Norfolk BC promoted after victory over Mundford in WP Baker Cup final

Norfolk BC - winners of the WP Baker Cup. Picture: John Ottaway

Norfolk BC - winners of the WP Baker Cup. Picture: John Ottaway - Credit: Archant

Norfolk BC's run of success continued on Sunday when they lifted the Hansells League WP Baker Cup at Thorpe Rec BC with wins over Norwich Union & Mundford.

The victory means they are promoted to the Premier League next season in place of Martham.

In the morning semi-final they found themselves behind against Norwich Union for first part of the match but a late surge on the rink skipped by Charlie Boon and comfortable victories by Chris Wells and Chris Willgress saw them progress to the final by a victory margin of 22 shots.

The other semi-final between Mundford, who reached the semi-final with a 100pc record in their zone matches and RG Carter A was a topsy turvy affair with the lead changing hands several times and match result hinged on the final end of the match between Bill Gathercole and John Hunter.

Mundford went into the final end with a two-shot lead but RG Carter could only manage a single so Mundford got home by one shot.

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Mundford went into the final looking to avenge defeat in last year's final but it was Norfolk BC who prevailed. Norfolk BC looked to be cruising to victory but Mundford hit back over the closing ends to move into the lead but Norfolk BC held their nerve and a late surge saw them triumph by 11 shots with captain Chris Wells skipping his rink to a 13-shot victory.

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