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

Deaf Sports clinch maiden city singles title

The city of Norwich league championships took place last week with the triples the first to be played which saw Avril Walker, Diane Boswell and Mike Boswell from Windows fend off opposition from Horsford BC's David Knights, Morgan Warnes and Simon Warnes and County Council's Owen Cranston, Lewis Cranston and Rob Cranston to lift the title. On Wednesday the singles was played at Taverham which saw Deaf Sports claim their first singles championshp courtesy of Chris Mann who recovered from a first round defeat to Horsford BC's Simon Warnes to win his remaining four matches in dominating fashion. Mann's final match against Lewis Cranston of County Council who was unbeaten till that point, was to decide who was going to emerge as the overall winner. On Thursday the pairs was played at Jarrolds which saw Horsford BC's Debbie Pye and Jack Pye retain their title beating Diane and Mike Boswell of Windows 5-3 in the final. Their other results included a 10-1 win over Heroes Jane James and a 5-5 draw against Costessey's Wendy Tweed. There had been complaints in how the qualifying had been done which had seen players win all their games but still did not go through to finals night.

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