|Result: Won by 7 wkts
||Welney Croft: 93-3 ( 27.1overs)
||Bircham: 92 ( 32overs)
FIRST LEAGUE WIN
A good all round bowling and fielding performance enabled Croft to record their first league win in the Mid- Norfolk Sunday League.
Important catches were held and three stumpings by wicket keeper Neil Parkinson contributed to the steady bowling of Steve Saberton (3 for 19, off 10 overs).
John Loveday mopped up the tail (4 for 19) – the last 4 batsmen all recording ducks.
Birchams No.4 Preston was the only batsman to cause problems scoring 35 (81 mins).
He was finally removed by Stephen Revett, Jon Dale taking a good catch in the deep outfield.
Bircham finished on a score 92, their innings being completed in the 32 nd over.
Bowling - Steve Saberton 3 for 19, Gareth Kent 0 for 16, John Loveday 4 for 19, Jon Dale 0 for 20, Stephen Revett 2 for 11
After the break Welney openers got off to a good start, for the first time this season, with back to form Stephen Kent scoring 41 and support from Neil Parkinson (7).
Neil was the first to depart at 37 and newcomer John Hunt (6) two overs later.
Jon Norman continued his good form, seeing Croft home with an unbeaten 25.
Birchams total of 92 was passed in the 28th over, losing only 3 wkts.
Stephen Kent 41 (3 x 4’s), Jon Norman 25 (3 x 4’s)
Team - John Loveday (captain), Neil Parkinson, John Hunt, Stephen Kent, Gareth Kent,
Stephen Revett,Jon Dale, Jon Norman, Steve Saberton, Ashley Inwood (10)
Viral Patel (absent – injured)