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Gary Best top of the rankings

With all the 2017/18 season Norfolk County Championships completed the NCSMBA have issued the revised Norfolk Points Table. For the 2018/19 I.C.C season the Top 15 bowlers will automatically receive an invitation to the Norfolk County Squad under the newly revised system which also revised the number of points earned in each discipline. Gary Best of Bob Carter, who was ranked at 19 last year, takes over the number one spot after lifting both the Singles & Triples titles while Wymondham’s Chris Mann moves up from number 4 to number 2 after winning the Pairs & Mixed Fours. Hempnall’s Neil Davidson moves up from number 8 to number 3 after good results in both the pairs, where he was a runner-up, and the singles where he finished third. Halvergate’s David Lamb had his best season in the championships for some time and moves up seven places to number 4 while his team-mate Keith Cooke slips from third to number 5 in the rankings. Carter’s Nigel Willard finished third in both the pairs & triples and this moved him up four places to number 6. Last year’s number one Jamie Forster of Bob Carter lifted the triples title again but over-all slipped down to number 7 in the rankings and despite Wymondham’s Jack Pye coming runner-up in the pairs he slipped from 6 to 8. County Council’s Owen Cranston won the pairs with Chris Mann and he moved up from 20 to number 9. Last season Simon Willies finished in the Top 30 in his first year since moving from the West Mids and this year consolidated his position moving up to number 10. Wymondham’s Jon & Debbie Sparham are at numbers 11 & 12 respectively slightly down on last year despite winning the Mixed Fours event. Carter’s Melvin Woods moves up one place to 13 while Simon Warnes of Horsford BC also moves up one place to 14. Lesley Crowe of First Bus makes a leap up the rankings to number 15 to snatch the last guaranteed County invitation place. Players falling out of the Top 15 this year are Haddiscoe’s Kerry Greenacre who dropped from number 2 to number 18 and Carter’s Jason Woods who slips down eleven places to number 16. Selwyn Goldsmith, currently unattached following the closure of Kirby Bedon, drops completely out of the top thirty after only competing in one ranking event where he was a quarter-finalist in the pairs. To see the complete table on this web site click on the Information tab, followed by the County Team tab on the dropdown bar and then click on County Points Table.

Lesley Crowe rs   

                  Lesley Crowe leaps up the rankings to 15