Norfolk ensure league survival

The Norfolk county darts team brought the curtain down on their 2006-7 season with a fine home performance against Cumbria at the weekend.Norfolk went into the match 13 points clear of relegation with 36 points available so there was no room for mistakes as the nearest rivals were Cumbria.

The Norfolk county darts team brought the curtain down on their 2006-7 season with a fine home performance against Cumbria at the weekend.

Norfolk went into the match 13 points clear of relegation with 36 points available so there was no room for mistakes as the nearest rival were Cumbria.

This spurred Norfolk on to their best result of the season with a fine 24-12 win.

The ladies' B team started the match with a hard-fought 3-3 draw, with wins for Ruth Katra, Sue Brittain and lady of the match Diane Bartrum.


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The men's B, who have turned their season round of late despite a defeat at the last match, won 7-5 in a very tight and well contended game, with victories for Dave Olley, Julian Ray, William Walpole, Ady Siddle, Matt Elmar, James Hubbard and man of the match Jason Mold.

Sunday started with the ladies A looking to get back to victorious ways and they did not disappoint, winning in style 5-1, with successes for Janice Butters, Amanda Brown, Mary Jolly, Steph Potter and lady of the match Dawn Standley,

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Finally, the men's A, who had won their first game last month, recorded a fine 9-3 victory with wins for Ian King, Vinnie Mudd, Hamish Varnon, Andy Mallett, Paul Goldsmith, Gary King, Phil Carter, Andy Belton and man of the match, with his consecutive 30+ average, Gary Butcher.

The lady of the weekend honour went to Linda Simmons and the men's player of the weekend was debutant William Walpole.

The result confirmed Norfolk's place in Division Two for the 2007-8 season, starting in September.

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