Whitewash condemns Cromer to relegation

After 10 weeks, the Norfolk SRA Summer League should have been virtually done and dusted but as a result of postponements there are still a number of matches, especially in the first division, still to be played and it will be a week or two before the final promotion and relegation issues are settled.

After 10 weeks, the Norfolk SRA Summer League should have been virtually done and dusted but as a result of postponements there are still a number of matches, especially in the first division, still to be played and it will be a week or two before the final promotion and relegation issues are settled.

In the only Division One result of the week, Barnham Broom did condemn Cromer to relegation with a convincing 16-0 maximum thanks to straight game victories from Matthew Bolt, Craig Aldred, Peter Hubbard and Adam Goodson.

Cromer's place in the top flight next summer will be taken by Wensum Lodge, who confirmed their promotion from Division Two with a 13-7 victory away to Potters Nomads. Potters got off to a good start with Richard Copland beating Graham Woodford 3-1 and Chris Ash winning 3-2 against Marco Valori but Wensum replied through captain Ian Pearson, who won in straight games, and Tim Allenden, who beat Darren Green 3-1.

Potters will finish bottom of the division and the second relegation place will be filled by Oasis, who lost 13-6 at home to promotion challenging Barnham Broom III. With Joe Bolt and Pete Blackmore both winning in straight games for Barnham, the 3-1 win for Chris Tozer over Adie Martin and Paul Atterton's 3-2 win against Luke Plumridge were not enough to give Oasis any of the bonus points.

Any one of three teams could still finish in second place and the two other promotion candidates met at Watton where Watton II and Broadland shared the points in an 11-11 draw. For Watton, Dev Mahatme beat Paul King 3-1 and, after Kevin Cooke and Jon Bird had won 3-2 and 3-1 respectively, Watton's John Paling beat Steve Moxey 5-9 9-2 9-7 3-9 10-9.

In Division Three, Barnham Broom II sealed their promotion and all but clinched the divisional title after drawing 10-10 away at Wensum Lodge II.

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The second promotion spot will probably be filled by Fakenham after their nearest challengers Lenwade were surprisingly beaten 16-5 by Cromer II.