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Halvergate entertained Hevingham in the Tens League with Halvergate seeking revenge for the two Tens League defeats suffered at Hevingham this season while Hevingham were looking to improve on the heavy defeat they had at Halvergate earlier in the season. A tight first half saw Halvergate pair Donna & David Lamb beat Teresa & Selwyn Goldsmith by 14-13 in a game that saw the lead change hands several times. On the other mat another competitive game went Halvergate’s way on the closing ends with Keith Baker’s triple beating David Bunn’s triple 13-7. Two more excellent games followed in the second half with Ray Lamb’s triple beating David Sharpe’s triple by just 15-14. The second pair’s game went Hevingham’s way as Pat Williamson & Steve Hall beat John Norfolk & Robbie Lamb 17-10. This left Halvergate winning the match by 52-51 on shots for a 2-0 points win. Hingham entertained Shropham in the top of the table clash in the Winter Afternoon League and are now six points clear after a 10-0 home win. Hingham’s Will Townsend, John Chapman & Graham Tweed won 19-4 and Wendy Tweed, Colin Harris & Keith Thomas added a 15-2 win. Shropham also went down 6-4 at Harling where Stuart Langridge’s triple won 14-4 for the home side. Horsford Heroes 12-2 home win against Windows give them a five point lead at the top of the City of Norwich League. Costessey are second after a 12-2 home win against First Bus but they have played more games than any of the other top five teams and are unlikely to be in contention. Horsford Gold are nicely positioned in third place with a game in hand over the leaders. Thorpe Marriott appear to have had an incredibly busy week with five results coming in. Marriott won 12-2 at home to Horsford Blue and 13-1 at home to Taverham. They also won 14-0 away to Framingham Earl and 12-2 at Jarrolds. Thorpe Marriott’s only defeat was at Deaf Sports where they went down 10-4. Deaf Sports also won 12-2 away to First Bus. Wymondham continued their untroubled journey towards another Breckland League title with an 8-2 win at Banham. Under the somewhat strange rule in this league a team can put out three triples instead of four triples and concede one game 8-0 and this is what happened at Banham. Chris Mann’s triple won 23-10 for the defending champions and Jon Sparham’s triple added a 20-14 win. In the remaining game Bill Francis skipped his Banham triple to a 23-19 win to earn the home team two points. Carleton Rode’s 10-0 away win at Shropham keeps them on course for the runners-up spot. Russell Davidson’s triple won 31-7 for the biggest win of the night. Connaught “A” are in third spot and they won 8-2 at home to Harling Griffins with Bill Adcock, Sylvia Parsons and Lee Fallows putting on the style winning by 31-3. Hingham won 6-4 at home to Harling Unicorns with John Chapman, Margaret Hunter & John Hunter making sure of the match points with a 34-6 win.  Connaught enjoyed an excellent first half at Hingham in their South Norfolk League fixture with Di Quadling, David Quadling (pictured) & Sheila Bragg (pictured) winning 18-8 and Trevor Burt, Alison Rush & Owen Secker winning 16-9 giving them a 4-0 points, 34-17 on shots, lead at the interval. But Hingham saved the best for last as Will Townsend, Graham Tweed & Mike White won 19-7 and Wendy Tweed, Colin Harris & Keith Thomas won 17-9 to earn Hingham a 6-4 points, 53-50 on shots, win. Waveney League leaders Broome won 7-2 at Kessingland to remain ten points clear at the top. Carlton kept pace by winning 7-2 at Haddiscoe while second placed Wortwell won 5-4 at Ilketshall. Bradwell leap-frogged Earsham into fourth place by beating them 9-0.

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