Norfolk’s boost in KO stage battle

Norfolk A completed the double over Cambs with a hard-fought 21–19 win at Manea. With three wins from four games Norfolk have a great chance of making it to the ICC knockout stages.

They now face two difficult games against Suffolk in Felixstowe and Essex at Lyng.

Wymondham won their much-anticipated County Cup match against Hempnall by 6-2 after a great second half showing. Brian Saunders' triple gave Wymondham a great start winning 21-2 but Neil Davidson's triple replied for the visitors with a 20-5 win.

Wymondham then turned up the heat with Debbie Phillips winning 21-5 and Chris Mann wining 19-4 to earn a home tie against Connaught B in the quarter-finals.

In the Bure Cup Coltishall beat Anglian Windows 38-6 on aggregate. Their 21-3 home win in the first leg three weeks ago was followed by a 17-3 win at Windows. Kirby Bedon knocked out East Tuddenham. After drawing 12-12 at East Tuddenham in the first leg Kirby finished the job at home winning by 14-6.

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East Tuddenham's Chrissie Turner, John Turner and Robin Amos won the Kirby Bedon heat with Coltishall's Mally Catchpole, Peter Barnett and Jean Barnett also qualifying for finals night in March. At Anglian Windows Coltishall's Les Harman, Margaret Harman and Willie Jefferies won with maximum points and Lynn Frank, Keith Chapman and Roger Frank of Horsford Heroes were second.

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The East Tuddenham heat saw Kirby Bedon's Jan Hewitt, Teresa Goldsmith and Selwyn Goldsmith finish unbeaten with Ken Dease, Maureen Dease and Keith Halford of Anglian Windows in the runners-up spot. At Woodbastwick Gill Bunn, Marjorie Hall and George Clarke of Hevingham were the heat winners ahead of Avril Walker, Diane Boswell and Mike Boswell of Anglian Windows.

It was business as usual for Hempnall in the South Norfolk League as they collected a 10-0 win at Connaught with Paul Baker's triple winning 22-7. Sheila Bragg, with a 27-4 win, helped Connaught to a 6-4 win at home to Watton which keeps her team in second spot.

Horsford are shooting up the table and have now made it four wins in a row after Roger Frank bagged a 19-7 win at Mulbarton in an 8-2 points win. Horsford did even better at Wreningham where they won 9-1. Thurton buried Mulbarton on shots scoring 105 against 32 as they picked up an easy 10-0 win at home.

In the Bure League East Tuddenham won 8-2 at home to Hevingham with Linda Chadwick, Les Chadwick and Peter Smart winning 17-9. Woodbastwick beat Horsford BC 10-0.

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