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

Lesley Crowe, David Sharpe, John Jeffery and Steve Hall claim maiden fours title

Lesley Crowe of First Bus, David Sharpe of Hevingham, John Jeffery of Wymondham and Steve Hall of Hevingham beat Roger Steele of Wymondham, Billie Barker of Wymondham, Steve Easter of Harling and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham 7-3 in a suprise final which saw all eight players participating in their ever first county fours final. Lesley Crowe and Roger Steele were on good form for their respective fours which contributed to both fours getting to the final. Steve Hall's four had the upper hand in the later stages of the final as they won four of the remaining five ends by 6-1 to claim victory. It was perhaps written in the stars for the winners as their quarter final match saw them up against Connaught's Dave and Dianne Quadling and Elaine and Bob Oatway which saw them win only two of the eight ends but yet saw them through. Leading 8-0 with three ends to go, Hall's four managed to pick two fives over the last three ends to snatch a 9-10 win much to the anguish of the Connaught four. Also in the quarter finals Barker's four caused a big upset knocking out the strong four of Jamie Forster, Keith Cooke, Jack Pye and Gary Best by a slender 6-5 margin. The other two quarter finals saw last season's runner up Chris Mann, Debbie Sparham, Simon Warnes and Jon Sparham beat Nigel Willard, John Turner, Melvin Woods and David Lamb 9-2 while Deaf Sports' Gillian Amos, Rosie Hall, Laura Hawksworth and Robin Amos beat Lewis Cranston, Owen Cranston, Rob Cranston and Paul Baker 8-3. In another twist all the fours who finished runner's up in their groups made it through to the semi finals. In the semi finals Melvyn Barker's four beat Robin Amos' block 9-6 while Steve Hall's four came from 1-5 down to beat Jon Sparham's four 6-5. In the third fourth playoff Jon Sparham's rink beat Robin Amos' Deaf Sports block 14-9 which saw Deaf Sports make their first ever top finish in the fours. fours winners

Champions - John Jeffery, Lesley Crowe, Steve Hall and David Sharpe

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Runner's up Roger Steele, Billie Barker, Melvyn Barker and Steve Easter