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


Wymondham, Halvergate & Horsford Gold remain unbeaten

A busy week in the Norfolk leagues saw Wymondham make it ten out of ten in the Breckland League, Halvergate make it six out of six in the Bure League and Horsford Gold make it eight straight wins in the City of Norwich League. All three teams are defending champions of their respective leagues and they remain favourites to retain their titles. Wymondham visited Shropham expecting to collect all ten points in the Breckland League but had to settle for an 8-2 away win. Top scoring triple were Wymondham’s David Chadwick, Melvyn Barker & Jack Pye who won 27-6 but the home triple of Brenda Draper, Kathy Girling & Jim Delaney earned a couple of league points for the home side by beating Jon Sparham’s triple 17-13. Third placed Carleton Rode moved one point closer to the leaders with a 10-0 maximum home win against Connaught B in which Graham Mobbs’ triple won their game by 25-10. There was a very tight match at Harling Unicorns who lost 6-4 against visitors Forncett with the overall shots dead level. Bure League defending champions Halvergate won 10-0 at home to Thorpe Marriott. Mike Tate, Ryan Fox & David Lamb led the way with a 24-4 win, Keith Cooke’s triple won 27-9, Jason Woods’ triple won 19-9 and Robbie Lamb’s triple won by 19-13. The result leaves Halvergate just two points behind leaders East Tuddenham but with a match in hand. It really is a two horse race in the Bure League with the other teams left to fight for third place. Hevingham moved into third place this week with a 10-0 home win against Horsford BC with Pat Williamson, Teresa Goldsmith & Selwyn Goldsmith top scoring for the home side with a 25-3 win. David Sharpe’s triple added a 20-9 win, Marjorie Hall’s triple won 20-13 and Chris Brooks’ triple won 14-12 with the Hevingham skip securing maximum points with his last bowl. The City of Norwich League has favourites Horsford Gold sitting pretty fourteen points clear at the top. They entertained second placed First Bus in a top of the table clash and will be satisfied with a 12-2 home win. First Bus had more success at Taverham where they won by 10-4.Thorpe Marriott are in third place after a 12-2 home win against Costessey. Other games saw Jarrolds win 14-0 at home to Horsford Blue and Horsford Heroes win 12-2 at British Rail. SNL action this week saw Hingham pull off a 9-1 away win at Saxlingham Nethergate. There were no big wins in this one but Hingham will be delighted with wins of 11-7, 16-11 & 16-9 and a 13-13 draw. A close match at Harling saw the home side win 6-4 at home to Forncett. Connaught currently lead the SNL table on 57 points with favourites Hempnall in second place on 52 points but their two games in hand give Hempnall a distinct advantage. The cross border Waveney League saw Norfolk club Earsham shoot to the top of the table with an 8-1 home win against Ilketshall and an 8-1 away win at Bradwell that leaves them 12 points clear of second placed Carlton. Wortwell are third after a 7-2 home win against Broome while Bradwell won 5-4 at bottom of the table Haddiscoe. In the Winter Afternoon League Diss are top after an 8-2 home win against Thetford. Jill Davidson, Trish Taylor & Russell Davidson recorded a 24-4 win against Carolyn Walker, Mick Colledge & Clive Eke while Jason Martin’s triple earned Thetford their only points. Thetford will be happier with an 8-2 home win against Shropham with skips Peter Scarborough, Peter Harvey and Chloe Suffolk all winning. Kathy Girling, Moira Stevens & Richard Broad earned Shropham’s two points with an 11-9 win.  

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