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Harsh result for Bungay

PUBLISHED: 11:01 14 August 2009 | UPDATED: 08:25 01 August 2010

BUNGAY travelled to Alliance Division Four leaders Great Witchingham hoping to bounce back from a few disappointing results.

They can feel harshly done by as the run scorers for Great Witchingham had both been playing EAPL cricket, and they were greeted by Norfolk captain Carl Rogers.

BUNGAY travelled to Alliance Division Four leaders Great Witchingham hoping to bounce back from a few disappointing results.

They can feel harshly done by as the run scorers for Great Witchingham had both been playing EAPL cricket, and they were greeted by Norfolk captain Carl Rogers. But it was a much improved performance to recent weeks and will need to be continued till the end of the season.

Bungay won the toss and batted on a hot day on a good wicket. D Fuller and M Watts worked hard scoring at a steady rate. Fuller seemed to be the aggressor early on, playing some very good shots around the ground.

Watts soon caught up, expressing himself with some delightful shots. With both batsmen approaching 50 the run rate slowed, especially with the introduction of Rogers.

In the 37th over the first wicket fell, Fuller caught at long on for a well-made 67. The next over saw the departure of M Watts, also caught at long on, for a well made 62.

With eight overs remaining, the Bungay batsmen looked to take it to the opposition with some lusty blows, however it was really only W Lewis who managed to pull it off. His fine knock of 28, including some massive sixes, helped Bungay to 197 off their 46 overs.

Great Witchingham openers Rogers and R Lilwall set about the chase in confident manner.

Rogers played very straight and punished any loose balls bowled by the Bungay attack.

T York bowled 12 very tight overs with no reward but it was his replacement M Elden who provided the breakthrough in the 26th over.

He had Rogers caught at mid-off for a well-made 64. With the score on 104-1, Bungay sensed they still had a chance.

Elden then removed Lilwall for 32 and Bungay knew if they could take a few more wickets they could sneak a win.

Hale was the next batsman to go, run out after superb fielding by Lewis and R Davies.

Atkinson batted sensibly and along with Egmore, who was dropped on three occasions, rode their luck and took the score to 187 before Lewis finally had Egmore caught.

Bungay needed to keep it tight to get a draw but D Rogers came in and scored the remaining runs in little time.

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