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

Heroes win on three mats

Horsford Heroes won on three mats for an 8-2 home win against Bure League rivals Thorpe Marriott. Marriott pushed the home side all the way in all the three games they lost. Only one shot separated the teams at the end with Heroes collecting the match points courtesy of a 48-47 shots win. John Aggas’s triple won 13-10 against Tony Oram, Sue Fox beat Kath Frost 11-9 and Peter Fox beat Tony Turner 13-11. Thorpe Marriott’s Jenny Walker, Ted Redmond & John Jarvis beat David Crosby’s triple 17-11 as they came close to claiming the match points for the away side. In their next match Horsford Heroes visited Hevingham. The home side got off to a decent start with Teresa Goldsmith, Joan Costello & Selwyn Goldsmith beating John Aggas’s triple 19-5 while the other first half game between Maurice Kemp’s triple and Peter Fox’s triple ended in a 13-13 stalemate. After the break Pat Williamson, Pat Hall & Lesley Crowe scored another good win for the home side beating Chris Woodhouse’s triple 21-8 but Horsford’s Mally Kemp, David Crosby & Vic Webster collected a 13-10 win against David Sharpe’s triple in a match that ended 7-3 in favour of Hevingham. Title chasing East Tuddenham won 8-2 at home to Windows with Gillian Amos, Gerald Potter & Robin Amos winning 24-8. John Turner’s triple won 18-6 while Robert Howlett’s triple added a 19-7 win. Window’s picked up an 11-8 win courtesy of Mike Boswell’s triple against Melly Woods. Tens League action saw Hempnall win 2-0 at Connaught in a tight match. Mike Smail & Mike Minshull beat Kerry Greenacre & Owen Cranston 17-10 and Di Quadling, John Winup & Joe LiRocchi beat Charlie Archer’s triple 19-11 to give Connaught hopes of picking up their first win of the season. But a big 26-10 win for Hempnall’s Debbie & Jon Sparham against Bill Adcock & Lee Fallows left Connaught chasing the game and a narrow 16-14 win for Paul Baker’s triple against Bob Oatway’s triple saw Hempnall clinch a 63-60 shot victory for the two league points. In the Norwich Cup, Wymondham earned a 12-4 away win at Forncett in the first leg of their semi-final clash which makes them hot favourites to reach the final. Wymondham took maximum points in the pairs games with Pat Saunders & Debbie Sparham winning 13-8 & 8-5 and Roger Steele & Chris Mann winning by 7-6 and 15-6. The triples games were shared as Wymondham’s Billie Barker, Simon Warnes & Jon Sparham won their games by 8-7 and 9-6 and both Forncett triples won against Mel Barker’s triple. A resounding 16-2 home win for Woodbastwick Owls against Bradwell Robins puts them nine points clear in the Coastal Cup table of local rivals Woodbastwick Eagles. In their previous match the Owls won their local derby against the Eagles by 14-4. Woodbastwick Eagles kept in the title race though with a 13-5 home win against Hemsby Beachcombers. Martham collected their first win of the campaign beating Bradwell Acorns 10-8. Bradwell Dynamos won by 14-4 at home to Hemsby Harvesters. Breckland League games included a local derby between Harling Griffins and Harling Unicorns. The Unicorns took all ten league points with wins of 21-13 for M Tarrant, 15-13 for E Jones, 25-11 for R Braham and 18-11 for D Ryder. Connaught “A” won 10-0 at home to Shropham with Mike Minshull’s triple winning 31-5 and Lee Fallows’ triple winning by 27-6 in a high scoring match that saw Connaught improve their shot difference by scoring a total of 97 against 29. The Winter Afternoon League saw table topping Hingham win 6-4 away to Harling Eagles. Wendy Tweed, Colin Harris & Keith Thomas led the way with a 22-4 win. Second placed Thetford went down 6-4 at Harling Hawks where just one shot separated the teams at the end. A 19-8 win for Ted Jones’ triple against Peter Scarborough’s triple proved to be decisive. Connaught recorded a maximum 10-0 away win at Hingham in the South Norfolk League where Joe LiRocchi’s triple won 22-10. Hingham also travelled to Hempnall where they held the home side to a 5-5 draw winning on two mats and drawing on one. It took a 19-5 win for Paul Baker’s triple against Joe LiRocchi to avoid defeat for the title favourites. Tony Ottewell’s triple beat Chris Mann by 13-10 and  Owen Secker’s triple beat David Blundell 16-10 as Connaught put pressure on the home side. In the remaining game home skip Charlie Archer was held to a 15-15 draw by Mike Minshull’s triple.

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John Jarvis of Thorpe Marriott