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Norfolk were hosts to Derbyshire on the 5th /6th Oct a week earlier than all the other county games due to the venue being unavailable, so Norfolk would like to thank them for coming down a week early and in such awful weather conditions.
The draw was made and the teams were ready to play, Norfolk’s Saturday Ladies played well and secured a 4-2 win with Claire Broom giving the ladies the perfect start, wins also came from Teresa Felgate, Sue Brittain and Lady of the Match Sarah Sharp winning 3-1 with an 18.73 average.
Norfolk’s men also continued the winning streak by beating Derbyshire Men 7-5, wins from Mark Flawn, Adam White, David Wilson, Trevor Pearce, Charlie Wilson, winning his first Norfolk game, newby Darren Youngs who was leading the way with the highest average until James Cole snatched it away from him winning 3-1 with a 25.79 average, all this this left Norfolk with an overnight lead of 11-7.
Sundays games again started well for Norfolk with the Ladies winning 4-2 , Sandra Page was first on for the home team but alas went down 3-0 to Derbyshire’s Lady captain Rebecca Hoyland who hit a 170 check out on her way to her win, next up for Norfolk was our captain Steph Mudd who won 3-2 with a respectable 19.10 average , wins also came from Lynsey Childs, Marie Stopher , and Lady of the Match winner Mandy Gray winning 3-0 and just beating her captain with a 19.52 average , now it was up to the men to do their stuff.
No player dropped below a 20 average. Norfolk went into a 3-0 lead with wins from Steve Carrett, Vinny Mudd and Evan Wilson, Wayne Wall continued his winning streak now 11 games unbeaten, wins also from Hamish Varnon, Craig Venman, Ollie King, 15 yr old Nathan Potter, and man of the match Chris Earll (26.57). This gave Norfolk a great 24-12 win and, hopefully, will push them up the table.
Presentations were then made to both teams, those that did stay from Derbyshire for these thank you and hope to see you all next season. Photos attached, left to right Sarah Sharp, Chris Earll, Mandy Gray, and Ollie King receiving his 25 appearance certificate.