Connaught A hit their cup target

CONNAUGHT A travelled to First Bus in Norwich for the away leg of their Norwich Cup semi-final. Connaught A led 15-9 after the first leg and needed to win five of the remaining 12 x six-end matches to reach an aggregate of 25 points for victory.

CONNAUGHT A travelled to First Bus in Norwich for the away leg of their Norwich Cup semi-final.

Connaught A led 15-9 after the first leg and needed to win five of the remaining 12 x six-end matches to reach an aggregate of 25 points for victory.

Connaught A reached their target after eight matches, more quickly than many had expected.

Results (skips' names): R Wells 3-5 and 10-3, L Fallows 10-1 and 6-1, T Musk 0-10 and 3-12, S Bragg 12-2 and 8-5. Lee Fallows, with Ollie Allen and Bill Adcock, and Sheila Bragg, with Peter Hambling and Gordon Wilcox, played confidently and accurately to win two matches each.

Connaught A did not find the First Bus mats as tricky as had been rumoured and made the necessary good start. They will meet old rivals, Hempnall, in a repeat of the 2006 final.

In an exciting Breckland League top-of-the-table contest Connaught A won 71-60 at home to Yaxham. R Oatway 15-18 v R Harris, R Wells 10-21 v O Secker, S Bragg 19-13 v J Turner and L Fallows 27-8 v D Cross.

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Connaught A were two matches and 25-39 down at the interval after some excellent Yaxham bowling. Then in a total reversal the last two matches were won with an aggregate score of 46-21.

Lee Fallows played brilliantly to skip Ollie Allen and Bill Adcock to a conclusive win.

On the adjoining mat Sheila Bragg, Peter Hambling and Gordon Wilcox combined very well in a hard-fought win against Yaxham's strongest triple skipped by John Turner.

In a Tens League match Connaught lost 45-57 and 0-3 at home to Kirby Bedon. Pairs: W Adcock 12-11 and G Wilcox 10-21. Triples: L Fallows 12-11 and R Wells 11-14.

Although winning two matches narrowly Connaught did not have the depth on the night to beat the strong Kirby Bedon side.