Aldborough CC’s return to Green ruined by rain
Aldborough's long awaited Norfolk Alliance return to Aldborough Green ended frustratingly early as the heavens opened to end the home side's chances of victory.
Put in to bat, Aldborough lost both openers early. Mike Cramp (17) and Anthony Butterworth (17) both then made starts before getting themselves out caught.
Aldborough's innings got back on track with a 110 partnership between Jamie Perry-Warnes (96) and Mark Holroyd (31 not out). Perry-Warnes was the main aggressor, with his innings including six fours and eight sixes as the Thetford bowlers struggled to control him. However one shot too many brought his downfall, robbing him of a much deserved century. Holroyd played the perfect supporting role throughout, rotating the strike and chipping in with five fours himself.
With dark grey clouds having loomed for much of Aldborough's innings, the inevitable downpour came three overs after tea and ruined any chances of further play for the day, with Thetford on 10 without loss.
Black Boys Man of the Match was: Jamie Perry-Warnes
Aldborough U11s (226-18) lost to Old Catton U11s (402-0) on Aldborough Green.
Batting first, Mallards posted 402-0 as they showed their much greater experience. Aldborough battled well and were unlucky not to be rewarded with some wickets. But for some fine boundary fielding, Mallards could have posted more. Tom Love was the pick of the Aldborough bowlers.
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In response, it was always going to be an uphill struggle for Aldborough to overhaul Mallards' total. Mallards accuracy with the ball was telling as Aldborough lost 18 wickets during their 16 overs. Gus Cringle top scored for Aldborough, with his innings including a delicate flick through fine leg for four.