Winning start for Hethersett
HETHERSETT and Tas Valley opened their Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Division One campaign with a 13-run win over Sprowston.Sprowston won the toss and put Hethersett into bat and the visitors scored 176-6 from their 40 overs with opener Carl Puttock hitting nine fours in his 62 and Matthew Ellis contributing an unbeaten 54.
HETHERSETT and Tas Valley opened their Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Division One campaign with a 13-run win over Sprowston.
Sprowston won the toss and put Hethersett into bat and the visitors scored 176-6 from their 40 overs with opener Carl Puttock hitting nine fours in his 62 and Matthew Ellis contributing an unbeaten 54.
Sprowston fell short of the required run rate, scoring 163-9 from their 40 overs with Dave Cosford taking 5-28.
This season Hethersett are also running a second Sunday league team in the Norfolk Sunday League Division Four and they opened their campaign with an emphatic 117 run victory over Bunwell.
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Hethersett batted first and scored a healthy 217-8 in their 40 overs with opener N Hodds hitting 77.
There were valuable contributions from Ross Jones (27), Dale Clarke (21), Alex Reeder (39) and Richard Ellis senior (14no).
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In reply, Bunwell were all out for 100 with Steven Beck taking 4-6.
On Saturday Hethersett and Tas Valley went down to Garbolidsham by two wickets in a friendly.
Hethersett won the toss and elected to bat but scored just 130 in 31 overs with John Nash top scoring with 28no, Garboldisham reached their target with just over two overs remaining and for the loss of eight wickets.
There were two wickets each for Geoff Chappell and John Nash.
On Saturday, Hethersett begin their league campaigns with the firsts visiting Beccles, the seconds at home to Civil Service and the thirds at Blundeston.
On Sunday, Hethersett host Rollesby in the Sunday Challenge Cup.