Third win in row for Hales Colts

Hales Colts (24 pts) beat Great Witchingham B (7 pts) by 18 runs in the Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Eight.Hales continued with their recent run of form, collecting their third successive win, to make it five wins from seven attempts this term.

Hales Colts (24pts) beat Great Witchingham B (7) by 18 runs in Norfolk League Division Eight.

Hales collected their third successive win to make it five wins from seven attempts this term.

Skipper Ayre won the toss and elected to bat. Opener Peter Dye was in cracking form, smashing boundaries from the outset, but early wickets saw Hales at 46 for five from just eight overs as too many had watched Twenty20 over the last few weeks.

Dye the anchored the innings with Ben Coleman playing a cameo innings of 31with his vintage willow.

Dye was finally beaten by Horse for 56 and Isaac Rolph (6) saw Hales to 129 in the 32nd over.

In reply, Luke Thomas bowled with real fire and after a brief shower made the batsmen jump around. He received great support from Lex Taylor but at 72 for three Witchingham were well set.

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Enter Chris Read, the 11-year-old, dismissed the opener and three others followed all bowled in a superb four for 13 spell.

At the other end Alfi Kaye bowled with great flight and turn and backed Read with three for 11, as Witchingham capitulated - losing their last eight wickets for 39 runs to give the Colts 24 points to add to their already impressive total.

Norwich Kitchens man-of-the-match award: Chris Read.

TOPCROFT U13 put in a much improved performance to beat Diss U13s by 30 runs.

Topcroft scored 303-6, net 255 (captain Teddy Mattocks 12, Miles Kingston seven).

Diss posted 289 but lost eight wickets to finish net on 225.

A blistering start from the home side's bowlers had Diss reeling on 3-2 after two overs. James Nolan took 3-9 from his three overs and Sean Paterson 2-14 from his two. Mitchell Baldwin took a wicket on his return to the side and Teddy Mattocks finished an excellent all-round performance by taking a wicket, a catch and claiming a run out. George Collins also put in a top performance behind the stumps.