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Beccles through in Carter Cup

PUBLISHED: 13:30 08 May 2009 | UPDATED: 08:11 01 August 2010

Beccles Town CC beat Mundford CC by 94 runs in the first round of the Carter Cup

Beccles won the toss and elected to bat, beginning in positive fashion before Richard Turrell was bowled by Allsop for 10.

Beccles Town CC beat Mundford CC by 94 runs in the first round of the Carter Cup

Beccles won the toss and elected to bat, beginning in positive fashion before Richard Turrell was bowled by Allsop for 10.

Richard and Robert Porter built a sound partnership, hitting the bad balls but at the same time always looking to put the opposition under pressure. The pair reached lunch with the score on 113-1.

After the interval, the brothers continued to punish the Mundford bowling attack until Richard Porter was caught off the bowling of White for an excellent 82. The partnership for the second wicket was 152 runs.

Sydenham and Anderson were out in quick succession, followed by Robert Porter. His superb innings was cut just short of what would have been a well deserved century on 93.

The innings was precariously poised but Richard Holm took advantage of the sound platform that had been created by the two Porters. He lived up to his reputation as a hard-hitting batsmen by smashing the ball around the field, reaching his half-century in quick time. He was well supported by the lower order batsmen and finished with 71 not out.

Beccles completed their innings on 309-6.

Mundford's openers were not troubled by the seam bowling of Turrell and Hunter on the benign pitch.

But the introduction of Richard Holm's off-spin (4-44) bought quick wickets, although opener Allsop (45) built a useful partnership with Grady (17). Leg spinner David George (3-59) bowled an attacking spell from the Avenue End and Mundford were soon struggling against the two spinners, reaching tea on 137-7.

Beccles made hard work of finishing the job after the break with White (30) taking the game to them. He was eventually removed by George followed quickly by Palmer who was brilliantly run out by Buck. Despite some tail-end resistance from Bailey (28 not out), Mundford were bowled out for 215.

Beccles Town CC (22pts) beat Saxlingham CC (5) by 46 runs at Beef Meadow in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance.

Beccles were asked to bat first, Robert Porter and Richard Turrell putting on 68 for the first wicket, running well and applying pressure. Turrell fell for an aggressive 45.

Richard Porter joined his brother and the pair took the score to 109 when Richard Porter was stumped off Lawrence.

Beccles were unable to build on such a solid start with too many middle order batsmen looking to hit the ball out of the ground. A flurry of wickets saw the home side slump from 109-2 to 140 all out in 41.5 overs.

In reply, Saxlingham made a positive start, scoring 30 from the first six overs. The wicket had started to deteriorate with several balls misbehaving.

David Turrell and Daniel Vihm soon found their stride and started to bowl in the right areas, with wickets falling regularly. Although the pitch undoubtedly made batting difficult, it was only Cudden who showed any resistance with a gritty but composed innings of 35 batting at No 7.

Saxlingham were bowled out for 94 with David Turrell taking 3-36 and man of the match Daniel Vihm taking 6-31.


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