Blundeston champions again
Some very good team performances in the previous weeks saw Blundeston needing to win the last match of the season to be crowned champions for the third year ina row.
Some very good team performances in the previous weeks saw Blundeston needing to win the last match of the season to be crowned champions for the third year in
On a damp wicket, they welcomed Happisburgh A and despite missing a few key players, boldly asked to bat. With only Martin Talbot playing a controlled innings, Blundeston lost their first six wickets for 55 runs.
Second team captain Trevor Daplyn smashed a fantastic 59, putting on over 100 with Martin, who scored his maiden half-century in 54no out of 191-9, the highest score by a home side on the Somerleyton wicket.
In the field it was the same as previous weeks with tight spells from Owen Shuttleworth and Chapman senior (2-11), a superb spell from Nick Mobbs (1-5) from his seven overs and then good tidy bowling from Dominic Gooch (1-24), Martin (1-15), Luke Parker, Burgie, and Jack Keyzor took two late wickets to end up with 2-8.
There were another two catches and a solid performance from Jake Parker behind the stumps as their innings closed on 99-7 to give Blundeston a 92-run victory and the Division Six title.
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This caps an incredible year for the club and all the hard work put in by its members, with special mention to Graeme Talbot, Mark Chapman, Tim and Nick Mobbs, Mark Gooch and Gary Colman and Trevor Daplyn for running the second X1 in its inaugural season as this has seen players step up to the first X1 at vital times with Jake and Luke Parker, Jack Keyzor, Johnny Mobbs and Joel Abel all performing well in the season when asked.
The club are holding a fun day at the ground on Sunday with inter-club matches at different age levels and fundraising events, including the raffle for a bat signed by Michael Vaughan.
The club is looking for sponsorship for the 2011 season and is setting up a 100 club. Anyone interested can contact any club member or call Mark Chapman on 07826270311.
Blundeston: N Mobbs b J Woolston 13, G Talbot c D Trivett b C Breeze 15, M Talbot not out 55, L Parker b D Kelly 0, C Burgess c George Gibson b T Taylor 5, J Keyzor b D Kelly 3, D Gooch b T Taylor 3, T Daplyn c J Breeze b J Woolston 59, M Chapman run out 1, O Shuttleworth b D Kelly 1; extras 36. Total 191 (9 wkts, 45 overs).
Bowling: C Breeze 5-2-18-1, J Woolston 10-4-32-2, D Trivett 9-0-44-0, D Kelly 10-3-19-3, T Taylor 7-0-34-2, S Love 2-0-21-0, J Breeze 2-0-14-0.
Happisburgh: C Blanch retired not out 3, D Rayner c J Parker b M Chapman 0, J Woolston c L Parker b M Chapman 1, D Trivett not out 49, J Langford b N Mobbs 0, G Gibson c O Shuttleworth b D Gooch 2, J Breeze c T Daplyn b M Talbot 6, D Kelly c J Parker b J Keyzor 7, S Love b Jack Keyzor 1, T Taylor not out 6; extras 24. Total 99 (7 wkts, 45 overs).
Bowling: O Shuttleworth 7-2-18-0, M Chapman 8-2-11-2, N Mobbs 7-3-5-1, D Gooch 6-0-24-1, M Talbot 7-1-15-1, C Burgess 2-1-1-0, L Parker 3-1-5-0, Jack Keyzor 2-1-8-2, G Talbot 2-0-8-0.