Individual Match Reports:-
5 March 2000 / 9 April 2000 / 14 May 2000 / 11 June 2000
9 July 2000 / 13 August 2000 / 10 September 2000
8 October 2000 / 12 November 2000 / 10 December 2000
|FINAL TEAM RANKINGS December 2000|
|MENS 'A' TEAM|
|MENS 'B' TEAM|
With the trials out of the way, all existing and new players to the Suffolk squad were keyed up for the first match of the season against Bedfordshire. The A Team, comprising Samm Bemment, Alan Mower, Richard Kear, Steve Kane, Jamie Cann, Justin Saunders, Darren Mitchell, Richard Sweny, Phil Dyer and newcomers Ned Acton and Sean Saunders, started well winning the first session 6 frames to 5.
The Team, gathering momentum in the second session, stormed into a 14 frame to 8 lead, winning seven frames in succession.
With two more sessions to go, the Team sensed victory, only needing 9 more frames out of the remaining 22 to win. However, Bedfordshire started to fight back and in the third session closed the gap by one frame to trail 14 frames to 19.
With Suffolk only needing 4 frames to win from the last session, there was still great anticipation. The start of the fourth session saw frames going each way, but then Bedfordshire suddenly saw the light and took the final five frames, just winning the match 23 frames to 21.
Good performances by Samm Bemment winning 4 out of 4 and newcomer Ned Acton for winning 3 out of 4 frames.
A new year, a new team comprising some of the existing players, joined by the successful trialists. The B Team, comprising Phil Cullingford (Captain), Jon Huggins, Dave Welham, Julian Adams (Men’s Team Manager), Bryan Bumstead, Sean Whelan, Gary Flatt, Paul Slinger, Kevin Byford, Richard Mann, Tony Kiel, Rob Rowlinson, Stuart Boulter and Lenny Smith, started with confidence winning the first session 6 frames to 5.
Going into the second session the frames went each way culminating in the match standing at 11 frames all. The third session was just as tight with Bedfordshire going one frame in front. Going into the final session, Suffolk now needed 7 frames to win the match. With Suffolk taking the first four frames of the final session they looked like they were going to win, but Bedfordshire took them all the way to the line to finally draw the match at 22 frames all.
Excellent performance by Kevin Byford who won all four of his frames. Bryan Bumstead and newcomer Gary Flatt also did well, both taking 3 out of their 4 frames.
The first match of the season saw Suffolk Ladies away to Bedfordshire. The Team, comprising new Captain/Ladies Manager Kim O’Brien, Clare Seaman, Donna Green, Karen Andrews, Valerie Adams, Deb Pullen, Norma Nagle, Alex Roper, Haley Harding, Zanya Archer, Leah Willett, Lynne Moore, Angie Smith and newcomers Zowie Button and Trudy Acton, got off to a slow start playing against a much improved Bedfordshire team. As nerves settled and after being behind for much of the match, Suffolk Ladies gradually pulled back with a 13 to 11 frame lead just after the second session. With games going one way and then the other over the next session, the final session proved to be the deciding factor with Suffolk ladies confidently winning the match 23 frames to 21.
A good all round performance from the Suffolk Ladies and in particular impressive performances from Donna Green, Karen Andrews and Clare Seaman. Congratulations also to the two new players, Zowie Button and Trudy Acton.
Suffolk Youths, comprising Stephen Lish, George Barker, Dewi Evans, Paul Keeble, Craig Canham, Darryl Green, Mark Keeble, Leighton Mitchell, Tony Cracknell, Sam Jeffrey, Daniel Devido, James Bouldin and Robert Reed, went into this match knowing that they required a good result to get them on their way in this first match of the current season. Suffolk opened by winning the first five frames to lead 5-0 before finishing the first leg leading 9 frames to 2.
The start of the second set of 11 frames Suffolk pulled a further frame ahead before Bedfordshire pegged one back. Suffolk then proceeded to win the next three frames in succession before a determined fight back from Bedfordshire with the end result of the second leg Suffolk leading 15 frames to 7.
The start of the third leg Bedfordshire won the first, Suffolk then pulling out all the stops to take the next 9 frames in succession before the final session finally ending with Bedfordshire pegging a frame back; the end result Suffolk leading 24 frames to 9 going into the final leg.
