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East Harling v North Elmham – Norfolk League 2W

North Elmham travelling once again, this time to East Harling, won the toss again and elected to bowl first in some really bright pleasant conditions. It did not take long for George Bridges to make the first breakthrough when he had Robert Free caught at slip. This brought Robert Dyke who was to prove the anchor of the innings (66) to the crease who kept the score board ticking over with support from Barry Wells (24) and Stuart Hilton (26). The introduction of Ballman into the bowling attack (3-24) ensured that North Elmham picked up a steady stream of wickets towards the back end of the innings as East Harling finally posted 185-9.

During tea the sky clouded over

and definitely darker and North Elmham’s reply got off to a slow and shaky start with the East Harling bowling attack of Andrew Macrow, Stuart Ayton and Stuart Hilton all picking up a wicket each. James White (35) was playing a well paced innings for Elmham until he was stumped off the bowling of Hilton. This brought Steve Shoesmith (28) and Adam Hunt (21) together who looked to keep the scoring rate up to the required rate until Hilton once again broke the partnership. Andrew Macron was then reintroduced into the attack and claimed  the wicket of Adam Hunt caught by Robert Dyke. The weather was slight drizzle at this time and visibility was certainly poor as North Elmham tried to keep up with the run rate but soon ran out of wickets and were bowled out for 137.

Still trying to get their first win of the season after a very shaky start having had some their early batsmen looking severely out of form, Elmham are at home at the weekend for the first time this season when they host Gooderstone, start 13:30

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