Good week for Hethersett

HETHERSETT and Tas Valley strengthened their position at the top of Division One of the Norfolk League with a comfortable 73-run win over bottom club Rollesby.

HETHERSETT and Tas Valley strengthened their position at the top of Division One of the Norfolk League with a comfortable 73-run win over bottom club Rollesby.

This week Hethersett have a home game against Acle.

Once again Hethersett won the toss and elected to bat, knowing that this would be their best chance of obtaining maximum points. They scored at a steady pace throughout the innings after openers Richard Ellis (21) and Carl Puttock (21) had given them a solid foundation which Matt Ellis (27), Tim Shelley (40), Matt Steward (15) and John Curtis (30 not out) built on.

This enabled Dave Cosford to hammer a half-century at number seven to take the team to 221-7 from their 45 overs.

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Rollesby were never up with the run rate and the only question was whether Hethersett could bowl them out for maximum bowling points. They answered this with just two overs to go as the visitors were all out for 148.

With five matches to go Hethersett are clear of their challengers, Witchingham and Bungay, but still have to visit the former on the last day of the season.

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Hethersett A dropped to ninth place in Division Five after losing to Saham Toney by seven wickets.

Hethersett were bowled out for 139 with Stuart Last top scoring with 48. Saham replied with 140-3 from 30.2 overs. This week the seconds visit Happisburgh.

Hethersett B are still in with an outside chance of promotion from division 10 after beating Hales by nine wickets.

Hales were bowled out for 98 in 30 overs with Dale Clarke taking 3-17, Joe Brett 3-13 and Al Watts 2-32.

Hethersett reached their target for the loss of one wicket in 15.2 overs with Duncan Shearwood hitting 53. This week Hethersett are home to Old Catton B.

Hethersett and Tas Valley are powering themselves towards a second cup final.

With the Wensum Cup safely under their belts they have reached the semi-finals of the Norfolk Junior Cup.

They beat Mulbarton by nine wickets in a run-filled quarter-final. Mulbarton hit a very healthy 146-4 from their 16 overs at over nine runs an over with John Curtis, who plays for Hethersett at weekends, smashing 95 not out.

Hethersett made light work of the target with 147-1 from just 12.1 overs, scoring at over two runs a ball. Richard Ellis retired unbeaten on 50, Jack Smith hit 43, Matt Steward 38 not out and Rob Mitchell 10no.

Hethersett were not as fortunate in the semi-final of the Wicklewood Shield, losing by six wickets to Great Hockham off the last ball of the match.

Hethersett batted first and scored 150-8 from 20 overs with Stuart Last hitting 51 and Steven Beck 36. Great Hockham tied the game with 150-4 but went through to the final by losing fewer wickets.

Hethersett &TV beat Dereham by 85 runs in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League.

Hethersett scored 231-8 from their 40 overs with in form John Curtis hitting 61 and Richard Ellis 56. Dereham were bowled out for 146 with Matt Ellis on 3-20.

The seconds went down to Hardingham by seven wickets. Hethersett 127-8 (Simon Wishart 25), Hardingham 129-3 (J Rant 46, Simon Wishart 2-8).

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