Club hold five point lead halfway through season

A maximum away win at Shropham was probably expected by most people and so it emerged as all four triples won comfortably in the end with Pat Saunders, Simon Warnes and Debbie Sparham prouducing a 29-3 win. The biggest match of the season so far would be the home match against Carleton Rode which saw a battling display by the home side. Mary Fisher, John Jeffery and Jon Sparham came from 0-5 down to emerge 18-8 winners against Ann Biddulph, Dave Blundell and Neil Davidson while Billie Barker, Simon Warnes and Debbie Sparham won 20-7 against Jill Davidson, Trish Taylor and Russell Davidson. The second session saw Roger Steele, Steve Easter and Melvyn Barker again came from behind on mat 1 trailing 1-4 to win through 17-11 against Angela Bond, Morris Taylor and John Jarvis. The other match saw a tight affair between Hayley Osborne, Owen Cranston, Chris Mann and Mike Newby, Terry Newby and Karl Newby. The visitng triple made the better start and a poor eighth end saw the home side drop three shots and trailed 2-8. The response saw the home triple win six of the remaining eight ends but saw them come up short by one shot with the last end seeing the home triple narrowly missing out on four shots for the win. Apart from the disappointment of losing the match it was a solid 8-2 win by the team and still puts them in a healthy position at the top of the league. The big match will be the return visit to Carleton Rode in January and a big result either way could prove to be pivotal in winning the league.