Swardeston storm to 182 run victory against Sudbury


Norfolk skipper George Walker led Swardeston’s 1st XI to a 182-run victory at Sudbury after New Zealander Joel Abraham had earlier scored a century for the visitors.

Swardeston opted to bat first and 
21-year-old Abraham fired 115 from 130 balls, including 19 fours and a six and he shared in a fourth wicket stand of 106 with Ian Tufts (59). Skipper Mark Thomas provided some late order impetus with a 21-ball innings of 47, including three sixes, as Swardeston declared on 314 for eight from 61 overs.

Sam Thelwell immediately put Sudbury on the back foot as he trapped opener Alistair Younger lbw for a second-ball duck and soon afterwards Michael Eccles made it 11 for two.

It was then over to the spinners as Jaden Hatwell (two for 23) and Walker (five for 24) reduced Sudbury to 112 for nine, with Eccles returning to deliver the killer blow in the 40th over.

In the 2nd XI, Dale Reynolds ripped through Norwich A’s top order and finished with five for 54 to help Swardeston to an 89 run win.

Earlier, Swardeston had made 239-8 off their 50 overs, with important contributions from Pete Thomas (41), Saffy Herathge (33), Dale Reynolds (32) and Steven Cadge (31).

In the 3rd XI, Jason Reynolds’ 81 helped Swardeston deny Sprowston A victory.

Reynolds was helped by Tom Snelling (46) while youngsters Alex Levinson and Rory Olpin – who had both earlier taken three wickets – saw out the last seven balls to secure a 90pc losing draw.



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