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CRICKET: Lowestoft win again

PUBLISHED: 12:28 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:38 06 July 2010

AN amazing game!

That was the reaction of Lowestoft Town cricket club captain Peter Sims this week after Matt Reid's side picked up their second league win in succession.

AN amazing game!

That was the reaction of Lowestoft Town cricket club captain Peter Sims this week after Matt Reid's side picked up their second league win in succession.

Town beat high-flying Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers by five runs with five balls to spare in a real nailbiter at Denes Oval on Saturday.

“It was again an exciting finish to the game with Ryan De Coteau taking a catch in the deep to seal the win,” a proud Reid told The Journal.

After winning the toss, Lowestoft elected to bat first in sunny conditions, and on a good surface openers Joe Larter and Ryan De Coteau made it a season's best opening partnership of 84, with both openers playing a nice array of shots.

De Coteau was eventually bowled for 36, while teenager Joe Larter was unfortunately run out for 43. But man of the moment Mpho Sekhoto continued his stunning run of form by blasting 60 in another fine innings.

Dom Smith continued the momentum with and Sims gave the innings real impetus late on as he hit an excellent 28 off 22 balls to ensure that Lowestoft reached maximum batting points in their excellent 234-8 total.

In reply, Ali Ponder and Norwich's in-form overseas player P J Bilgon looked to be pushing the visitors into a commanding position, but Sims (3-63 off 12 overs) removed Bilgon and Lowestoft slowly exerted some pressure.

But with Norwich on 184 for 4 after 36 overs, needing another 51 off 14 overs, they were still looking like being the favourites. But Matt Reid's fine spell of 4-43 off 13 overs at the death, in combination with the spin of Sekhoto (3-49 off 12.1 overs) - who bowled well as the pair built pressure and took wickets regularly meant that Lowestoft triumphed by five runs as De Coteua's catch in the deep ensure back-to-back league wins.

Lowestoft collected a fine 25 point haul with the win, with Norwich collecting nine points.


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