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Sheringham cricketers one win away from Norfolk Alliance promotion

PUBLISHED: 09:30 16 August 2018

Will Rogers scored a superb unbeaten century to help Horsford to an important win against Norwich Picture: TIM FERLEY

Will Rogers scored a superb unbeaten century to help Horsford to an important win against Norwich Picture: TIM FERLEY

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It was another fine weekend for Sheringham Cricket Club, with both Saturday teams victorious again.

The first team travelled to Beccles A knowing they needed to win to keep up their push for promotion from Norfolk Alliance Division Four.

Sheringham won the toss on a slightly damp wicket thanks to the rain that fell during the latter stages of the week and decided to bowl first.

The Lobsters applied pressure from the outset, with openers Chris Moy (0-11) and Robin Thaxter (1-22) bowling a tight opening spell to leave Beccles on 20-1 from the first 12 overs.

The introduction of James Moy (2-19) and James Platt (4-29) really helped to turn the screw in the middle overs for Sheringham, with both bowling well, Platt particularly, to reduce Beccles to 76-7 going into the last 10 overs. The home side scrambled their way to a below-par 122-9 from 45 overs.

In reply, the Lobsters made very light work of chasing the total down for the loss of just two wickets from 18 overs. Openers David King (21) and Will Moy (71) put Sheringham into a winning position with a good opening partnership, Moy played particularly well with some aggressive batting and good stroke play.

It was left to Matt Hudson (19 not out) and Tom Sheridan (8 not out) to see the team home with plenty of overs to spare.

Sheringham host bottom of the table Sprowston A on Saturday, knowing a victory will seal promotion.

The second team continued their fine recent form with an impressive victory over second placed Aldborough at Weybourne Road.

Aldborough were restricted to just 90 all out, largely thanks to George Collyer’s 4-16. He was well supported by Koteswarararao Kolluri (3-24) and Adam Smith (2-8) in a fine Sheringham bowling display.

The Lobsters looked in some early trouble in reply, losing four early wickets. However good thirties from Robert Cooke and Josh Lecompte saw the home side over the line for the loss of four wickets.

The seconds are third in the table with two games remaining. This week, they travel to Felthorpe looking to make it seven wins in a row.

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