Mundford in sizzling form
Mundford's spectacular start to the season continued on Saturday with another commanding performance at Fir Close against Horsford. Mundford now face possibly the best side in the league in Saham this weekend, hoping for a similar performance.
Mundford's spectacular start to the season continued on Saturday with another commanding performance at Fir Close against Horsford.
Mundford now face possibly the best side in the league in Saham this weekend, hoping for a similar performance.
It was another typical summer's day in England, grey and overcast with showers before the start of the match against Horsford.
With luck on his side, captain Bailey was given the choice of what to do, and with no hesitation he decided to bowl.
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Yates was looking to bounce back from last week's drop-in performance and this he did with added extra bowling in tandem with Grady, who has shown a lethal wicket-taking streak this season.
Together they ripped the Horsford top order and after 16 overs the visitors were 29-8, Yates with 3-17, Grady with 4-11 pacey overs and Bailey with a wicket with his first delivery.
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Mundford's opening bowlers have really set the standard for their early-season success. Yates has continued his rise and Grady keeps setting higher and higher standards for himself. Bailey was to clean up the tail again, picking up 3-5.
Allsop was noticeably dry from his three overs.
Horsford were disappointed with their lowly score of 36.
With the clouds clearing Mundford set about knocking off the small total.
Conquest went for eight but Price 18 not out and McColl with eight not out as the target was reached in 10.2 overs.
After the match Bailey and his vice-captain were quick to point out two major improvements from last week.
One was catching, which has been a problem over the first two weeks, nothing was put down and Keeler was exceptional.
The other was Mundford's wicket taking, having two, three or even four down when the change bowlers come on makes a huge difference.
On a glorious Sunday Bradenham entertained Mundford and the latter elected to bat.
Conquest (21), and McColl (113) made a solid start until Conquest sliced one, then with McNeilly coming and going in brought the young promising A Burt, who batted really well for eight.
With McColl batting really well for 113no, it was left for the others to support him which they did well with Allsop (21), McIsaac (12) and C White (seven not out) battled well.
Mundford finished with 199 which was a respectable total.
In the Bradenham innings it was left for the youngsters to win the game for Mundford which they did with C White
(2-39) and S Palmer (2-47) bowling well.
The three other youngsters bowled well with C McIsaac taking 1-17 off six overs and N Rose bowling five good overs.
But it was man-of-the-match A Burt who deserves special praise for bowling the last over against their overseas player which they needed 20 runs to win. And he didn't let the team down, especially bowling two cracking yorkers.
So well done to the youngsters for winning the game, catching well in the field, showing up a few of the first teamers.