Old Buckenham set for season
IN their last warm-up game Old Buckenham had a good test as Bury had over half a first XI from the East Anglian Premier League.It was a great team effort by Old Buckenham, with a good mixture of youth and experience, with everyone playing their part in a good victory.
IN their last warm-up game Old Buckenham had a good test as Bury had over half a first XI from the East Anglian Premier League.
It was a great team effort by Old Buckenham, with a good mixture of youth and experience, with everyone playing their part in a good victory.
This week, it all gets more serious. Cromer at home in the league on Saturday and Stow at home in the Carter Cup on Sunday.
Batting first in seam-friendly conditions, Buckenham lost opener Fudge early on for one. Terry Perry (30) and Ranabir Nath (51) put on over 50 for the second wicket and with Indian Nath going well they were 78 for one at 20overs.
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Bury's overseas player Hamish Bennett was bowling with good pace and when Nath was run out, Sam Mann (24) joined Greg Palmer (35) to push the score on. They finished with a creditable 182 off 40 overs helped also by 37 extras conceded by the Bury bowlers.
In reply, Buckenham's seamers showed plenty of early-season rustiness as they too bowled seven and eight-ball overs and generally bowled with too much width.
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Nick Curran was first out for 11, caught at mid-off off Pete Goldsmith. Despite this wicket, Bury still rattled along at over four an over. Tim Catley scored a beautiful 88 considering the time of year and punished anything short or full. Well supported by opener Nunn (60no), they eased to victory with four overs left. Ben Mann took the wicket of Catey late on (1-34).
Old Buckenham Sunday entertained Mundford in the opening Mid-Norfolk League game which Old Buckenham eventually won by 60 runs.
Mundford won the toss and put Old Buckenham into bat. Openers Ben Player and Ian Pape put on a solid opening partnership of 67 runs before Ben Player was caught out off the bowling of McCall for 29.
Ian Pape batted very well before being caught out for 43 off the bowling of Allsop. Ranabir Nath and Tom Banham then increased the run rate, as Tom Banham scored freely with five boundaries in his 27. John Lund joined Ranabir Nath and the pair scored frequently off the closing overs, as Nath finished on 79no and Lund on 29no for a final total of 210 for 3.
Josh Lincoln and Alex Hainsby opened the bowling in reply. However Mundford made a very good start, reaching 80 quickly, Ben Mann then ran out McCall for 33 and R Nath bowled five tight overs.
Ben Mann bowled Price (52) and Harrison (0) the next ball. Mike Banham had the next batsman caught behind by Tom Banham and Allsop followed, caught in the deep by Jamie Lincoln off the bowling of Mike Banham for a duck. Ben Mann then had Grady (3) caught behind by Tom Banham and Yates (25) was caught out by Ben Player off the bowling of Alex Hainsby.
Cameron McIsaac finished on 5no.
Ben Askew had Palmer caught behind by Tom Banham and Bailey was 5no as Mundford totalled 150-8.