Hall and Co upset the odds to claim Norfolk County Fours honours

New Norfolk Fours champions, from left: John Jeffery, Lesley Crowe, Steve Hall and David Sharpe. Pic

New Norfolk Fours champions, from left: John Jeffery, Lesley Crowe, Steve Hall and David Sharpe. Picture: Chris Mann - Credit: Archant

The Norfolk County Fours Championships at Hingham produced a series of shock results.

It culminated in Lesley Crowe of First Bus, David Sharpe of Hevingham, John Jeffery of Wymondham and Steve Hall of Hevingham lifting the title after beating Roger Steele and Billie Barker of Wymondham, Steve Easter of Harling and Melvyn Barker of Wymondham 7-3 in the final.

With some big names competing it was a final line-up that few would have predicted at the beginning of the day, but both Crowe and Hall have shown great form in county colours throughout the season while Sharpe is a tenacious performer and Jeffery is benefiting from playing at Wymondham this year.

In the semi-finals, Hall's four came from 5-1 down to beat last season's runners up Chris Mann, Debbie Sparham, Simon Warnes and Jon Sparham 6-5 while Barker's four beat Deaf Sports' Gillian Amos, Rosie Hall, Laura Hawksworth and Robin Amos 9-6.

In the third place play-off Sparham's rink beat Amos' Deaf Sports block 14-9.

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