Rocklands cruise to victory

Rocklands recorded an emphatic victory over Rackheath in their Lucas Fettes Norfolk Cricket League Division Four clash. After winning the toss, Rocklands invited Rackheath to bat and their innings got off to a steady start.

Rocklands recorded an emphatic victory over Rackheath in their Lucas Fettes Norfolk Cricket League Division Four clash.

After winning the toss, Rocklands invited Rackheath to bat and their innings got off to a steady start.

Forty was on the board when Barry Glover entered the attack and bowled a fine five-over spell that removed both openers in quick succession. Rackheath had moved on to 68-2 after 20 overs when the rains came.

An early tea was taken and although the weather improved, it was far from certain that the game would be able to be completed.


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Upon the resumption, Rocklands bowled and fielded excellently to rip through the rest of Rackheath's batting line up.

The pick of the bowlers was Steve Carr, who finished with 4-17 off 10 overs and helped to ensure Rackheath were bowled out for 106.

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In reply, Rocklands got off to a bad start, losing an early wicket in the third over.

However, Les Able (29 not out) and Will Defoe (70 not out) settled in quickly and struck a number of fierce boundaries that took the game away from Rackheath. Concerned about the prospect of more rain ruining the game, the batsmen continued to score at a fast rate and the winning target was achieved in just the 16th over.

This nine-wicket win was Rockland's third victory of the season and they look forward to the visit of league leaders Great Melton A next week.

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