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Beccles A secure first outright win

PUBLISHED: 12:23 18 June 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 01 August 2010

BECCLES A (158 for eight) secured their first outright Alliance Division Six victory of the season with a solid all-round team performance against Thetford A (116).

BECCLES A (158 for eight) secured their first outright Alliance Division Six victory of the season with a solid all-round team performance against Thetford A (116).

With five U15s in the side this was a great result for Beccles A, and they must try and attain the same result this week against Topcroft.

Asked to bat first, Beccles opener Thorpe was out for 30 in the 11th over with the total on 47. Warnes and Hunter were only able to add eight runs in the next seven overs before the former was out lbw. The pattern continued and when Bale (7) was dismissed the score was 69-3 after 30 overs. When Alex Wright was undone by the pitch the score was only 96. Hunter, joined by Clarke, reached his hard-earned 50 in the 41st over but departed for 52 well-crafted runs. Clarke (22no) then steered the tail home.

Alex Wright clean bowled Richardson in the first over. Keeley was bowling superbly and the Thetford batsmen were tied up.

Wright struck, Thetford 9-2. Lewis came in and chanced his arm the score rapidly climbing to 44. A tiring Keeley was asked to bowl one more over which turned out to be crucial.

With his last ball he had Lewis well caught by Hunter for 23.

Tony Wright tied up one end as the Beccles youngsters were given their chance at the other. Matthew Wilson turned the match with two wickets in two balls. Wright clean bowled Fowler and Thetford were 67-6

Alex Wright clean bowled two (76-8). Kerling and Clarke took the score to 115 when Hunter took a fantastic return catch to dismiss Kerling for 50. T Wright took his second wicket thanks to the safe hands of son Alex.

Bob Knights Family Butcher MoM: Terry Hunter.

Beccles A: P Thorpe c Fowler b Sirwardena 30, T Hunter c Terry b Ahmed 52, N Warnes lbw Kerling 6, K Bale c Tyms b Phelps 7, A Wright b Phelps 12, A Clarke not out 22, M Wilson run out 3, T Wright c Tyms b Sirwardena 8, J Smith not out 0, extras 18. Total 158-8.

Thetford A: S Richardson b A Wright 0, A Kerling c-b Hunter 50, S Richards b A Wright 1, S Lewis c Hunter b Keeley 23, M Fowler b T Wright 7, G Sirwardena lbw Wilson 10, D Phelps b Wilson 0, S Terry b A Wright 1, J Ahmed b A Wright 0, M Kerling c A Wright b T Wright 4, C Tyms not out 0; extras 20. Total 116. Bowling: A Wright 9-4-14-4, O Keeley 8-1-28-1, T Wright 8.4-1-28-2, J Smith 2-0-7-0, M Wilson 4-0-16-2, L Thorpe 1-0-11-0, T Hunter 2-0-11-1

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