Maximum points for Beccles again

Beccles produced another excellent performance against Sheringham to make it back-to-back maximum 25-point victories, and are now looking to move up the Alliance Division One table.

Beccles produced another excellent performance against Sheringham to make it back-to-back maximum 25-point victories, and are now looking to move up the Alliance Division One table.

Town skipper Sydenham decided to bat on another good-looking Beccles track. But Beccles lost early wickets in the shape of Puxley (7) - who narrowly passed a fitness test before the game - and Ross (14), who was bowled for the first time in 15 years by the unpredictable Wright.

Beccles were in further trouble as Rob Porter (18) left an in-swinger and was bowled by Wright, shortly followed by Richard Porter and then Sydenham, to leave Beccles staring down the barrel at 60 for five.

The Beccles tail came to the party, however, with some ultra aggressive batting from Turrell (33), Fisher (24), and George (25). They batted around Clemence who went on to make his first half-century for the club, making 60 not out, after some bad luck in previous weeks. Glen Wright rounded off the innings with two boundaries for a maximum batting points total of 227.


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Beccles had work to do against Sheringham's experienced top order. The fifth over saw the first breakthrough, when Turrell removed Spillett thanks to a regulation catch to Richard Porter.

However, with runs flowing freely, Sydenham turned to Ruddock and Ross to stem the flow, and they piled the pressure on the Sheringham batsmen and in turn claimed the crucial wickets.

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In a spell of 11 overs, which leaked only 12 runs, Ruddock and Ross took six wickets to leave Sheringham in deep trouble at 60 for seven. The Lobsters' lower order moved the score on to 140 before the reintroduction of Mike Fisher, who took the final wicket, with Moy edging behind for a smart catch from Wright.

The Kettle Chips MoM was Rob Clemence.

Beccles now make the long trip to Stow.

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