Poor display sees Bradfield A lose at home

Enforced changes to Bradfield A's line-up meant a difficult game was ahead at home to Garboldisham in Alliance Division Six

Asked to bat first, skipper J Hewetson was into his stride early, playing some fine shots.

New recruit C Mack looked a little nervous on his debut and faced some excellent deliveries from Garboldisham's opening bowlers.

In the fourth over Mack departed, feathering another superb delivery through to the keeper.

A confident Hewetson was now joined by the experienced N Whitehouse, but this partnership was not allowed to blossom as Hewetson was bowled for 15.

Youth player S Abbs was next in and with Whitehouse stood resilient to see off Garboldisham's openers.

This unlikely pairing put together a partnership of some substance.

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After drinks and needing to up the run rate N Whitehouse began to hit out, but in so doing was caught behind. Needing to score quickly and with overs running out, Register and Bartholomew departed cheaply, G Phillips made five and L McCarthy added 10.

Pushing the total up to 142 without further loss S Holmes was not out 10 and M Seago finished on 15.

With such a low total to defend Bradfield needed early wickets. Garboldisham's opening batsmen quickly responded to some indifferent deliveries to establish a firm grip on this game.

Only M Seago troubled the batsmen on a regular basis and was rewarded with the only wicket.

A poor all-round performance by Bradfield compared to previous weeks, gave Garboldisham a comfortable win.