Match summaries for Saturday 11 July 2015
The 1sts had a very good home win against Topcroft, which now edges them up to second place in Division One of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance. Topcroft batted first and a late spurt of runs pushed their score up to 206 for the loss of 8 wickets which Garboldisham chased down with 18 overs to spare to win by 6 wickets and finish on 211 for 4. Captain Danny Cash hit the winning runs with a cracking hook shot over square leg that sent the ball soaring over the fence and in to the farmer’s field for six to leave Danny on 50 not out. There were 47 runs apiece from Kristian Williman and from Kieran Pask who was playing his first league match for the club. The photo below shows Danny Cash congratulating Kieran on taking his first Garby 1sts wicket.
The 2nds were away to Mundford and batting first, were all out for 172. In reply, Garby fought hard and took a cluster of wickets but it wasn’t enough to stop the hosts crossing the line on 173 for 7.
The 3rds travelled up to Norwich to face Sprowston B who set a challenging total of 281 for 5. Scoreboard pressure was Garby’s undoing and they fell apart in their run chase and finished 146 all out.
Playing at home, the 4ths hosted Sprowston C. Garboldisham batted first, and with a tasty 51 runs from Nick Asker and 49 from Robert Leech, they scored 204 for 8 (which was probably 50 or so below par on this normally high scoring pitch). Sprowston started well and were ticking along quite nicely but a late spell of great bowling and fielding from the 4ths saw the visitors wickets crumble in a flurry and they were all out for 174 and 31 runs adrift. There were two wickets each for Megan Hogg and George Southgate and wickets for Lydia Raven, Lewis Hardy and Andy Smith plus a terrific high catch from Emily Evans and a determined stumping from Nick Asker.