Olds win Buckenham derby
Old Buckenham Thirds beat New Buckenham in Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Five.Having to field first in the heat, Old Buckenham made an excellent start when Carl Sturman had Bailey caught by Joe Perry, and dismissed C Connolly in his first 23 overs, but at five overs New Bucks had been gifted runs at 36 for two.
Old Buckenham Thirds beat New Buckenham in Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Five.
Having to field first in the heat, Old Buckenham made an excellent start when Carl Sturman had Bailey caught by Joe Perry, and dismissed C Connolly in his first 23 overs, but at five overs New Bucks had been gifted runs at 36 for two.
It was the slow bowling of Mike Banham and Cameron Braan that really put a brake on scoring. Banham bowled opener Hardwick for 17 and had the stubborn Thompson stumped by Perry for 25. Braan bowled Ling and had the dangerous K Connolly caught by Matt Long for 19.
In 24 overs the pair took four for 60, with Banham finishing with two for 41 and Braan on two for 19. Opener Glen Meredith returned to take two wickets, with Watling caught at deep mid-wicket on the line by Banham for 19, and Neville bowled for 19.
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Frane (9 not out) and Miller (15 not out added) 31 for the ninth wicket, with extras ending up top scoring on 35, including 25 wides.
The Old Buckenham reply started equally quickly, with Glen Meredith (17) and Danny Skipper (23) adding 50 in 10 overs for the first wicket.
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The introduction of Thompson accounted for both of them, with Skipper caught behind by Hardwick and Meredith caught and bowled.
Matt Long was caught by Hardwick off Neville and Robin Thatcher caught by Hardwick off Thompson, who ended 3-27 off 12 overs.
Cameron Braan (60 not out) then took control of the reply. Godfrey Batley (15) and Ian Pape (16), both went lbw to Marshall, who then had Sturman bowled to take 3-34, leaving Old Bucks needing 21 runs off four overs.
Mike Banham (11 not out) joined Braan, who got his half-century. With five runs needed from the last over, singles off the second and third balls put Banham on strike, and he lofted over mid-wicket for four to see his side home by two wickets with two balls to spare.
New Buckenham: T Hardwick b Banham 17, S Bailey c Perry b Sturman 5, C Connolly b Sturman 5, A Thompson st Perry b Banham 25, A Ling b Braans 9, K Connolly c Long b Braans 19, I Watling c Banham b Meredith 13, J Neville c Pape b Meredith 19, N Frame not out 9, D Miller not out 15; extras 35, Total (45 overs) 181-8. Bowling: C Sturman 11-0-54-2, G Meredith 10-0-58-2, M Banham 12-1-41-2, C Braans 12-6-19-2.
Old Buckenham III: D Skipper c Hardwick b Thompson 17, G Meredith c Thompson 23, R Thatcher c Hardwick b Thompson 11, M Long c Hardwick b Neville 2, C Braans not out 65, I Pape lbw Marshall 14, G Bateley lbw Marshall 16, M Banham b Marshall 2, C Sturman not out 11; extras 19. Total (44 overs) 182-8. Bowling: I Watling 11.4-0-55-0, K Connolly 3-0-21-0, A Thompson 12-2-27-3, J Neville 12-0-38-1, P Marshall 7-1-34-0.