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League News across Norfolk

City League

Horsford Gold continue to sweep all before them in the City of Norwich League. A maximum 14-0 home win against Taverham and a 9-5 away win at First Bus puts them 34 points clear at the top of the table. Second placed Costessey won 12-2 at home to third placed County Council. More ground was lost by County Council in a 10-4 defeat at Horsford Heroes. Jarrolds maintain momentum with a 9-5 home win against Framingham Earl and a 12-2 away win at Horsford Blue.

Bure League

In the Bure League East Tuddenham won 9-1 at Windows with three of their triples scoring nineteen shots. Elaine Willies, Robert Howlett & Melly Woods won 19-6, Gillian Amos, Gerald Potter & Robin Amos won 19-9 and Chrissie Turner, Joe Brown & John Turner won 19-13. Mike Boswell’s Windows triple earned the home side’s only point by drawing 14-14 with Simon Willies’ triple. Halvergate were in great form at home to Horsford Heroes as they ran out 10-0 winners on points, 84-21 on shots. Robbie Lamb, David Lamb & Ryan Fox won by 25-5 against Chris Woodhouse’s triple as young Ryan was given the opportunity to see how he would fare playing in the skip’s position. Kerry Greenacre, Jacky Smith & Keith Cooke won by 24-4, Keith Baker, David Knights & Simon Warnes won by 23-4 and Mike Harvey, Ray Lamb & Josh Baxter won by 12-8 as Halvergate dominated proceedings. Woodbastwick will be delighted with a 10-0 away win at Thorpe Marriott, not an easy venue to collect maximum points. Mathew Mills, Norma Jablonowski & Peter Jablonowski opened with a 20-9 win against Andy George’s triple while Margaret Harman’s triple won a close game by 16-14 against John Jarvis. After the break Les Harman, Ron Elliott & Derek Sheldrake beat George Clarke’s triple 21-9 while Willie Jefferies beat Tony Turner 12-6. Hevingham won 8-2 at home to Horsford Heroes with Marjorie Hall, Joan Costello & Selwyn Goldsmith winning 18-8, Pat Williamson, Joyce Vincent & Steve Hall winning 16-7 and David Sharpe, Aleck Haynes & Maurice Kemp winning 17-9. Roger Franks’ collected the visitor’s only win with a 13-7 victory.

South Norfolk League

SNL action saw Diss win 8-2 at Hingham where Trish Taylor, Russell Davidson & Terry Newby romped to a 25-6 win, Tony Oram and Graham Atter skipped their other winning triples. East Harling won 8-2 at Shropham with Mike Tarrant’s triple winning 17-10.

Breckland League

Defending Breckland League champions Wymondham were pushed hard at Harling Griffins but emerged with a 6-4 away win. Pat Saunders, Steve Easter & Jon Sparham were the visitors most potent weapon winning 24-4 while Mary Fisher, Laura Hawksworth & Chris Mann won 19-13. Harling’s wins came courtesy of George Cody’s triple with a 17-14 result against Mark Linsdell and Glen Hume’s triple who beat Melvin Barker 18-12. Forncett won 8-2 at home to Harling Griffins with Tony Ottewell’s triple winning 29-10. Connaught “A” won 8-2 at Shropham where Sheila Bragg’s triple won 25-12 while Carleton Rode won 10-0 at Banham with Tony Oram, Graham Atter & David Blundell winning 22-11. Harling Unicorns also won 10-0 at Banham.

Tens League

Bob Carter won 3-0 at Connaught in the Tens League winning three of the four games. Both pairs games went Carter’s way with Robert Howlett & Gary Best winning 18-8 and Steve Bridge & Simon Willies winning 12-9. Jean Woods, Morgan Warnes & Jason Woods added a 19-9 win in the triples but Connught’s David Quadling, Bill Adcock & Mike Minshull’s 21-9 win against Nigel Willard, John Turner & Melly Woods stopped Carter collecting maximum points.  

Afternoon Winter League

It’s tight at the top of the Afternoon Winter League with Hingham just four points ahead of Shropham having played seven games each so far. Hingham’s 8-2 win at home to third placed Watton was responsible with a super 28-3 win by Cynthia Powell, Colin Harris & Keith Thomas and a 23-2 win by Reg Wilson, Jock Pollock & Pauline Wilson leaving the visitors trailing badly on shots. This would have picked up Hingham’s spirits after a 10-0 defeat at Shropham four days earlier. All the games were close in this encounter but Shropham just edged victory in all four games with Moira Stevens, Mark Chapman & Terry Newby’s 16-11 win the best of the bunch.   

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Halvergate skip Ryan Fox won 25-5