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


Mann strolls to 31-6 win

Breckland League

Reigning Breckland League champions Wymondham opened their campaign as hot favourites to win the league yet again. The first half against visitors Forncett followed the pattern of so many games at Wymondham as the home triples produced big wins with the visiting triples struggling to keep the shots down. David Chadwick, Andrew Jackson & Jon Sparham racked up a 26-10 win while Hayley Osbourne, Melvyn Barker & Chris Mann strolled to a 31-6 win. But after the break Forncett hit back to leave the home side with just a 6-4 win as Gill Coleman’s triple beat Jack Pye 14-12 and Rebecca Humphrey’s triple beat Debbie Sparham 14-10. Maybe the surprise loss of four home points in their opening match spurred Wymondham on in their second match away to Harling Griffins where David Chadwick, Jack Marshall & Jon Sparham won 21-7 and Billie Barker, Steve Easter & Jack Pye won 23-14 to inspire Wymondham to a maximum 10-0 win. Connaught “A” racked up 99 shots against 30 as they stormed to a 10-0 home win against visitors Shropham. Top scorers were Dave Quadling, Derek Liles & Lee Fallows who won 30-4 and Dave Aldous, Richard Broad & Paul McDonald with a 29-5 win. Harling Griffins won 8-2 at Thetford where Christine Breedon, Jill Hayman & Glen Hume won 35-5.

Bure League

Defending champions Halvergate visited Thorpe Marriott for their first match of the season and will be delighted how they collected a 10-0 away win. Best score of the night was a 26-5 win for Mike Tate, Steve Hall & David Lamb with former Hevingham and Connaught bowler Steve Hall making his debut for Halvergate. Jackie Smith, David Crosby & Jason Woods won 24-6, Kerry Greenacre, Steven Lamb & Keith Cooke won 23-9 and Mike Greenacre, Ray Lamb & Robbie Lamb won 22-4 as Halvergate hit top form.

Bure Cup

Hevingham went to Horsford BC for the second leg of their Bure Cup tie needing just three points to progress. When the three points were gained early on the teams agreed to play just four sessions instead of six. Jane James’ triple remained unbeaten over the two legs with Craig Quantock, who made his debut for Hevingham in the first leg, making a successful start. Hevingham face cup holders Halvergate in the next round.

South Norfolk League

Hempnall suffered a surprise 6-4 defeat at Horsford where Carol Aggas, Margaret Harman & John Aggas beat Owen Cranston’s triple 23-9 and Linda Chadwick, Sue Fox & David Crosby beat Paul Baker’s triple 14-10. Hempnall’s wins came from Keith Cooke with a 21-6 result and Mike Pearce with a 13-11 win but the visitors were just one shot short of Horsford’s total. Connaught won 8-2 at Saxlingham where David Aldous, Steve Judd & Paul McDonald won 27-3. 

Winter Afternoon League

A hard fought local derby saw Shropham Red win 6-4 against Shropham Green. The Reds won three of the four games but a 20-7 win for Pat Godbold, David Aldous & Bob Townsend of Shropham Green earned the two match points by 45 shots to 42.

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