MCCA Knockout Trophy: Norfolk’s bright start at Shropshire ruined by rain
Norfolk were frustrated by the rain in their opening MCCA Knockout Trophy Group Two match at Shropshire yesterday.
After winning the toss at Shrewsbury, Norfolk skipper George Walker elected to field and in two brief spells of play they reduced the hosts to six for two.
Paul Bradshaw had opener Steve Leach caught behind and Olly Stone claimed the prize scalp of former Nottinghamshire batsman Bilal Shafayat, caught at slip by Trevor Ward.
But more rain saw the players depart once again and the game was abandoned at around 4pm.
Walker said: 'It's a shame because it was the strongest team we could have put out and we've been defeated by the weather. Olly Stone and Harry Bush are not available against Suffolk (this Sunday) so we'll sit down this week and decide on the team.
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'Suffolk's game was also called off which is a small bonus, but Wiltshire did not have a fixture, so obviously they are in the box seat now if they can win their first couple of games.'
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