen which will be manned by Norfolk Over 60’s and the Hingham Social Club Bar will be open early on both days of the event. If anyone wants to order lunch please phone Teresa Goldsmith on 01603-403628 before Saturday 18-11-17. Choices for Saturday are Cottage Pie with peas & carrots, Chicken Curry Rogan Josh with rice or chips or Vegetable Chilli all at £4.75 each. Desert is Apple Pie at £1.50p. On Sunday a Sunday Roast Lunch (turkey or pork) is available at £4.75 each. Also available on Sunday is a veggie alternative of Almond & Mushroom Nut Roast served with Mushroom & Tarragon Sauce also priced at £4.75p. The dessert is Steamed Syrup Sponge with custard or cream at £1.50p. Payment is by cash only on the day.

This is the biggest British Isles event to be held in Norfolk since the British Isles Championships were held at Potters Resort many years ago, and the first British Isles Top Team event ever to be held in Norfolk. This is a great chance to see short mat bowls being played at the highest level and see some of the top Irish bowlers in action that have dominated the sport for so many years.