Norfolk Ladies go down fighting in tough opener against Scotland
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Norfolk Ladies acquitted themselves well in their first Royal London National League Division Three fixture of the season against their more experienced opponents from Scotland.
The visitors batted first at Fakenham and posted a very challenging 226 for seven from their 50 overs, with wickets for Beth Harmer, Bethan Cornell, Candy Cornelius, Emily Woodhouse and Rachel Chettleburgh and two early run-outs.
In reply Norfolk recovered having lost three wickets without scoring a run after two overs and finished a respectable 162 all out after 46 overs. Woodhouse top scored with 33 with other contributions from Morgan Burt (20) and Lauren Hemp (19).
Team manager Kevin Denmark said: 'This was a tough introduction to cricket at this level but the girls acquitted themselves well and will have learned from the experience and are looking forward to a busy fixture schedule over the season.'
The next home fixture is on Sunday, May 29 when the Netherlands are the visitors to Manor Park (11am, spectators welcome, entry free).