Pride of place this weekend were the 3rd team who turned in a comprehensive display to beat Bungay by 114 runs. Alex Levinson ( pictured) top scored with 99 not out and was ably assisted by David Mickelhwaite as the batsmen finally piled on the runs. With a good score behind them, the bowlers cleaned up and bowled Bungay out for 99. Nathan Taylor was the pick, taking 4 for 19. 25 points catapults the 3rds into fourth bottom position, probably their highest position for a good couple of years.
The first team had a frustrating weekend, losing two big games against second placed Gt Witchingham in the league and Cambridge Granta in the ECB National Knock out. In both games we batted first and our score was fairly comfortably overhauled.
Against Witchingham we were bowled out for 209 with Jordi Taylor top scoring with 69 and Simsy weighing in with 57. Witchingham overhauled this for the loss of three wickets, with James Spelman, often a thorn in our side, scoring an undefeated 99.
In the National knock out we set Granta 198 to win, with Jordi again top scoring on 45. Granta pursued this for the loss off 4 wickets with 5 overs to spare.
The 2nd team lost at Cromer by 6 wickets. We set them 208 to win mainly due to a fine middle order partnership from Ben Shearing (53) and Ed Botwright (46). Despite Dale Reynolds’ 4 wickets, Cromer reached their target with 6 wickets to spare.
Last but not least, Swardeston CEYMS suffered a losing draw at the hands of Mattishall A. Matishall set us 170 to win, with Saffy Herathghe taking 4 wickets. We fell 30 short with 2 wickets in hand, Oliver Charlish scoring an unbeaten 50.