Sheringham CC keep up the good work

Ryan Sturgess produced an inspiring all round display to lead Sheringham to a 90pc draw against North Runcton A on Saturday, as the Lobsters continued their run of good recent performances.

Upon winning the toss, Neave had little hesitation in electing to bat on a good track and in baking hot conditions. However, the home side found runs hard to come by, and with the North Runcton bowlers keeping to a very disciplined line and length, Sheringham's upper order of Hudson (11), Moy (7), and Sheridan (12) all fell cheaply.

Sheringham looked deep in trouble at 34-4 from 20 overs, but Neave (28) and Sturgess (85 not out) produced a fantastic partnership worth 80. Both played big shots off the slower bowlers, with Sturgess in particular finding the middle of the bat with ease. As Neave fell, Bailey (13) further accelerated the innings with a brief yet impressive knock. However, it was Sturgess who anchored the innings, and Sheringham went to tea knowing the momentum was firmly with them, as they had posted 173-7, a terrific effort given their slow start.

In reply, Runcton started steadily, and it took a cracking delivery from Lomax (3-23) to break through. This brought the dangerous Freeman to the crease, and the runs soon started to flow. As the match seemed to be getting away from the Lobsters, Sturgess (4-23) struck with his first wicket, 12th man P Moy taking a sharp catch at mid wicket to remove Freeman, who had destroyed the Lobsters' attack in the reverse fixture . This wicket proved critical, and Sheringham soon found themselves well on top, Sturgess taking three more to complete his man of the match performance. Hudson took a stunning catch at extra cover off Enslin (1-48), but the Lobsters were left at frustrated at a gutsy last wicket partnership that saw the visitors nick a draw, finishing 158-9.

This was another positive performance for the young Sheringham team, who continue to show good signs for 2013.

Meanwhile, Sheringham's young Sunday side picked up another win in a tightly fought home match against Bacton. They set the visitors 178 to win, with contributions from Bailey (37), Moy (37), Platt (27) and Knight (17). Bacton finished five runs short in a very enjoyable game. Nobby Cobb finished 57 not out for the visitors.

This coming Sunday, Sheringham host the Lobster Phoenix at Weybourne Road in a match against a team of former players, who will be captained by Kristian Howell. Weather permitting, the day will consist of two T20 matches and a barbeque. All supporters and spectators are welcome.

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