Little Snoring B V Hunworth 23/11/17
Ian, Dan and Vanessa welcomed Colin, Steve and Hakin. The home side got off to a good start when Ian put in a fine performance against Colin to come away with a four leg win but from there the visitors took control. Steve Dams put in a strong performance against Dan, winning in three which was followed up by Hakin doing exactly the same in game three against Vanessa. Game four saw Dan take on Colin, and it was Colin who registered his first victory of the night winning in three. Halfway through and Ian took on Hakin, who had too much in the tank as he came away with a three leg win. In game six, Vanessa took on Steve and despite taking the second leg she couldn't stop Steve coming away with a four leg win. Hakin completed his second three leg win on the night against Dan before Colin followed suit against Vanessa. Final singles of the night saw Ian take on Steve, this one going right to the wire, Steve seemingly in control at 2-1 up before Ian fought back taking the final two legs for the win. The visiting duo were far too strong in the doubles coming away with a three leg win. Final result 2-8, player of the night Ian Reynolds.
Little Snoring A V Thorpe Trafalgar 23/11/17
Steve, Garry and Ashley hosted Archie and Simon with the withdrawal of John due to illness. Steve and Archie opened the night with a real humdinger, the game going all the way and it was anybodys to win, the final leg went all the way as well but it was Steve who edged it 12-10. Simon was up next and put in a strong performance against Garry winning in three. Garry then took on Archie, this one also going all the way with the clash of playing styles, but this time it was Archie who held his nerve, taking the final leg 11-8. Simon played out his second win of the night this time against Ashley with a three leg victory before Archie followed suit against the same opponent. Final singles of the night saw Steve take on Simon, it was Steve who just had that little bit extra in the locker, coming away with a three leg win. In the doubles the reliable duo of Archie and Simon were never in trouble as they completed a three leg win. Final result 5-5, player of the night Garry Crew.
Little Snoring B V Little Snoring A 9/11/17
In the first derby of the season, Ian, Keith and Dan hosted Chris, Garry and Ashley Ward. Ian opened up the night with a brilliant victory over Chris in four legs, this was followed up by Keith doing exactly the same against Garry in game two. Game three saw the home side take control when Dan put in an accomplished performance against Ashley with a three leg win. The visitors got on the board in game four when Chris rocketed through a three leg game against Keith. The home side responded in kind with Ian completing a three leg win over Ashley, but not to be outdone, Garry found some form and took out Dan in three to get his night going. Keith notched up a fine win against Ashley in game 7, followed by Chris putting in a strong performance against Dan to win in three himself. Ian finished off the singles on the night with a four leg win over Garry, completing his maximum at the same time. Doubles saw Ian and Keith take on Chris and Garry, this game being really tightly contested and going all the way to a final leg which the visitors nicked 11-6. Final result 6-4, player of the night, Ian Reynolds.
Thorpe Trafalgar V Conservatives 8/11/17
John, Archie and Simon welcomed Dennis, David and Graham. The visitors got off to a good start when Dennis edged a close game against John, coming out with a four leg victory. Archie wasted no time in levelling things with a three leg win over David before Simon followed suit against Graham. Archie then followed up with another three leg win, this time against Dennis before a great game between John and Graham. Four very close legs were contested leading to a decider, and this one was just as close but it was Graham who edged it 11-9. Simon completed another three leg victory, this time against David before Archie finished his singles night with a three leg win, and his maximum on the night against Graham. Simon followed in the same vain, again completing a three leg win and his own maximum, but this time against Dennis. Final singles of the night saw John take on David, this one going all the way, John appeared to be in control at 2-1 up before David fought back to level things and then take the decider 11-3. Doubles saw Archie and Simon take on Dennis and Graham, the visitors taking the opening leg but finding the home duo too strong, Archie and Simon taking the next three legs for the win. Final result 7-3, player of the night Archie Rayner.
