Disappointment for 1sts and 2nds. Match summaries for Saturday 8 July

Picture: Rob Fuller takes three wickets for the 1sts.

Match summaries: Saturday 8 July 2017

The 1st team had a close fought battle at The Langley against Sprowston but were unfortunate to lose by just 12 runs and so clock up their 4th loss on the trot which saw them drop to 3rd from bottom in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division. Garboldisham won the toss and put the visitors in to bat and early wickets placed Garby in a strong position. However, Sprowston wriggled off the hook and ended their innings on 208-9. There were three wickets from Rob Fuller and a couple each from James Shepherd and Dan Constable. Garby’s top order failed to fire with the bat but a good partnership between Danny Cash and Alex Hogg steadied the ship, but once Cash and then Hogg were out, the Garboldisham wickets tumbled away. With no wickets in hand and just 12 runs short of Sprowston’s total, Kieran Pask struck out in a bid to wrap up the game, but he was unlucky to be caught on the boundary by the sweeping Sprowston fielder.

Garboldisham 2nds were away to Hardingham who batted first and scored 253-8 after their 45 overs. Luke Rackham took 3 of the Garby wickets. Despite a big knock from Matt Allin of 87, and 46 from Johnny Leech, the 2nds tripped up in their chase, were 244 all out and ended just 9 runs short. It was only the 2nds’ second defeat of the season and they still remain in top place in the NA division 4.

The 3rds were on The Langley’s second pitch and up against Reepham and Salle who won the toss and put Garby in to bat. Half centuries from Dick Culling (63) and Andrew Whistler (54) helped Garboldisham to 211-6 after 45 overs. An early couple of wickets from Rowan Freake, two from Karl Gooderham and four from Paul Feavearyear, kept the visitors in check and they never really got going and were all out for 148 to give Garby a 63 run victory. This pushes Garby up to 3rd position in the Norfolk Cricket League Division 2 West.

There was no game for the 4ths this week as their opponents had dropped out of the league earlier in the season.