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Hethersett falter

PUBLISHED: 17:08 03 July 2008 | UPDATED: 14:35 14 July 2010

HETHERSETT and Tas Valley dropped to second place in Division One of the Norfolk League when they lost for the first time this season.

Chasing a target of 235, Hethersett went down to Great Witchingham Seconds by 11 runs.

HETHERSETT and Tas Valley dropped to second place in Division One of the Norfolk League when they lost for the first time this season.

Chasing a target of 235, Hethersett went down to Great Witchingham Seconds by 11 runs. Witchingham won the toss and elected to bat, scoring 234 all out with Lee King the pick of the Hethersett bowlers with 5-46.

Hethersett fell behind the run chase despite a spirited 91 from opener Richard Ellis which was by far and away the top score with several other players getting a start but then falling when they looked capable of a decent total. Hethersett's only consolation was the 10 batting and bowling points.

Old Buckenham won and so leapfrog Hethersett to the top of the league.

Hethersett and Tas Valley Seconds lost to Vauxhall Mallards III by seven wickets in Norfolk League Division Five. Hethersett scored 156 all out with Rob Mitchell top scoring with 37. Mallards replied with 157-3 from 36.4 overs.

Hethersett and Tas Valley Thirds continued their push towards the top of Division 10 with a 22 run victory over Felthorpe Seconds.

Hethersett were all out for 186 with Miles Kemp top scoring with 30. Felthorpe replied with 164-8 with two wickets each for Alex Reeder, Dale Clarke and Tom Brandon Street.

This week the Firsts are home to struggling Beccles Town, the Seconds visit Civil Service and the Thirds are home to Blundeston.

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