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|The league leaders travelled to Bircham
looking to keep top spot in the West Norfolk Division 3. Sheringham were put into bat and
lost A Smith for only 2 with the score at 9.
Despite this loss, Sheringham began positively with both Al Evans and Jon Neale playing
sensibily to move the score along to 52 before Evans was caught behind off Codlings for
C Garrard then joined Neale in the middle to take the score to 96, with Neale making a
battling 34 before being bowled by the useful Bishop (3-25). Garrard hit some hefty blows
before he was also beaten by a straight one which saw Sheringham with a solid base at 101
However a sudden crumble in the middle order occured as Squires, Flanaghan, Bullimore and
Hudson all were dissmissed by the accurate bowling of the hosts. A fine 33 from R Bacon
rescued the Sheringham ship, as he along with W Neave (3) put the bricks back in place as
Sheringham finished up with 150 exactly from their 45 overs.
All began really well for Bircham as they chased down the Sheringham total. Bary and
inparticular Marsh set about demolishing the bowling as they added 46 for the first
wicket, but it was all downhill for them after A Smith (4-22) bowled Bary for 14. King,
Houl and Nelson all failed to make substantial scores until Smith claimed the vital wicket
of Marsh for 37.
Smith and S Hudson then set about finishing off the rest of the order as fine catches were
held by Bullimore, Flanaghan and Evans which saw the final 4 batsmen all failing to
register a run as Hudson completed the win, returning great figures of 5-27.
Sheringham ran out comfortable winners and remain top of the league with a fantastic
|Why aren't there ever any guilty
||WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott 13th - Saturday 24th
Without doubt one of the finest, if not THE finest, thriller ever written for the stage.
Audrey Hepburn played Suzy in the Hollywood Film.
|But the cinema version could not convey the
thrills and excitement that this play can generate in a LIVE Theatre! A drug-filled doll
has disappeared from a basement flat in London belonging to Suzy and Sam, and three petty
crooks are anxious to find it. Once Sam has been lured away, the crooks think Suzy will be
a pushover, even more so when they find out she is BLIND! But in a terrifying climax Suzy
makes use of the fact that, in the dark, the blind have a distinct advantage over those
who can normally see, including THOSE OF US IN THE AUDIENCE!
|SEPTEMBER TIDE by Daphne du Maurier 27th - Saturday 31st
July. It is 1948. In a comfortable house on a Cornish estuary lives the widowed
Stella, who regularly rejects proposals of marriage from her reliable suitor Robert.
|Stellas lively daughter brings home her
artist husband, Evan, for the first time and Stella is disturbed by their Bohemian
attitude to marriage. She finds herself attracted to Evan and soon they are passionately
in love, although much is left unspoken. This is an autumnal play, subtle but radiant in
its exploration of the conflict between generations and the responsibilities of love. It
has recently been revealed that this play was crafted from actual events in Daphne du
Mauriers life. It first opened to great acclaim at the Aldwych Theatre in London in
1948, with Gertrude Luwrence as Stella. This new edition was first seen at the Comedy
Theatre in London ten years age with Susannah York as Stella.
|In this local friendly match on
Sunday morning, Sheringham were looking for confidence boosting win. Sheringham chose to
bat after winning the toss and although the going was slow, the opening pair of Moy and
Sanders added a good start to the innigs before Sanders (7) was bowled by Bourkt. Moy
followed soon after for 15 as Sheringham looked to up the run rate by sending their big
hitters to the middle. Sturgess played a loose shot to be dissmissed for 1 however N
Taylor hit the ball cleanly to work his way to 14 in as many balls before he ran himself
out. Captain David King then played another powerful innings as he looked to built a large
first innigs total. Bussey played well for 8 as W Neave joined King in the middle to give
good support to the skipper. King blasted his way to another 50 ending up with 56 not out
as Sheringham piled up 132 for 4. Ashmanough started off well with Pegg inparticular
striking the ball well as the visitors looked for a good start. However, the brilliance
Anthony Howell helped to guide Sheringham in the right direction. He removed both Pegg
(14) and Barlow (1) to have Ashmanough at 18 for 2, then after some neat shots from
Spellman (19), Howell had Bourkt (2), Sheppard (0) and Sadd (0) all bowled to claim his
first ever 5 wicket haul. His sixth came when Daynes chipped the ball the Sturgess to give
Howell final figures of 6-14. Some fine straight bowling from Hudson (1-18), Balding (2-6)
and Taylor (1-4) helped Sheringham finish off the tail and claim a comfortable victory by
75 runs. A fine all round performance by all, especially the bowlers.