Barker's reach semi finals in national over 55 pairs

Billie and Melvyn Barker had a great days bowling at Daventry reaching as they reached the semi finals of the over 55 pairs. They had intially suffered a setback in losing their first group match but won their next two to claim runners up and faced Surrey 4 in the last 32 which they won comfortably 10-4. By the last sixteen stage they were the only Norfolk representatives left and continued their great run as they beat Devon 1 by 8-6. The quarter finals saw them up against Dorset 3 of Sue and Steve Stanton who they edged out 10-9 to set up a semi final against Worcestshire's Richard Rose and Richard Payne where they were beaten by just 8-10. Never the less the pair were overjoyed to have reached the semifinals, well done from all of the club!