||Result: Won by 7 wkts
||Welney:158-3 (38.1 overs)
||Dersingham: 156-8 (40 overs)
Welney won the toss and asked Dersingham to bat first.
Croft's bowlers started well keeping the home team restricted to just 15 off the first
Things were going so well John Loveday and Paul Kaminski bowled their allotted
overs straight through, leaving Dersingham on only 41 after 20 overs, with openers
Cook and White still at the crease.
With the change of bowlers Dersingham raised the tempo considerasbly after the
departure of Cook (28 ) - the Southgate brothers, Ben (30) & John (51), added a quick
fire 56 to the end of the 30th over.
John Gill bowled well, his slower pace, line & length stemmed the run rate taking
2 for 26 off his 6 over spell.
Jon Dale also caused problems clean bowling 3 middle order bats.
Duncan Hobbs made a welcome return, still having safe hands, picking up 3 catches
at mid wicket.
However the home side had recovered, adding a further 115 off the final 20 overs
finishing on 156 for 8 wkts.
Bowling – John Loveday ( 0 for 21) Paul Kaminski (1 for 19)
Steve Saberton ( 1 for 26) Jon Dale ( 0 for 17)
David Goodwin (0 for 25) John Gill (2 for 22)
After the tea break Croft's openers Paul Kaminski (36) and Stephen Kent (44) started
well and at the drinks break, after 20 overs had reached 81, well on target with all
wickets still standing. Shortly after this break Paul had to retire, limping to the
pavilion with a groin strain. Up to this point only 3 boundaries had been recorded,
the running had taken its toll!
John Norman (22) then came to the crease and was soon off the mark with 2
boundaries and kept the scorboard ticking before being caught in the deep
The first wicket fell at 114 and then Jon Dale lasted just 3 balls, leaving Neil Parkinson (13) and
Steve Saberton (24) to see Croft over the winning line.
Steve hit a 4 off the first ball of the 39th over resulting in a 7 wicket victory.
Paul Kaminski 36 ( 2 x 4's - retired)
Stephen Kent 44 (1 x 4)
John Norman 22 (3 x 4's)
Steve Saberton 24 (3 x 4's)
Neil Parkinson 13
Team - John Loveday (captain), Neil Parkinson, Stephen Kent, Steve Saberton,
John Norman, Jon Dale, Duncan Hobbs, Paul Kaminski, John Gill,
Ashley Inwood & David Goodwin, (12th man Percy Bulsara)