Perfect 10 for Norfolk Under 13s against Notts
- Credit: Nick Butcher
Norfolk's Under-13s made it a perfect 10 out of 10 with a comprehensive 70-run victory against Nottinghamshire.
The hosts won the toss and put Norfolk in on a green and damp pitch that made scoring difficult. After 20 overs Norfolk, sponsored by SCJ Nunn, had progressed to 55-3, thanks largely to a fluent 19 from Ben Wilcox.
When Jonty Black fell with the score on 64 it looked like a score of 120 might be a decent outcome. However, an awesome display of positive running and aggressive shot-making from Harry Nunn (57 not out) and Sam Utting (42) combined to produce a fantastic 92-run partnership in just 16 overs that essentially sealed the match. As if to hammer home the advantage Nunn smashed a six off the final ball to set an imposing target of 164.
While the home captain Haider provided admirable resistance with a well-crafted 43 he received little support as Ben Wilcox, Freddie Fairey, Will Bowman and the spin trio of Charlie Barber, Cameron Graveling and Harry De-Coteau Spring wreaked havoc.
With the clouds darkening, Norfolk sprinted through their overs, with Wilcox taking the final wicket. Wilcox (5.4-0-9-3), Fairey (7-1-12-2) and Barber (7-1-13-2) were the pick of the Norfolk bowlers as Notts were dismissed for 93.
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Norfolk's final match before their tour is against Yorkshire at Stow Bardolph today (12).
Norfolk U10s, sponsored by NFU Mutual Norwich Branch, travelled to Woolpit to play Suffolk on a dull day.
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After being put in Suffolk struggled, with all bowlers performing well, and after their 35 overs they had reached 86-7. Wickets went to Jayakody (1-2), Keeler (1-9), Williams (1-6), Reynolds (2-4) and Shaw (2-10). Sam Reynolds also took two excellent catches at slip.
After losing an early wicket, two lovely knocks from Harry Grove (29) and Thomas Robson (27) had taken Norfolk to 56-1 before the introduction of leg spinner Archie Magnus. A tremendous spell of 5-9 put the game in the balance before some determinded defending from Sam Kassulke and attacking batting from Lawrence Williams (15 not out) took Norfolk to victory by three wickets.