Eagles V Little Snoring A 2/10/17
Jack, Jon and Kris hosted Chris, Garry and star player A.N Other. Jack opened the night against Chris, and in a tight game it was Chris who had the edge, winning out in four close legs. Jon and Garry followed in another close game that ended up in a three leg win for Jon but that didn't tell the whole story. Chris played again and added a three leg win against Jon with Chris being too consistent on the night. Kris and Garry had an entertaining game, Garry managing to defeat the famous Kris serve for a deserved win. Chris had a go against Kris and this one went the distance with Kris oh so nearly getting across the line to just miss out 11-6 in the final leg. Jack finished off the singles on the night with a three leg win over Garry. Doubles saw Jon and Kris take on Chris and Garry, the visitors proving to be too good coming away with a three leg win. Final result 5-5, player of the night, Chris Fuller.
Little Snoring B V Conservatives 23/10/17
Ian, Keith and Vanessa hosted David, Dennis and Pat (played at conservatives venue) Ian got the ball rolling with a three leg win over David. Keith then had a cracking five leg game against Dennis, going all the way with Keith just edging out Dennis 16-14 in the final leg. Not to be outdone, Vanessa chalked up a five leg game of her own, this time against Pat, and just like Keith, Vanessa nicked it 11-8 in the fifth. In game four, Keith decided that he quite liked five leg games and so duly had another, this time against David, and again just like the two previous games, Keith squeezed through 11-6 in the fifth. Ian put a stop to the five leg games with a three leg win over Pat, before Dennis replied in kind against Vanessa. Keith completed a trio of three leg wins in a row with victory over Pat. Game 8 saw another five leg game, this time between Vanessa and David, being the five leg specialists on the night, Vanessa edged this one too 11-9 in the fifth. Ian rounded off the singles for the night with a three leg win over Dennis. Doubles saw Ian and Vanessa take on Dennis and Pat, the home side proving to be too consistent with a four leg victory. Final result 9-1, player of the night Keith Thompson
Bircham A V Thorpe Trafalgar 26/10/17
Andy, Arron and Laura hosted Archie, John and Simon. In the opener, Archie just edged out Andy in three very tight legs before Aaron replied in kind against John. In game three Simon opened his account with a three leg win over Laura. Game four saw the league’s top two battle it out Archie taking the first leg against Aaron, only for Aaron to come back and take the next three without reply for a four leg win. Game five saw Simon put in a strong performance against Andy, winning in three. Game six saw Laura get off the mark with a three leg win over John, when Aaron followed suit against Simon and Archie replied in mind to Laura, the game was finely poised. Andy finished off his night with a three leg win over John leaving a decisive doubles. Aaron and Laura taking on Archie and Simon. It was the visitors who came out on top in a tight contest to earn an honourable draw. Final result 5-5, player of the night, Aaron Howell
Hunworth V Billingford 26/10/17
Colin, Steve Hudson and Hakin hosted Pete Dave and Tony. The opening game saw the standard five leg game between Colin and Pete, with Pete just managing to squeeze through 12-10 in the fifth. Game two saw Hakin take complete control against Tony to come through in three before Dave replied in kind against Steve. In game four Hakin had too much in the locker for Pete winning in three. Colin followed against Dave and took the first leg before Dave fought back to win in four. The next two games went to five and were both won by the home side with Steve edging out Tony before Hakin had to overcome a 2-0 deficit against Dave to take the final leg 12-10. Steve then had too much consistency for Pete winning in three before Tony put in a top performance against Colin going all the way to five before holding his nerve to take the final leg 11-5. Doubles saw Hakin and Colin take on Pete and Dave, the game going four legs, with the visitors snatching a late draw. Final result 5-5, player of the night, Hakin Bennell.
Bircham A V Eagles 19/10/17
Andy, Aaron and Laura welcomed Jack, Mark and Kris. In the opener Jack took control against Andy, proving to be too consistent and powerful in his three leg win. In game two Aaron dished out his own punishment against Mark with a three leg win of his own, before Kris replied in kind for the visitors with his own three leg win over Laura. In game four Aaron took full control against Jack in another game that went just the three legs. Halfway through and although Kris took the first leg against Andy, he couldn’t follow it up, Andy taking the next three for a four leg win. Game six saw Laura take the first leg against Mark before Mark knuckled down and took the next three without reply. The remaining singles of the night were all won in three with Aaron taking out Kris, Jack replying in kind against Laura, although the kegs were all very closely contested, and Mark coming out on top against Andy. Doubles saw Aaron and Laura take on Mark and Kris, the home duo proving to be to consistent in their three leg win. Final result 5-5, player of the night, Laura Marsh.
