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


Wymondham aiming for the perfect season

Hingham were the latest victims of Breckland League giants Wymondham as they suffered the same fate as others who visit North Wymondham Community Centre. A 10-0 loss by 122 shots to 38 might seem bad but Hingham can console themselves with the fact that the last team to visit Wymondham went down by 156 shots to 26. Mary Fisher, Melvyn Barker & Chris Mann (pictured) got things off to a flying start with a 39-5 win while Pat Saunders, John Jeffrey & Jon Sparham were quite conservative in comparison with a 17-12 win. After the break Hayley Osborn, Steve Easter & Mark Linsdell equalled Mann’s feat with another 39-5 win while Roger Steele, Jack Marshall & Debbie Sparham won by 27-16. The main source of interest in the Breckland League is not who will win it but if Wymondham can go through the entire season winning every match. So far they have won fourteen out of fourteen and there are just four games to go. Last season Wymondham won 17 games and lost one, the same as they did the previous season. Will this be the one where they achieve the perfect 18 from 18? It certainly looks very likely. Their next match is a visit to Banham who with just two wins from thirteen games are unlikely to cause an upset. Following that is a home match against Connaught “A” who have a good team but the days when they dominated the Breckland League, and bowlers like Ray Wells were at their peak, are long gone. Wymondham then welcome Harling Unicorns to their venue and their aim will surely be to just keep the scale of defeat to as low a level as possible. Wymondham’s final league match is away to Connaught “B” where I would expect them to wrap up a perfect Breckland League season. Harling Unicorns beat Harling Griffins 9-1 in their local derby with Val Hester, Chris Jones & Matt Cunningham winning their game 27-6. A remarkably competitive and high scoring game saw Mo Tarrant, June Kendall & Mike Tarrant beat Betty Murphy, Paul Hyam & Colin Hayman 22-21. Forncett won 6-4 at home to Connaught “B” with Bryan Preece, Andy Coleman & Tony Ottewell winning 23-8. Connaught “A” fared better at Forncett where they won by 8-2 with Di Quadling, David Quadling & Sheila Bragg winning 29-3.

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