Picture: Toby Culling takes 6 wickets for just 9 runs including a four-ball hat trick!
On a lovely summer’s evening (Wednesday 10 August 2016) Garboldisham finally got their Under 17 SNCL season under way with a victory away to Mattishall, with the visitors batting first.
Culling (3) was bowled early to Fisher before Baker and Penrose got the scoreboard ticking, Penrose was stumped with the score around the 40 mark. Tommy Ling joined Baker at the crease and together put on an unbeaten 80 run partnership with Baker (48) and Ling (38), both not out. Mattishall bowled straight and fielded well to keep the score down to a chaseable target of 122 on a quick outfield.
Early wickets were the key and Fisher (14) was caught by Ling off the bowling of Southgate in the 4th over. Davison and Gagen then batted well and the scoreboard rose to 70. Davison was then caught on the boundary for 25 off the bowling of Culling. This was a much needed wicket with the run rate getting out of hand.
Despite Dickerson and Humes hitting the odd ball to the boundary the Mattishall batsmen struggled against the swing of Culling who went on to take a hatrick and finished with the leagues BEST ever figures of 6 for 9. Garboldisham won by 40 runs.
A great win against the top of the league side.