Fine partnership sees Bradfield CC home

As Reepham and Salles's ground was waterlogged in part, the Mid Norfolk Sunday League and both Clubs agreed to swop around their two fixtures and for the second successive Sunday Bradfield was the home club.

On the best day of the summer season so far the visitors batted first. Openers D Henry and P Minns started slowly. In the 9th over L. McCarthy caught P Minns off his own bowling for 13. P Harewood joined D Henry for 6 overs when the former was judged LBW off the bowling of S Abbs for 9. This brought D Briggs to the wicket and he and Henry took the score briskly to 100 when the former was well caught for 20 off the bowling of 15 year old Flynn Hamilton making his debut appearance in adult cricket. K Tipple followed two overs later caught and bowled by the same bowler. Raj was well caught by P Abbs off the bowling of W Baines. D. Henry continued to plunder the bowling with support from J Wright took the score to 169. In the 33rd over of the innings the Bradfield Skipper E Botwright decided that 'enough was enough' and brought on A Johnson and A Kimber. Within 5 overs the pair finished off the innings. A Johnson dismissed D Henry for 95 J Wright (17) and A Meek (0) and at the other end A Kimber accounted for C Capstick (0) and G Harris (0). The visitor's innings ended on 173 in the 38th over.

Needing 173 to win in 40 overs, Bradfield's innings got off to a slow but steady start as opener A Johnson and G Phillips ('the wall') got their 'eyes in'. The pair put on 47 in18 overs before A Meek trapped G Philips LBW for 16 runs. This brought D Yarham to the crease and the pace of the innings soon picked up. D Yarham's powerful hitting, ably supported by A Johnson, moved the score briskly along, and passed the visitors' total in a further 20 overs. Their undefeated partnership realised 126 runs with D Yarham scoring 84 and A Johnson 59.


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