Baldwin bowls well for Topcroft

Captain Ben Baldwin put on an excellent display of fast bowling to secure an away victory for a young Topcroft Sunday side at Dereham.

Topcroft batted first and posted 147 all out. Main contributors were Tim Alexander (35), Ben Baldwin (30) and James Nolan (26).

In reply, Dereham fell 11 runs short in a close encounter with Kristian Fletcher top scoring with 53.

Baldwin proved too quick and accurate for Dereham and claimed superb figures of five for 11 from his nine overs.

Topcroft: B Baldwin c b Anema 30, M Baldwin b R Widdows 3, T Alexander lbw b M Widdows 35, J Nolan lbw b Hewitt 26, J Baldwin c b Hewitt 4, H Windridge c b Fletcher 0, H Taylor b Fletcher 13, N Twyman b Hewitt 7, I Holmes c b Fletcher 10, M Kingston c b Hewitt 0, R Pearson not out 3; extras 16. Total: 147. Bowling: D Lake 6-1-17-0, R Widdows 5-0-19-1, N Widdows 7-0-14-1, J Anema 8-0-41-1, D Hewitt 7-0-25-4, K Fletcher 5.5-1-20-3.

Dereham: S Widdows lbw b B Baldwin 1, D Lake c Holmes b B Baldwin 5, J Crisp b Alexander 10, K Fletcher b B Baldwin 53, L Cameron c J Baldwin b M Baldwin 14, M Cheetham c Twyman b M Baldwin 0, R Milbourne c Twyman b Taylor 5, N Widdows not out 11, J Anema c Holmes b B Baldwin 0, D Hewitt c Windridge b B Baldwin 10, R Widdows b Nolan 1; extras 26. Total: 136. Bowling: B Baldwin 9-3-11-5, J Nolan 8.4-4-44-1, T Alexander 3-0-10-1, R Pearson 4-0-19-0, J Baldwin 2-0-10-0, H Windridge 1-0-7-0, M Kingston 2-0-3-0, M Baldwin 4-1-13-2, H Taylor 4-0-10-1.