Bradfield's Botwright hits 91

Bradfield 258-5 had a winning draw against Norwich 152-9 in the Norfolk Alliance Division One.Put into bat, Bradfield amassed 258 on a good strip. Ed Botwright made a well compiled 91 supported well by Steve Bidewell (59).

Bradfield 258-5 had a winning draw against Norwich 152-9 in the Norfolk Alliance Division One.

Put into bat, Bradfield amassed 258 on a good strip. Ed Botwright made a well compiled 91 supported well by Steve Bidewell (59).

Reynolds and Robinson made quick runs at the end putting the Norwich bowlers away at 10 an over.

Norwich were put in trouble straight away by Robinson (4-29) and never recovering they finally held on for a draw nine wickets down and over a 100 runs behind.


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Holders of the Lady Mary Trophy Bradfield beat Saham Toney by six wickets of the first round at Bradfield Hall on Sunday.

Saham Batted first and compiled a competitive score of 220, with none of the Bradfield bowlers getting any assistance from the hard deck, losing six wickets on the way.

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Bradfield's reply was always up with the rate with Grapes (38) and Amies (14) seeing off the new ball. Abbs replaced Amies who fell leg before and scored quickly assisted by Grapes and then Carter who scored 34 off only 20 balls until caught behind.

Abbs then saw Bradfield home finishing on 78 with five overs to spare.

Bradfield 167-7 beat Mattishall 128 all out in The Bernard Mathews Cup.

Yarham hit a good 51 and Holmes was the chief destroyer for Bradfield with 3-26.

On winning the toss at Swardeston, Bradfield A's skipper J Amies elected to bat first and opened with S Holmes.

Swardeston's bowler extracted bounce and turn early on, giving the batsmen a difficult period to negotiate

This partnership mustered 58 runs, but was eventually split as Holmes was caught for 25.

New batsman T Bush arrived at the crease only to see his captain depart, having made 21. Taking an aggressive approach, Bush hit four boundaries but missed out with his next attempt, bowled for 19.

A similar innings from E Locke (16) ended with a similar dismissal. Only two other batsmen ended with double figures, with N Bartholomew top scoring with 29, and A Robertson, who remained unbeaten on 18, well supported by J Hewetson, enabling Bradfield to post a competitive total of 188 for eight.

Bowling a tight line, E Locke was difficult to score off and with T Bush extracting bounce and pace, Swardeston were soon in trouble, the first wicket falling to Locke with only 14 on the board.

Getting his reward for some aggressive fast bowling, Bush took the second Swardeston wicket with the total at 42. Bradfield missed one or two opportunities to inflict further damage to Swardeston, with their batsmen riding their luck.

N Bartholomew constantly beat the bat and on the occasions the ball came off the edge, it went safe.

Two further wickets fell, giving Bradfield some hope, as A Robertson bowled Micklethwaite, and Parry was run out having faced only one ball.

Snelling somehow continued to stay at the crease, but it was down to the classy Fletcher to steer Swardeston home with one over to spare.

A very close game, with N Bartholomew taking the Papworth Farms man of the match award for his 29 runs and constantly beating the bat.

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