NORFOLK ALLIANCE PREMIER DIVISION
Diss 325-3 drew
with Stow 176-8
Diss continued their recent resurgence in the Premier Division with a convincing winning draw against Stow.
After being put into bat, Diss suffered an early blow as Will Dwason was dismissed for zero. However, the in-form David Tooke joined James Wilby in the middle as the pair kick-started the innings in spectacular fashion.
The 100-run partnership arrived in the 17th over, with both batsmen then passing quite excellent half centuries, before the duo reached a 200 run partnership in quick time as the rest of the team sat and admired.
Tooke was first to pass his ton, with Wilby (101) following suit for his maiden Premier League century, before he fell shortly after.
Chris Cooper joined Tooke who showed no signs of letting up, passing his maiden Premier League 150, while Cooper (54no) was in full swing as the total kept rising.
Tooke finally fell to the penultimate ball of the innings for a mammoth 155 as the visitors racked up 325 from their allotted overs.
In reply, Robbie West struck early, having Cook (9) caught, before Mark Williamson teamed up with Rob Tooke, in an attempt to stem the flow of runs.
Williamson did not take long to find his range, dismissing the dangerous Landymore before he again struck in his next over, having Davey out for one.
With Stow staring down the barrel of a landslide defeat, Williamson struck once more, having High well taken by Fletcher before Rob Tooke had Thomson and Denny both taken by Fletcher, and then trapped both Richmond and Esse plumb in front to leave the opposition on 119-8 off 37 overs.
With Williamson finishing with 3-30, and Tooke finishing with outstanding figures of 4-21, it was left to West and Cooper to try and finish things off.
Although both bowled tidily, the flat nature of the pitch meant a number of bowlers were tried in a bid to get the final two wickets, but to no avail.
A late drop by Williamson proved to be the final chance, as the visitors clung on for a losing draw, ending on 176-8, some 149 runs adrift.