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Sheringham Community Paper Sports News

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Sheringham are stood in good stead at the midway point in the season, lying in 3rd position following another conclusive victory, this time against a depleted Norwich ‘A’ team.  With the opposition only able to field 9 players, the lobsters decided to take to the field first, in the hope to skittle out the opposition for as little as they could. The Norwich ‘A’ innings began slowly, with J Roberts and J Burton surviving the first few overs, despite Burton getting away with two shots to mid-on that could easily have gone to hand. However, the break-through came when Roberts was bowled by Smith (2-21). Soon after, Garrard (2-15) finally got some reward for his trouble, as J Wright caught Ranasinghe, and then Norman was bowled 2 balls later. With Burton the vital wicket to get, the lobsters continued to press, as youngster Nudd did his best until he became Smith’s second victim. The opposition was never able to string any partnerships together, as the lobsters were looking for the inevitable wickets that would see them finish off the opposition in quick time. This came about in the first over Andy King bowled, as he took the vital wicket of Burton (25), and then removed Sanka (0) and Gyton (0), to finish with figures of 3-0. With only one more wicket to claim, this was left to C Sizeland, who removed Bayfield for 1 to see the visitors all out for an abysmal 49. Sheringham didn’t take long to win the game, as a poor bowling attack was dispatched all over the park, C Wright and M Spillet picked the gaps well to score a number of boundaries, and record an easy win for the lobsters in only 8.3 overs. Spillet finished on 31, whilst Wright ended up on 13, both unbeaten. This result earned the lobsters 20 points, and sees them move up to 3rd in the table, making their next fixture against Beccles ‘A’ a very important one indeed.

Sheringham’s A side travelled to Dereham in a must win match in the bottom of the table clash. Batting first, Dereham struggled to get runs, with the inform openers Hall (1-20) and Neave (3-40) bowling a good line and length. 12 year old Taylor (1-33) and returnee to the side Gilbert (0-23) continued the good work and Dereham found themselves struggling at 100-5 after 30 overs. Moy then came on and bowled well for 4-23, but Dereham’s Wallis (42) played some big shots to get the home team to 162-9 of their 45 overs. In reply, Walton (46) and Flanagan (7) saw off the opening bowlers, but throughout the innings Sheringham were always behind the run rate. Despite the best efforts of Neale (18), Hall (26), Gilbert (21*) and Moy (11), the lobsters fell short by 14 runs. Sheringham now find themselves in a worrying position at the wrong end of the table.


We are trying to trace a gentleman by the name of John Piggott who used to live in Bodham, but we believe he moved to Aylmerton. We knew him as John-the-Clock. If you know where we can contact him please can you let us know in the office on 01263 826005. Many Thanks.

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The Sheringham & District Sports Association has installed SKY TV in the pavillion and there are over 100 channels (including SPORTS TV) to enjoy. A pool table, darts board and Quiz Machine will be installed within the next 10 days. Use of the facilities is by members and their guests only. Membership of the Association is 5.00 (adults) and 2.50 (Children), whilst holiday membership is 2.00 per week and is available for purchase from Jane Flanagan or any member of the management team or directly at the club bar. The club bar will soon be open at regular times and details will be posted shortly. Everyone is welcome to use the facilities so come on in and enjoy a drink and some snack foods – all at club prices.  The pavillion can hold a maximum of 120 persons and boasts a large lounge and bar area, fully equipped kitchen, separate Ladies, Gents and Disabled WC’s. The pavillion is disable adapted so all are welcome. Membership and private hiring of the pavillion for functions is available. Please call Jane Flanagan on 01263-577480 or 07721-766510 for further details.


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