Mallards get chance for cup revenge

CARTER CUP: Vauxhall Mallards will get the chance to avenge last season's Carter Cup defeat to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers when the two sides meet at the second round stage later this month.

Wanderers were three-wicket winners at Brundall at the same stage of the competition last season, when overseas star Pite van Biljon smashed an unbeaten 159. This year's showdown promises to be an equally exciting affair, with Wanderers currently top of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division, while Mallards are leading the way in the East Anglian Premier League.

Swardeston will also be out to put the record straight when they travel to reigning champions Fakenham, who beat them at the semi-final stage last year.

Elsewhere, Sprowston's Simon Chipperfield will face his old club when the Alliance Premier Division side host Great Witchingham.

Carter Cup second round draw: Acle v Stow, Beccles v North Runcton, Downham v Horsford, Fakenham v Swardeston, Mattishall v Hethersett & Tas Valley, Old Buckenham v Norwich, Sprowston v Great Witchingham, Vauxhall Mallards v Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers.

Lady Mary Trophy second round draw: Hardingham v Swaffham, Diss v Dereham. Bungay and Bradenham both receive byes.

All matches to be played on Sunday, May 29.

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