Underdogs are crushed in final

Quebec were unable to pull off a final giantkilling as they lost to Swardeston by 165 runs in the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Challenge Cup at Sprowston on Bank Holiday Monday.

Ben Shearing fired 69 as Swardeston racked up 249 for seven from their 40 overs, with 95 runs coming in the last 10 overs. Skipper Ray Carmen was the leading bowler for pub side Quebec with two for 43.

Quebec strugggled in reply until a late surge from Jo Walsh (29) helped them to a final total of 84 all out. Swardeston's Dale Reynolds took three for 19, while Robbie Bridgstock claimed three for 27.

A pulsating innings of 85no from Pascal Walker clinched victory for Hardingham over Terrington St Clement in the final of the Mid Norfolk Sunday League's Broke Cup, also at Sprowston on Monday.

Walker's innings spanned just 48 balls and included two sixes and 15 fours as Hardingham chased down a target of 121 to win by nine wickets. Roy Pickerill finished on 34no for Hardingham.

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Earlier, there were two wickets each for Josh Downes, Jeff Turner, Jason Scott and Andy Duckham as Terrington were bowled out for 120, Mark Buttriss top scoring with 26.

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