Horsford hold on to give themselves a timely tonic

Spinner Luke Schlemmer in full flight for Great Witchingham against Sudbury. Picture: Tim Ferley

Spinner Luke Schlemmer in full flight for Great Witchingham against Sudbury. Picture: Tim Ferley - Credit: Archant

Horsford ended a troubled week on a positive note by battling their way to a hard-fought draw against Vauxhall Mallards at Halvergate,

In a rain-affected game they finished on 106-9 in their 35 overs while chasing a target of 147-6 from 56.2 (Ben France 62).

Luke Caswell and Mitchell Todd took four wickets apiece for Mallards, but the visitors survived to give themselves a timely boost,

Horsford went into match the under a cloud – in more ways than one – following the abandonment of their previous match against Copdock because of what was deemed to be a dangerous pitch at Manor Park. A league hearing on the umpires' decision has taken place, but nothing has been made public as of yet.

Over at Postwick the game between Norwich and Burwell ran its natural course, with the Cambridgeshire side claiming a four-wicket win.

The hosts were bowled out for 205 in the 52nd over, with nearly half their runs being scored by Will O'Donnell, whose 134 ball unbeaten 101 included 12 fours and one six.

Burwell got home in the 44th over, thanks largely to the game's second century from Andrew Bramley, who made 110. Skipper Ashley Watson claimed 4-79 in his 15.2 overs.

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