Summer cup successfully retained to end summer on high

After what was in the end a disappointing summer league campaign where Bob Carter won it with a game to spare, the club responded well to deny Carter the double in a highly competitive summer cup final at St. Faith's. The first session saw Jon Sparham, John Jeffery and Chris Mann beat John Turner, Simon Willies and David Lamb 19-14. Both sides missed oppourtunites early on to take convincing leads with high scores conceded. After six ends Wymondham held a one shot lead at 9-8 and ends nine to eleven proved in the end to be decisive as 3,2,2 gave the triple a 16-10 lead which was seen out to win 19-14. On mat 2 Mark Linsdell, Debbie Sparham and Jack Pye lost 10-12 to Nigel Willard, Melvin Woods and Jason Woods. The match was an extremely competitve affair which saw Carter get the upper hand early on to lead 3-7 having seen the Wymondham triple fail to score for six consecutive ends. Their play improved and ended up seeing them lead 10-8 with two ends remaining. The last end saw Jack having a chance of winning the match but he missed the jack and in the end Jason knocked it in the ditch to secure three shots and level the tie.

The second session saw Jon Sparham, John Jeffery and Chris Mann pick up their second win of the night beating Nigel Willard, Melvin Woods and Jason Woods 13-7. This was a faily similar performance from their first game which saw all three players in and out of the match. The early stages saw the match tied at 4-4 after seven ends but then missed shots by Carter saw Wymondham captalise as they won five of the next six ends to lead 13-5 and with the last two ends saw dropped singles which kept the shots in their favour. Mark Linsdell, Debbie Sparham and Jack Pye endured anothe tough start and found themselves 3-10 down after eight ends. With the tie overall at this stage looking in Carter's favour, captain Jack Pye played a masterstroke and did the right thing by changing the triple and putting Mark at skip and Deb at lead and this now vastly improved the triples performance. Mark's demeanour had seen his performance improve and was now playing end winning shots with some excellent draws under pressure. The match had turned on it's head and by end fourteen the triple had completed the turnaround and with the other mat now finished the club had won the cup again.

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