New boy Schlemmer quick to make an impression for Great Witchingham

Action from Saturday's Norfolk Alliance match between Horsford A and Sprowston at Manor Park, with t

Action from Saturday's Norfolk Alliance match between Horsford A and Sprowston at Manor Park, with the visitors in the field. Picture: Sonya Duncan - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Luke Schlemmer marked his first match in English cricket by scoring an impressive unbeaten century to guide his new team Great Witchingham to victory.

The young South African all-rounder, who only arrived in the country at the beginning of the month, wasted no time in making a favourable impression at Walcis Park as the Witches replied to a decent Mildenhall total of 244.

With the top three of James Spelman, Sam Arthurton and James Hale all back in the pavilion for a combined total of 28, he took command by scoring 106 in only 117 balls, many of the runs coming in the company of Mike Jones (58). Schlemmer, who had earlier taken 2-34, got the Witches home with nearly three overs to spare, with Carl Rogers and Jonathan Spelman providing support.

Horsford went down by the three wickets at Copdock after being bowled out for just 165 (Ryan Findlay 60). Jaik Mickleburgh was out for 99 as the hosts won in the 45th over.

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