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Town stutter

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 05 July 2010

LOWESTOFT'S first team stuttered to an ignominious four wicket defeat to relegation candidates Norwich and Coltishall at Denes Oval.

Their score in batting first of 155-5 was never going to be enough with Johan Mostert compiling 102 not out of that score.

LOWESTOFT'S first team stuttered to an ignominious four wicket defeat to relegation candidates Norwich and Coltishall at Denes Oval.

Their score in batting first of 155-5 was never going to be enough with Johan Mostert compiling 102 not out of that score. That left a measly 53 runs at a slow pace from the other five batsmen.

Wanderers made it home with overs to spare spinners Mostert 2-39 and Marcus Bishop 2-28 doing the bulk of the work.

This was a very disappointing all round display as Vauxhall, who are just behind Town also lost to Downham, who can wrap up the title this weekend whilst Town have a proverbial six pointer at Vauxhall.

LOWESTOFT A won the toss and invited Happisburgh to bat on a glorious afternoon on the North Norfolk coast.

Happisburgh started off slowly and cautiously finding themselves in a spot of bother at 27 for 3 after 10 overs.

After a partnership of 80, Shade came back and finished off the innings.

He finished with with excellent figures of 5 for 30 off ten overs.

Happisburgh's innings subsided to 138 all out after 44 overs.

Lowestoft's reply got off to a flying start with 11 runs coming from the first over, bowled by Catchpole as Sam Clabburn tore into the bowling playing some lovely drives. Along with Jenner the pair took the score to 66 when Clabburn was bowled by Kelly for 35. Jenner soon followed, after being bowled round his legs for a well constructed 22.

This brought the experienced pair of Larter and Moore to the crease.

Victory was achieved in the 32nd over as the pair took their undefeated partnership to 79 with Moore finishing 21 not out and Larter 46 not out.

THERE was a high-scoring encounter at Normanston Park last Saturday.

Lowestoft's B team were involved in a game that featured more than 450 runs - and Town teenager Ben Dalzeil took the limelight with his best-ever score.

The 15-year-old hit 62 in Lowestoft's 205 total as they replied to Hingham's 250.

This Sunday, at the Denes Oval, 10am start Town's U11 team take on Stowupland, followed at 2pm with the Terry Murphy trophy being competed for against the same club.

Meanwhile at Normanston Park the A team play tourists Desborough at 2pm. On bank holiday Monday at the Oval, top Sussex league side Keymor and Hassocks are in Lowestoft on tour, 2pm.


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