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

Davidson guides Marshall and Mann to triples glory

Wymondham’s Chris Mann, Jack Marshall and Hempnall’s Neil Davidson claimed the county triples title with a 10-5 win over Bob Carter’s Steve Bridge, Halvergate’s David Lamb and Bob Carter’s Gary Best in the final. Four shots picked up on the first end by Davidson’s triple put Best straight under pressure but responded well with a single and brace to reduce the arrears to one at 4-3 after three ends. The next three ends however proved decisive as a 1,1,3 put Davidson in control at 9-3 with just two ends remaining. Davidson’s performance throughout the day epitomised the final where he was the standout player and was backed up well by Mann and Marshall. This was Marshall's first county title after the disappointment of reaching the final the last two season's in row and losing out twice.  The match ended 10-5 and was the same result when the triples played their first match in the group stages. The third fourth playoff was won by Forncett’s Mike Smail, Bryan Preece and Tony Ottewell who edged out Thorpe Marriott’s Janet Pinchen and Carleton Rode’s Terry Newby and Karl Newby 7-6 in a tight match. The semi finals saw Gary Best come from 0-5 down to eventually beat Tony Ottewell 12-5 while Neil Davidson beat Karl Newby 12-3. Quarter final results were T. Ottewell 9 B. Oatway 7, K. Newby 7 M. Woods 3, C. Mann 9 K. Cooke 6 J. Sparham 3 G. Best 10.win trip 19

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