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

Carter triumph in top of table clash

Both Bob Carter and Wymondham were unbeaten and level on points going into their Summer League Division One clash at Drayton but home advantage proved crucial as Carter won a hotly contested match by 6-2. Both first half games went Carter’s way after Nigel Willard, Jamie Forster & Melly Woods turned a 14-10 deficit into a 15-14 win after scoring five shots over a dramatic final two ends. An attacking bowl by Melly Woods on the penultimate end had earned his triple an unlikely looking three shots against Jon Sparham, John Jeffery & Chris Mann and on the final end Chris Mann’s last wood failed to prevent Carter picking up two shots when he broke the ditch line with an attempted draw. Carter’s John Turner, Jason Woods & David Lamb opened their account with a 14-8 win against  Simon Warnes, Debbie Sparham & Jack Pye. After the break David Lamb’s triple found the going tough against Chris Mann’s triple and the game was tied at 14-14 with just one end remaining. But with the Carter skip David Lamb in great form they took three shots to clinch a 17-14 win. Wymondham’s earned their two points courtesy of a 16-13 win for Jack Pye’s triple against Melly Woods’ triple but the result leaves them trailing Bob Carter by four points in the table. First Bus moved top of Division Two after two home games earned them a total of twelve points. First Bus scored a maximum 8-0 win against Hingham with Lesley Crowe’s triple winning 21-12 & 19-6 while Bob Oatway’s triple won by 14-11 & 18-8. Visitors Thorpe Marriott though proved a different proposition and First Bus were forced to settle for a 4-4 draw. Lesley Crowe’s triple again produced two wins beating John Jarvis 20-14 and George Clarke 18-8. Bob Oatway’s triple had less success going down by 23-5 to George Clarke’s triple and by 18-12 to Tony Turner. Diss Green reached the Summer Cup semi-finals after completing a 16-0 aggregate win against Forncett. Diss went into the away leg protecting an 8-0 first leg and made sure of victory with Bill Francis winning 22-7, Russell Davidson winning 13-11 and Terry Newby winning by 15-9 & 18-13. Summer Afternoon League action saw Watton and Thetford cancel each other out after their two fixtures. Watton won 6-2 at home with Val Baldry, Rose McQuoid & Norma Gower leading the way with a 22-7 win while Ray Dolman’s triple won 12-8 and Dennis Gower’s triple won 19-8. Thetford’s Pauline Barsby, Chris Piper & Kieran Suffolk replied with a 20-7 win. The score was reversed at Thetford where the home side won 6-2 with Connor Townsend, Dave Bourne & Peter Harvey top scoring with a 26-3 win. Jason Martin’s triple won 23-9 while Peter Scarborough’s triple won by 15-6. Norma Gower’s triple picked up the consolation win for Watton with a 14-7 result.