Search

Big hitter boosts Legends

PUBLISHED: 11:20 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:57 13 July 2010

SHERINGHAM Legends' Mid-Norfolk Sunday League campaign got off to an amazing start when 16-year-old Ben Plumb plundered 176 runs in 37 overs to put the issue beyond doubt against a below-strength Hindringham.

SHERINGHAM Legends' Mid-Norfolk Sunday League campaign got off to an amazing start when 16-year-old Ben Plumb plundered 176 runs in 37 overs to put the issue beyond doubt against a below-strength Hindringham.

It immediately makes him a contender for the Hansells Roll of Honour batting award.

Opening the batting, Plumb, whose previous career best was 40, started uncertainly and was dropped by Hindringham skipper Jeremy Greenwood diving to his right when on three.

However, he grew in confidence the longer he stayed at the crease and gained his half-century with a six over square leg.

He then raced to his hundred, again hitting a six over the leg-side boundary.

Pulling and driving powerfully, Plumb quickly moved on to 150 with yet another six over long on.

He was finally out for 176 going for his double century. Sheringham achieved a total of 286-6, with R Keeble contributing 34.

Hindringham replied gamely, scoring at a rate of eight an over until Grant Youngs (2-13), the pacy young left-armer, struck by taking two wickets in two balls - the second caught by Keeble at first slip off the shoulder of Joe Schofield.

This put paid to any faint hope Hindringham may have had of reaching the massive total and Chris Bishop, the promising Sheringham swing bowler cleared up the innings with a haul of 5-27.

Sheringham (21 points) beat Hindringham (4.)

Sheringham Cricket Club's 2008 season starts in earnest this weekend with the competitive Saturday cricket getting under way.

The first team, fresh from last season's title success, make their bow in Alliance Division Two, entertaining North Runcton A. The second team, in West Norfolk League Division Two, begin away to Leverington. On Sunday, Sheringham travel to Alliance Premier outfit Great Witchingham in the first round of the Carter Cup.

Senior nets start tomorrow at the Recreation Ground at 6pm. Youth coaching for anyone under 17 is now on Wednesdays at the Recreation Ground, 6-7.45pm, new players welcome, for information ring Matt Hudson on 01263 588231.

A terrific 153 not out by Aldborough A's Paul Reeve was the feature of Sunday's friendly against Happisburgh. Reeve's innings in a total of 253-5 brought a 78-run victory over the Lighthousemen. Reeve smashed sixes all around the Rec with good support by South African Tim Allen with 40. All of the home side's bowlers took a wicket.

In reply, Happisburgh ended on 175-8 in their 40 overs (Peter Donns 50.)

Saturday First XI home to Bradfield A, the A team Frettenham away at Britannia Barracks and on Sunday Hemsby at home in a friendly.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Norfolk News