Norwich and Swardeston triumph to reach 2017 Carter Cup final

Jordan Taylor scored 131 as Swardeston beat Great Witchingham in the Carter Cup semi-finals. Picture

Jordan Taylor scored 131 as Swardeston beat Great Witchingham in the Carter Cup semi-finals. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite - Credit: Andy Micklethwaite

Swardeston continued their defence of the Carter Cup by sealing a place in this year's final with a 201-run win over Great Witchingham.

Jordan Taylor was the star of the show with 131 runs, sharing a third-wicket stand of 132 with Joe Gatting (86) before another partnership of 96 with Peter Lambert (66) as Swardeston reached 371 for nine in their 60 overs.

Witchingham made a steady start until Gatting dismissed James Spelman for 33 and Matt Taylor bowled Sam Arthurton soon after for 44. The Witches stood at 85 for two but only Matthew Long (32) offered much else as they were bowled out for 170, with Matt Taylor and George Walker both taking three wickets.

Swardeston will face Norwich in the final – scheduled to be played at Manor park on Bank Holiday Monday, August 28 – after Will O'Donnell's 126 led the way to a huge 411-8 before Old Buckenham were bowled out for 165, with Ashley Watson taking 4-11.


You may also want to watch:


Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus