Suffolk take the local bragging rights after victory over Norfolk's Newton team

PUBLISHED: 16:48 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:48 05 June 2017

Norfolk fell just short in the final of the John's Trophy against Kent. Picture: Archant

Norfolk fell just short in the final of the John's Trophy against Kent. Picture: Archant

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Suffolk took the local bragging rights at Kessingland as they ran out 164-161 (6-16) winners over the Norfolk Newton team.

Suffolk went 19 shots up after 10 ends but after 20 ends Norfolk had mounted a small recovery to trail by 12 shots.

The final six ends saw Norfolk close the gap to within a shot but it was Suffolk that emerged victorious by three shots.


Jordan Groves, Ken Humphrey and Errol Feavearyear 38 - E Chinery 16.

Eddie Barber, Neil Seager and Paul Tree 30 – S Church 18.

Richard Anderson-Dungar, Phil Glover, Matthew Sparrow 30 – B Mayhew 27.

Richard Bunton, David Crosby and Paul Randell 23 – M Keeble 28.

Tom Cooper, Brian Grint and John Sparrow 25 – S Thorpe 35.

Luke Clapham, John Harvey and Peter Cooke 15 – B Caley 40.

The Norfolk Adams team were also narrowly beaten as Suffolk ran out 163-159 (17-5) winners.

Barry Footer, George Gibson and Daniel Cawthorne went 19-5 up at 15 ends and won the spoons with a score of 35-21. Noel Blyth, Ernie Clapham, and Brian Sadler won 31-24 while Rhys Lloyd, Gary Hewitt and Paul Webb drew 25 each. Kenny Breame’s rink lost 27-30, Chris Rowe’s 21-30 and Paul Whymark’s 0-33. Norfolk scored 24 shots over the last six ends to Suffolk’s 36.

The under 25s had to play each other at Cawston on Sunday with Norfolk A winning on all rinks. Alex Deal, Jess Ward and Jordan Groves won 27-13 against Kacey Cook, Robert Brooks and Regan Simper. Dominic Cook, Rhys Lloyd and Aron Stimson won 26-24 against Lauren Siely, Tasha Brookes and Matthew Sparrow. Rhys Morgan, Edward Lambert and Daniel Cawthorne won 36-30 playing Vicky Brookes, Ryan Garman and Mathew Warnes.

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