Topcroft A stun leaders

TOPCROFT A stunned Norfolk League Division Two leaders Winterton with a fantastic five-wicket victory. On a damp and difficult wicket, captain David Reeder won the toss and inserted the visitors.

TOPCROFT A stunned Norfolk League Division Two leaders Winterton with a fantastic five-wicket victory.

On a damp and difficult wicket, captain David Reeder won the toss and inserted the visitors.

Winterton never really got going, and despite the very attacking intent from their top order, only three batsmen made double figures.

All five bowlers used got at least one wicket, with Gus Woodcock his usual miserly self, taking 3-17 from his 12 overs, George Mattocks 3-19 and Harry Taylor, 12, taking 2-7 from his four overs.

Winterton were all out for 99 in the 31st over.

In reply, Topcroft lost opener George Mattocks without scoring and then Ben Davey (3) caught and bowled by Utting.

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With Matt Goodfellow (13) and James Vincent (0) both going with the score on 21, Topcroft were in deep trouble.

Mark Elden and David Reeder had the match-winning partnership.

Reeder dropped anchor, allowing Elden to play his shots when the opportunities arose.

The pair withstood everything Winterton could throw at them as they got on with the job of knocking off the runs. Reeder was finally out for a determined 20, while Elden finished not out for an excellent 45 to see Topcroft home deserved winners by five wickets in the 43rd over.