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Carter crushed at Wymondham

Bob Carter’s hopes of yet another Summer League Championship title were dealt a massive blow at Wymondham where the home side crushed Carter 8-0 to move top of the table.  It was a rare maximum points  defeat for the star studded Carter outfit who now trail Wymondham by three points with four matches left to play. It will be hard to take so soon after their Summer Cup semi-final defeat by Wymondham on their own Drayton mats a few days earlier. Wymondham’s Neil Davidson, Jon Sparham & Chris Mann led 5-1 after three ends against Jamie Forster, Simon Willies & Melvin Woods to give them a good start on their way to a nine shot victory. On the other mat a tight game was in progress between Wymondham’s Mark Linsdell, Debs Sparham & Jack Pye who faced Carter’s Nigel Willard, John Turner & David Lamb. The Bob Carter triple started well and a 10-5 lead after ten ends left Pye’s triple with a lot to do. As Linsdell tightened up his game at lead, and Debbie Sparham added some good woods, Pye’s triple cut the deficit to just one shot after twelve ends to finally put pressure on Lamb’s triple. Carter responded with a single on the next end but the Wymondham triple took three shots on the penultimate end to take the lead. A good last end by Pye’s triple left David Lamb with a difficult shot to try and retrieve the situation but he sent his final bowl wide of the target to leave Wymondham 4-0 up on points at the interval. After the break Jack Pye’s triple made a much better start to the session and went on to beat a revamped Carter triple of Jason Woods, Jamie Forster & Simon Willies by 13-7. The remaining match between Chris Mann’s Wymondham triple and David Lamb’s Carter triple went to the wire before Wymondham clinched another win. Carter had edged their way to an 11-7 lead after ten ends but three shots on the thirteenth end, when Chris Mann trailed the jack back, proved vital for the home triple. Willard, Turner & Lamb still led by one shot going into the final end but Neil Davidson ditched the jack early on and Jon Sparham drew a bowl close to the jack line. David Lamb was unable to get to Sparham’s wood leaving his triple empty handed again despite two good performances.  

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