Standley takes six wickets

GREAT Ellingham hosted Dereham looking for their first Mid Norfolk League Derek Cousins Division Two win however they were outclassed by their opponents.

GREAT Ellingham hosted Dereham looking for their first Mid Norfolk League Derek Cousins Division Two win however they were outclassed by their opponents.

Dereham won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a great start. Each of the top three batsmen; Perrin-West (15) the impressive Lake (67) and the equally excellent Hoggett (57) put Dereham in a strong position after 20 overs.

However, as bleak as it looked, Ellingham fought back with panache. Standley rolled back the years to bowl an outstanding spell of bowling and obliterated the middle and late order to take figures of 6-49. Smith (3-28) and Glover also helped to hauled Ellingham back into the game, dismissing Dereham for 203.

In reply, it was a similar poor batting display that has been seen too often by Ellingham's top order.


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They slumped to 47-4, the whole top order Cooper (17) apart dismissed cheaply and this is an area which needs improvement. However Potter (30), Lawrence (23 no) and Oxborough (18) helped Ellingham to reach a modest total of 130-8. The whole of Dereham's attack performed well but Guida (2-15), Hewitt (1-21) and Cheetham (1-11) stood out.

Ellingham need a much improved performance against Swanton Morley next.

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Dereham Sunday beat Gt Ellingham by 72 runs.

Dereham Sunday XI: Jack Perrin-West b Carl Oxborough 15, David Lake c Richard Smith b Richard Smith 67, Lee Hoggett not out 57, Jonathan Crisp c Mark Standley b Mark Standley 0, J West b Mark Standley 9, Jake Anema c David Allum b Mark Standley 4, Max Cheetham b Richard Smith 25, Duncan Hewitt c Richard Smith b Mark Standley 7, R Mabee lbw Mark Standley 0, Andrew Guida c Richard Smith b Mark Standley 0, C Anema b Richard Smith 9; extras 10. Total (all out 37 overs) 203. Bowling: Martin Linfield 6-2-23-0, Sam Lawrence 5-1-39-0, Carl Oxborough 4-0-41-1, Richard Smith 9-2-28-3, Mark Standley 9-0-49-6, Barry Glover 4-1-17-0.

Gt Ellingham: Richard Ewin c-b Andrew Guida 9, Adrian Cooper c Jonathan Crisp b Duncan Hewitt 17, Lee Whiddett c-b Andrew Guida 0, David Allum c-b Max Cheetham 3, Adam Potter c-b J West 30, Carl Oxborough c-b A N Other 18, Sam Lawrence not out 23, Martin Linfield b A N Other 5, Barry Glover c-b A N Other 1, Richard Smith not out 0; extras 25; Total (8 wkts, 40 overs) 131. Bowling: Andrew Guida 7-4-15-2, Jake Anema 6-2-12-0, Duncan Hewitt 7-0-21-1, Max Cheetham 7-3-11-1, R Mabee 6-0-13-2, J West 6-1-35-1, C Anema 1-0-12-1.

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