Aldborough CC are out of luck
Aldborough (126-7) were unfortunate to Garboldisham A (129-7) by three wickets in Alliance Division Five.
Put in to bat with the outfield still wet from the previous day's heavy rain, Aldborough found boundaries hard to come by, with only eight scored through the whole of their innings. After losing Robinson (2) early due to a mistimed cut, Cramp (11) and Youngman (14) moved the score to 29 before Youngman was caught behind. Cramp fell shortly after mistiming a slower ball and Perry-Warnes (1) was caught behind, leaving Aldborough 40-4.
Buxton (28) and Skinner (35) then shared a 55 run partnership, with some solid batting and alert running between the wickets. At 93-4 after 34 overs they knew a big push was required and in trying to achieve this Buxton was run out. Board (2) could not carry on from where he left off the previous week and after Skinner was caught seeking to hit a boundary it was left to Siddall (5no) and the still unbeaten Swinbourne (1no) to see the innings to a close.
After tea, Garboldisham made a good start, putting 23 on the board before Board (9-1-32-2) bowled one of the openers. He followed this up with the wicket of the other opener and with Perry-Warnes (11-3-38-1) picking up a third wicket, Aldborough reduced their opponents to 34-3. A partnership of 32 for the fourth wicket then gave Garboldisham some comfort as they took the score to 66-3.
Dingle (8-0-35-3) managed to break the partnership with a good catch taken by Board at mid-off. He followed this up with a quick second wicket and with Cramp (3-0-14-1) picking up the skipper's wicket shortly after, the game was finely balanced with Garboldisham 96-6.
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The outfield had now dried out and balls were now running up the slope to the boundary, something that had not happened during Aldborough's innings. Despite Black Boys man of the match Dingle picking up a third wicket and Moakes keeping it tight, Garboldisham edged home.
Aldborough Sunday XI (122 all out) lost to Dersingham Sunday XI (123-1) by 9 wickets. Following an invitation to participate in the Norfolk Association of Cricket Officials Shield, Aldborough welcomed Norfolk Cricket Alliance Division 3 side Dersingham to the Green. After losing the toss, Aldborough found themselves put in to bat on a damp wicket.
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Perry-Warnes (1) fell early, bringing Youngman (43) to the crease. He was the key contributor of a 59 run partnership with Cramp (21) and made batting look relatively easy. After setting himself for a big score, Youngman then played around a straight full toss and was bowled. This brought in Phillips (9) who played sensibly before also being bowled. Cramp and Taylor (12) moved the score to 105 before Cramp played on in the 24th over, starting the dominoe effect of Aldborough's batting collapse, with 105-3 soon becoming 122 all out.
In response, Dersingham wasted little time in reaching the total set, with some confident and aggressive batting. Perry-Warnes picked up the sole wicket to be taken.