Sheringham cricket round-up

SHERINGHAM travelled to Stow in Norfolk Alliance Division One, and held on for a draw as the match was abandoned.Stow batted first and posted a competitive total of 215-8, J Taylor and C Moy picking up two wickets a piece In reply Sheringham had reached 114-8 in a rain interrupted innings, G Blackiston and E Tuck standing firm for the ninth wicket before play was stopped, meaning Sheringham pick up 10 points, and the home side restricted to 14.

SHERINGHAM travelled to Stow in Norfolk Alliance Division One, and held on for a draw as the match was abandoned.

Stow batted first and posted a competitive total of 215-8, J Taylor and C Moy picking up two wickets a piece

In reply Sheringham had reached 114-8 in a rain interrupted innings, G Blackiston and E Tuck standing firm for the ninth wicket before play was stopped, meaning Sheringham pick up 10 points, and the home side restricted to 14.


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Sheringham on Sunday entertained East Anglian Premier League side Norwich in the quarter-finals of the Carter Cup.

Openers T Waduge and J Taylor shared 62 before Watson removed Taylor. This triggered a collapse with Watson spinning his way to impressive figures of 5-4 from 12 overs.

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Waduge top scored with 45, while J Lloyd's combination of defence and stroke play guided Sheringham to 147.

Norwich reached their target soon after tea for the loss of two wickets, H Bush top scoring with 94.

SHERINGHAM A fell to a narrow defeat for the second week in a row in the West Norfolk League Division Two when entertaining Downham Market B.

Asked to bat first, the Lobsters got off to a decent start With M Hudson and C Taylor (9), putting on 24 in the first six overs. Taylor then departed and although H Bailey (2) and T Howes (8) hung around, Sheringham were soon 67-3 from 20 overs.

S Hudson then joined M Hudson and the pair set about steadying the innings and gradually built a platform. The duo, conscious of recent batting collapses, sensibly added 75 for the fourth wicket. S Hudson (32) was dismissed, having taken the score to 138, with M Hudson following swiftly for 70.

Sheringham's new batsmen found quick scoring no easier, although S Smith (17 not out) guided the home side to 168-6 from their allotted 45 overs.

Sheringham's bowlers started impressively as Downham began their reply, C Taylor (1-24) striking in his first over. He, along with S Smith made scoring hard to come by for the visitors, and when Smith struck Downham were soon struggling on 26-2 from eight overs.

T Cooper-Johnson replaced Taylor, and with Smith continuing accurately Downham needed to play their way out of trouble. They began to look comfortable, reaching 82-2 from 20 overs. Smith finished his 12-over spell, taking 1-27, and it was the introduction of B Taylor and G Youngs that sparked a Sheringham fightback.

Taylor's stunning caught and bowled in his first over removed opener Camp (36), then Young's fifth ball removed Thourlbourne (40) clean bowled, to reduce Downham to 89-4.

By now Sheringham were buzzing, and although the score reached 115 for no further loss, the Lobsters' fielding helped put them in pole position.

J Norris took two skied catches, the first particularly impressive after having to travel in far from the boundary, either side of M Hudson swooping to remove Malby with a direct hit.

Youngs (2-23) and B Taylor (2-36) collecting those wickets, to leave Downham 121-7, still 48 short.

Unfortunately for Sheringham there was a further, unlikely twist. Bullock came in at nine and hit 33 not out to stun the hosts, as alongside Hooker (18 not out), saw Downham home with five overs to spare.

There were plenty of positives despite the defeat for Sheringham, but they must improve consistency in all departments if they are to avoid an end-of-season scrap at the bottom.

Hayes & Storr man-of-the-match: Matt Hudson.

Sheringham beat Shipdham by 30 runs in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League R J Bidwell Division Three.

A nine-man Sheringham side went to third-placed Shipdham. Electing to bat first, Sheringham got off to a poor start losing Sturgess in the first over. W Tharaka then blasted the ball all over the park hitting some massive sixes before getting out to Milne for 45.

W Neave and A Wright both played fluently with a wide range of well-timed shots and both passed 50 very quickly.

With Neave looking good for his ton he got a peach and was out for 91. There was a good cameo from C Moy (13) and Sheringham finished on 243 with A Wright 77 not out.

In the field the Lobsters started brightly through C Bishop and C Moy both bowling tight lines. The game changed when some good bowling from Tharaka and Sturgess removed the openers, both through some good keeping from Neave.

A Wright took the vital wicket of Milne and the experienced Wadu cleaned up the tail finishing with 7-46, including a hat-trick.

Shipdham were all out for 213, a good 30 run win for Sheringham.

A special mention goes to Will Moy and Will Wright, both fielded well for such young players.

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