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

Connaught "A" end Wymondham's proud two year run

Connaught “A” have enjoyed a good start to their Breckland League campaign and it got even better as they ended Wymondham’s unbeaten record in the league that lasted over two years. Wymondham started well in both first half games but three shots on the last end earned Connaught’s Jim Squire, Bob Oatway & Roy Taylor a 15-14 win against Pat Saunders, Steve Easter & Debbie Sparham. Di Quadling, Richard Harrison & Sheila Bragg had also looked on their way to defeat against Billie Barker, Andrew Jackson & Jon Sparham but a spirited comeback saw the Connaught triple win 15-11. Connaught’s third win was earned by Derek Liles, Sylvia Parsons & Lee Fallows with a 17-10 win against Roger Steele, John Jeffery & Mel Barker and a count of five shots on the eleventh end certainly helped. Wymondham’s only win was by Hayley Osborne, Brian Saunders & Chris Mann and it earned four points. Mann’s triple powered their way to a 21-8 win that snatched the bonus points for the visitors with the over-all shots ending 56-55 in favour of Wymondham. Never-the-less Connaught “A” will be delighted with a 6-4 home win against Wymondham that leaves both sides on 42 points after five games. League leaders Forncett are six points ahead of Connaught “A” and Wymondham after beating Harling Unicorns 6-4 but they will be disappointed to have lost 8-2 at Hingham. Forncett have also played two games more than the two teams chasing them. A close match at Thetford saw the home side lose 6-4 to Banham with just one shot between them.  Bradwell Dynamos are the new Coastal League leaders after reeling off three more wins. They encountered tough resistance at Hemsby Harvesters but came away with a 10-8 away win. They entertained the other Hemsby team, the Beachcombers, and again found themselves with a battle on their hands before emerging 11-7 winners. A much more comfortable win was achieved in their local derby at Bradwell Acorns where they scored an 18-0 win. Despite their defeat to the Dynamos, Hemsby Beachcombers sit in second place courtesy of an 18-0 home win against Bradwell Acorns and a 13-5 away win against local rivals Hemsby Harvesters. Other results saw mixed fortunes for Martham who beat Bradwell Acorns 14-4 but lost 17-1 at Bradwell Acorns. Woodbastwick Eagles won by 14-4 at home to Harvesters and by 12-6 at home to Bradwell Robins. In the Bure League Halvergate made it six wins out of six with a 10-0 home win against Hevingham. Kerry Greenacre, Keith Baker & Keith Cooke led the way with a 33-6 win against Aleck Haynes’ triple while Nigel Willard, Jamie Forster & Robbie Lamb beat David Sharpe’s triple 29-6. Horsford Heroes also scored a maximum 10-0 win at Horsford BC where Mally Kemp, Les Chadwick & Vic Webster beat T Blackman’s triple 25-6 while Sue Fox skipped her triple to a 24-11 win. Windows won 8-2 at home to Horsford BC with S Woodhouse, P Brock & Mick Boswell winning 24-8 against Dennis Seaton’s triple. Unbeaten Bob Carter top the Tens League with their latest result a 4-0 maximum home win against Connaught. Morgan Warnes & Gary Best beat Di Quadling & Mike Smail 26-8 in the biggest win of the night. Halvergate won 3-0 at Hevingham with Robin Amos & Keith Cooke beating Lesley Crowe & David Sharpe 23-7, the only mat win for Hevingham was a 21-7 win by Betty Cox, Pat Hall & Marjorie Hall against Donna Lamb, Keith Baker & Karl Newby. The City of Norwich League saw a top of the table clash between Horsford Gold and Horsford Heroes. Gold came out on top with a 12-2 home win, their seventh win in a row. Both teams have 86 points but Horsford Gold have two games in hand over the Heroes. Third placed Thorpe Marriott won 12-2 at Deaf Sports while fourth placed Costessey beat neighbours Taverham 14-0. First Bus won 11-3 at Windows. South Norfolk League action saw Diss win 10-0 at Saxlingham Nethergate. Terry Newby’s triple won 17-9, Russell Davidson’s triple won 18-12, Graham Atter’s triple won 12-10 and Graham Mobbs’ triple won 14-12 as Diss moved top of the SNL. Skips Vic Webster, Chris Woodhouse, John Aggas & Mick Dale all won as Horsford Heroes won 10-0 at home to Hingham.  

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Connaught's Sheila Bragg - came back to win 15-11 against Jon Sparham