North Elmham Cricket Club

Happisburgh v NECC - 2.6.2012

Juan OliverOlivier destroys the opposition again 

North Elmham (25 points) beat Happisburgh (4 points) by 7 wickets in the Norfolk Cricket League Six.


 North Elmham - J.Olivier 77 not out, J.Dagless 3-32, I.Sinclair 3-33, R.Websdale 2-27, B.Hunt 2-27

Happisburgh - D.Raynek 33, J.Carter 23


North Elmham travelled to Happisburgh as early league leaders but having only played two games. On a sunny day Happisburgh won the toss and elected to bat. The Happisburgh opening pair Raynek and Trivett negotiated the first ten overs playing sensible cricket against the Elmham opening bowlers of Dagless and R.Websdale. They had put on 34 for the first wicket when Elmham skipper Sinclair brought himself on and promptly found Trivett's edge for Livings to take a comfortable catch at first slip. Shortly after that Danny Websdale took a difficult catch at square leg to remove Breeze for 5. New bat Carter played positively from the start and punished any wayward bowling. This pair added a further 35

runs to take the score to 82 before Sinclair tempted Raynek into mistimed drive that was brilliantly caught by the retreating Hunt at mid wicket. Next over Hunt claimed the important wicket of Carter with Tindall clinging onto a powerful drive at long off. With the danger men all removed the Elmham bowlers tore through the tail with excellent contributions from Dagless 3-32 and R.Websdale 2-27. The fielding was again excellent with Livings making a number of excellent stops and taking two catches off Sinclair at slip. Young debutant George Bridges showed he is a future talent as well as possessing an arm like a howitzer. Happisburg were 120 all out after 40.1 overs Elmham skipper Sinclair pleased with the contributions from all the team.

The start of the Elmham innings was somewhat bizarre with the first over going for 12 runs but also ended with Malherbe calling last weeks hero Websdale for a suicidal single that left Websdale stranded and run out without facing a ball. This brought Olivier to the wicket who clearly was in no mood to hang around as he started smashing the opening bowlers Voisey Snr and Voisey Jnr to all parts of the ground. After 3 overs Elmham had 40 on the board and looked set for a trouble free win when Malherbe was caught by Raynek at mid wicket for 16. Hunt joined Olivier and this pair added 40 with Hunt contributing only 3 before Hunt was caught off the bowling of Trivett. With victory in sight Olivier reached his second consecutive half century, this time in only 14 scoring shots. With Dagless providing good support Olivier then applied the coup de grace by hitting 22 runs in Trivett's fourth over to reach the winning target of 121 for the loss of 3 wickets. Olivier's man of the match winning 77 not out was made in only 19 scoring shots and leaves him with an average this season so far of 97.5.

Next week - North Elmham are home to Swanton Morley (start 2 o'clock)


HaJames Daglessppisburgh
D.Raynek c.Hunt b.Sinclair 33
D.Trivett c.Livings b.Sinclair 13
R.Breeze c.D.Websdale b.Hunt 5
J.Carter c.Tindall b.Hunt 23
R.Voisey b.R.Websdale 16
R.Voisey c.Livings b.Sinclair 0
C.Love b.Da
gless 2
T.Taylor c.Hunt b.Dagless 1
S.Trivett b.Websdale 1
P.Ames LBW b.Dagless 7
G.Gibson NOT OUT 0
Total 120 all out 40.1 overs

J.Dagless 10.1-1-32-3
R.Websdale 10-1-27-2
I.Sinclair 10-3-33-3
B.Hunt 10-1-27-2

North Elmham

S.Malherbe c.Raynek b.C.Voisey 16
Juan Oliverale RUN OUT 0
J.Olivier NOT OU
T 77
B.Hunt c.Trivett b.D.Trivett 3
J.Dagless NOT OUT 2
I.Sinclair DNB
D.Websdale DNB
A.Garrod DNB|
G.Bridges DNB
C.Tindall DNB
J.Livings DNB
Total 121 for 3 (14 overs)

R.Voisey 2-0-26-0
C.Voisey 3-0-31-1

P.Ames 3-0-28-0
D.Trivett 4-0-34-1
J.Carter 2-1-1-0


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