Thorpe Trafalgar V Little Snoring B 18/10/17
John Archie and Simon hosted Ian Keith and Vanessa. The visitors getting off to a good start with Ian completing a three leg win over John, but Archie soon replied in kind against Keith to get things level, before the home side started to take control, Simon opened his account with a three leg win over Vanessa, before Archie completed a victory over Ian, but was made to fight hard for it! Vanessa got the visiting team back on the board with a three leg win over John before Simon replied in kind against Keith, Archie followed this up with a three leg win over Vanessa to complete his maximum, before Simon completed his own maximum on the night with a hard earned four leg win over Ian. Final singles of the night saw Keith edge through against John in four. Doubles saw Archie and Simon take on Ian and Keith, the home side taking the first two legs before the visiting duo fought back taking the next two both by 11-6, leaving a final leg decided in which the home side dominated, taking 11-2. Final result 7-3, player of the night Vanessa Thompson.
Conservatives V Bircham B 16/10/17
David, Dennis and Pat hosted Paul, Stefan and Neville. The opening game was a sign of things to come, David and Paul did battle with the game going all the way to a final leg, and in a sign of how David has improved, he held his nerve and took the final leg 11-7 for the win. The second game was not to be a disappointment when Dennis decided he too would like to go five legs and went all the way with Stefan, just like the opening game it was the home side who edged the game, this time 11-8 in the fifth. Third game saw yet another five leg game, this time between Pat and Neville, this time it was the visitors who edged the final leg, also by a score of 11-8. Game four saw a break in tradition on the night when Dennis completed a four leg win over Paul, this was followed up by David who overcame Neville by the same score. Game six saw the visitors fight back when Stefan won in four against Pat. Game seven and another four leg game, this time between Dennis and Neville, Dennis just having the edge in a tight affair. Game eight and Pat had a great battle with Paul, in four legs that all went to deuce, it was Paul who nicked it at the end. Final singles of the night was back to how it all started, with another five leg game, this time between David and Stefan, and again it was the home side who benefited, David completing his maximum on the night. Doubles saw David and Pat take on Paul and Stefan, in the only game that was really one sided the whole night, the visitors took charge and won in three. Final result 6-4, player of the night, David Thompson.
Little Snoring A V Bircham A 12/10/17
Chris, Steve and Ashley Ward hosted Aaron, Laura and Neil. In the opener, Chris snatched a leg off Aaron but couldn’t stop him from a four leg win, Steve followed and got the home side on the board with a three leg win over Laura before Neil responded in kind against Ashley, In game four Steve took on Aaron, in a game that could have gone either way, the first four legs were all tightly contested, leading to a decider which Aaron took control of to win 11-6. Game five was rolling back the years with Chris taking on Neil, and Neil proving that he still has the touch with a four leg victory. Game six saw Ashley take on Laura, and it was Laura who got through in three. Game seven saw Steve take on Neil, and after coming so close against Aaron earlier in the night, he went one better and put in a great performance to win in three against Neil. In game eight Ashley took a leg off Aaron but couldn’t stop him completing another maximum this season. Final singles saw Chris take on Laura, this game having some powerful rallies and Laura putting in a great fighting performance to take it to a deciding leg in which Chris dominated to take the win. Doubles saw Chris and Steve take on Aaron and Laura, the home duo proving to be too strong to win in three. Final result 4-6, player of the night, Laura Marsh.
