May 24 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Normal service was resumed as star batsman of last season Steve Hak went back on the attack for Yarmouth.
League batsman of the season Hak posted 127 and Mark Thompson hit 64 as Yarmouth, who finished fourth last year, posted 234-4 against Caister.
Debut -making Yarmouth bowler Alex Reeve claimed 4 for 15 as Caister were restricted to 146-6 in reply.
Meanwhile, with reigning league champions Rollesby inactive on a day which saw over half of the scheduled games fall victim to the weather, last term’s third-placed side East Harling served powerful notice of their intentions. They swept aside Ketteringham Hall without losing a wicket. An unbeaten 55 from Rob Free and 33 not out from Ross Pickle 33 saw the job done with the minimum of fuss. Stuart Hilton 5-47 and Stuart Ayton 4-23 had earlier combined to dismiss Hall for 88.
In Division Four Terry Aspin’s 66 was the feature of Cringleford Lodge A’s modest 106 total. Norwich Bystanders A’s path to victory was not without obstacles though as they lost seven wickets
• Spare a thought for Thorpe-based St Andrews who have now had an unprecendented eight consecutive games cancelled due to the weather.
The Saints’ season was scheduled to commence on April 15, but three home games have been lost and five away games at such varied parts of the county as Saham Tone, South Walsham, CNS School and Gooderstone. In addition all midweek outdoor nets have also had to be cancelled. Long-serving player Paul Oxborough commented: “As a small club the weather is really impacting on trying to retain fringe players’ interest in cricket and before we know it there will be the pull of Euro 2012, the Olympics and Norwich City home games to compete with.
“Very difficult times.”