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

Norfolk Premier brush Surrey challenge aside

Norfolk Premier moved top of their I.C.C group table after a convincing 32-8 win at home to Surrey Premier. Wymondham’s Jack Pye proved too hot to handle in the singles as he won his first game 23-5 and added a 19-9 win in the second half. With Carter’s Gary Best weighing in with an 18-14 win and a 12-12 draw Norfolk took nine from ten points in the singles. Another eight points came in the pairs as Jason Woods & David Lamb won by 19-12 & 18-11 and Simon Warnes & Jon Sparham won their opening game by 14-10. Surrey’s miserable day continued in the triples as Neil Davidson, Debs Sparham & Keith Cooke won 10-8 & 17-9 and Mark Linsdell, Morgan Warnes & Simon Willies added a 15-7 win for another eight points. Lesley Crowe, John Jarvis, Nigel Willard & Bob Oatway won their rinks games 14-9 & 17-2 and an 11-11 draw for Melly Woods’ four made it seven points from ten in that discipline. Norfolk “A” trailed after a poor opening session at home to Cambridgeshire but recovered well and looked on track for a narrow home win. Unfortunately Cambs finished well in the final session of fours and triples leaving Norfolk “A” slipping to a 21-19 points defeat. Carleton Rode’s Karl & Terry Newby performed well in the pairs with wins of 13-11 & 19-8. Also impressive was the form of young Ryan Fox of Halvergate who played number two in Graham Tweed’s triple who won their first game 17-10. Another squad newcomer who attracted praise was Hevingham’s Steve Hall who skipped his rink to a 15-3 win in their first game.  

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Jason Woods & David Lamb - two wins against Surrey Premier

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Father & son combo Terry & Karl Newby - two wins against Cambridgeshire