Acle back on track after claiming second successive win

PUBLISHED: 01:27 30 June 2017

Bradfield take on Norwich A in Division One of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday. Picture : Antony Kelly

Bradfield take on Norwich A in Division One of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday. Picture : Antony Kelly

archant 2017

A memorable opening partnership helped Acle make it back-to-back wins in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.

Geoff Handley and Jas Cheema put on an impressive 172 as Josh Rowe’s side followed up their timely home win over Horsford A by travelling to one-time leaders Garboldisham and coming away with a 24 run success.

Having won their opening two fixtures following promotion to the top flight, and then losing their next five, Acle now look to be firmly back on track and will be aiming to prove the point when they travel to the division’s bottom side Sprowston tomorrow (1pm start).

Handley and overseas star Cheema were quickly in their stride at the weekend and by the time they had finished the visitors were firmly in command.

Cheema went on to make 117 in 132 balls, with 14 fours and two sixes, while his partner contributed 82 in 84 balls, with 13 fours and two sixes. Acle’s next highest scorer was Craig Press with 31.

The openers’ efforts helped Acle get up to 272-8 in their 50 overs and the challenge then was to follow up the good work with the ball.

Garboldisham’s batsmen certainly didn’t make it easy for them but with Shaun Roberts taking 4-62 in his 10 overs they were eventually dismissed for 248.

Joe Flatt also made an important contribution, taking 3-29 from his full allocation, while Rowe weighed in with a couple of wickets.

Acle A were unable to make it a double as they lost by six wickets to leaders Great Melton in Division Three.

The hosts posted a solid total of 200-8 in their 45 overs but it was not quite enough as Melton overhauled their target in the penultimate over.

The seconds are at home again tomorrow, with Sprowston A providing the opposition.

Other Great Yarmouth sport

Fri, 09:43

Ray Urry has put pen to paper to commit to Great Yarmouth Town by signing a contract with the club.

Friday, June 15, 2018

There was a moving start to the Mike Groves 10k at Coltishall’s RAF base as race director Paul Taylor paid tribute to Sze-Ming Cheung who tragically lost his life in an accident whilst out cycling last week.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Norfolk’s George Catchpole has been forced to retire from professional rugby – at the age of just 24.

Friday, June 8, 2018

It proved to be a frustrating couple of days for Norfolk’s wheelchair tennis star Alfie Hewett at the French Open.

Most Read

Thu, 15:28

Traffic is at a standstill in Great Yarmouth due to a bridge fault.

Read more
Tue, 16:10

Five bikers who were wrongly convicted of speeding at 140mph on the A47 have had the cases against them dropped after a CPS review.

Read more
UN Court
Wed, 12:03

More than 5,000 tickets have been issued ahead of filming of a concert scene on Gorleston beach for Danny Boyle’s latest film.

Read more
James Paget Hospital
Mon, 17:17

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has said the town’s first air show “went very well”.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Thu, 22:03

A raid on a Great Yarmouth home led to the seizure of drugs and cash, along with three arrests.

Read more
Norfolk police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 12°C

Digital Edition


Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today


Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy