Second win for Bungay
BUNGAY first team picked up their second win of the season against a strong Norwich B side on Saturday, beating their hosts by six wickets.Bungay host Great Melton next week looking to continue their good run against another strong team in the Norfolk League.
BUNGAY first team picked up their second win of the season against a strong Norwich B side on Saturday, beating their hosts by six wickets.
Bungay host Great Melton next week looking to continue their good run against another strong team in the Norfolk League.
On a beautifully sunny afternoon with a great pitch and fast outfield, Bungay captain David Fuller again lost the toss and was asked to field first.
New-ball bowlers W Lewis and young C Fuller took a little while to get used to the strong wind at the Postwick ground and the Norwich openers started brightly until Lewis enticed M Sexton into a poorly-timed hook shot and was caught at mid-wicket.
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This brought A Clarke to the crease and the young Australian, together with Burton, built solidly without taking any unnecessary risks. The pair took the score to 62 after 19 overs until a smart catch behind the stumps by Chang removed Clarke caught behind for 19 off David Fuller's bowling.
With the captain and T York not giving anything away, Norwich found it hard to up the tempo and York got due reward when he bowled Boothby to leave the home side 102-3 from 30 overs.
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With both Fuller brothers operating up the hill and into the wind, this enabled the pace of York, Lewis and Mowday to attack at the other end. However it was C Fuller who struck next, trapping Burton lbw for 46 and then again in his next over Muhandu caught in the cover attempting to up the tempo, leaving Bungay in control at 104-5.
Some good bowling at the end of the innings by Mowday strangled the Norwich side and they could only manage a further 57 runs from the last 13 overs finishing 161-6 from their 45 overs.
With the pitch still playing well Bungay knew they were in with a good chance, however Watts was caught early to bring W Lewis to the crease to join C Fuller. The pair eased the tension of the run chase with both playing shots all round the ground. They added 73 for the second wicket until Fuller was bowled by Boothby for a well-made 38.
With the score 90-2 T York joined Lewis and Norwich started to get back into the game as they dried up the runs. Lewis was then bowled by Field and R Lee was caught leaving the Bungay nerves jangling.
At 102-4 after 30 overs, D Fuller joined York and the pair started to rebuild. York played some fine shots taking the attack to the Norwich bowlers as the pair knocked off the runs required in the 39th over, York finishing 45 not out.