Dutch women are given run for their money by Norfolk

Norfolk v Netherlands cricket in the Royal London Women's Championship Division Three. Emily Woodhou

Norfolk v Netherlands cricket in the Royal London Women's Championship Division Three. Emily Woodhouse batting for Norfolk. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Norfolk gave a good account of themselves against international opposition yesterday before suffering a six-wicket defeat in their latest Royal London Women's Championship match.

Opponents Netherlands certainly didn't have things all their own way at Manor Park, with the hosts doing well to reach a respectable 181-7 in their 50 overs.

Norfolk's bowlers also performed solidly but it wasn't enough to give the Dutch a scare as they cruised past their target.

The visitors won the toss and put Norfolk into bat and they might have been regretting that decision as Peggy Tirimanna and Beth Hamer took their side to 76 without loss in the 21st over.

Tirimanna was then bowled for 20 before a couple of run-outs hampered Norfolk's progress but Hamer kept up the good work and reached 60 before she was dismissed.


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Aime Hutchiinson was also among the runs, putting on 75 in the company of Robyn Edge (22) and finishing on 55 to help Norfolk up to a decent total.

In reply the Netherlands raced to 58-2 in just nine overs and it gradually became clear that they would win the match with something to spare. They eventually got home in the 33rd over, finishing on 182-4.

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