Club extend lead to eleven points

An 8-2 home win against Hingham has put the club eleven points clear of surprise second placed Harling Unicorns on fourty nine points. The two teams meet at Harling on Wednesday which should prove to be an entertaining spectacle after they dispatched Banham 10-0 (110-39) in their previous home match. The first session on Monday night saw R. Steele, B. Saunders and J. Pye beat P. Roache, J. Higgs and J. Higgs 30-8. This was a comfortable victory for Roger, Brian and Jack who played confidently as ends eleven and twelve saw them score back to back fives to put clear daylight between the two sides at 22-6. On mat 2 B. Barker, L. Hawksworth and J. Sparham beat J. Hunter, P. Groombridge and M. White 19-11. This match proved to be a match for the skips as both had work to do throughout. Hingham took an early 3-4 lead with Michael White playing some good shots to keep his triple in it, he continued to cause problems for Wymondham but four shots on end five had given the home triple a lead to work with. Jon played solidly to restrict Hingham to no more than singles and braces thorugh the eighteen ends. Billie and Laura came back into the match late on where they scored on five of the remaining seven ends by 9-3 to see them winning by eight shots for a hard fought win. The second session saw H. Stratton, M. Barker and D. Sparham lose to W. Tweed, G. Wilcox and K. Thomas 14-17. With Pat and Mark currently out of the team Hayley was also struggling with a back problem but vowed to play on but will definately be out for Wednesday night. This is to take nothing away from the Hingham triple who played well and gave very little away. Three and five shots picked up by them early on gave them a 3-10 lead after six ends. The home triple battled and reduced the lead to 9-12 after twelve ends but another good spell by Hingham saw them pick up six shots over five ends to lead 9-17 with three ends to play. Although Wymondham battled to pick up a 2,1,2 it was not enough to deny Hingham a deserved win. On mat 2 M. Fisher, J. Jeffery and C. Mann beat W. Townsend, G. Tweed and M. Hunter 27-7. The result shows another comfortable win but early on with the score at 7-5 Hingham had threatened to make a game of it but some loose ends had cost them later on with a couple of fours picked up by the home triple. John and Chris steered Wymondham home to a solid win in the end.