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Big win for Blundeston

PUBLISHED: 09:49 16 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:15 11 May 2010

Blundeston travelled to Dussindale to play Norwich Union, early Norfolk League Division 10 leaders, and secured their first 10-wicket win.

The pitch turned out to be batsman friendly but, losing the toss, Blundeston were asked to field in the heat and worked hard for wickets.

Blundeston travelled to Dussindale to play Norwich Union, early Norfolk League Division 10 leaders, and secured their first 10-wicket win.

The pitch turned out to be batsman friendly but, losing the toss, Blundeston were asked to field in the heat and worked hard for wickets.

Elliott Gooch and Mark Chapman held the early scoring in check and took the openers wickets, albeit Elliott snaring J Dismore in his second spell. Nick Mobbs bowled tidily again but with no success while Graeme Talbot filled in and took one. Lewis Chapman weighed in with a wicket late on.

But Martin Talbot took the bowling honours, snapping up three wickets, all clean bowled, in two good spells, including bowling tight from one end at the death as Union tried to add quick runs. They made 160-7.

A good bowling performance was well supported by some fine ground fielding including four good catches from Prasanna Tirimanna, Mark, Graeme and Elliott.

The fielders did well on a hot and sticky afternoon.

What seemed like a decent total to chase became a relatively straightforward task as Nick Mobbs and Graeme Talbot saw off the dangerous Van Zanten, who bowled straight through.

They then set about increasing the scoring rate without taking risks and raced through to a new club

opening partnership record.

The pitch continued to play well and as Mobbs opened his shoulders to race to his highest score for the club with a fluent 85 supported by a steady knock of 60 from Talbote which saw Blundeston home with 10 overs remaining.

Next, home to Great Melton

and back at Southtown Common

at last.

Man of the Match: Nick Mobbs.


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