Again, a determined effort from Bedfordshire, resulted in a closely fought final leg. However, Suffolk coming out the winners overall by 30 frames to 14. An excellent result for the Suffolk squad. Special mentions for Stephen Lish and Sam Jeffrey who both each won all of their four frames, with George Barker, Dewi Evans, Craig Canham, Darryl Green and Mark Keeble each winning 3 out of 4.
Overall, an excellent performance.
A disappointing result in the second match of the season against Cambridgeshire with Suffolk A losing by 13 frames to 31. Cambridgeshire turned up with a very strong side and played well. Unfortunately Suffolk were guilty of missing the few chances they had but now look forward to their next match against Hertfordshire. Good performance from Jamie Cann winning three of his four games.
A good first win of the season for the Men's B Team beating Cambridgeshire 26 frames to 18. Excellent team performance although slightly quiet and lacking in enthusiasm towards the end of the match. Good performances from Phil Cullingford winning all four of his games and to Gary Flatt, Bryan Bumstead, Julian Adams and Trevor Cook for winning three of their four games.
After losing the first session against Cambridgeshire ladies, Suffolk picked themselves up returning to winning form. With outstanding performances from Donna Green, Karen Andrews, Deb Pullen, Leah Willett, Trudy Acton and Kim O'Brien, all winning three frames and Claire Seaman winning four. Suffolk eventually won the match with style, 27 - 17. Well played to all involved!
Third game of the season saw the Suffolk Men's A Team win their match against Hertfordshire with some inspirational playing. After losing the first session 6 frames to 5, the Team got themselves together and stepped up a gear or two to take 18 frames out of the next 22, leading after the third session 23 frames to 10. With only one more session to go the Team concentrated on gaining as many points as possible and took the final session 6 frames to 5; winning the match by 29 frames to 15.
Excellent performances by Samm Bemment, Alan Mower and Richard Kear each winning all four of their frames and to Jamie Cann, Phil Dyer and Richard Sweny each winning three of their four frames. Congratulations also to first time A Team players, Phil Cullingford and Gary Flatt.
Currently ranked third in the Region, the Suffolk Men's B Team needed a good win over Hertfordshire Men's B to help them on the way to the Region 4 title. With two of their regular players joining the A Team, Suffolk pulled together and with perseverance and a good standard of play, attained their goal and won the match 26 frames to 18.
Good performances by Jon Huggins, winning all four of his games and to Sean Whelan, Keith Peck and Trevor Cook who each won three of their four games.
Unfortunately, Hertfordshire Ladies could only raise nine players. So with an eight frame start, Suffolk Ladies were keen to make a high score which proved to be the case with Suffolk dominating each session winning the match 30 frames to 14.
Excellent performances by all players but special mention to Clare Seaman winning all four of her frames and to Zanya Archer who one three of her four frames.
Another good result for Suffolk Youths. Hertfordshire Youths took an early lead in the match in the first session but Suffolk Youths pegged back to lead 6 frames to 5. Suffolk's lead gradually increased over the duration of the match finally winning 27 frames to 17.
A good all round performance by the Team. Special mention to Dewi Evans and Mark Keeble winning all four of their frames and to Christopher Kyle on his first County game winning three of his four frames and to James Bouldin also taking three of his four frames. Mark Keeble was awarded player of the match on his outstanding performance.
This surely puts Suffolk Youths in a commanding position in the table.
Suffolk beat Norfolk 24 - 20
Suffolk lost 30 - 14
Suffolk A carried on their fight to reach the top of the table by continuing their good form against Essex winning the match 26 frames to 18. Suffolk stormed into the lead in the first session taking the lead with 9 frames to 2, followed by a good win in the second session of 7 frames to 4. The third session saw Suffolk relax slightly albeit just taking that session 6 frames to 5 but after having the game in the bag, relaxed totally and gave the last session to Essex. Good solid performances by all players.
Excellent performance by Trevor Cook, with only his second time in the A, winning all four of his games. Good results again from Richard Kear, Phil Dyer, Justin Saunders and Richard Sweny each winning 3 out of their 4 games.
Another great result saw Suffolk B Team taking the win over Essex by 24 frames to 20. A very slow start from Suffolk in the first session meant that they started the second session 4 frames to 7 down. However, a complete turn around in the second session winning 7 frames to 4 levelled the match 11 frames all. Now the challenge began. Suffolk continued the pressure against Essex again taking the third session 7 frames to 4. With frames going each way in the final session, Suffolk eventually took the last three games to take the match.
