The 70’s lost 2 players to the 75’s team this year but compensated by gaining Philip Tye from the 65’s team and Mike Musson returning after 2 years with a serious knee injury. So with David Hunt, Charles Armstrong and captain Mike Huggins, this squad played all the matches in Intercounty Division 2, but narrowly missed out on promotion to Div 1 by only finishing 3rd in their division.
An early season trip to Malvern to play Hereford & Worcester in April was rewarded by convincing wins for Huggins & Tye and hard fought games for Hunt & Armstrong to give Norfolk a 3-1 win.
A busy July started well with a trip to High Wycombe to play Bucks. With Musson playing in place of Armstrong, his magic resulted in a convincing ?? win by 40 games to 38 after rubbers and sets were tied.
A long trip to Poole to play Dorset in temperatures above 30 C was next – all players disappointed at missing vital points or games which should have made a 4-0 defeat very much closer. The food was good though and some people made a few days holiday of it !!
At last Norfolk were at home but Essex –by far the best team in the division – came out 3-1 winners but credit to Musson playing with Tye this time for their victory.
The team completed their matches at home with a resounding 4-0 and 48 -18 game score against Devon.
Mike Huggins