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

Captain Linsdell leads the way

Breckland League leaders Wymondham reeled off yet another win beating Harling Unicorns 8-2. Roger Steele, Brian Saunders & Mark Linsdell led the way scorching to a 32-5 win assisted by Chris Mann’s 25-10 win and Jon Sparham’s 21-16 win. Mike Tarrent’s triple scored a consolation 15-12 win for Harling against Debbie Sparham’s triple. Wymondham now have a comfortable 23 point lead over second placed Carleton Rode whose visit to Banham proved to be a tough test. Carleton Rode recovered from a poor first half to snatch victory as Ann Biddulph, Angela Bond & Neil Davidson beat Jim Delaney’s triple 28-5 to seal a 6-4 away win. It has proved to be a difficult season so far for Forncett who prior to visiting Hingham had only won once in the league. They failed to improve on this as they suffered their ninth defeat with Hingham collecting maximum points. Top performances of the match were by Wendy Tweed, Colin Harris & Keith Thomas who won 22-9 and Pat Roache, Mike White & John Higgs who won by 21-8. Under the unusual “local rules” used in the Breckland League Forncett, who brought just nine bowlers, played just three of the normal four games and conceded the other game 8-0. Under normal ESMBA rules of course all four games would have been played with three of Forncett’s triples playing without a number two. Harling Griffins had a big 10-0 home win against Shropham with Val Easter, Glen Hume & Steve Easter winning their game 26-5. Woodbastwick won 8-2 at home to Thorpe Marriott in the Bure League. The biggest win of the night was achieved by Woodbastwick’s David Brawn, Tony Wright & Derek Sheldrake who beat Sylvia Turner, Bob McPherson & George Clarke 18-8. Willie Jeffries & Margaret Harman’s triple also won for the home side while Thorpe Marriott’s only success was a 14-10 win for Jenny Walker, Ted Redwood & John Jarvis against Peter Jablonowski’s triple. In the South Norfolk League Hempnall took maximum points at home to Horsford with Bernie Cudden, Debbie Sparham & Jon Sparham leading the way with a 21-9 win against Carol Aggas, Richard Dix & John Aggas.