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.

More news stories

11:50
Joe Perry

Joe Perry has won his first major ranking title.

11:00
Young film makers from St Peter’s Lodge attended a premiere at The Luxe Cinema.

Pupils got a thrill when they saw their film on the big screen.

Yesterday, 10:59
Nonita Karajevaite and Tadas Zaleskas. Photo: Norfolk Police/PA Wire

.

An inquiry into the deaths of a couple who had been walking barefoot on the A47 near King’s Lynn has been closed by police who remain “puzzled” by what happened.

Yesterday, 09:09
Chairman of govenors Ben Gibbs and principal Catherine Jekinson-Dix have both resigned.

The entire governing body of Ely College was dissolved at a special meeting on Thursday – hours before the principal and two vice principals also announced they were leaving.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

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