Bob Carter are safely through to Norwich Cup final after easy victory

Photo of Bob Carter’s Jamie Forster, Jason Woods & Melvin Woods EDP SPORT 2803

Photo of Bob Carters Jamie Forster, Jason Woods & Melvin Woods EDP SPORT 2803 - Credit: Archant

After bringing home a 12-4 lead from their Norwich Cup semi-final first leg tie at Hevingham there was never a serious doubt that the second leg at Drayton would see Bob Carter claim a place in the final.

Needing just five points from the night to guarantee victory Carter produced a perfect opening session as Elaine Willies, Rob Howlett and former England international John Turner won 12-2 and Nigel Willard, Steve Bridge and Melvin Woods won 14-3 to stretch their lead to 16-4.

Just one more point was needed and that was more than accomplished in the second session as Jason Woods and Simon Willies won their pairs game 14-3 and Jamie Forster and Gary Best won 11-5. Nevertheless it was decided to play the match to a finish and that gave Hevingham the opportunity to at least record one win on the night as Gill Bunn, Pat Hall and Aleck Haines beat Melvin Woods' triple 7-5.

The other three games all went Carter's way though with John Turner's triple winning 9-6, Simon Willies' pair winning 12-5 and Gary Best's pair winning 13-4 to earn Bob Carter a 26-6 aggregate win on points and a place in the Norwich Cup final against either Hempnall or Framingham Earl.

The National Mixed Fours were held in Tamworth where Jenny Walker of Thorpe Marriott and Donna Lamb, David Lamb & Keith Cooke of Halvergate represented Norfolk. They won their group on shot difference but were eliminated in the first knock-out round losing 11-3 to Derek Coates, Chris Coates, Babs Morokuti & Pauline Lowe of Essex.


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Ryan Fox of Halvergate represented Norfolk in the National Under 18's and won his group on shot difference. He lost in the first knock-out round by 16-8 to Dorset's Ellie Price Lloyd.

Hempnall remain undefeated in the Tens League after two successive 4-0 maximum home wins against Hevingham & Connaught.

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In their Challenge Cup semi-final Wymondham proved too hot to handle for Thorpe Marriott. In the first leg at Wymondham Chris Mann beat Marjorie Hall 14-2 and Jack Pye won 14-7 against John Jarvis to give the home side a great start. The fours continued in the same vein as Jon Sparham's four beat Tony Turner 10-6 and Debbie Sparham's rink won 9-2 against George Clarke. In the return leg at Thorpe Marriott Mann and Pye continued to dominate proceedings and there was no way back for Marriott. In the final Wymondham will play Bob Carter.

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