Hunworth V Eagles 12/10/17
Colin, Hakin and Steve welcomed Jon, Chris Marshall and Kris. The home side got off to a flier when Colin took a three leg win over Jon, game two saw Hakin take control against Chris to follow the same scoreline, Game three saw a five leg affair between Steve and Kris, each leg was tightly contested but it was Steve who edged the final leg right at the death, but it came at a cost, Steve picking up an injury that ruled him out of the remainder of the night. In game four Chris put up a fight against Hakin before succumbing in four, halfway through and Colin showed no mercy to Kris, winning in three. Hakin rounded of his night with a three leg win over Kris before Colin completed the same against Chris. Doubles saw Colin and Hakin team up against Jon and Chris, the game going to four legs but the home duo just proving to be too strong. Final result 8-2, player of the night Hakin Bennell.
Conservatives V Billingford 9/10/17
Andrew, David and Dennis hosted Pete, Dave and Tony, the home side got off to a good start when Andrew was a model of consistency against Pete, winning in four. Game two saw the battle of the Dave’s, the visiting version easing through in three. In game three, Dennis again proved he can still be a handful, beating Tony in three. In game four Pete got off the mark with a three leg win over David before Andrew renewed his battle against Tony, sticking to the tight chopping game that causes so much frustration for Tony, to end up with a three leg win. In game six, Dennis got off to a storming start against Dave, taking the first leg 11-8, before Dave fought back to take the next three. In game seven, Tony got off the mark against David by winning in three before Pete followed suit against Dennis. Final singles of the night saw Andrew take on Dave, and it was Dave that pulled through in a game with some high quality rallies. Doubles saw Pete and Tony team up against Andrew and Dennis, the visiting side rounding off the night with a four leg win. Final result 3-7, player of the night, Andrew Edgeley.
Bircham A V Hunworth 28/9/17
Andy, Aaron and Laura hosted Colin, Steve Damms and Steve Hudson. The opener was a sing of things to come with Andy and Colin going all the way to a final leg, a battle of styles but it was Colin who came out on top 11-9 in the fifth. Aaron then took control and ran out a three leg winner against Steve Damms before the second five leg game of the night, this time between Laura and Steve Hudson, in a game that ebbed and flowed, it was Laura who emerged victorious with a 12-10 win in the final leg. Aaron hen chalked up his second three leg win of the night against Colin, before Andy followed suit against Steve Hudson. Steve Damms then put in a fine performance against Laura to win in three. In game seven, Steve Hudson took a leg off Aaron, but couldn’t stop him completing his maximum on the night. Colin notched up another point on the boar for the visitors when he got past Laura in three. Final singles of the night Saw Steve Damms take the first leg from Andy, before Andy responded by taking the next three without reply. Doubles saw Aaron and Laura take on Colin and Steve Hudson, the home side sealing the win in four. Final result 7-3, player of the night, Aaron Howell.
Thorpe Trafalgar V Billingford 27/9/17
Archie, John and Simon hosted Pete, Dave and Arthur. The homes side got off to a flier when Pete had no answer for Archie’s much improved play, Archie steaming through in three. Next up Dave got the visiting side on the board with a three leg win over John before Simon repaid the favour dropping just two points during his match against Arthur. When Pete won in three against John it was set to be a very close night which proved the case when Archie won in three against Arthur, only for Dave to do the same against Simon. Incredibly the first six games were all won in three legs, made up for in the seventh when John and Arthur had a real scrap, this going all the way to a fifth which Arthur just pipped. Simon followed up with a three leg win over Pete and then maybe the game of the night between Archie and Dave, another one going all the way to a fifth, Archie just having that more attacking intent, winning in the fifth. Doubles saw Simon and Archie take on Pete and Dave, this one also going all the way with the visiting duo just sneaking an 11-8 final leg to salvage a draw. Final score 5-5, Player of the night, Archie Rayner,
Bircham B V Little Snoring B 25/9/17
Paul, John and Stefan hosted Dan, Vanessa and the debutant, Paul Ogden. The opening game saw a great 5 leg affair to start off with, Paul taking the first two legs against Dan, before Dan came storming back to take the next three for the win. Game two saw a tense affair between John and Paul, although won in three by Paul, the kegs were tight! Game three saw the home side get on the board when Stefan put in a strong performance against Vanessa to win in three, this was followed up by John putting in his own great performance against John to follow suit. The home side were on a roll now with Paul registering his first victory of the night against Vanessa, winning out in four. Game six saw Stefan take on Paul, and it was Paul who stopped the rot and won out in four. The next two games were also won in four, this time by John and Stefan against Vanessa and Dan respectively. Paul Ogden finished up the singles with a three leg win over Paul King. The doubles featured John and Stefan against Paul and Vanessa, and like many of the games before them, this was a close one, going all the way to a final leg which the home side took 11-7 to close out the victory. Final result 6-4, player of the night Paul Ogden.
