Frustration for Thetford
Thetford will aim to put last weekend's abandonment disappointment out of their minds when they host mid-table Kirkley & Lowestoft.An inevitable 'no result' was the outcome of the Alliance Division Three match between Thetford and Fakenham II.
Thetford will aim to put last weekend's abandonment disappointment out of their minds when they host mid-table Kirkley & Lowestoft.
An inevitable 'no result' was the outcome of the Alliance Division Three match between Thetford and Fakenham II. With the clouds looking ominous, the hosts put Thetford into bat after winning the toss.
P Terry and D Newey were out cheaply and L Conroy followed soon after, having scored a quick-fire 19. M Piggott, who was the mainstay of the Thetford innings with a gritty and patient knock of 31 off 82 balls, steadied the ship, as P Mleckzek and P Sparkes only mustered one between them.
The lower order then showed the 'batsmen' of the team how to play against the tight bowling of D Hubbard and K DeRidder. Newey managed a decent score of 25 and a much-needed partnership of 40 with Piggott.
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Wickets fell and the tail-end arrived, with two 18-year-olds, S Turner and M Terry, at the crease.
Fakenham believed another low score was on the cards, but a 35 off 28 balls from Terry, resulting in an eighth-wicket partnership of 48, boosted the total.
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Lingard hit 13 and Phelps had a few slashes at the ball. The innings ended when Phelps was caught - a questionable decision as many thought it was a no-ball. It closed on a below-par 175 all out.
As tea ended, the rain began. Despite Fakenham having covers for the wicket, the outfield was saturated. The home side was keen to carry on with their innings, which had already begun, with the score standing at 28 for one.
However, the outfield was far too dangerous for the Thetford fielders and the weather was not going to get any better. After a lot of laborious waiting around, and a few disagreements later, the captains decided to call it a day.
Fakenham took 10 points and Thetford nine, a result which does neither team any favours.