Saham Toney buoyed by fine win

Saham Toney, buoyed by a nine-wicket win over Sheringham, are hoping this will kick-start their season properly.

On Saturday they face Fakenham A, who are just one place above them in the Alliance Division Two table, writes Viv Thomas.

Last weekend’s win over 10-man Sheringham, which earned Saham a healthy 21 points, saw the coastal side drop one place to bottom.

Saham skipper Simon Mower said: “We were happy because we needed a bit of a confidence boost and got it, which helps. We bowled well.

“With a bit of confidence hopefully we can go into the next game and win. Fakenham A are just above us in the table.

“I’m looking forward to next week. Hopefully we can start our season again. We were disappointed with three defeats as they are teams we can challenge. If we can get a run we could get to the top of the table,” he added.

Saham’s current league position of third from bottom has not been helped by being docked ten points for an administration issue – otherwise they would be mid-table.

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Another problem has been an ever-changing team line-up. “It’s going well and we have three new signings but it’s getting a regular side.

“I don’t think I have fielded the same side this season. I am two players short for Saturday already. It’s just trying to get your best line-up. We are slowly getting there,” he said.

Saham Toney picked up a comfortable win on Saturday against Sheringham to give themselves their second victory of the season, writes Simon Mower.

After heavy rain the day before Saham won the toss and invited Sheringham to bat.

Saham got an early wicket through Paul Norman (1-11) and Simon Pitkethly (2-28) continued his fine form, taking two more, leaving Sheringham 18-3.

Will Dyer (2-21) then got in on the act taking two wickets in quick succession, the first one was clean bowled and the second to a good bouncer which was caught behind by Goodwin as one of his four dismissals.

Spin twins Perry Sims (3-31) and Will Oakey (1-8) whipped out the tail to leave Saham a target of 102.

Saham made light work of the target losing only Dale Sims (23) as they knocked off the runs in 23 overs, giving them a 21 point haul. Adi Woods finished unbeaten on 41 and skipper Simon Mower not out on 27.

Saham welcome Norfolk U12s to their ground today, 1pm start.

Sheringham: M Spillett c Goodwin b P Norman 6, A Spillett c D Sims b Pitkethley 4, S Smith c Dyer b P Sims 23, W Neave c Goodwin b Pitkethley 0, M Hudson b Dyer 5, J Lloyd b P Sims 0, G Youngs c Goodwin b Dyer 14, S Hudson b Oakey 13, C Moy c Goodwin b P Sims 1, M Fray not out 8; extras 28. Total 101 all out. Bowling: S Pitkethley 8-1-28-2, P Norman 6-1-11-1, W Dyer 7-1-21-2, P Sims 11-3-31-3, W Oakey 6-2-8-1.

Saham: A Wood not out 41, D Sims lbw Smith 23, S Mower not out 27; extras 16. Total 102-1. Bowling: C Youngs 3-0-21-0, C Moy 4-1-19-0, S Hudson 4-216-0, S Smith 7-3-20-1, A Spillett 4.5-0-25-0.