Eaton Vets beat the weather to lift Ambassador Trophy

Eaton Veterans came out on top against 16 other teams in Costessey Park's Ambassador Trophy team stableford.

This event is held annually in memory of Costessey's former seniors' captain and secretary, Jack Collier, and is contested by all of the clubs with whom Costessey play senior matches during the year.

Play began in good conditions but the weather soon deteriorated severely, and the match had to be abandoned in a downpour after 13 holes. Quick-thinking organiser Doug Whalebelly made short work of calculating the winners on holes played up to the deluge, and the Eaton team of four were awarded the magnificent trophy.

Eaton vets' captain Trevor Seadon praised the work of the organising committee, saying that it was a great pity the event could not be played out in full, as the course had been set up so well. Eaton have now won this competition twice in the last three years.

• The annual Malcolm Whales memorial match at Eaton remembered the keen local sportsman and raised �1,185 for the Norfolk branch of Cancer Research which will go to Addenbrooke's in Cambridge for research into bowel cancer.

The winning team was 'The Broom Sticks' from Barnham Broom: Betsy Brooks Cooper, Sheena Perry, Janet Cullum cand Teresa Tarrant. This team also won the yellow ball Competition. The runners-up were 'Orchard Caravans': Bertrand Reynolds (Fakenham), Tony Belmonte, Neil Featherstone and Caroline Grady. Both the nearest the pin and straightest drive were won by David Haylett of Dereham.

At the presentation Damien Whales reminded competitors that the prime aims of the day were to have a fun day in memory of his father and to raise the awareness of bowel cancer. He drew attention to the fact that more than �6000 was raised last year by his school, Ely College, on the South Coast Walk, and his brother Nathan Whales ran the Bungay half marathon earlier this year and hopes to raise a further �1000 for the same fund in memory of their father.