Norfolk suffer Atherley agony

In the second round of Atherley, Norfolk lost a mammoth struggle against Herts by one shot at Luton.

Norfolk CWIBA were in front by single figures for the first 10 ends, but fell behind by 15 after 14 ends. At 19 ends they had pulled back to one behind, 20 ends saw them six in front thanks to a seven on Melanie Haylett's rink, only to drop seven shots over the last end. Final score: Norfolk 113 Hertforshire 114.

Rink scores, Norfolk first: Jackie Andrews, Anne Read, Joyce Webster, Carol Pollington 25; J Lonergan 15. Louise Knights, Beverley Masters, Geraldine Reeve, Jayne Roylance 22; S Faulks 14. Rebecca Carter, Sue Mobbs, Barbara Meeks, Melanie Haylett 25; H Ottley 18. Carol Hoare, Pat Last, Pat Baker, Marion Himpleman 16; J Ralph 20. Brenda Mark, Pearl Wilson, Mary Johnson, Carole Baker 16; S Page 22. Ann Leverett, Eve Crisp, Pat Fountain, Louise Hannant 9; D Pratt 25.

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