Generation game has a twist in Norfolk League clash

Sprowston B batsman Neil Pyle top scored with 82 on Saturday – but he might not be showing off the scorecard at the next family get-together.

The 38-year-old was dismissed in the Norfolk League Division One match against Vauxhall Mallards B by the bowling of his 13-year-old nephew Jordan Betts – caught at cover by his father, 64-year-old Terry Pyle.

'Neil is an opener and he plays the quicker bowlers well, but Jordan is a leg spinner and I knew he would have him in a bit of trouble,' said Terry, a former Sprowston player. 'Jordan can bowl a googly and a top spinner and Neil admitted to me that he just couldn't read him. He bowled extremely well.'

The remarkable scenario was watched from the boundary by various members of the family and Terry added: 'It was a cause of great amusement and celebration on the sidelines and on the pitch, but Neil took it all in very good spirit.'

And Neil could at least claim the last laugh, as his innings proved the difference between the sides in a 55-run win for Sprowston.


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