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North Elmham (24 pts) beat Old Buckingham B (5 pts) – Norfolk League 3W

In bright and warm conditions, visitors Old Buckingham won the toss and elected to bat first on a good hard green pitch. The inform George Bridges made an explosive start with the ball for North Elmham as he took three early wickets teaming up with John Livings twice to have both of the old Buckingham openers caught behind and then he bowled Tucket to reduce Old Buckingham to 36-3 after 14 overs. When change bowler Sinclair had Lund caught at first slip by P.Hunt the Old Buckingham innings was looking in need of repair. The ever young Perry (35) found much needed support in the form of Pape (26) as they tried to break the shackles of some very tight bowling from Webb, Sinclair and Hall. After 35 overs the score had progressed slowly onto 90-3 before Hall had Pape caught by John Livings for his third catch of the day. The return of Bridges into the attack soon saw

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Hardingham (25 pts) beat North Elmham (8 pts) – Norfolk League 3W

To round off the first half of the season, North Elmham travelled to Hardingham last weekend. The Elmham captain, Ben Hunt, won the toss and elected to bat first on a hard but slightly green pitch. Hardingham made an early breakthrough when Miekle removed Hall without scoring. This brought Maule (33) to the wicket and together with Whitwood (73) they manipulated the ball superbly with the occasional big shot to keep the scoreboard ticking over nicely. The stand of 90 between the two of them was broken when Maule was smartly caught and bowled by Kelly. Kelly (4-20) showed excellent control of line and length and continued to torment the North Elmham batsman as he quickly added another three wickets to his tally and reduced North Elmham to 114-5 off 31 overs. The Elmham innings was in need of saving at this point and it was John Livings who

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North Elmham (26pts) beat Swanton Morley (7pts) – Norfolk League 3W

With cloudy overcast conditions and a green and slightly damp pitch Swanton Morley won the toss and elected to bowl first. The North Elmham opening pair of Whitwood (39) and Hall (25) set about negotiating the new ball expertly and made steady progress against Swanton Morley's opening attack, bringing up the 50 partnership within 12 overs. The first change bowlers responded well for Swanton Morley with Chamberlain (3-45) in particularly good form as he firstly removed Hall with a smart caught and bowled and then bowled Whitwood a couple of overs later. This brought Malherbe to the wicket for the first time this season who proceeded to quickly set about rotating the strike with firstly Dagless, then Murton and then Webb as the score progressed steadily to 160-5 off 34 overs before there was a delay in play due to the weather. When play resumed North Elmham continued to make good progress with Webb (51*) taking command of the innings, this time aided by Bridges, as they ensured the score went over the 200 mark. It took a third stunning catch from U15 W.Hudson to break the partnership. Webb ensured the score continued to increase as North Elmham finished on 223-6.
The Swanton Morley reply got off to a bright start as both Hunt and Bridges struggled to find

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North Elmham (26pts) beat Saham Toney (2pts) – Norfolk League 3 West

North Elmham won the toss on a bright but windy day and elected to bowl on a green tinted but good hard pitch. The decision soon seemed justified when B.Hunt had Wood caught behind for a duck. Bridges backed up this start by removing firstly Patterson thanks to a smart close catch by A.Hunt and then by getting Cobourne to pick out the sweeper Murton for the first of his 2 catches of the day. This brought Huckle to the wicket who very quickly set about counter attacking against the first change bowlers. He hit four 6's on his way to a very well made 48 before skying a catch to B.Hunt at mid-on off the bowling of the impressive Websdale who ended up with the excellent figures of 4-16 on his returm from injury. Saham Toney continued to lose wickets regularly including one for Sophie Harrad on her debut for North Elmham as she dismissed the Saham Toney number 11 for nought with her first delivery leaving Saham Toney 93 all out.
In reply the North Elmham openers got off to a cautious start, wary of the collapse that happened the

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Rackheath (25pts) beat North Elmham (5pts) – Norfolk League 3W

North Elmham won the toss and elected to bowl first on a pitch that looked very much like it would offer some assistance. After a couple of wayward overs the Elmham opening bowlers settled down and soon both Bridges and Hunt had a wicket to their name, reducing Rackheath to 24-2 off the first ten overs. Slow and steady seemed to be the name of the game on a pitch where the ball plugged and came slowly onto the bat. The Elmham first change bowlers Sinclair and Keeble continued to apply the pressure with some clever bowling and Keeble (2-16) was soon rewarded when O'Connor was caught behind by Livings for one of his three catches on the day. At the half way stage Rackheath had reached 58-3 and It was obvious that the Rackheath innings needed some impetus and this was duly provided by Thakkar (64*) as he looked to play positively on a slow pitch where the occasional ball was also jumping about unexpectedly, he was aided by firstly Chettlebourgh before he was bowled by Murton and then Banham to guide their team to a healthy looking 166-7.
Hall looked to start off the North Elmham reply with his 4th opening partner of the year,

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North Elmham (5pts) lost to Hethersett and Tasvalley B (24pts) – Norfolk League 3 West

After winning 3 in a row, Elmham captain Ben Hunt lost the toss and Hethersett decided to bowl first on a dry but green pitch. Hall (19) started the innings brightly with his third opening partner of the season, Iain Sinclair (36), although it quickly became obvious that it was not going to be easy batting as the ball was holding up giving rise to a timing problem for batsmen. Hall eventually mistimed a shot through mid-wicket and was caught. The score continued to progress slowly but steadily to 62-1 at a rate of 3 per over before the first of three silly run outs in the innings saw Webb dismissed. Murton (16) joined Sinclair and the pair looked bright and increased the tempo until Sinclair himself was run out. When Murton was caught in the cover the score was 97-3. With both Hunt brothers at the crease a partnership of 42 off just under a run a ball moved the score onto 138 off 37 over before Ben Hunt swiped across the line and was bowled to give Clarke (4-36) his second wicket. This started a dramatic collapse as

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