The Norwich Canary Annual Charity (AC) One Ball Tournament

Sunday 20th September

Report from the Manager – Terrey Sparks

Twelve pairs from the six clubs who participate in the E.A.C.F. northern section of the (A.C.) league congregated at the Norwich Club on Sunday to contest in a charity event for the ‘The Norwich Canary Trophy’, in which the winners would be entitled to nominate a local registered charity to where the total entry fees collected would be donated.

As there were 6 clubs represented each player to complete the fixture had to play 10 one ball games. However, the Manager had decreed that playing 7 would be sufficient. In determining the overall winner total wins would be added together and decided by the total games played. The team with the highest % average would be declared the winner.

This was the first time many competitors had played one ball but soon settled down to the experience and play was competitive and very close and it was not to the final stages that the result was decided.

The Great Dunham pairing of Duncan Hector & Charles Ostler Ran out the winners with 14 wins out of 19 games ie; 74%, Closely followed by the Managers select team of Peter Ross & Terrey Sparks on 12 wins out of 19 ie; 64%. Third place went to the Pinchbeck Pair of Ken Knock & Sally Farrow with9 wins out of 19 games ie; 48%. A special mention should be made regarding the performance of Peter Ross who won 9 out of his 10 games, an exceptionally performance.

As winners, the Great Dunham team nominated ‘The Swaffham & Litcham Home Hospice Support Charity’ to receive the £70 raised in entry fees and donations. Which to which ‘Gift Aid’ was added raised the amount to £87.50.

Well, done to all who participated a truly pleasant and entertaining day enjoyed by all.

Photo: Sarah Barley