Connaught grab thrilling cup victory

A tremendous Norwich Cup second round clash at Horsford Heroes saw Breckland League visitors Connaught A snatch a three-shot win after the match finished all square on points at 12-12.

Going into the last session level on points meant that shots were all important – and Connaught held a narrow four-shot lead. Rita Secker, Owen Secker and Sylvia Parsons struck a massive blow for Connaught on the third end against Roger Frank's triple when they scored a five and a single on the last end eased them to a 7-6 win. On the other mat Chris Woodhouse's triple won 5-1 for Horsford against ex-Heroes player Sheila Bragg, but it was not enough to deny Connaught victory.

Bob Carter pulled off two big away wins in the Tens League. Carter took a maximum four points at Coltishall, where Frank Edy, Malcolm Reynolds and Nigel Willard won 25-9 and Jason and Melvin Woods won 21-8. At Kirby Bedon, two nights later, Bob Carter looked on course for another maximum when they led by 27 points at the interval, but Kirby fought back to cut the deficit to 12 shots and limit Carter to a 3-0 win.

A big 33-3 win for Richard Harrowing's triple helped Hempnall to a maximum 4-0 home win against Kirby Bedon. Connaught B defeated First Bus 6-2 in the Norfolk Cup first-round while Anglian Windows went down 13-1 at Sprowston in the City League and also lost 12-2 on their own mats against Thorpe Marriott, lifting Sprowston to second place.