Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League round-up: Horsford’s Marillier has another day to remember

Horsford Cricket Club ( bat )East Anglian Premier League v Great Witchingham . Photo:Steve Adams
Horsford Cricket Club ( bat )East Anglian Premier League v Great Witchingham . Photo:Steve Adams

Monday, June 30, 2014
8:45 AM

Stephan Marillier made it two spectacular centuries in the space of three days at the weekend as Horsford recorded an emphatic victory over neighbours Great Witchingham at Manor Park.

To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in.

The Zimbabwe-born bastman followed up his incredible 28-ball ton against Fakenham in the Norfolk Twenty20 competition with another impressive display of big-hitting to put a big dent in the Witches’ title aspirations.

With three times as many overs to play with Marillier’s innings was obviously more restrained than Thursday’s knock, but in the context of East Anglian Premier League cricket it was still something to behold.

This time he made 104 – one more than his innings against Fakenham – with the runs coming off exactly 100 balls and including eight fours and five sixes. It provided the mainstay of Horsford’s total of 210-9, with Adam Dismore (27) helping him add 65 for the third wicket.

With the storm clouds gathering the big question then was whether either side would have enough time to clinch victory – but fortunately the heavy rain stayed away and it was the home side who assumed control.

Skipper Chris Brown took three quick wickets to reduce Great Witchingham to 18-4 and there were good bowling performances all round as the visitors were all out for just 80. Ryan Findlay also took three wickets, with Caleb Futter and Tim Alexander taking two apiece, while for the Witches Brenton McDonald top scored with 23, having earlier taken 5-48.

Witchingham now find themselves 43 points adrift of leaders Swardeston at the halfway stage of the campaign – and it could have been a lot more than that, with the champions being frustrated by the weather at Woolpit.

Mark Thomas’ side had the home side struggling on 46-3 chasing a daunting 265-6 declared when the rain came in the ninth over of the reply.

Earlier Callum Taylor had led the way for Swardeson with 116 off 133 balls, including 13 fours and three sixes. He was aided and abetted by Lewis Denmark, Jason Reynolds and Jeremy Elliott who featured in partnerships of 68, 88 and 66 respectively.

At Postwick a last-wicket stand from the opposition proved costly for Norwich as they slipped to a seven-run defeat. Visitors Burwell were in dire straits at 131-9 when No. 11 Mark Bissett came to crease and added a belligerent run-a-ball 43 to help his team up to 183.

Norwich lost wickets at regular intervals in reply and looked to be falling well short until skipper Chris Borrett found willing allies in tail enders Aaron Watson and Freddie Klassen.

Together they took Horsford to within touching distance of victory but in the end it was not enough, with Borrett making 53. Earlier Ashley Watson had maintained his fine form with the ball with figures of 5-34.

Vauxhall Mallards are now 15 points adrift at the bottom – and 26 behind Horsford – after their match at Bury St Edmunds was abandoned with Bury having made 163-1.

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Norwich Evening News visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Norwich Evening News staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Forgotten your password?

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Norwich Evening News account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Homes24
Jobs24
Drive24
MyDate24
MyPhotos24
FamilyNotices24
Weddingsite

loading...

Classifieds, browse or search them online now

The Canary magazine
Order your copy of The Canary magazine

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT