Sheringham claim emphatic win to confirm promotion to Norfolk Alliance Division Three

Promoted Sheringham face the camera Picture: CLUB

Promoted Sheringham face the camera Picture: CLUB - Credit: Archant

Sheringham secured promotion from Alliance Division Four in the most emphathic style on Saturday, defeating Sprowston A by 10 wickets at Weybourne Road.

Captain James Moy won the toss and elected to bowl first and Sprowston started well enough and reached 40-1 after 10 overs.

However, Sheringham's bowling eventually proved too strong for the already relegated visitors, with Robin Thaxter, Bennett Withers, James Moy, James Platt, Chris Moy and Tom Sheridan all contributing. It was fitting that all the bowlers took a wicket in such an important game, confirming that it has been a fine team effort over the course of the season. Sprowston were bowled out for 89 - the sixth time this season that Sheringham have bowled the opposition out for under 100, a great effort at any level of cricket.

In reply, Sheringham made light work of the run chase, reaching their total from 10.1 overs with some good hitting from openers Will Moy (45 not out) and David King (38 not out) secured the victory and with it, promotion.

The Lobsters round their league season off with a journey to league winners Hockwold on Saturday looking to make it an 13 wins on the trot.

The seconds won again away to Felthorpe, to make it seven wins in a row in the league to consolidate third place.

Felthorpe posted a decent 247-2 from their 45 overs, Koteswarararrao Kolluri (1-42) and Robert Cooke (1-28) taking the only two wickets for the visitors.

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In reply, Sheringham produced a great effort to chase the total down for the loss of five wickets with five overs to spare, with Dan Sheridan (24), Kolluri (30), Simon Taylor (35), Josh Lecompte (49), Joe Cooke (40 not out) and captain Nathan Lomax (33 not put) all among the runs.

The seconds finish their season at home to Overstrand A on Saturday.