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Third spot for Town

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:39 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT Town moved up to third position in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division with a topsy-turvy two wicket win at Barton Turf.

Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers went off like a train, with Nigel Young plundering 73 but were pegged back to 193-8 by Pete Sims and Marcus Bishop's tight bowling.

LOWESTOFT Town moved up to third position in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division with a topsy-turvy two wicket win at Barton Turf.

Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers went off like a train, with Nigel Young plundering 73 but were pegged back to 193-8 by Pete Sims and Marcus Bishop's tight bowling.

When batting the run machine Johan Mostert, despite a damaged thumb, made a match winning 96 not out with good support by Dom Smith, 34, as Town reached 196-8.

It was the end of the Carter Cup run on Sunday at Swardeston for Lowestoft as mass unavailability swept through the side.

Put into bat on a damp track, Town were indebted to Mostert with 47 of Town 119 all out.

Swardeston produced some kamikaze batting trying to get the match finished quickly as they lost six wickets on the way to victory in the 30th over.

Marcus Bishop picked up 3-51 and Sims 2-28.

Lowestoft A beat Happisburgh by 47 runs.

Openers Larter and Rice pushed the score along until Rice was bowled for a well made 38.

Moore joined Larter and the scoring rate increased as both batsmen punished some loose bowling, and the score rapidly increased until Moore was stumped for 35, while Larter made 64 as Lowestoft reached 202 for five.

Happisburgh began their reply knowing that it was a tall order to chase 202. It became even more difficult when Haverson uprooted Carter's middle stump with the score on nine.

Jenner replaced Haverson and ripped through the heart of the Happisburgh middle order, taking four wickets in seven overs, finishing with fine figures of four for 38 from 12 overs. Brice produced a stunning burst at the end of the innings to claim three wickets in five overs.

Again the bowlers struggled to dislodge the final pair as they frustrated the team for six overs, until Haverson broke through,leaving Lowestoft worthy winners by 47 runs.

This weekend sees the first team entertain Vauxhall Mallards at home tomorrow. The A team travel to Tas Valley while the B team face Happisburgh A at home.

On Sunday the under 17 side play Topcroft at home at 1pm and there's also a friendly versus Happisburgh away for a mixed Lowestoft side.

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