Carter quartet take county mixed title

Sue Hunt, Malcolm Reynolds, Jason Woods and Melvin Woods of Bob Carter are the new Norfolk Mixed Fours champions after they defeated Shirley and Joe Brown of Costessey, Lesley Crowe of First Bus and George Clarke of Hevingham in a close game at Lakeside Country Club in Lyng.

It was the second Norfolk Mixed Fours title for Sue Hunt but the first time any of the others in the rink had lifted the title.

Jenny Walker of Thorpe Marriott, Jean Woods of Bob Carter, Jon Sparham of Hempnall and David Lamb of Halvergate snatched a third place play-off win with a great last end against Colin Coman, Maureen Munford, Elaine Oatway and Bob Oatway of First Bus. East Tuddenham entertained Kirby Bedon for the first leg of their Bure Cup First Round tie and were slow off the mark as Kirby kicked off with four successive wins to lead 8-0.

Tuddenham eventually found their form and hit back with four straight wins of their own to level the match at 8-8 with two sessions remaining. Both of those were shared leaving the tie drawn at 12-12.

Hevingham's early season Tens League form remains a disappointment as they crashed to their third defeat in a row.

The highlight of their visit to Kirby Bedon was a superb 18-6 win for Mervyn Williamson, Alan Bunn and David Sharpe against Dot Dawson, Peter Johnson and Gerald Chilvers but Kirby Bedon won the other three games to earn a 2-0 win.

Connaught won 3-0 at home to Coltishall with a big 21-9 win for Chris Musk and Sylvia Parsons against Carol and John Aggas gaining valuable shots. With four wins from four games, and just two league points dropped, Hempnall are looking unstoppable in the South Norfolk League. Paul Baker's triple beat John Hunter's triple 23-9 as Hempnall won 8-2 at Watton where Daphne Braham's triple took the first points off Hempnall this season beating Charlie Archer 12-2.

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Mulbarton fought hard when they entertained the defending champions but still lost 10-0 although Steven Foster's triple only went down 17-15 against Neil Davidson's triple. Connaught won 9-1 at bottom of the table Mulbarton but suffered a surprise 8-2 defeat at Wreningham where Glenda Adcock's triple won by 31-6 against Steve Hall. Connaught also went down 8-2 at Horsford but this was less of a surprise.

Thurton are difficult to beat on their own mats as Saxlingham found out losing 8-2. Saxlingham suffered a 10-0 home defeat at the hands of Watton but the home side will be disappointed as three of the four games were lost by just one shot. Connaught enjoyed a 9-1 home win against Framingham Earl while Wreningham beat Mulbarton 8-2.

A convincing 14-0 home win against Old Bonds has sent British Rail to the top spot in the City of Norwich League despite losing their other match 10-4 at Deaf Sports.

Costessey went down 9-5 at Horsford BC while Horsford Heroes won their fourth game out of five beating Old Bonds 12-2. Sprowston remain unbeaten after a 10-4 away win at Felthorpe. Connaught A collected an 8-2 away win at Hingham Yellow and are just one point behind Breckland League leaders Wymondham.

Two home wins for Watton moved them into third place. John Hunter's triple won 22-12 and Roger Braham's triple won 20-10 as Watton beat Hingham Yellow 8-2. Banham slipped to a surprise 7-3 home defeat against Carleton Rode.