Downham Stow maintain promotion push with crucial win

Downham Stow secured a vital 22-run victory at Garboldisham in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division on Saturday – a result which may prove vital going into the second round of games

Winning the toss, away captain Otto Esse elected to bat first on a used wicket.

The batting innings got off to a poor start and struggled to build any partnerships slumping to 64 for 6.

Downham Stow's Addam Todd chipped in with a few useful runs at Garboldisham.
Downham Stow’s Addam Todd chipped in with a few useful runs at Garboldisham.

The only recognisable partnerships came through keeper George Cook (44) Otto Esse (19) and Addam Todd chipping in with (16).

Through some sheer hard work Downham Stow managed to get themselves to a defendable 175 off 50 overs.

In reply, Garboldisham came out with an attacking mindset which saw them flying with the total on 40 for 3 off the opening four overs.

Spin was introduced within the power play which slowed the run rate down.

The home side consolidated for a period which brought them to 108 before the fifth wicket fell.

From there Downham Stow were able to pick up regular wickets, with three of them falling on the score of 132 thanks to seam bowler Joe Moss.

Garboldisham were eventually dismissed for 153.

On Saturday, Downham Stow travel to Norwich.

Other results

Norfolk Alliance

Premier Division

Brooke lost to Fakenham by 84 runs

Fakenham 272-9 (Luke Caswell 78, Stephen Gray 72)

Booke 188 (Inesh Chandrasiri 5-23)

Division Three

Fakenham 2nds beat Sandingham by 9 wickets

Fakenham 155-1 (Harrison Futter 67, Keegan Monahan-Fairlie 61)

Sandingham 152-9 (Aaron Howell 3-19)

Match sponsor: Fakenham Prepress Solutions

Match Ball Sponsor: Stuart Woodhouse Esq

Norfolk League

Division Two

Fakenham 3rds beat Hockwold 2nds by 40 runs

Fakenham 224-7 (Sam Holt 57, Ian Slegg 49, Mark Campbell 33)

Hockwold 184 all out