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Mat attack success for Wymondham

PUBLISHED: 09:49 15 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:09 14 July 2010

WYMONDHAM Short Mat Bowls Club have already enjoyed some success before the start of the Breckland League season with the team winning the Hingham Challenge Trophy in September.

WYMONDHAM Short Mat Bowls Club have already enjoyed some success before the start of the Breckland League season with the team winning the Hingham Challenge Trophy in September.

With skips Chris Mann and Debbie Phillips both having 100 percent records for the day, Wymondham finished top with 127 shots with Watton second (97). Hingham finished third then Diss.

This was also a chance for most of the squad to wear their new polo shirts which C Mann had worked on to achieve before the league season started and have received good comments from various other clubs.

This included Banham who were the first team to play against Wymondham in the Breckland League this season. The home side made a good start with P Saunders, M Fisher and S Phillips beating C Smith, R Dunning and T Blackburn 16-10. This was a confident win for Wymondham who restricted the away side to only winning seven of the 18 ends.

The second match of the first session saw D Durrant, B Saunders and P King draw with V Hambling, J Gooday and J Blackburn.

The away side made a great start with a 9-2 lead after nine ends but a spirited comeback from the home side saw them score three fours in four ends to see them go 14-11 up, but the home side had to be content with a 15-15 draw.

The second session saw T Emms, M Linsdell and C Mann sweep aside E Smith, M Seagar and R Kerrison 32-7 - a good all-round performance and an encouraging one for youngster Mark Linsdell who played well as a second along ide Chris Mann at skip who was at his usual high standard.

The other game in the session saw S Archer, S Foster and D Phillips lose to V Footer, D Grey and J Williamson. This was a match that after three ends looked like the home side was going to run away with as they lead 6-0.

But as the Banham triple got to grips with the mat they hit back with a five on the next end and managed to restrict the strong Wymondham block. A four on end 17 was the final blow as the Wymondham triple lost 14-19.

The final result of 7-3 (77-51) is one Wymondham will look to improve upon as they come up against Breckland league giants Connaught A next Monday which is also at home.

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