Aldborough battle up table
In Norfolk League Division One Aldborough beat Shipdham to take a share of top spot in the table.On a day that turned to sunshine and blue sky Aldborough overcame the pitch and a resilient opposition to secure their third successive league victory on Saturday.
In Norfolk League Division One Aldborough beat Shipdham to take a share of top spot in the table.
On a day that turned to sunshine and blue sky Aldborough overcame the pitch and a resilient opposition to secure their third successive league victory on Saturday.
On winning the toss the Greens decided to bowl first and soon this decision was rewarded with Perry-Warnes 10-3-24-2 and Board taking early wickets.
Despite dropped catches and some indifferent fielding Shipdham wobbled to 45-6. Most destructive was Kevin Bacon who once again sizzled with his performance and finished the innings with figures of 12-4-27-4.
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A rearguard action from the belligerent Riches helped get the visitors off the hook.
Aldborough were rueing aspects of sloppiness with the ball in hand and some generous field placing.
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The total of 101 was not a great one but was 30 runs more than the opposition deserved, however Board 10-5-11-2 and Reeve 7-2-17-1 and Dingle 5-1-19-1 supplemented the good work of the more destructive Bacon and Perry-Warnes.
In reply and on a drying wicket Shipdham decided a 'bodyline' style attack was their only chance of victory. This tactic was fruitless as all the batsmen showed composure and control and despite some tricky balls to encounter Boro coasted towards victory in good time.
The wickets that did fall were down to three pieces of excellent fielding rather than the vagaries of the pitch and it was some very good concentration and application from Fell (24) and Cooper (48 no) that took the team within touching distance of the win.
It was left to the latter and man of the match Kevin Bacon to calmly take the home side to victory and a share of top spot in the division.