Loddon A duo in runs blitz
LODDON A travelled to Horsford C for a game they had to win to get themselves out of the Norfolk League Division Six relegation zone. In a run-laden game they made 316-3 with both openers scoring heavily, N Reeve 173 and D Tyler 117 on debut.
LODDON A travelled to Horsford C for a game they had to win to get themselves out of the Norfolk League Division Six relegation zone.
In a run-laden game they made 316-3 with both openers scoring heavily, N Reeve 173 and D Tyler 117 on debut. Horsford C replied with 236-9, Loddon A claiming 25 points to go fourth bottom.
Loddon A were surprisingly asked to bat first on a dry, flat wicket.
Tyler immediately showed his class, bisecting fielders as he struck a flurry of boundaries with some delightful cut shots.
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Surprisingly, Reeve played a defensive role and it wasn't until the 13th over then he struck his first boundary and brought up the 50 partnership. Tyler brought up his own 50 in the 20th over and Reeve brought up his 50 hitting his first of 11 sixes. This was a sensational innings and the first hundred by a Loddon A batsmen for two years.
After Reeve's 150, with another boundary Tyler, who had been playing an excellent supporting roll, brought up his own superb 100. This was a brilliant effort from these two batsmen.
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Loddon A knew there were several dangerous batsmen in the Horsford hutch but almost got off the perfect start when C Spencely offered a low diving catch to S Davey, which he almost held, off the bowling of R Andrews.
E Weber soon got into his stride on his way to the match's third century, 120. Weber was living life dangerously, as he spooned balls between fielders between smashing the ball to the boundary. T Saunders lived an equally charmed life against Davey and A Aldred. Weber became a victim of tiredness, and he was bowled by Davey, who then bowled captain A Selby with a cracking leg cutter, leaving Horsford 187-4. Loddon A met stout defence from M Selby. However, at the other end T Jermy picked up two quick wickets.
R Edmonds brought himself on and snaffled the wicket of J McGowen, caught by R Andrews. M Selby farmed the strike for the last over to make sure that Loddon A could not pick up full points as Horsford finished 233-9, which was a fine effort to chase such a mammoth total.
This was a superb display of individual performances, by Tyler, Reeve and finished off by T Jermy.
Musker McKintyre Man of the Match: N Reeve for an incredible innings and a super run out.
Special mention must go to Tyler, who produced an awesome innings on his debut for Loddon A.