Holders Bob Carter to face Wymondham in Norfolk Summer Cup final
Despite never having won the Norfolk Summer Cup, high flying Wymondham started as firm favourites on their own mats in their semi-final clash against twice winners Hevingham.
Wymondham's starting line-up was a surprise with the charismatic Chris Mann on the subs bench. His absence may well have boosted the visitors' confidence as Pat Williamson, Ian MacLean and Maurice Kemp defeated Debbie Barrett, Jack Barrett and Debbie Phillips 14-10 after recovering from 7-2 down after five ends.
Home triple Mary Fisher, Andrew Stratton and Jon Sparham delivered the expected victory in the other first half game, beating Alan Bunn, David Sharpe and Vic Woods, but only by a 15-12 margin. With the teams 2-2 on points at the interval Mann was brought into the action and skipped his triple to a 17-5 victory over Woods. Jon Sparham's triple added their second win, 14-7 over Maurice Kemp, to set up a mouth-watering final against cup holders Bob Carter, who reached the final with a comfortable home victory against Division Two strugglers Watton Green.
The Division One title battle looks set to go to the wire with leaders Carter at home to second placed Wymondham in the last game of the season. The battle to avoid relegation is also interesting with bottom two Horsford B and Thurton desperate to earn enough points to overhaul Kirby Bedon B and survive in the top flight. Thurton's chances were not helped by an 8-0 defeat at Hevingham where David Sharpe's triple won by 21-4 and 15-5 and Maurice Kemp's triple by 22-10 and 16-15.
In Division Two a 6-2 home defeat against bottom club Horsford A has damaged the promotion hopes of Thorpe Marriott A while Sprowston's late surge could see them regain their place in Division One. A 6-2 win at Watton Green was followed by an 8-0 thrashing of First Bus.
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Watton Green's defeat means Division Three bowls for them. They will almost certainly be replaced by Halvergate who are running away with the Division Three title but the battle for the second promotion spot is still red hot. Deaf Sports moved ten points clear of third placed Hingham Green after a 6-2 win against Watton Yellow.
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