Jack and Debbie Pye retain pairs title in City of Norwich League Championships

Debbie and Jack Pye of Horsford BC who retained the City Of Norwich League Pairs Championship. Pictu

Debbie and Jack Pye of Horsford BC who retained the City Of Norwich League Pairs Championship. Picture: SNL & City League - Credit: Archant

The finals of the City of Norwich League Championships have taken place with the Pairs Championships hosted by Jarrolds.

The winning Hempnall team in the South Norfolk Box Bux Trophy. Back row, Roger Parker, Rob Cranston

The winning Hempnall team in the South Norfolk Box Bux Trophy. Back row, Roger Parker, Rob Cranston and Lewis Cranston. Front row: Colin Stevenson and Paul Baker. Picture: SNL & City League - Credit: Archant

Horsford BC's mother and son pairing Debbie Pye and Jack Pye retained their title beating Diane and Mike Boswell of Windows 5-3 in the final. Their other results included a 10-1 win over a Heroes pairing skipped by Jane James and a 5-5 draw against Wendy Tweed's Costessey pair.

In the City of Norwich Triples finals Avril Walker, Diane Boswell and Mike Boswell of Windows fended off strong opposition from Horsford BC's David Knights, Morgan Warnes and Simon Warnes and County Council's Owen Cranston, Lewis Cranston and Rob Cranston to lift the title.

The singles finals were played at Taverham which saw Deaf Sports claim their first City of Norwich Singles Championship victory courtesy of Chris Mann who recovered from a first round defeat against Horsford BC's Simon Warnes to win his remaining four matches in dominating fashion. Mann's final match against Lewis Cranston of County Council was to decide who was going to emerge as the overall winner.

Hempnall's dominance in the South Norfolk League continued as they retained the Bux Box Trophy to bring to finish their season on a high note with a league and cup double. In the pairs event Hempnall's Paul Baker and Lewis Cranston won with Diss as runners up. The triples finished exactly the same way with Hempnall 's Rob Cranston, Roger Parker and Colin Stevenson winning with Diss again finishing in the runners up spot.


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Woodbastwick Owls ended the Coastal Cup season in high flying form as they followed up a superb 18-0 away win at Bradwell Robins with a 16-2 home win against Martham to top the Coastal Cup table.

Bob Carter gained a crucial 3-0 away win at the home of defending Tens League champions Hempnall, who were nine matches unbeaten, after a stunning second half comeback. The match looked to be heading Hempnall's way after Jon Sparham and Chris Mann had beaten Jason Woods and Simon Willies in the opening pairs game but Carter hit back in fine style. The result leaves Carter as favourites to snatch the title from Hempnall.

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