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

Forncett outgunned

Last season Bob Carter made an early first round exit form the Norwich Cup but this season there was to be no repeat as they took maximum points at Forncett. The home side are not accustomed to facing a team of the quality of their visitors from Drayton and the result was never in doubt with Carter fielding a side containing two current, and four former, England internationals. Carter collected a maximum 16-0 points win scoring 98 shots against 39. Windows recovered from a poor first half to draw 12-12 at home to Woodbastwick in the first leg of their Bure Cup tie. Brenda Sizer, Pam Daynes & Diane Boswell kept Windows in the tie with wins of 8-2, 4-3 & 12-2 but with the away leg to come Windows will have a battle on their hands to reach the next round. Defending Tens League champions opened the new campaign with a 3-0 home win against Kirby Bedon. In the first half Hempnall’s Roger Parker & Neil Davidson faced Kirby pairing Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith. Last season their game went down to the last end with the Hempnall pair winning by one shot but this year the result was reversed with the Goldsmiths winning 12-11. Hempnall won the other three games with Paul Baker’s 17-9 win against Phil Watson the biggest win of the night. City of Norwich League action saw Horsford Heroes player Chris Woodhouse skip his triple to a massive 36-0 win at home to Taverham as the Heroes collected a 12-2 win. Top of the table Thorpe Marriott suffered a heavy 14-0 defeat away to defending champions Horsford BC who also beat Sprowston 12-2. Other results saw Costessey beat County Council 11-3, Jarrolds beat Sprowston 12-2 and First Bus beat Windows 10-4. Coastal League leaders Woodbastwick Owls won 14-4 at Hemsby Harvestors while Martham went down 14-4 at Hemsby Beachcombers.

Report amended – please note:

The above report has been amended due to another incorrect scorecard being returned following the Norwich Cup match between Forncett and Bob Carter where a substitution was not entered on the card. This is the second occasion in the last three weeks where a match card has been returned with either the score incorrect or details not filled in, the previous one was the Hevingham v Bob Carter match in the Tens League. On both occasions the match card was signed by both captains as correct. Could captains of both sides please check that the match card has been correctly filled in before signing it and returning it to avoid incorrect information appearing on this web site and in the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.