Hethersett looking good
HETHERSETT and Tas Valley are homing in on the leaders of Norfolk Alliance Division Three after a solid five-wicket win at Thetford.HTV chased down a total of 252 to move up to fourth place, just eight points behind leaders Horsford A.
HETHERSETT and Tas Valley are homing in on the leaders of Norfolk Alliance Division Three after a solid five-wicket win at Thetford.
HTV chased down a total of 252 to move up to fourth place, just eight points behind leaders Horsford A.
Hethersett won the toss and put their opponents in with Julian Emeny taking 4-75 as the home side made 252-7 in their 46 overs.
H&TV began well with openers Carl Puttock (31) and Tim Shelley (83) giving them a solid start. Richard Ellis enjoyed a welcome return to form with an unbeaten 62 as Hethersett reached their target for the loss of five wickets.
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H&TV Seconds beat Dereham A by 126 runs in Alliance Division Five. Hethersett batted first and made 239 all out in 44.1 overs with opener Stephen Hayes hitting 82, Phil Walmsley 29, Tom Brandon Street 27 and Stuart Last 21.
They bowled Dereham out for 113 with Walmsley taking 3-28, Devin Bellchamber 4-41 and Joe Brett 2-18.
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H&TV Thirds went down to Garboldisham B by 88 runs in the Norfolk League. Garboldisham set Hethersett a modest target of 135 after Craig Henderson took 4-45 and Thomas Hutt 3-22. Hethersett slumped to 46 all out in a low- scoring match with only Chris Hurst (11) and Craig Henderson (10) reaching double figures.
On Sunday HTV's Mid Norfolk Sunday League Division One game at Narborough was abandoned due to rain after Hethersett had made 36 without loss in 12 overs. The club's U11's beat Diss U11 by 10 wickets in the Norfolk Alliance U11 League.
This week HTV firsts are home to Kirkley &LR, the seconds visit Diss A, the thirds host Melton C.
H&TV bowed out of the Bernard Matthews Cup, losing to Norwich by four wickets (Tristan Hunt 32 and David Austin 2.26).