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Marriott produce near perfect second leg to advance

Thorpe Marriott recovered from a 16-4 defeat at Harling to win 19-1 at home to see them into the semi finals of the Challenge cup. George Clarke was the only Marriott player who collected the four points with two wins. The first a 10-6 win against Steve Easter then a 9-8 win against the talented Mick Tarrant. John Jarvis suffered two defeats his first against Mick Tarrant 15-4 and then 8-5 against Steve Easter. Harling's fours collected maximum points with M. Tarrant, V. Hester, C. Jones and M. Cunningham winning by 10-1 and 10-8 while V. Easter, G. Cody, J. Hayman and G. Hume won their games 9-6 and 7-5. In the second leg at Thorpe Marriott, Harling enduered a torrid time as Mick Tarrant was the only Harling player to score a point drawing 11-11 against John Jarvis in the second session. George Clarke was again on form in the singles with wins of 9-6 against Mick Tarrant and 9-5 against Steve Easter. John Jarvis collected a 16-1 win against Steve Easter in the first session but this time Marriott's fours produced two wins apiece to see them through. Kath Frost skipped both match's with Jenny Walker, M. Marshall and Sylvia Turner winning 15-3 and 10-5. Trevor Pinchen skipped the first session with his four winning 10-5 while Richard Perkins replaced him for the second session with an 8-4 win. Wymondham took a 16-4 win at Forncett back to their home venue of Kett's park and produced a perfect 20-0 win to see them comfortably through to the semi finals. The other two semi finals between Hempnall Connaught and Bob Carter Halvergate are still yet to be played although the fixtures were known two months ago.

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