Ashmanhaugh beat weather and rivals

IN the only Norfolk Alliance game to survive the weather, on a cloudy Saturday Ashmanhaugh travelled to near rivals Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers A in Division Three and won by eight wickets.

IN the only Norfolk Alliance game to survive the weather, on a cloudy Saturday Ashmanhaugh travelled to near rivals Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers A in Division Three and won by eight wickets.

The game was able to start on time due to good covers having protected the wicket against overnight and morning rain.

Ashmanhaugh won the toss and invited Norwich and Coltishall to bat first. The batsmen got off to a good start against the pace attack of Alex Metcalfe and Tauseef Satti. Anthony Jones, Norwich and Coltishall overseas player, played some fine shots, scoring heavily.

However with the score on 48, Mike Harman in his first over bowled R Humphries for 13.


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The batsmen were finding Harman difficult to play and the middle order all fell to his bowling.

However, Stuart Warminger took the key wicket of Jones, who was well caught in the deep by Bernie Everett for 60.

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Harman completed his 12 overs by taking five wickets for only 19 runs and Doug Riley polished off the tail taking three wickets for seven runs. Norwich and Coltishall were all out for 115 in the 39th over

In reply Ashmanhaugh's openers had to withstand some good bowling from Jones and Alexander.

However Satti, after a cautious

start, began to accelerate the scoring and he and Everett took the total to 91 before Satti was bowled by Jones for a fine 65.

Everett (22) was dismissed soon afterwards so it was left to Danny Flint (16) and Rod Gant (7) to take Ashmanhaugh past the 115 target in the 30th over for a comprehensive victory.

This was a very good all-round performance from Ashmanhaugh, the highlights being Mike Harman's excellent bowling and Satti's batting.

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