Good all round team performance and good individual performances from Sean Whelan, Darren Mitchell, Stuart Boulter and Richard Mann each winning 3 out of 4 frames and to Paul Slinger winning 2 out of 2 frames.
After the disappointing loss last month against Norfolk, Suffolk Ladies pulled together with a great atmosphere and prepared for battle against big rivals, Essex.
The match ran evenly for most of the day, the first session going to Suffolk, 6-5, the second, Essex 6-5. Valerie Adams played a great match winning three out of four. The return of Bex Osborne was welcomed with three good wins, and, proving to be a valuable new player, Trudy Acton continued her winning streak with four wins, despite popular belief, her low cut shirt had nothing to do with her brilliant performance!!! Kim O'Brien also won four frames.
It was going to be a close match, but at the end of a hard day with a good all round performance, Suffolk won 23 - 21.
Top of the table clash - Suffolk opened up a 3-0 lead and ended the first session leading 8-3. Suffolk then took the next 5 frames to take a commanding 13-3 lead and ended the second session 14-7 in front. Essex had started to fight back and a spirited performance by Essex saw them reduce the difference to end the third session with Suffolk leading overall by 19-14.
In the final session, Suffolk edged further ahead winning 4 out of the next 5 to secure a win. However, Essex then took the next 5 frames before losing the final frame.
A good win for Suffolk but a little disappointing by allowing Essex back into this match. Mark Keeble and Stephen Lish each winning 4 out of 4 now takes both these players to No1 and No 2 respectively in the Regional rankings. Man of the match awards to Mark Keeble and Stephen Lish.
Congratulations to both players and also to George Barker, Paul Keeble and Tony Cracknell each winning 3 out of 4 matches.
Suffolk now lead the Region by 5 points. Next match at home to Beds.
Another solid team performance from the Men's A team saw them beating Bedfordshire A team by 28 frames to 16. Suffolk took the first session by one frame and at the end of the second session, after a minor glitch, led the match 14 frames to 8. Suffolk's consistency over the next two sessions taking each session 7 frames to 4 ensured an excellent win over Bedfordshire.
Good performances from all players with special mention to Samm Bemment, Steve Kane, Ned Acton, Trevor Cook, Justin Saunders and Richard Sweny each winning 3 of their 4 frames.
A disappointing result against Bedfordshire on this return match saw Bedfordshire win the match by 25 frames to 19. Suffolk started of by just losing the first session by one frame but by end of the second session they were 9 frames to 13 down. A good third session would have evened the match but this was not to be and Suffolk only took 10 of the remaining 22 frames from the third and last sessions.
Good performances from Paul Slinger, Keith Peck and Dave Welham each winning three of their four frames and to Tony Fahy winning 2 out of 2.
Suffolk ladies, although somewhat slow at the beginning of the match, soon got it together and played almost to their full potential against third placed Bedfordshire. Trudy Acton continued her successful first season with another four wins. Karen Andrews, suffering with a pelvic injury, played at her best and, won maximum frames. Captain, Kim O'Brien also won four.
Zanya Archer, Donna Green and Norma Nagel, all growing stronger and more confident with each match, all won three games each. It was a good, strong and confident team which sent Bedfordshire ladies home with a 30 - 14 defeat. Suffolk ladies now look forward to their next match at Wisbech and are quietly confident of reaching the inter-county finals!!
A good solid performance by Suffolk although had an early set-back in the first leg trailing 5 frames to 6. Suffolk then started to get their act together to take the next 5 frames in a row before a slight recovery from Bedfordshire to end the 2nd leg leading 14-8.
An evenly fought 3rd leg ended with Suffolk leading 20-13 frames. The final leg saw Suffolk take 9 of the available 11 frames to win the match comfortably by 29 frames to 15.
Special mention to Dewi Evans and Sam Jeffrey who both won all four of their frames and to Stephen Lish, Craig Canham, Chris Kyle, Paul Keeble and Mark Keeble each winning 3 out of their 4 frames. Mark Keeble still retains his number one regional position.
Suffolk lost 25 - 19
Suffolk B won 25 - 19
Suffolk won 24 - 20
Suffolk won 23 - 21
Suffolk lost 28 - 16
Suffolk lost 27 - 17
Suffolk lost 24 - 20
Suffolk won 23 - 21
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