New Bucks through in shield

NEW Buckenham continued their winning streak into the Wicklewood Shield by beating Hingham by two wickets.New Buckenham won the toss and elected to field needing early wickets to put pressure on the Hingham batsmen.

NEW Buckenham continued their winning streak into the Wicklewood Shield by beating Hingham by two wickets.

New Buckenham won the toss and elected to field needing early wickets to put pressure on the Hingham batsmen. Jamie Braithwaite and Pete Marshall produced three wickets in eight tight overs between them, Braithwaite bowling two maidens in his four overs and Marshall getting a wicket with his third ball which was taken one-handed by Tony Lister.

Butcher hit a quick 19 before being run out. Paul Meredith and Richard Ferry continued to take wickets towards the end of the innings. Restricting Hingham to 83 off their 20 overs. Jamie Braithwaite (0-8), Pete Marshall (3-10), Richard Ferry (2-19), Ian Watling (0-17), and Paul Meredith (3-23).

New Buckenham needed a good start from Stuart Bailey (18) and Ashley Ling but lost Ashley Ling (0) in the first over leaving Rickard Ferry to knock a steady 12 before being bowled by the last ball of the openers overs.


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With four down for 35 after 11 overs positive batting and good running by Ryan Thompson and Paul Meredith took the game away from Hingham before Guy, in a second spell, took four wickets in two overs Paul Meredith (13), Jamie Braithwaite (0), Ryan Thompson (18) falling with only two runs to win and Pete Marshall (0).

Alan Thompson (8 not out) hit the winning runs of the first ball of the last over.

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