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Bob Carter in the history books after winning Norwich Cup for the 15th time

PUBLISHED: 13:27 02 April 2018

Bob Carter, the Norwich Cup winners. Picture: Teresa Goldsmith

Bob Carter, the Norwich Cup winners. Picture: Teresa Goldsmith

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Tens League giants Bob Carter won the Norwich Cup for a record 15th time after defeating Breckland League side Connaught A in the two-legged final.

In truth the tie was as good as over after Bob Carter stormed to a 15-1 win in the first leg at Drayton and needed just two points in the away leg, which they collected in the first session of the night when Steve Bridge, Rob Howlett and Jamie Forster edged a 7-6 win against Owen Secker’s triple.

Bob Carter had built up a massive shot difference in the first leg against two-time winners Connaught with the highlights including a 24-2 win for Simon Willies and Gary Best in the pairs and a 23-1 win for Steve Bridge, Rob Howlett and Jamie Forster.

Norfolk Over 60s won the East England Over 60s League title with a 20-14 win at home to Northants in their final match of the campaign. They began in a comfortable position at the top of the table having won all their games this season and needed to score just seven points to secure the league title, which they achieved with ease.

Norfolk finished the season with 87 points, Northants runners-up with 61 points and Cambridgeshire third with 56 points.

Four Norfolk triples scored maximum points: Billie Barker, Steve Easter and Mick Boswell, Alice Payne, Graham Tweed and Jane James, Joan Costello, Geoff Payne and John Jarvis and Gillian Amos, David Blundell and Simon Willies.

With Wymondham already confirmed as champions for the ninth time the last Breckland League games of the season were completed. Wymondham finished on 160 points, Carleton Rode runners-up on 137 points and Connaught A third on 114. Wymondham signed off with a 10-0 win at Shropham where Mary Fisher, Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann won 27-9.

Runaway South Norfolk League leaders Hempnall beat Hingham 8-2 with Paul Baker’s triple winning 27-5 and Lewis Cranston’s triple winning 22-5. Keith Thomas scored the visitors’ only win, beating Neil Davidson 19-9. Hempnall also beat Diss 7-3.

Tens League favourites Halvergate moved top of the table with two away wins and need just one point from their last two games to secure the title.

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