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


Norfolk teams victorious in Essex

Both Norfolk Premier & Norfolk “A” left Essex with big wins under their belts as the home sides struggled to compete with their visitors. Norfolk Premier stormed to a 32-8 win with the triples leading the way taking all ten points. Wymondham’s Jack Marshall, Debbie Sparham & Jon Sparham won their games 13-10 & 12-8 while Robbie Lamb, Morgan Warnes & Simon Warnes won 16-8 & 19-9. Wins of 12-9 & 20-8 for Owen Cranston & Keith Cooke, aided by a first half 13-12 win for Nigel Willard & Simon Willies, earned eight points in the pairs. Another eight points were gained in the fours with Karl Newby, Jason Woods, John Turner & David Lamb winning 15-8 & 11-10 while Rob Howlett, Mike Smail, Jamie Forster & Melly Woods added a 16-5 first half win. Bob Carter & England star Gary Best won his singles games by 19-12 & 16-6 which was enough to earn the bonus points in that discipline. Hempnall’s Neil Davidson lost both his games but kept the scores tight going down by just 13-10 & 14-13. With three wins from three games Norfolk Premier are looking odds on to match the six straight wins they achieved in the I.C.C Group stages last season. Norfolk “A” also had plenty to celebrate as they achieved a solid 28-12 win against Essex “A”. Ten maximum points were gained in the pairs as Kerry Greenacre & Lewis Cranston won by 16-12 & 19-5 and Jenny Walker & John Jarvis won by 13-11 & 22-10. Jean Woods, Ray Lamb & Terry Newby won their triples games by 13-9 & 19-5 while Billie Barker, David Blundell & Melvyn Barker added a 13-11 win to earn eight points in the triples. In the singles Robin Amos & John Jeffery won a game apiece but also picked up the bonus points for a six point haul. Angela Bond, Steven Lamb, Mick Boswell & Bob Oatway won their rinks games by 8-7 & 12-7 but heavy defeats in the other two rinks games saw Essex pick up the bonus two points. Next Sunday Norfolk Premier are away to Kent Premier while Norfolk “A” travel to Stowmarket for their local derby against Suffolk.

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Two wins for Wymondham's Jack Marshall in the triples


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