What a difference a day makes : just 1 week ago a very entertaining and tight game between these two teams ended in a ten run win for Acle in the Alliance.
Today a weaker Acle team lost in the last over to A Sprowston team with two stars
in Ollie Harvey and Navod Jayaratne.. In this match on a bitterly cold night Finn
Adams came of age with an exquisite shot making 36. Jack Buttery (27) & Extras 30
, were the main contributors:
With 5 overs to go Sprowston still needed 52 to win but Navod (40 retired) and Ollie (32n.o.off 15 deliveries) got home with 4 balls to spare.
Quorn (Fred) Handley
U13 Bungay v Mulbarton 04
In reply Bungay lost skipper Jack bowled playing across the line but some superb stroke play from Fletcher, James and Toby combined with some good running between the wickets kept the run chase alive. Only some very good, accurate ‘death’ bowling by the Mulbarton bowlers prevented a successful chase.
Well played to both teams and many thanks to everyone who came to support.
May 16th 2018
U9 Gt.Melton v Norwich 03
Melton had already posted 170-
Considering this was the first ever match for many of the players and for some, first experience of playing with a hardball, the standard of cricket was good! The game was played in a relaxed environment in the best of spirits and all players showed great maturity and sportsmanship.
Mattishall won the toss and elected to bowl first, with all 7 bowlers performing well conceding less extras than expected. The fielders kept their concentration well and Rufus Snelling's wicket keeping improved with every over. Ollie Roberson opened the bowling and picked up 2 wickets for 6 runs, with Isaac Braybrook and Izabelle Ford picking up the other two. Ellingham batted well and made the most of some wide deliveries, Eva top scoring with 9 runs off the bat including 2 lovely 4's.
Set a net total of 145 to chase, Mattishall started well with a partnership of 27 from Alfie Bradford and Isaac Braybrook (10 and 9 off the bat respectively). Sam Broughton and Rufus Snelling chipped in with 4 each to keep the scoreboard ticking along, Rufus being caught superbly by the wicket keeper from Eva's bowling.
Izabelle Ford and Leo Seales faced some difficult bowling in their spell, Ford being bowled by Georgia. The final partnership of Regan Gostling and Ollie Roberson yielded 20 runs (6 and 7 off the bat respectively) with some good shots and a nice 4 from Gostling. Roberson was bowled superbly by Phoebe late on leaving Mattishall 8 runs ahead at the end.
All players were smiling as they shook hands at the end which was great to see and it was a fine example of how all cricket, not just youth cricket should be played.
An exciting morning for Tas's very new Under 9 team who today played their opening SNCL pairs match against Sprowston at Tas.
At least 8 or 9 players on both sides had never played cricket before and so the game was conducted in a very relaxed and fun way, the emphasis being on a positive cricketing experience all round.
Winning the toss, Tas chose to field first. With 2 players short and borrowing a
couple of fielders from Sprowston Tas started very well. Captain Will English took
2 wickets in his opening over and Suvir Sanghrajka added another in his first over.
Casper Holt kept wicket superbly, rarely letting anything past despite some pacey
bowling and also taking a catch. Luke, Finley and Rayyan bowled very positively,
learning and improving with each passing over Rayyan also picking up a wicket in
his 2nd over.
Sprowston's batsmen were strong though, hitting several 4's from good balls and set a total of 282 for 7 wickets (247 net). Will finished with bowling figures of 3 wickets for 9 runs and Suvir 3 wickets for 20 runs. Top scoring batsman was Henry with 20 including 4 4's.
Faced with a very competitive total to chase, Tas needed to score consistently and
not lose wickets however the Sprowston bowling was quick and accurate and their fielding
sharp and Tas found it tricky finishing 19 runs short on 268-
In summary a very enjoyable match played in great spirit on a lovely day!