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Harling Griffins top of the Breckland League

Harling Griffins are the new leaders in the Breckland League following an away win at Shropham. With the teams winning two games apiece it was down to shots to decide the outcome and it was the Griffins who clinched the two match points for a 6-4 win on points. Harling’s Christine Breedon, Jill Hayman & George Hume scored a 23-11 win which had a major effect on the outcome while Jean Deathridge, Loretta Smith & Glenys Hume added an 18-15 win which saw the visitors across the finishing line. Hingham rose up to halfway in the table with a 6-4 win at Connaught “B” where Cynthia Powell, Eugene Gillan & Mike White won 19-8 and Cyril Cole, Colin Harris & Joy Townsend won 20-14. South Norfolk League action saw Hingham record a 10-0 home win against Mulbarton. The Cynthia Powell Eugene Gillan Mike White combo again led the way with a heavy 28-4 win while Colin Harris, Will Townsend & Graham Tweed won 23-5. Joy Townsend’s triple won by 19-6 while Margaret Hunter’s triple won 20-9 as SNL newcomers Mulbarton found the going tough. Bure League pacesetters East Tuddenham pulled sixteen points clear of defending champions Halvergate with an 8-2 home win against Hevingham. Elaine Willies, John Turner & Simon Willies cruised to a 28-3 win and Jean Woods, Melvin Woods & Trevor Brown also found the going easy as they won 25-4. Tuddenham’s other win came courtesy of a 17-10 result for Sheila Hook, Robert Howlett & Chris Willies who won the last four ends to beat Marjorie Hall’s triple. Pat Williamson, Betty Cox & Marjorie Hall had led for the first eleven ends and were disappointed to see the game slip away from them late on. Hevingham’s Richard Moore, Rex Cox & David Sharpe collected the visitors two points with an 11-10 win against Robin Amos’ triple. Diss remained top of the Winter Afternoon League after winning 8-2 at home to Shropham Green. Graham Atter, Peggy Bartram & Terry Newby were the star turn with a 20-6 win. Thetford’s 8-2 away win at Shropham Green leaves them in second place and unbeaten.   

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