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

Norfolk march on in I.C.C

Norfolk continued to impress in the I.C.C as both teams swept to victory at Hingham. Norfolk Premier entertained Northants Premier, who have given the home side a few problems on their visits to Hingham in previous years, but this time they found the home side in uncompromising mood. A superb 35-5 points win for Norfolk left the visitors shell-shocked and the home side in a great position in their group. Bob Carter’s Gary Best took maximum points in the singles winning his games 16-9 & 20-10 and Simon Warnes & Jon Sparham did likewise in the pairs. Norfolk’s triples took all ten points with Kerry Greenacre, Debbie Sparham & Keith Cooke winning 14-9 & 23-12 and Nigel Willard, Jason Woods & Melly Woods winning 15-9 & 14-12. Lewis Cranston, Rob Cranston, Jamie Forster & David Lamb delivered wins of 10-6 & 18-10 in the fours while Owen Cranston, Phil Watson, Neil Davidson & Simon Willies got revenge for a first half loss by beating Ed Sawbridge’s rink 21-4. Chris Mann added an 18-12 win against Callum Beale in the singles while Morgan Warnes & Jack Pye took three out of four points in the pairs. Norfolk “A” were up against Cambridgeshire in their match and will be absolutely delighted with a 29-11 points win after a drawn opening session. Halvergate’s Robbie Lamb won his singles games 20-5 & 14-12 while Robin Amos added a 25-6 win. Norfolk won all four rinks games with Jean Woods, Trish Taylor, Karl Newby & Terry Newby winning 14-4 & 12-6 and Jenny Walker, Elaine Oatway, Melvyn Barker & Peter Walker winning by 10-8 & 17-7. In the pairs Connaught’s Jack Marshall & Sheila Bragg won their opening game 22-7 and Graham Mobbs & Mike Boswell added a 17-14 win. Both Norfolk triples lost their opening games but bounced back with second half wins that also earned the two bonus points for shots, Janet Pinchen, David Blundell & Trevor Pinchen won 17-7 and substitute Teresa Goldsmith, Graham Tweed & John Jarvis won 17-11. All in all a fabulous day for Norfolk with just a double header away to Essex Premier & Essex “A” next Sunday to play to complete the group stage.

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