Norwich junior ten pin bowling club receive clubmark recognition

Norwich Youth Bowling Club are celebrating success on and off the bowling lanes.

The progressive club were recently awarded clubmark accreditation – an award recognising their structured environment for junior bowlers, as well as helping their attempts to apply for external funding and confirming their place as one of the leading junior ten pin bowling clubs in the country.

The club was presented with its award by South Norwich MP, Simon Wright.

Two of Norwich YBC's young bowlers are looking forward to representing England for the second successive year.

Michael Nock and Matthew Fidgett, who last year bowled for the England junior team in Paris, are this time heading to Munich over Easter.

The club also performed well at the recent South of England Open in Dunstable, with 10 top-three awards.

Jake Jones and Jay Hydon won the doubles peewee division, with Jake also third in the handicap singles and second in the handicap all-events.

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In the bantam division, Jasmin Pates and Molly Thomas picked up a doubles scratch third with Molly going on to get a handicap all-event second.

In the intermediate division, Adam Dyson had huge scores throughout, while Liam Temple and Patrick Gregory picking up a doubles scratch third.

The graduate division saw some more success for Nock and Fidgett with second in the doubles, and Norwich capped their successful day with team second, where Temple, Fidgett and Nock were joined by another rising star Alex Pates.

The club is also celebrating success in the Norfolk trials, with Nock winning the under-18, under-24 and adult sections – only the fourth time a bowler has won three different divisions.