Broadland lose their unbeaten record

The two unbeaten teams in the Premier Division of the Anaco Norfolk SRA Summer League met at Fleggburgh – and it was visiting East Anglia who came out on top, beating Broadland 14-9.

However, the result could easily have gone the other way as Gareth Joubert had to come back from 2-0 down in the fourth-string match before beating Eric Plane 15-13 in the fifth, while Andrew Woods also trailed Steve Moxey 2-1 before he recovered to win 15-11 in the fifth.

Rob Hambrook kept the home side in contention as he beat Ashley Briggs 3-1, but Norfolk champion David Youngs wrapped up victory for his side as he beat the former Norfolk champion, Ian Cox 15-7 9-15 15-11 15-10. Broadland picked up a further consolation point by winning the doubles.

There was a cracking match at Banntyne's, where visiting Barnham Broom had to pull out all the stops to win 13-10.

Vince Somers lost the two opening games of his fourth-string match against Jake Bond before recovering to win 15-10 in the fifth, while at three Ian Thompson was also taken to five games by Paul Bradnock before he too won 15-10 in the fifth.


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Kevin Harvey won the second-string match in straight games against Barnham's Simon Howling and then in the final first-string match another former Norfolk champion, Matthew Bolt, was pushed all the way by Bannatyne's promising Jordan Creed before he won 15-8 8-15 15-11 8-15 15-11.

Again the losing side picked up another consolation point with a win in the doubles.

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In Division One, North Norfolk crashed to their first defeat of the summer, going down 13-4 away to the unbeaten Barnham Broom II.

Adie Martin and Luke Plumridge both won their matches in straight games while captain Adam Goodson won 3-1 against Paul Goodchild. Devendra Mahatme beat Craig Mattless 3-0 and was North Norfolk's one winner.

Bannatyne's II had two 16-point maximums, beating Broadland II 16-5 and Oasis II 16-0.

There was a close game in Division Two where Wensum Lodge won 13-7 against Potters II.

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