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

Windows through to semi-finals

Windows are into the semi-finals of the Bure Cup after a great comeback against Thorpe Marriott in the second leg of their quarter-final clash. Going into the match Windows trailed 16-8 and after George Clarke’s visiting triple had won 6-2 and the other opening game was drawn Thorpe Marriott had increased their lead to 19-9. That was as good as it would get for Thorpe Marriott though as Windows hit back winning eight of the remaining ten games to win 25-23 on aggregate. The last session was vital with Marriott still leading 23-21 but Windows held their nerve as Diane Boswell’s triple won 4-2 and Mike Boswell’s triple won 9-3 to snatch victory. Windows now face Horsford Heroes in the semi-finals. Breckland League defending champions Wymondham are clear leaders after a comfortable 8-2 home win against Connaught “A”. In the first half Janet Pinchen, Melvyn Barker & Chris Mann beat Sheila Bragg’s triple 22-11 while Roger Steele, Brian Saunders & Jack Pye beat Joe LiRocchi’s triple 22-10. After the break Billie Barker, Mark Linsdell & Debbie Sparham added a 23-8 win against Bob Oatway’s triple while Connaught collected a consolation two points courtesy of a 20-11 win for Peter Hambling, Jack Marshall & Lee Fallows against Jon Sparham’s triple. Banham won 7-3 at Shropham where Carol Clarke, Kathy Girling & John Williamson won 25-9, Bill Francis’ triple won 17-15 and Jim Delaney’s triple drew 15-15 against Michael Godbold’s triple. Alan Marshall, Pat Benefer & Mick Utting gave Connaught “B” a great start with a 22-7 win at home to Harling Griffins. A 21-15 win for Brenda Cox, David Flatt & Mike Minshull, and a 14-14 draw for Michael Marlow, Joyce Hazell & Steve Barclay, earned Connaught “B” a 7-3 home win. A 16-2 win for Woodbastwick Owls in their Coastal League local derby against Woodbastwick Eagles leave them 30 points clear at the top of the table. Second placed Bradwell Dynamos won 12-6 at Woodbastwick Eagles but lost 10-8 at home to Hemsby Beachcombers. In the City of Norwich League Horsford BC are 26 points clear of second placed Horsford Heroes, with a game in hand, after a 12-2 win away to Framingham Earl. Heroes won 11-3 at Deaf Sports but suffered a setback losing 10-4 at home to Framingham Earl. Other results saw Deaf Sports win 12-2 at Sprowston, County Council win 11-3 at home to Sprowston and British Rail win 11-3 at Windows. Horsford Heroes are 15 points behind South Norfolk League leaders Hempnall but have a game in hand. They maintained their title challenge with a 7-3 win at Connaught where Carol Aggas, Richard Dix & John Aggas won 27-8. Connaught fared better at Shropham where they won 6-4 with Mike Utting’s triple securing the match points with a 26-4 win. In the Bure League Halvergate won 8-2 at Windows with Keith Cooke’s triple winning 25-4, David Lamb’s triple winning 20-10 & Simon Warnes’ triple winning 18-9. Halvergate are now just two points behind league leaders Thorpe Marriott. Woodbastwick scored a maximum 10-0 win at home to Horsford Heroes. In a high scoring game Willie Jefferies’ triple won 23-10, Derek Sheldrake’s triple won 21-8, Margaret Harman’s triple won 19-5 and Peter Jablonowski’s triple won 16-11. In the Waveney League both Broome & Wortwell have won six of their opening seven fixtures but Broome lead the table nine points clear of their rivals.

Mike Boswell RS

        Mick Boswell of Windows