Wensum A rattle off a win treble to move closer to the Premier A title
In the Grant Matthewson Norwich and District League, Wensum A continue on their march to the Premier A title with three impressive wins. However in the 7-3 win over their B side, the man of the match was Norwich men's champion, Owe Karlsson for the B side who took a maximum.
In the Grant Matthewson Norwich and District League, Wensum A continue on their march to the Premier A title with three impressive wins. However in the 7-3 win over their B side, the man of the match was Norwich men's champion, Owe Karlsson for the B side who took a maximum. In another match they proved too good for Gothic A winning 9-1, John Monk playing a rare game for Wensum A after a long injury lay off proved he is getting back to full fitness with three singles wins.
UEA A and Wensum C both move a step closer to promotion from Premier B after more victories. Current leaders Foxwood C were beaten by maximums from Sam Collins and Matt Haynes as the students ran out 7-3 winners. Wensum C defeated Telephones C and Taverham B by the same score and as Jason Evans and William Lawes produced some good results for the promotion hopefuls. Panthers and Hellesdon fought out a draw with Peter Mathieson in excellent form for Panthers. Gothic B were indebted to a Peter Maybury-inspired performance when beating the resilient Nuorder B by a 7-3 score. Sands B just lost out 4-6 to highflying Foxwood C who had Trevor Cockburn in maximum form. Nuorder A eased their relegation fears when taking maximum points off bottom side Firstline Factors.
In Division One there were some very tight games. Ex-Choristers came out the winners over Fairfield A, despite dogged wins by Eric Thornton and Janet Kelly, over Paul Elsegood. Robert Richardson also lost to Eric in a thrilling five-setter. Gothic C were without Alan Hough, and were grateful to get a draw as Andy Watson, for Missionaries, earned a good maximum, even though two of his wins were close 11-9s in the fifth. Telephones and Wensum D enjoyed some good competition resulting in a draw. Dom Clark won all three singles for Telephones, and Stuart Henning beat Wensum's Lindsey Dare and Dani Dalmay. Colin Smith won two for Wensum, and partnered Lindsey to take the doubles. With Wensum D well ahead in top spot, it is still tight for runner-up position between Gothic and Returners. Fairfield A are the only certainties for relegation so far. In Division Two Foxwood D thrashed a weakened Wensum E 10-0 to consolidate their title quest. Gothic D gained a surprise 7-3 victory over Telephones C thanks to a John Roper maximum. Daniel Atkins' maximum eased Wensum E to a narrow 6-4 victory over luckless Newton Flotman A. In Division Three Easton maintained their top position with a hard fought 6-4 win over Dynamic Rams. Steve Gurton earned an excellent maximum for the Rams and this was complemented by David Porter's maximum for Easton, which included the winning game.
The battle for the wooden spoon position saw Tankards beating The Gamblers 8-2.