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

Framingham Earl into Norwich Cup semi-finals

Framingham Earl are through to the semi-final stage of the Norwich Cup after defeating a useful looking Horsford Heroes side with a session to spare. Brian Sayer, Ray Kidd & Tyrone Musk gave the home side a good start beating Joyce Hubbard, Mick Dale & Vic Webster 10-5 while the other opening game between Glenda Adcock’s triple and Peter Fox’s triple was drawn 7-7. The first pairs session saw the home side take a commanding lead as former RG Carter & Norfolk Squad bowlers Margaret & Malcolm Reynolds beat Mally Kemp & Sue Fox 8-4 and Veronica Copland & Karl Bunn beat David Davitt & Mark Tuttle 9-7. This gave Framingham Earl a 7-1 points lead at the interval and the match was wrapped up after the second triples session when Tyrone Musk’s triple beat Peter Fox 8-2. Vic Webster gave Horsford a consolation win on the other mat but with the home side now 9-3 up on points Horsford conceded and the last session was left unplayed. They join Bob Carter & Hevingham in the semi-final with the Hempnall v Connaught “A” result still to come in. Hevingham got through after a solid home performance by their pairs against Sprowston. Pat Williamson & Steve Hall won by 10-3 against Les Harman & David Dewing & 9-5 against Peter Johnson & Les Chadwick. Eddie Hayward & David Sharpe beat Peter Johnson & Les Chadwick 15-2 and then won 11-6 against Les Harman & David Dewing. In the triples Gill Bunn, Alan Bunn & Aleck Haynes beat Carol Johnson, Margaret Munford & George Munford 20-2 in the opening session with Linda Chadwick, John Graver & Margaret Harman replying with a 9-4 win against Pat Hall, Chris Brooks & Maurice Kemp. The second half saw Kemp’s triple getting a better result beating George Munford’s triple 12-2 while Sprowston’s Margaret Harman triple won again beating Aleck Haynes 9-5 leaving Hevingham celebrating a 12-4 home win.