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Diss produce the goods to turn cup-tie around


In a quite remarkable NCSMBA Summer Cup tie  Diss beat Thorpe Marriott by just one shot on aggregate to move into the next round. In the first leg Diss failed to make home advantage count as they were beaten 6-2 on points, 54-45 on shots, as Thorpe Marriott won on three mats. John Jarvis’s triple won by 19-7 against Tony Oram’s triple and in the second half beat Graham Mobbs by 19-12 while Tony Turner’s triple added an 11-9 win against Terry Newby. This would seemed to have set Thorpe Marriott up to finish the task in the second leg at their home venue but Diss had other ideas as they inflicted a 6-2 home defeat on their hosts and by a 54-44 shots score-line. This left the aggregate score at 8-8 on points but 99-98 in favour of Diss. Jenny Walker, Ted Redwood & John Jarvis had given Thorpe Marriott a great start beating Graham Mobbs by 22-7 but Tony Oram’s triple replied for Diss with an 18-6 win against Andy George. Thorpe Marriott did not use the Jarvis triple in the second half though and Diss took full advantage as Terry Newby beat Tony Turner 14-12 and Graham Atter beat Kath Frost 15-4 to seal a remarkable turnaround. Bob Carter won 8-0 at Hingham and are through to the next round after Hingham conceded the second leg. The biggest win of the night was a 24-7 victory for Rob Howlett, John Turner & David Lamb against Pat Groombridge’s triple. Halvergate opened their Summer League Div One campaign with a 6-2 away win at Thorpe Marriott. Kerry Greenacre, Mike Greenacre & Keith Cooke were in super form beating Janet Pinchen, Tony Turner & Kath Frost 27-1 which followed a 22-7 win against Richard Perkins, Ted Redwood & John Jarvis. Defending champions Bob Carter drew 4-4 away to Wymondham. Laura Hawksworth, Simon Warnes & Chris Mann started well for the home side beating Jean Woods, John Turner & Jason Woods 24-9 and with Roger Steele replacing Hawksworth in the second half they added an 18-7 win against Rob Howlett, Melly Woods & David Lamb. But Jack Marshall, Debs Sparham & Jack Pye slipped to defeat in both of their games beaten by David Lamb’s triple by 17-15 and to Jason Woods’ triple by 16-10. In Division Two Forncett won 6-2 at home to Hingham. Tony Ottewell’s triple won 17-14 against Graham Tweed’s triple, Mike Smail’s triple beat Pat Groombridge 14-12 and Rebecca Humphreys’ triple beat Keith Thomas by 15-11. Hingham fared better at home to Watton with a 6-2 home win. Keith Thomas won 15-13, Graham Tweed won 17-12 and John Higgs won 19-13.    

John Jarvis rs

Three wins for John Jarvis of Thorpe Marriott was not enough to stop Diss

David Lamb 9 18 RS15

24-7 win for David Lamb against Hingham

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