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Halvergate take control in second half to claim honours over big rivals East Tuddenham

PUBLISHED: 19:48 23 December 2017 | UPDATED: 19:48 23 December 2017

Jason Woods and David Lamb of Halvergate. Picture: Teresa Goldsmith

Jason Woods and David Lamb of Halvergate. Picture: Teresa Goldsmith

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Halvergate drew first blood in the first clash of the season between the two big guns of the Bure League with an 8-2 home win.

Defending champions East Tuddenham edged a tight first half with Elaine Willies, Robert Howlett and Melvin Woods beating Simon Warnes’ triple 17-11, while Halvergate replied with a 14-12 win for Donna Lamb, Ryan Fox and David Lamb against Chrissie Turner, John Turner and Gary Best.

In the second half, though, Halvergate took control with Ray Lamb, Jamie Forster and Keith Cooke beating Gillian Amos, Robin Amos and Simon Willies 20-9 and Nigel Willard, Jason Woods and Robbie Lamb winning by just one shot against Chris Mann’s triple.

East Tuddenham fared better at Thorpe Marriott where they won 8-2. The first game saw the night’s biggest win as Elaine Willies, Rob Howlett and Melly Woods beat Tony Turner’s triple 23-6 while Kim Bridge, Gerald Potter and Trevor Brown beat Sylvia Turner’s triple 18-10.

Gillian Amos, John Turner and Gary Best added Tuddenham’s third win, beating John Jarvis’ triple 21-9, while Sheila Redwood, Bob McPherson and George Clarke scored the home side’s only win of the match, beating Simon Willies’ triple 12-9.

The top-of-the-table clash in the City of Norwich League saw leaders Horsford BC suffer their first defeat of the season, losing 13-1 at Horsford Heroes.

But a 12-2 defeat for Horsford Heroes at Costessey, while Horsford BC won 14-0 at home to fourth-placed First Bus, meant that Horsford BC lead the table by 26 points with a game in hand over the Heroes.

Third placed Jarrolds were held to a 7-7 draw by British Rail and Sprowston were also held to a 7-7 draw by visitors First Bus.

After a run of defeats bottom club Taverham won for the first time this season, beating mid-table Framingham Earl 12-2 but then suffered a 12-2 home defeat against County Council.

Woodbastwick Owls have retained the Coastal League championship title. They went into their final match at home to second-placed Bradwell Dynamos already 20 points clear so knew that whatever the result they would be celebrating at the end. A 15-3 win though took them 32 points clear at the top.

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