Bucks make it three wins on the spin

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NORFOLK ALLIANCE 
PREMIER DIVISION

Old Buckenham 200-7

beat Stow 137

by 63 runs

Old Buckenham continued their good form and made it three wins on the spin with a 63-run win over Stow.

After being pout into bat,

Bucks skipper Terry Perry and 15 year-old debutant Matt Bint started confidently and reached the drinks at the halfway stage for the loss of no wickets with the score on 87.

After the drinks break the pair headed towards the half-century mark. First to cross into the fifties was Perry (62), who fell just before Bint made his maiden 50. The opening partnership put on 128 in 34 overs to set a solid platform for the home side.

Trent Crittenden joined Bint and was at the crease to see the young Buck complete his half-century, but he soon departed for just one with the score on 131 in the 35th over.

Long (0) then arrived and departed swiftly; making it three wickets in three overs for the away side, with the score on 132-3 in the 36th over. But the partnership between Bint and Lawrence got the home side to 163 in the 44th over.

Bint was eventually run out for 69 while Lawrence (13) went for a run out after a mix-up the very next over, leaving Bucks on 166-5 with five overs remaining.

Heaney and Alex Guinness, were able to get the ball to the boundary in the subsequent overs which allowed the home side to near the 200 mark. However Heaney (17) was bowled and Guinness (11) fell exactly the same way to leave Bucks 193-7 in the 50th over.

But a quick Andy Austin (2) cameo and Robbie West (6no) dragged the home side to exactly 200.

After a frustrating opening period, Bucks finally found a breakthrough with the score at 59 in the 18th over as Marshall (21) was dismissed by Austin, with the next wicket coming in the following over as Denny (0) fell to Tommy Alexander.

Thomson (22) then fell to Crittenden with the score on 103 before Davey (4), Latham (1) and Cook all went in quick succession to leave Stow on 118-6. Alexander (4-34) proving the main tormentor.

Austin (3-20) then removed opener High (61) before he and Andy Lawrence (2-14) took the final two wickets to seal the win.