Little Snoring B V Billingford 21/9/17
Ian, Dan and Vanessa hosted David, Tony and Arthur, the opening game was a cracker, with Ian taking on David, David took the first two legs before Ian fought back to take the next two tightly contested legs to force a decider in which Dave held his composure to take 11-4. The next two games went the way of the visiting side both by a score of 3-1 with Tony, fresh back from holiday, getting past Dan and Arthur registering a victory against Vanessa. Game four saw David take his second game of the night, this time against Dan. At the halfway point another five legger arrived, this time between Ian and Arthur. Arthur having the best of the beginning taking the first two legs before Ian turned up the class to take the next three for the win. In game six Tony registered a three leg victory against Vanessa, before Dan returned the favour against Arthur. David completed his singles night with a three leg win over Vanessa, before Ian decided that he really fancied a third five leg game of the night so duly obliged against Tony, a game that really did swing in roundabouts, Ian taking the final leg 12-10 for the win. Doubles saw Ian and Dan take on David and Tony, the visiting duo proving to have just a bit more in the tank, winning out in three. Final result 3-7, player of the night, Arthur Lake.
Thorpe Trafalgar V Eagles 20/9/17
John, Archie and Simo hosted Jack, Kris and Jon. The visiting side got off to a flier when Jack used all of his power against John to win in three, but this was matched by Archie who had too much in his arsenal for Kris, also winning in three. Simon took on Jon in game three whch was a fast and furious billiant game to watch, and it was Simon who came out on top in four. Game four followed the same scoreline with Archie winning the power battle against Jack. At the halfway point Jon registered a three leg victory over John. Game six saw a cracking five legger with Simon taking on Kris, another thriller with a lot of Polish words spoken during the game that may have been easily translated! It was Kris who came out on top in the final leg. How to follow a game like that? just have another five legger, this time between Archie and Jon, Jon using all of his experience and awkward playing style to put a real challenge in to Archie, but Archie was equal to it and held his nerve in the final leg for the win. Game eight saw Simon take on Jack, and again Jack left nothing in the locker as he squeezed past Simon in four. Final singles of the night saw Kris finish of his good night with a three leg win over John. Doubles saw Archie and Simon team up against Kris and Jon, some tight legs in this one, but it was the home side who prevailed in four. Final result 5-5 an honourable draw, player of the night, Archie Rayner.
Bircham B V Bircham A 18/9/17
John King, Stefan Iwanczyk and Neville Lingwood hosted Aaron, Andy and Laura. The visiting side off to a good start when Aaron put in a solid performance against John to win in three, this was followed up when Andy put in his own consistent performance against the awkward Stefan, to win in four. Game three saw the first 5 legger of the night between Neville and Laura, the final leg decided when Laura kept her cool to edge it 11-8. Aaron then completed his second three leg win of the night against Stefan, before Laura decided that she really fancied having another 5 leg game, so duly obliged against John, and just like the first one she kept her composure, taking a very tight final leg 15-13. Andy kept up his good form by beating Neville in three, before Laura once again went to 5, this time against Stefan, in another final leg that went right to the wire, this time it was the home side that came out on top, Stefan taking it 13-11. Two 3 leg victories for Aaron and Andy against Neville and John respectively followed, before doubles featured John and Paul King against Andy and Laura, the home side taking the first leg before the visitors took the next three without reply. Final result 1-9, player of the night, Andy Marsh
Conservatives V Hunworth 18/9/17
