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Suffolk Fours 2018/2019

There was an increase in the number of entries this year, with 35 teams competing. Playing in 7 groups of 5, the top two teams from each group would qualify for the knockout round plus the two best third placed teams. Those 16 teams would play off for the 8 spots for Finals Day.

Group 1
Before the two teams came to play one another in their final game both Hundon A and Barrow A had won 3 times and had qualified. That game went to Barrow who won the group.

Group 2
Cockfield B
completed their games with only one dropped point, Knodishall B finished second on 6 points and Gt Blakenham A made it through as one of the 2 third placed teams, on 5 points.

Group 3
Only one shot separated the top 2 teams, with Witnesham B finishing on 6 points and 34 shots and Belstead/Brockley a single shot behind.

Group 4
Claydon B
and Barking A both went into their final game against one another knowing that they had already qualified. Barking won it to finish top on 7 points.

Group 5
Claydon A
won the group, winning all 4 games, while Knodishall A finished as runners-up on 6 points.

Group 6
dropped just 1 point to win the group, Gt Blakenham B finished in second on 6 points and Withersfield's 5 points was enough to see them through in 3rd place.

Group 7
Chelmondiston A
won all their games to top the group with Hundon B comfortably in second on 6 points.

Knockout Round
Barking A
just came through to beat Gt Blakenham B 5-3, Gt Blakenham A held off Witnesham B to win 6-5, Knodishall A ran out comfortable winners 12-4 against Claydon B after going behind early on, Claydon A finished well to beat Withersfield 9-5, Hundon B held off a resurgent Kelsale/Knodishall for a 5-4 win, Hundon A made it comfortably through with an 11-4 win over Chelmondiston A, Barrow A grabbed a 5-4 victory over Knodishall B by winning the last end and Belstead/Brockley held on to beat Cockfield B 6-3.

Barking -
Tom, Sam, Rite & Pete Runnacles
Barrow -
J Pitcher, M Stark, P Crawford & C Maund
Belstead/Brockley -
Neil & Keith Jolly and Paul & Mike Daniels
Claydon -
Clint & Emma Watling, Matthew Crane and Ally Hobbs
Gt Blakenham -
Steven & Heather Cain, David Ford and John Varden
Hundon A - Ralph & Linda Sadgrove, Ellen Grube and Kevin Salmon
Hundon B -
Nick Wood, Ann Hathaway and Mary & Noddy O'Donoghue
Knodishall -
Chris & Shirley Tilbrook, Val Game & Ken Drane

You can find a full copy of the day's results here.