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

Hempnall survive early scare at Framingham Earl

Hempnall are through to the Norwich Cup final after surviving an early scare in the second leg of their semi-final tie at Framingham Earl. After winning the first leg 11-5 on their own mats Hempnall found their lead immediately cut to 11-9 after the City of Norwich League side stunned their high profile visitors with an immaculate first session performance. Glenda Kidd, Graham Atter & Glenda Adcock swept aside Colin Stevenson, Joan Cann & Mick Pearce 12-2 while Chris Musk, Tyrone Musk & Debbie Bunn beat Bernie Cudden, Richard Harrowing & Charlie Archer 8-5. But Hempnall quickly restored their six point aggregate lead with Roger Parker & Neil Davidson winning by 11-7 against Margaret & Malcolm Reynolds while Lewis Cranston & Paul Baker beat Veronica Copland & Karl Bunn 6-5. The next session saw Debbie Bunn’s triple earning their second win of the night convincingly beating Mick Pearce’s triple 13-3 but Charlie Archer’s triple hit back for Hempnall with a 9-5 win against Glenda Adcock which left the score on the night level at 6-6 but Hempnall 17-11 up on aggregate. This secured Hempnall’s place in the final but the last session of pairs was still played with Hempnall increasing their lead to 21-11. They will now face Bob Carter over two legs in the final.