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


New Year review across the Leagues

The 2021/22 season has seen a much reduced programme of events across the county with several leagues choosing to stick to a basic league programme. Some teams also decided to reduce their commitments in these covid hit times and withdrew from leagues so this has resulted in fewer matches being played. The Tens League was badly hit with only three teams left to compete, way down on the time when ten clubs took part, some were surprised when Bob Carter, Halvergate and Hempnall decided to continue. Only two games have been played so far this season with Bob Carter winning 4-0 at Hempnall but going down 3-0 at Halvergate. Its tight at the top of the cross border Waveney League with Suffolk team Carlton just one point ahead of Norfolk side Bradwell. Two other Norfolk teams, Broome and Earsham, are close behind the top two in a terrific battle for honours. The Winter Afternoon League sees Diss at the top seven points clear of second placed Hingham who have a match in hand. Breckland League giants Wymondham have accumulated 88 points from a possible 90 in their opening nine games and it is difficult to envisage anyone beating them in the Breckland. That leaves Carleton Rode and Connaught “A” fighting for the runners-up spot with only four points between them. The Bure League is much reduced in size this season with only five teams competing. East Tuddenham have dropped only two points from their three games played so far and top the table. Halvergate will surely prove to be their only serious competition but they have only played one game so far, a 10-0 win at Horsford BC. First Bus lead the way in the City of Norwich League with 90 points but Horsford Gold are just four points behind and have three games in hand. Thorpe Marriott have started well with six straight wins including a solid 12-2 away win at Horsford Heroes early in the season. Thorpe Marriott deserve much credit when you consider the sad loss of key players that they have suffered over the last year. Hempnall started as favourites to win the South Norfolk League but two defeats against Forncett and Connaught leave a question mark over their title hopes. Connaught and Horsford are both going well having only lost one match each.

debbie sparham 9 18 RS15

Talented Wymondham player Debbie Sparham who is celebrating

her birthday today with Wymondham top of the league



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