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

Norfolk hat-trick against Essex

It proved to be an excellent weekend for Norfolk as they won three games out of three against Essex. Norfolk Premier are unbeaten in the I.C.C this season and a visit to Essex always proves to be a tough task but they recovered from a disappointing start to win 21-19. In the triples Kerry Greenacre, Debbie Sparham & Keith Cooke opened with a 13-7 win and finished with a 20-12 win against Nigel Reed’s triple. Maximum points were also earned by Robin Amos, Andy Sindle, John Turner & Melvin Woods with wins of 9-6 & 17-8. Wymondham’s Jack Pye fought back to earn a 13-13 draw against Dom Reed in the singles before beating Mitchell Young 15-10. Norfolk Premier have one game left to play in the group stages away to Kent and will travel with confidence after five straight wins. Norfolk “A” had a poor start to the season but have pulled themselves back into contention after a solid 25-15 win away to Essex “A”. Halvergate’s Robbie Lamb put in another valuable shift in the singles with wins of 13-10 & 16-7 while young Ryan Fox & Colin Coman won their pairs games in brilliant style by 17-5 & 20-8. Fox is playing with a maturity way beyond his years. In the fours Jean Woods, Steve Easter, Jack Marshall & Steve Hall also impressed with wins of 12-9 & 15-8. Norfolk “A” now go into their last group game away to Suffolk with a real chance of making it into the knock-out stages. On the previous day Norfolk entertained Essex “B” at Hingham and blew their opponents out of the water winning by 37-3. Of the twenty triples games played Essex managed just a 7-6 win in the second session where they also drew a game 7-7. Aside from that it was one-way traffic. Angela Bond, Andy Sindle, Ryan Fox, Steve Hall, Elaine Willies & Steve Easter were all presented with their NCSMBA Squad plaques which are awarded to bowlers completing their third match for Norfolk and Essex SMBA Officials kindly agreed to present them prior to the games. 

Plaques Ryan Fox resized    Plaques Angela Bond resized   Plaques Elaine Willies resized  Plaques Steve Easter resized

Plaques Steve Hall resized  Plaques andy sindle resized