Blundeston unbeatable

ON a sunny day at Southtown common, Blundeston hosted Hales Colts in the last game of the league. Blundeston needed a win to finish the season unbeaten.

ON a sunny day at Southtown common, Blundeston hosted Hales Colts in the last game of the league. Blundeston needed a win to finish the season unbeaten.

After two previous seasons in Norfolk League Division 10 they got out at last and succeeded in going the whole season unbeaten.

Upon winning the toss, skipper Graeme Talbot elected to bat although the surface did look slightly dubious.

Blundeston got off to a slow start but as they started to accelerate Blundeston's voted batsman of the year Nick Mobbs (18) fell trying to hit over midwicket. The club congratulate him on scoring a total of 498 runs this season.

After that Elliot Gooch and Graeme Talbot both continued to take Hales' bowlers apart, both reaching half-centuries before Talbot fell for 64.

After that runs were hard to come by and the middle order offered little resistance.

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Eventually, after a good and entertaining

knock of 71, Elliot Gooch fell to a good catch on the boundary.

Another partnership emerged between Daniel Jesudasen and Mark Chapman, which stood unbroken for the last wicket, included some big shots from Chapman and a good improvised shot from Jesudasen off the last ball.

Blundeston posted 232-9, the main wicket-taker being the bowler L White who took 4-33 off

10 overs.

After the break Blundeston's bowlers came out strong with Tom Miller bowling good accurate swinging deliveries to secure himself three wickets off his five overs, while Daniel Jesudasen, fresh from batting, took two wickets at the other end.

After they came off the lefties, Lewis Chapman and Martin Talbot, came on and almost killed the run rate going for only 15 off 10 overs, and both were unlucky not to take a lot of wickets - but Kaye and Cook held strong.

After that Saurabh Verma (2-5) and Dom Gooch (3-7) bowled a lot of good balls to remove the rest of Hales batting line-up. Blundeston's bowlers bowled very well and made good use of the wicket.

MoM: Elliot Gooch.