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

Jarvis produces the winning bowl

Thorpe Marriott are two points clear of second placed Halvergate in the Bure League after a last wood winner by John Jarvis snatched victory against Woodbastwick. In a tight first half Thorpe Marriott’s Margaret McPherson, Mandy Marshall & Kath Frost had beaten Margaret Harman’s triple 15-13 while Woodbastwick replied with a 14-13 win for Mel Barrett, Brian Frost & Derek Sheldrake against Richard Perkins’ triple. Brian Bunting, Les Harman & Peter Jablonowski added a 17-16 second half win for Woodbastwick against George Clarke’s triple but the match points were earned for Thorpe Marriott by Jenny Walker, Ted Redwood & John Jarvis after the Marriott skip produced a terrific last bowl to clinch a 14-11 win and see his team over the finishing line with a 6-4 home win. Horsford BC suffered two more defeats just before the Xmas break and their six losses from six games leaves them rooted to the bottom. They were defeated 8-2 at Horsford Heroes where Nigel James, David Crosby & Mick Dale led the way for the Heroes with a superb 23-3 win against Cathy Fiddy’s triple while John Aggas added a 13-10 win and Vic Webster won by 18-7. Paul Isgate’s triple collected the only points for the visitors beating Sue Fox 13-12. The following evening Horsford BC visited Hevingham who were also yet to win in the Bure this season. A 24-4 first half win for Pat Williamson, Pat Hall & Steve Hall against Paul Isgate gave Hevingham the perfect start while Danny Allen, Barbara Ayres & Ray Ayres replied for Horsford BC with a narrow 13-11 win against Aleck Haynes. Both second half games went Hevingham’s way though with Gill Bunn, Joyce Vincent & Alan Bunn beating Malcolm Makins 16-9 and Betty Cox, Chris Brooks & Maurice Kemp winning 14-9 against Terry Raisbury leaving Horsford BC on the end of another 8-2 defeat. The first Sunday in January sees the last County Championship & Nationals qualifier of the season played at Hingham when the Norfolk Mixed Fours title is up for grabs with play commencing at 9.30am. Eight rinks will be taking part with the draw for the two groups of four taking place prior to play.  

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                             John Jarvis of Thorpe Marriott