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

Best among the rest!

Gary Best retained his Norfolk singles crown again after coming through some very tight group games yesterday and ended up beating Simon Willies 12-5 in the final. East Tuddenham bowler Simon Willies had lead 3-2 after three ends but the class of Best started to show with the mat providing a straight line one side and a swinging one the other where the Bob Carter player was more precise. The last five ends Best reeled off with a series of braces and finished with a single. The third fourth play off was between four time singles champion Neil Davidson of Hempnall and John Jeffery of Wymondham with Davidson easing to a 14-7 win having lead 9-0 after four ends. The semi finals provided what could of possible been the final had the draw played out differently as Best beat Davidson in a high quality match with Best again finishing strong having trailed 1-3 after four ends won four of the remaining five ends by 8-1 meaning the last end was not played. The other semi final saw Willies comfortably beat Jeffery 13-4. Quarter final action yet again saw Best having to come from 7-0 down against Robin Amos of Deaf Sports to come through 12-7 having won the remaining six ends with no reply. Rob Cranston of County Council looked to be going well having beat Jon Sparham of Wymondham in the preliminary match but came up against an in form Simon Willies to go down 10-3. David Lamb of Halvergate having qualified in top spot to be in the last 16 was eliminated 7-6 by John Jeffery in the closest match of the weekend. The last quarter final match saw Steve Easter of Harling, who claimed the scalp of last seasons runner up Chris Mann of Wymondham in the prelim match's go down 15-7 but the Harling man had produced some notable performances. Major casualities from the group games on Saturday were one of this season's county premier team singles players Jack Pye who went out on shot difference to Dave Blundell of Wortwell with Mick Tarrant of Harling winning their group. Jamie Forster of Bob Carter who was expected to go through in his group was also dumped out by Bob Oatway of First Bus and Elaine Willies of East Tuddenham who both won two games a piece.  IMG 3491

Simon Willies and Gary Best