Norman aids Mundford CC cup win
Mundford won the Mid-Norfolk Sunday Cricket League's Broke Cup final, beating Ashmanhaugh by four wickets.A whirlwind innings of 41 runs scored off just 17 balls by Mundford's Paul Norman (pictured with the man-of-the-match trophy, above) secured victory.
Mundford won the Mid-Norfolk Sunday Cricket League's Broke Cup final, beating Ashmanhaugh by four wickets.
A whirlwind innings of 41 runs scored off just 17 balls by Mundford's Paul Norman (pictured with the man-of-the-match trophy, above) secured victory.
Ashmanhaugh elected to bat but early wickets by Mike Leeder 2-26 and Peter Brassett 4-18 snuffed out any hopes that Ashmanhaugh had of amassing a huge total.
Danny Flint (18) and Joey Siddle (20) promised much but fell just as they looked ready to launch a serious assault on the Mundford attack.
Bernie Everett (11) produced a typical, gritty battling innings but was bowled in a flurry around the stumps.
However his son, Jordan Everett (8no) produced a stylish and authoritive display to hold together the innings at the lower end. Ashmanhaugh were all out for 118 with just two balls left from 40 overs.
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It was a fascinating battle between bat and ball and Mundford started in very much the same vein as Ashmanhaugh, losing quick early wickets.
Then young Joe Oakey (40no) came to the wicket and steadied the Mundford ship.
His batting was stylish, correct and a joy to watch and he put the backbone into his side and watchfully built the fightback. Then came the moment that set the crowd alight. Norman strode to the wicket and bludgeoned 41 runs from just 17 balls.
It was a magnificent display and provided the icing on the cake for what had been a fascinating day's cricket.
Sadly he was out when the job was done and the scores were level.
League President, Colin King, said: “Often it is the low-scoring matches that produce the greatest excitement, and so it proved today. Joe Oakey of Mundford and Jordan Everett of Ashmanhaugh are brilliant young talents.”