GALLERY: Terrington St Clement win the West Norfolk Village Games by the narrowest of margins

13:28 30 June 2014

The Inter Village Games in King

The Inter Village Games in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Archant © 2014

There was only a point in it in the end. Terrington St Clement saw off Dersingham by 41 points to 40 to win the medium village trophy for the second year running in the West Norfolk Village Games.

The Inter Village Games in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe Inter Village Games in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

Harpley, Houghton and the Massinghams won the small village trophy for the first time after the four communities joined forces for the first time, pipping the Tilneys into second place.

Terrington joint manager Cheryl Thompson said: “We won last year, so we’re really pleased to come back and retain the title.

“We weren’t so sure this year because we’ve got some good teams in this year. We know Dersingham, we knew they’d put up a strong fight.”

Julie Austin, joint manager of Harpley, Houghton and the Massinghams, said: “It’s the first time we’ve joined Harpley, Great Massingham, Little Massingham and Houghton, it’s just brilliant to be combined.

The Inter Village Games in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian BurtThe Inter Village Games in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt

“The senior netball team, the junior bowls and the rounders team beat all the medium villages as well.”

Both winners and second-placed teams will enter the regional final in Norwich in two weeks’ time.

Feltwell narrowly missed out in the medium villages, coming third with 39 points. Heacham came fourth, with 38, GLEAM (Gayton, Leziate, East Winch, Ashwicken and Middleton) fifth, with 37, West Winch and the Walpoles came joint sixth, with 23 and the Wiggenhalls eighth, with 21.

Competitors took part in a variety of indoor and outdoor sports at Lynnsport, ranging from darts to five-a-side. Heavy rain delayed the start of the rounders.

There was a round of applause before results were announced in memory of Geoff Sturgeon, who recently passed away from cancer, who organised the badminton tournament at the games for 24 years.

West Norfolk mayor Barry Ayres said the team work and cameraderie generated by the event were “incredibly valuable” to West Norfolk.

Yesterday, 14:05
Disgraced cleric, the Rev Stephen Talbot

A former police chaplain who downloaded indecent images of children smashed his computer’s hard drive and dropped parts in bins in Soham and Ely on the night before police arrived to arrest him.

Yesterday, 08:57
The Rannerlow-owned building which overlooks Ely's market square.

Developers have promised to transform an eyesore building which overlooks Ely’s historic market square into an area residents “can be proud of” as part of a sweeping redevelopment.

Yesterday, 08:37

A 19-year-old man is to be sentenced after stealing four pairs of ladies underwear from a house in Soham.

Yesterday, 17:32
Cast of Oliver at Soham (Viva production)

Review of Viva Youth Theatre’s production of ‘Oliver’ at The Brook, Soham on Wednesday March 4.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition