Sheringham A topple leaders

Sheringham A visited West Norfolk League Division Two leaders Springwood again under strength due to late call-offs, but won by three wickets. Having won the toss Springwood elected to bat first and opener R Samarathunga played an array of early attacking shots.

Sheringham A visited West Norfolk League Division Two leaders Springwood again under strength due to late call-offs, but won by three wickets.

Having won the toss Springwood elected to bat first and opener R Samarathunga played an array of early attacking shots.

Sheringham got his prized wicket for 31 in the ninth over when he skied a delivery from G Youngs to S Hudson at cover.

The run rate was quickly brought under control. Wickets then fell on a regular basis, with only D Beck threatening to take control away from a Sheringham side who were bowling excellent lines and supporting the bowlers in the field.


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When Beck was out lbw for an excellent 37 to a magnificent catch in the deep from young Callum Taylor, the score had advanced to 145-5 off 39 overs.

Springwood did up the run rate in the last six overs, reaching 191-7 at the close of their innings.

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Youngs (12-1-67-2), B Taylor (12-3-33-2), and S Smith (12-1-35-2) were the wicket takers for Sheringham.

But they were supported by excellent economic spells from C Taylor and J Norris, who between them bowled nine overs for just 33 runs.

In reply Sheringham lost both openers, C Taylor (6) and R Sturgess (|10) in the first three overs, both guilty of rash attacking shots after looking comfortable.

When Sheringham lost their third wicket with just 18 runs on the board it was looking unlikely that they could chase down the total of 192 set by Springwood.

S Hudson joined 13-year-old H Bailey at the crease. Bailey batted beautifully, using the pace of the ball to score freely behind the wicket.

The pair advanced the score to 75 before Bailey was out for a well made 34.

Sheringham were reduced to 96-5 when they lost two wickets in two balls, J Wells (9) and B Taylor (0).

G Youngs then joined skipper Hudson and they pushed Sheringham firmly back in the driving seat with a partnership of 52 in nine overs before Youngs (28) was out, leaving Hudson and S Smith to score 54 in seven overs to win the match.

Smith (26 not out) hit the winning runs with seven balls to spare, with S Hudson on 65 not out.

This was a fabulous victory for the Sheringham side, but special mention should be made of the Springwood team, whose sporting behaviour contributed enormously to a fine game of cricket.

Next, Sheringham entertain Holt who are amongst the leaders in the division.

Hayes and Storr man of the match: S Hudson.

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