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

Bad day at the office for Norfolk "A"

Norfolk “A” had a bad day at the office as they were beaten 29-11 away to Cambridgeshire at March IBC. With key players John Jarvis & Robbie Lamb needed for Norfolk Premier duty at Surrey the previous day changes had to made to the team but at a venue where Norfolk normally have the upper-hand a win was still expected. With Robert Elmore making a rare appearance for his home county in the singles Norfolk “A” captain Mike Boswell of Windows knew he would be in for a hard opening game and Elmore showed his class as he impressively strode to a 20-10 win. In the other singles game Colin Coman of First Bus, brought in to replace Robbie Lamb, went down 22-12. With both Norfolk pairs also losing in the first session Cambs took maximum points leaving Norfolk with a mountain to climb. Donna, Ray & Steven Lamb of Halvergate beat John Goff’s triple in the next session but with all the other mats going Cambs way Norfolk found themselves 14-2 down on points at the interval. The third session again saw just one Norfolk win as Mike Boswell beat Charlie Waling 12-9 and Cambs took a 20-4 lead into the final session. That proved to be Norfolk’s best session of the day as the Lamb triple won their second game of the day 12-11 and Joan Costello, Roger Steele & Graham Tweed won 17-7 against Goff’s triple. In the fours Jenny Walker, Roy Walker, Trevor Pinchen & Peter Walker were 10-2 down after six ends but staged an amazing recovery winning the last five ends to snatch a 10-10 draw. Hayley Stratton, Terry Newby, Jean Woods & Karl Newby looked to be on their way to a win leading Joe Peters’ rink 12-4 after seven ends but a complete collapse saw them concede eleven shots over the last four ends to lose by 15-12. Norfolk “A” will soon have the chance of revenge when they entertain Cambs on 8th October in the return match. Pictured below are Joe Peters, in charge of Cambs County Team and Robert Elmore who he brought in to face Norfolk. Also pictured is Norfolk "A" Team Captain Mike Boswell who is pictured in his game against Charlie Waling.

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