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


Coastal League resumes with newcomers Gorleston in action

After being inactive since the close of the 2019/20 season its great to see the Coastal League resume despite the shrinkage from eight competing teams to six. A major factor in the league resuming is the presence of a new club joining the NCSMBA, Gorleston Links. They have entered two teams into the league, Gorleston Links Blue and Gorleston Links Red. Bradwell still have three teams in the league, Robins, Dynamos & Acorns. Woodbastwick have just one team in the league this season after years of entering both Woodbastwick Owls, the 2019/20 champions, and Woodbastwick Eagles. Hemsby, who previously entered two teams in the Coastal League, have decided not to play league bowls this season despite still registering with the NCSMBA while previous league members Martham are one of the teams who have disappeared off the scene since covid. This is a shame after the hard work put in many years ago by Phil & Hazel Clarke in establishing Martham as a active member club of the Association. After three matches apiece Bradwell Dynamos top the table with two wins. They won 13-5 at home to Bradwell Acorns in a local derby and also won 15-3 at home to newcomers Gorleston Links Blue. Their first away trip though ended in a 13-5 defeat at Woodbastwick. Bradwell Acorns produced the only maximum win of the opening games with a fantastic 18-0 win at Woodbastwick but lost a local derby by 10-8 at home to Bradwell Robins. Woodbastwick fared better away to Gorleston Links Red where they won by 16-2. Gorleston Links Red achieved their first win in the league at home to Bradwell Robins with a 12-6 result. In the remaining games Bradwell Robins were held to a 9-9 draw at home to Gorleston Links Blue, the Blues also won 12-6 at home to Gorleston Links Red in their local derby.

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