East Anglia II hit the heights

Martin Braybrook
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
10:23 AM

East Anglia II have drawn level with their first team at the top of the Norfolk SRA Premier League following their 17-7 victory at home to Barnham Broom, who have now slipped into the relegation zone.

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Ashley Briggs and Steve Mooney both won their matches in straight games against Jonathan Pearson and Alan Soame respectively while the reigning Norfolk champion, David Youngs, beat Simon Howling 3-1 in the second string match. For the beaten Barnham side Vince Somers beat Mark Rolfe 3-1 while in the first string match Matthew Bolt beat Tim Allenden 13-9 in the fifth.

Bannatyne’s have moved off the bottom of the table after their emphatic 20-2 victory over Diss who are now bottom.

Broadland’s run of disappointing results continued as they conceded a maximum at Potters, going down 20-6. Both Eric Plane and Paul Field won their matches 3-2, beating John Bird and Paul Atterton respectively while David Hall and Rob Hambrook both won 3-1 against Justin Miller and Richard Millman.

Sportspark maintained their unbeaten record in Division One winning 14-7 away to East Anglia III. Joe Plumridge beat Anthony Raywood 3-1 while Eddie Webber and Andrew Trim both won in straight games against Nick Ross and Gary Snelling respectively.

East Anglia IV fared better away at struggling Cromer winning 16-10 but it was a close run thing as Mike Robinson beat Louise Taylor 3-2 and Jack Pearse had to come from 0-2 down to beat Ben Herrieven. Jonny Lawes had an easier match winning in straight games while for Cromer Henri Paul beat Brian Cooper who was forced to retire with a pulled hamstring while Richard Keeble beat Paul Gretton 3-1.

North Walsham are another team in the Division who are struggling and they lost 17-4 at home to North Norfolk.

In Division Two Potters II won for the first time, beating Barnham Broom II 15-7.

Beccles beat UEA 18-5 in a match which was closer than the score might suggest. Although both Sean Higginbotham and Peter Aldous comfortably won in straight games, Liam Baines 3-0 victory over Dom Williams was much less clear cut as each game had a 10-8 scoreline while James Hartley just beat Luke Grindle 9-7 in the fifth after losing the first two games. Ben May who won 3-1 was the students’ one winner. Oasis won for the first time in Division Three beating East Anglia V 17-6 as Phil Magem, Richard Clamp and John Munday all won 3-1 while captain Richard Hall won in straight games.

Wensum Lodge won a closely contested match against UEA II, winning 19-10 with Graham Woodford, Marco Valori and Ian Pearson all winning 3-2 and Paul Parker taking the fifth string match 3-1.

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