Sheringham CC claim second successive league win


- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

On the back of an opening day win at Mundford, Sheringham entertained Hethersett & Tas Valley A in their opening home match of their Norfolk Alliance Division Four campaign.

In cold, overcast conditions Sheringham won the toss and chose to field first.

The visitors made a steady start, with the Lobsters not quite hitting their straps early on. However a smart catch from Simon Taylor gave Chris Moy (1-7) the breakthrough with the score on 27. With runs now hard to come by, the pressure told further with the introduction of James Moy into the attack. He struck twice in quick succession, alongside a wicket for Nathan Lomax, to leave Hethersett 44-4 after 18 overs.

Moy finished with figures of 2-10 from nine overs; before David King and Shane Cox (1-25) both struck to leave the score 70-6 after 30 overs.

At this point it looked like the hosts would wrap things up quickly but the Hethersett lower order put up a fight, Stuart Last top scored with 21, helped by some all-round sloppiness from the hosts. In the end further wickets for Lomax (3-28), King (2-27) and William Moy (1-13) saw Hethersett bowled out for 137 in the final over.

In response Sheringham got off to a steady start in the face of some accurate bowling from Andy Harris in particular before he removed King (9) in the 11th over with the score 23.

Skipper Matthew Hudson was joined at the crease by Taylor and the pair continued to bat sensibly to avoid any early drama. Hudson in particular started to score more freely, reaching 34 before departing with the score 60-2 in the 22nd over.

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Taylor soon found his fluency and alongside James Moy helped put Sheringham in an even more commanding position. It wasn't to be long before Moy (41 not out) hit the winning runs in the 38th over, the Lobsters getting home with seven overs to spare to win by eight wickets and collect 24 points.

Moy made his runs in just 15 overs, while Taylor ended up 33 not out in an equally important innings.

Next up is Rocklands at home this Saturday (1pm) as they look to make it three wins from three.

In the Norfolk League Division 2E an excellent knock of 150 from Chris Dellor helped Aylsham St Giles to an impressive win over Great Melton B. Aylsham made 239-6 and bowled Melton out for 125.