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Bradfield bowler repeats masterclass

PUBLISHED: 11:20 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:41 13 July 2010

Bradfield secured their second maximum points haul in a row at Bradenham with a decisive 143-run victory, David Yarham following up his previous week's seven-wicket haul with six victims.

Bradfield secured their second maximum points haul in a row at Bradenham with a decisive 143-run victory, David Yarham following up his previous week's seven-wicket haul with six victims.

Bradfield scored at a steady rate right from the start despite loosing Register (9) and Grapes (4) in the first 20 overs.

Botwright and Bidewell looked in good form, especially Botwright who made a classy 64.

Wiseman (44) and Bidewell (46) increased the tempo. Yarham (36) and Delucchi (19) gained vital boundaries until Whyte dismissed them both to pick up his fourth wicket which left Reynolds at the death to again improvise with a quick 18 to leave Bradfield on a good score of 251-7.

Bradenham's openers Mathews and Thurley made a positive start against the pace of Robinson and Delucchi, putting on 26. But Delucchi pulled up injured and had to be replaced by Reynolds, which turned the game Bradfield's way with Reynolds dismissing both openers, leaving Bradenham on 35-2.

A Kimber removed Whyte soon after, caught of a mistimed drive, bowling a tidy spell of seven overs for just 15 runs.

Yarham was then brought into the attack, taking the wicket of Denmark for 30. He then took two more wickets setting up a hat-trick in his next. He did not get it, but again ripped through the opposition taking 6-15 his last in the 44th over to secure the victory. Bradenham all out for 108.

The East Coast Man of Match: David Yarham 6-15 (last week 7-13).

Bradfield A followed up their winning draw against Mallards with a comfortable win against Thetford.

Having won the toss, the visitors elected to bat first, but were dealt a devastating blow as opener Richardson was bowled by E Locke in the opening over. This set the tone, as Locke, backed by T Bush, contained Thetford's batsmen.

Bowling changes brought N Bartholomew and A Robertson into the attack and they maintained a tight line. Wickets fell at regular intervals with the run rate hovering around two per over into the 33rd.

Fortune favoured S Conroy early in his innings as he instilled some urgency, as did R Conroy when he joined him at the crease. This pairing added 53 valuable runs, but this partnership was broken by T Bush as S Conroy's luck ran out.

Thetford's innings closed on 144 for eight, with Bradfield picking up a wicket with a run-out on the last ball.

A steady start was made by Bradfield's J Amies and S Kimber. Upping the ante, S Kimber started to dominate the Thetford bowlers, hitting boundaries at every opportunity. Bowling changes brought wickets as J Amies fell to Siriwardena and S Holmes to James.

In the meantime Kimber reached his half-century. Immediately after drinks, Siriwardena struck again, bowling Kimber for a fine 56. With two new batsmen at the crease, K Register and E Locke, Thetford failed to apply some pressure.

Register and Locke both looked fairly untroubled. As the total required approached, Register was caught for 28 and Locke remained not out 20.

This was a good all-round team effort, with excellent bowling and fine batting performances, backed up with some good fielding. Papworth Farms man of the match, for his knock of 56, was Sam Kimber.

Bradfield continued their Sunday campaign with an impressive 10-wicket victory against Belton.

Belton decided to bat, putting on 40 for the first wicket, with S Kimber and young T J Wiseman failing to get any movement with the new ball. Wheeler, then dismissed openers Bird and Warner with some well-flighted spin.

P Abbs replaced Kimber and came up against two wristy batsmen who threatened to compile a big score. However, P Abbs removed Chandalani and young Johnson picked off captain Ashling for 44 on his debut. Khan carried on the big hitting until holing out to Yarham for 42.

Bradfield gained control in the closing overs, with Yarham picking up another two and another young debutant, S Abbs, picking up his first league wicket, to leave Belton 183 all out.

Bradfield's reply was all one-way traffic, as Grapes (71 not out) and P Abbs (87 not out) put the Belton bowlers to the sword, reaching their target in only the 23rd over. Bradfield entertain Halvergate on Sunday.

Lees Flooring men of match: Nick Grapes and Peter Abbs.


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