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


Storming finish by Norfolk Over 60's in Cambs

Defending Eastern England League champions Norfolk Over 60’s were delighted to finish with a 33-17 away win against Cambridgeshire in a match which saw them trailing by 17-15 with two sessions remaining. The home side were out of the blocks quicker winning on three mats in session one with only Di Quadling, Morris Taylor & Trish Taylor winning by 11-7 for Norfolk. In the second session both teams collected two wins. The biggest win of the session was a 15-3 result for Norfolk’s Wendy Tweed, Graham Tweed & Mick Boswell with the other win for Norfolk a 9-7 victory for Glen Hume, Jill Hayman & Russell Davidson. The third session proved to be Norfolk’s best yet as they won on three mats and drew on the other to take a 13-11 points lead. Billie Barker, Will Townsend & Melvyn Barker won 11-3, Dave Quadling, Geoff Payne & John Jarvis won 9-7, Reg Wilson, Pauline Wilson & Jock Pollock won 10-9 while Trish Taylor’s triple remained unbeaten scoring five shots over the last three ends to snatch a 6-6 draw. But the fourth session saw Norfolk drop behind as they won just one of the four games to leave Cambs in front by 17-15 with two sessions to go. Norfolk’s only win was an 11-3 result for Kerry Greenacre, Mike Greenacre & Selwyn Goldsmith. Incredibly though Cambs failed to add any more points as Norfolk reeled off eight straight wins in sessions five and six. Trish Taylor’s triple won 8-5 to remain unbeaten, Jock Pollock’s triple won by 11-3, Melvyn Barker’s triple won 10-4 and John Jarvis’s triple won 10-6. The sixth and final session saw Russell Davidson’s triple win 12-3, Mick Boswell’s triple win 10-4, Jill Davidson, Joan Costello & George Hume win 8-3 and Selwyn Goldsmith’s triple win 9-5. The final score was 33 (213) – 17 (166) in favour of Norfolk.

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Melvyn Barker of Wymondham on Norfolk Over 60's duty at Cambs

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George Hume of Harling in good form at March IBC

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All eyes on the mat

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Norfolk on their way to victory in the last session

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