Maiden ton by Chapman

BLUNDESTON visited Sprowston and were asked to bat. Nick Mobbs and Lewis Chapman opened and it has not been too often that Mobbs has been outscored by his partner, but he was bowled for four.

Skipper Graeme Talbot joined Chapman and built a good partnership of 88 before Talbot was bowled by Lake for 42. Martin added three in a partnership of 40 as Champan reached his maiden century with a six over long-on.

Elliot Gooch joined Chapman for the last 10 overs and added 71 in no time as the score passed 200 for the first time this season. Lewis was finally out in the 43rd over for a superb 134, but Elliot (48no) and Dominic (7no) saw the score to 260-4.

Sprowston started brightly, but a couple of quick wickets for Elliot saw them pegged back early on.

Dominic removed Hampson for 26, before Martin removed three of the middle order in a 3-20 spell. Hall (27) and Corcoran (43) then steadied Sprowston and looked in good shape until Nick (2-23) came on and removed both. The innings was finally ended in the 43rd over for a total of 176.

Harry made a superb debut behind the stumps, but man of the match honours go to 18-year-old Lewis Chapman for a cracking display and a new personal best of 134.

The team is at home to new league leaders Colney this week, 2pm start.

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Blundeston: L Chapman b Corcoran 134, N Mobbs b Wayne Hall 4, G Talbot b Lake 42, M Talbot c Rose b Corcoran 3, E Gooch not out 48, D Gooch not out 7; extras 22. Total (45 overs) 260-4. Bowling: W Hall 8-1-29-1, D Scales 5-0-35-0, S Lake 12-1-58-1, M Rose 4-0-25-0, S Corcoran 11-1-56-2, G Ferguson 5-0-40-0.

Sprowston: G Hampson c Talbot b D Gooch 26, L Cook b E Gooch 10, K Pyle b E Gooch 5, W Hall b Mobbs 27, R Meek b Talbot 0, S Lake b Talbot 16, K Palmer b Talbot 6, S Corcoran c Talbot b Mobbs 43, D Scales c Gooch b Chapman 1, M Rose b Chapman 9, G Ferguson not out 12; extras 21. Total (42.2 overs) 176. Bowling: E Gooch 7-0-23-2, O Shuttleworth 3-0-14-0, D Gooch 7-2-26-1, M Talbot 7-0-23-3, T Bentley 6-1-29-0, O Gooch 4-0-29-0, N Mobbs 5-1-23-2, M Chapman 3.2-0-5.

Blundeston A (7pts) lost to Hardingham B (25) by three runs in Norfolk League Division Eight.

Visitors Hardingham B elected to bat and J Howard (31) and J Rant (31) scored freely until J Mobbs (1-45) broke through.

A change of end for J Able (1-52) and introduction of T Mobbs (3-34) slowed the pace. T Daplyn bowled seven overs for four runs and three wickets, in the process removing their captain C Cowles (46). Hardingham finished on 194 for nine.

Blundeston lost T Mobbs in the first over. K Shields (56) partnered by M Pandya (12), R Milham (12) then J Mobbs (26) kept up with the run rate. Shields was bowled which brought T Daplyn (33) to the crease. With 16 runs to score in 10 overs and with five wickets in hand Blundeston were coasting. But five wickets for seven runs later, they were 187 all out.

Hardingham B: J Howard b J Mobbs 31, J Rant c D Daplyn b T Mobbs 31, N Banham b Abel 2, C Cowles lbw T Daplyn 46, T Horwood c J Mobbs b T Mobbs 2, I Martin c Milham b T Mobbs 0, D Oakley lbw T Daplyn 10, C Graham not out 28, J Harris b T Daplyn 0, R Bell run out 2, S Hastings not out 4; extras 37. Total (9 wkts) 193. Bowling: J Mobbs 8-0-45-1, J Abel 12-1-52-1, R Milham 7-0-35-0, T Mobbs 11-3-34-3, T Daplyn 7-5-4-3.

Blundeston A: T Mobbs c Rant b Hastings 0, K Shields b Banham 56, M Pandja b Bell 12, R Milham c Martin b Banham 12, D Daplyn b Oakley 1, J Mobbs b Rant 32, T Daplyn b Oakley 33, J Abel c Graham b Rant 0, R Driver not out 1, L Stringer b Oakley 0, J Buckley b Oakley 0; extras 43. Total 190. Bowling: S Hastings 3-0-7-1, R Bell 12-2-36-1, T Horwood 6-1-36-0, N Banham 9-1-43-2, D Oakley 8-1-30-4, J Rant 2-0-10-2.