Sparrow and Taylor are key to easy win

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DIPPLE & CONWAY

OPTICIANS

NORFOLK CRICKET

ALLIANCE

DIVISION SIX

Diss A 73-2 beat Hales and Loddon 70 by eight wickets

It took Diss A just two-and-a-half hours to beat Hales and Loddon on Saturday.

Having won the toss, the home side had little hesitation in putting the visitors into bat on a damp track.

Jody Sparrow was the pick of the bowlers for Diss, recording figures of 4-13.

With a low total to chase, Diss openers Lewis Taylor and James Skilleter proved that there were few demons in the wicket.

Taylor was particularly severe, punishing any loose delivery and with Skilleter also taking the attack to the bowlers, they soon pushed the score to 50 from only eight overs.

However, with a 10-wicket win looking on the cards, Skilleter departed caught for 14.

Taylor continued and finish on 32, but with only two runs required for victory, Diss skipper Andy Horobin tried to smash the ball out of the ground only to be bowled, leaving Aamir Qureshi the responsibility of hitting the winning runs.