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

Gorleston made it four unbeaten in all competitions and two clean sheets in a row with this hard-fought win.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Wellesley plays host to Wroxham for the second time in a matter of days this afternoon, with Great Yarmouth Town desperate to shake off their poor form.

Friday, October 5, 2018

The Norfolk Senior Cup will take centre stage under the lights at Emerald park tonight as rivals Gorleston and Great Yarmouth Town battle it out for a spot in the next round of the competition.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Striker Connor Ingram has left Lowestoft Town FC and rejoined Gorleston.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:35

An 11-year-old girl who went missing from a holiday park in Caister has been found safe and well.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 13:55

Suffolk Police have named a 56-year-old from Redisham in Suffolk as the missing swimmer.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Yesterday, 18:00

Fly-tipping waste including a kitchen cabinet was among the rubbish picked up during a beach clean in Gorleston.

Read more
Saturday, October 20, 2018

The company behind plans to build a controversial garden town in Mid Norfolk has submitted plans for another development in the east of the county.

Read more
Great Yarmouth Borough
Saturday, October 20, 2018

An uninsured driver has had their vehicle seized after Norfolk Police stopped a car in Gorleston this afternoon.

Read more
Norfolk Police

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 6°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