Basement side Garboldisham to host joint leaders Old Buckenham at The Langley
Old Buckenham (312-3) will travel to basement side Gardboldisham tomorrow (1pm) joint top of Group 2 of the Norfolk Cricket Board league replacement competition after a 127-run home win over Brooke (185).
Following on from last weekend’s performance, Tim Niemand was again the star for Old Bucks, topping the run and wicket taking charts for his side.
First, he followed on the good work of the opening partnership of Matthew Bint (61) and Benjamin Shearing (58) who had carried them to 149-1 with a blistering 117 from 50 balls.
He set about dismantling Brooke’s batting line-up, going on to take three wickets for the loss of just 19 runs from his eight overs.
Glen Meredith (2-31) and Bint (2-30) also ended with two wickets apiece as the visitors were bowled with 2.5 overs still remaining from their 40 allocation.
Norwich (199-9) are also on 10 points at the top of the table after they also recorded their second win in as many games actually played, but only by one wicket at Garboldisham (196-6).
Garby’s captain Matt Allen top scored in the hosts’ opening innings with 73 while opener James Spelman got a half century (53).
George Southgate took four wickets for 36 runs from his eight overs the hosts came desperately close to bowling Norwich.
Diss (146-8) travel to Postwick to face the latter in third place and just two points behind the joint leaders after a two-wicket victory at Acle (145-9).
Rob Tooke was the star man for the Rectory Meadow outfit with bat and ball.
Despite Daniel Taylor taking 3-23 off eight overs, he was by far the most economical bowler with 2-11 off his eight for 1.38.
Batting at number six, Rob Tooke salvaged the reply with his 59 not out.
Along with Lewis Taylor (31), he was one of only two Diss batsmen to end in double figures. Dan Hastings (4-30) proved to be a thorn in their side.
* After 321 days, a cricket match finally returned to Stradbroke (140-6) in a drawn match with Mildenhall V (191-1 dec).
The visitors’ Marcus Codrington patiently compiled a century full of cultured strokes, before retiring as dropped catches haunted the hosts.
Steve Perrin (70no) stood firm in the reply, compiling a 50 stand with Drew Cotton (20) before ensuring the hosts marked their return with a draw.