It’s double trouble for Goddy

Senior Cricket East Anglian Premier League Godmanchester lost to Norwich by 60 runs. GODMANCHESTER suffered their second successive league defeat on Saturday as their top order batsmen failed to put on the runs. Norwich won the toss and elected to bat fi

Senior Cricket

East Anglian Premier League

Godmanchester lost to Norwich by 60 runs.

GODMANCHESTER suffered their second successive league defeat on Saturday as their top order batsmen failed to put on the runs.

Norwich won the toss and elected to bat first, but at 30 for two the vistors looked to be on the back foot.

Despite the two wickets taken by Elliott Baldwin, Norwich held their nerve to put on a third wicket stand of 88.

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At 151-3 Norwich looked comfortable, but the return of Paul Wilkinson to the bowling attack saw Norwich lose four wickets for just 10 runs.

Wilkinson claimed three of the wickets in a three over spell that cost just two runs. Paul Swannell claimed the other wicket.

A 54 from Gordon Kerr then rescued the situation for Norwich as they were all out for 249.

Paul Swannell registered figures of 4-77 from 18 overs, whilst Wilkinson took four for 36 from 10.4 overs, his best figures since June 2004.

The target looked reachable for Godmanchester, but after seven overs their challenge was in pieces as they sluimped to 37-5.

Nathan Pearcewas the only batsmen of those five to make it to double figures with a score of 16.

Swannell and Matt Durrant put on 13 and 11 respectively before falling to Kerr's bowling, while Craig Park boosted the total with his maiden half-century for the club.

It was then left to Baldwin and Wiliknson who, despite putting on the best stand of the match, could not save the day for Godmanchester.

M Franklin's four for 50 from 12 overs were the best bowling figures for Norwich as they finished Godmanchester off for 189 to comfortably win the match.

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