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

Halvergate through to Bure Cup Semi-Finals

Bure Cup holders Halvergate are safely through to this season’s semi-finals after overcoming a two point deficit from the first leg at Hevingham. The visitors failed to stop Halvergate making home advantage count as they racked up a 16-4 lead before Hevingham conceded. David Knights, Steven Lamb & Simon Warnes led the way with wins of 6-5, 11-1 & 9-2. In the Bure League defending champions East Tuddenham began their campaign with a 6-4 home win against Woodbastwick thanks mainly to a big 21-5 win by Chrissie Turner, John Turner & Gary Best against Willie Jefferies’ triple. Elaine Willies, Gerald Potter & Melvin Woods added a 19-10 win against Peter Jablonowski. The visitors were far from disgraced though as Doreen Scarfe, Norma Jablonowski & Margaret Harman beat Robert Howlett’s triple 21-9 and Les Harman, Tony Wright & Derek Sheldrake beat Simon Willies’ triple 17-8. Woodbastwick recorded a 6-4 home win against Horsford BC with Willie Jefferoes’ triple winning 19-6 and Derek Sheldrake’s triple winning 17-10. Defending Breckland League champions Wymondham had to produce a strong second half performance to win 8-2 at Harling Unicorns. Linda Chilvers, Nigel Battley & Roger Braham gave the home side hopes of a shock victory with a big 24-7 win against Debbie Sparham’s triple. Wymondham hit back though with a 15-10 win for Chris Mann, a 20-11 win for Jon Sparham and a 24-10 win for Jack Pye. Harling Unicorns blew away visitors Banham beating them 10-0 on points, 110-39 on shots. Val Hester, Chris Jones & Matt Cunningham won 36-13 and Mo Tarrent, Daphne Braham & Mike Tarrent won by 34-7. The Unicorns also won 8-2 at Shropham where Roger Braham’s triple won by 30-4. Hempnall won 6-4 at Diss in the South Norfolk League but a terrific 26-7 win for Tony Oram, Allan Buckingham & Graham Mobbs earned the home team four of the points despite losing on three mats. In the City of Norwich League Horsford BC beat Deaf Sports 14-0 to remain top of the table twenty-nine points clear of second placed Horsford Heroes. Jarrolds are third after a big 12-2 win away to First Bus. A couple of good away wins saw Thorpe Marriott strengthen their position. Marriott won 8-6 at British Rail and 13-1 at Windows. Taverham continue to struggle, they lost their eighth match in a row going down 10-4 at Costessey. Jarrolds won 9-7 at Windows in the City Shield. Coastal League leaders Woodbastwick Owls won 18-0 at home to Hemsby Harvestors and added a 12-6 away win against Bradwell Dynamos. But in their local derby at home to Woodbastwick Eagles they lost 10-8.