Bob Carter reclaim Norfolk County Cup with final wipeout

Bob Carter retained the Norfolk County Cup after a repeat of last year's final against formidable Breckland League side Wymondham ended in an 8-0 win for the Drayton side.

Carter's Sue Hunt, Jean Woods and Robert Howlett opened with a 13-10 win against Roger Steele, Melvyn Barker and Brian Saunders while Frank Edy, Jason Woods and Melvin Woods made sure of a 4-0 interval lead beating Mikey George, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Stratton 15-10.

After the break Margaret Reynolds, Kim Bridge and Trevor Brown beat Pat Saunders, Mary Fisher and Chris Mann 24-15 and Malcolm Reynolds, David Lamb and Nigel Willard beat Billie Barker, Jack Barrett and Debbie Phillips 16-15 to retain the cup.

Chrissie Turner, Robin Amos and John Turner of East Tuddenham put on a classy performance to win the Bure Triples Championship title at Horsford BC. A riveting final saw them overcome Hevingham's Gill Bunn, Marjorie Hall and George Clarke by 10-2 when they gradually wore down their opponents after a tight opening three ends. The fourth end saw the first big breakthrough as Chrissie Turner opened with two good woods and was aided and abetted by Robin Amos as he added two more leaving Hevingham in major trouble and Turner's triple moved 6-1 up.

Turner's triple reached the final by beating Coltishall's Les Harman, Margaret Harman and Willie Jefferies 5-4 in the semi-finals following a 7-4 quarter-final win against Anglian Windows' Avril Walker, Diane Boswell and Mike Boswell.


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Clarke's triple beat Ken Dease, Maureen Dease and Keith Halford of Anglian Windows 6-4 in the semi-finals following a 9-8 win against Kirby Bedon's Jan Hewitt, Teresa Goldsmith and Selwyn Goldsmith in the quarter-finals.

Ian MacLean and Vic Woods of Hevingham lifted the Bure Pairs Championship title at Woodbastwick with an accomplished performance against Kirby Bedon's Teresa and Selwyn Goldsmith.

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In the quarter-finals the Hevingham pair defeated Mally Kemp and Keith Chapman of Horsford Heroes by 8-7 while the Kirby pair defeated Alan Bunn and David Sharpe of Hevingham by a 13-3 margin.

In the semi-finals East Tuddenham's Gillian and Robin Amos trailed MacLean and Woods by just one shot after five ends but the Hevingham pair pulled away to win 10-6. In the other semi-final the Goldsmith's enjoyed another heavy win beating David Knights and Simon Warnes of Horsford BC by 12-3. In the final the Kirby pair scored a single on the opening end but the Hevingham pair hit back with a vengeance scoring a four on the second end.

With the Kirby lead visibly struggling with knee problems that have restricted her performances this season Hevingham pulled away until the Kirby pair staged a mini comeback winning the fifth and sixth ends to cut the deficit to 10-4 but conceded with two ends remaining when the Kirby lead was unable to continue.

Wymondham won the Breckland League Five Pairs title for the second time in three seasons when they defeated an illness ravaged Watton side at East Harling.

Melvyn Barker and Chris Mann top scored with an 11-3 win. Bradwell Red are looking favourites to win the Coastal Cup after a decisive 13-5 home win against South Walsham.

In the South-East Triples Championships Wymondham's Andrew Stratton, Debbie Phillips and Chris Mann finished runners-up behind Matt Sifford's Essex triple. North Yorkshire's Dave Newsome and Ben Render won the World Pairs title for England in Ireland while Allan Williams of Shropshire skipped his England triple into second place in the World Triples.

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