A’s enjoy first league success of 2016

Cricket - Diss A v Horsford II . Bowling is Amir Quershi ANL-160522-115849006

Cricket - Diss A v Horsford II . Bowling is Amir Quershi ANL-160522-115849006

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DIPPLE AND CONWAY

OPTICIANS

NORFOLK

CRICKET ALLIANCE

DIVISION SIX

Diss A 200-7 beat

Horsford B 169 by 31 runs

A much-changed Diss A side finally notched up their first league win of the season, after an improved batting performance built around an excellent 85 from Lewis Taylor.

With Horsford B winning the toss and electing to field, Diss knew they would have to be patient in order to build a challenging total.

Andrew Gregory was the first batsman to fall after being adjudged LBW in the eighth over with the score on 17, before Taylor dominated a stand of 56 with Douglas Young, with the latter caught for 11.

Andrew Horobin joined the left-handed opener and the pair pushed the score along at a steady pace, with Taylor passing a well-deserved 50 before Horobin skied a leading edge to depart for 22.

With the score on 126-3, Diss were in a reasonable position and Muhammad Qureshi showed signs he was returning to form with a useful 13.

Taylor finally fell for a fine 85, with father-and-son pairing Paul and Sam Hunt sharing a brief spell at the crease together, before Rory Taylor joined Sam (23 not out) as Diss looked to push the score up to 200.

With three runs required off the last two deliveries, Anoushka Williamson confidently pushed her first delivery for a single on her second team debut, with Sam then striking the final ball for two to see the hosts close their innings on 200-7.

Qureshi (4-25) and Gregory (4-30) each took four wickets for Diss to bowl Horsford all out for 169.

Taylor (2-48) claimed the other two wickets as the home side ended their losing start to the season with a 31-run victory at Rectory Meadow.