A home side of David, Pat and Graham hosted Haken, Steve and Colin. The visiting side were strong throughout, dropping only three legs all night, the highlight of the night was game five between David and Colin, this one went all the way with David taking a 2-1 lead and seemingly on course for a great result, before Colin stormed back, taking the final two legs. In the very next game Graham took the first leg against Steve, but was unable to add to that with Steve taking the next three without reply. In the doubles Haken and Colin combined against David and Pat to finish the night on a high. Dennis added on the card "Enjoyable evening played in a great spirit of competitiveness and frindship. We were hoping to see Stan Munn but unfortunately due to injury was unable to play and had to face Haken Bennell who was drafted in at the last moment, as always, Haken, (cabaret entertainer and player extraordinaire) provided entertainment par excellence and I can only hope that (except for the result) this is the standard to look forward to for the rest of the season"
Hunworth V Little Snoring A 14/9/17
Colin, Steve Dams and Steve Hudson hosted Chris, Steve Price and Garry. The opening game saw Colin take on Chris, with Chris taking the first two legs before Colin fought back taking the third 11-9, the next leg was also won 11-9, but this time by Chris for the win. In game two, Steve Price set the standard with a 3 leg win over Steve Dams, in the third game, Steve Hudson responded in kind against Garry to get the home side on the board. In game four Chris again took control by taking the first two legs against Steve Dams, but Steve took the third before Chris closed out the game. Halfway point and Colin registered his own three leg victory against Garry. In game six Steve Hudson took on Steve Price, safe to say that Steve won, in a game with great rallies it was Steve Hudson that came out on top in four. Game seven saw Steve Dams beat Garry in three before Steve Hudson took on Chris, again it went to four legs and again it was Chris who came out on top. Final singles of the night also went four legs with Colin taking on Steve, some tight legs in this one but Steve held out for the win. Doubles saw Colin and Steve Hudson take on Chris and Steve, a battling performance from both duos followed, with the game going all the way, the visiting side snatching the final leg 11-4 for the win. Final result 4-6, player of the night, Chris Fuller.
Bircham A V Snoring B 14/9/17
Andy, Aaron and Laura hosted Martin, Keith and Dan. The opening game saw Andy take control against Martin, but Martin kept in the game with some sharp backhands, Andy winning in three. Aaron followed suit against Keith to register his own three leg victory, and Laura, not wanting to miss out, joined in with a three leg victory of her own against Dan. Game four saw Aaron take on Martin, and again Martin proved to be competitive but could not deny Aaron a three leg win. Halfway through and Andy completed a perfect half when he took victory in three against Dan. Game six between Laura and Keith was very competitive, Keith registering the visiting side's first leg, but Laura held her nerve to win in four. The remaining singles were closed out in three legs a piece with Aaron beating Dan, Laura continuing her good run against Martin, and Andy remaining consistent against Keith. Doubles saw the ever present Aaron and Laura combination take on Martin and Keith. This game went all the way, the home side dominating the first two legs before the visiting side fought back to take it to a decider which Aaron and Laura took 11-8 to complete a strong showing on the night. Final result 10-0, player of the night Martin Boddy.
Conservatives V Eagles 11/9/17
Conservatives opened their camapaign against a strong looking Eagles side, Dennis, Graham and David taking on John, Jon and Kris. The opening game proved to be the highlight of the night, a thrilling five legger between Dennis and John. After John took the opening leg 11-4, Dennis stormed back to take the next two both 11-9, but not to be denied, John took the next 11-6 to force a decider in which he edged out Dennis 11-9. The next three games all went the way of the vistiting side without dropping a leg with Jon beating Graham, Kris beating David and John beating Graham. Game five saw the Conservatives register a leg when Dennis took the first against Kris, only for Kris to take the next three without reply. David followed suit in the next game to take the first leg against Jon before Jon closed out the next three. Seeming to like a scoreline of 3-1 game seven was no disappointment, this time Kris got past Graham in four. The final two singles went the way of the visiting side with John and Jon completing their maximums on the night against David and Dennis respectively. The doubles saw Dennis and Graham take on John and Jon, and again a scoreline of 3-1 followed to the visiting side. A very competitive opening for Conservatives. Final score 0-10, player of the night, John Welsh.