Diss CC youngsters battle in final
Many friends, family and supporters made the long evening journey to Fakenham to support the Diss U13 team in the County 20-Over final.Fakenham, sporting a strong side with many county players in their team, batted first.
Many friends, family and supporters made the long evening journey to Fakenham to support the Diss U13 team in the County 20-Over final.
Fakenham, sporting a strong side with many county players in their team, batted first.
Yarham and Burton started solidly for Fakenham with the Diss bowlers unable to get an early break through.
Burton retired on 30 and Thomas Davey had Yarham out well caught by Liam Fairweather. Kieran Pask bowled Hill and Owen Blakely bowled the dangerous Timmons for 17.
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The Fakenham players used their experience of their home ground to post an imposing 145 in 20 overs. All of the Diss bowlers and fielders worked hard and stuck to their task well.
To reach this large score Diss needed their top order to all contribute. However against fast and accurate bowling Diss lost Kieran Pask for 9, Mark Brawn for 7 and Ben Roberts for 2.
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As the evening light faded fast it was left to Liam Fairweather (28) and Thomas Davey (30) to
re-build the Diss innings.
Both players played well in difficult conditions to push the score beyond 100.
Diss ran out of overs to get close to the Fakenham total and finished on 105 for 5.
All associated with this young Diss cricket team were very proud of their achievement in reaching the county final and finishing runners-up in the South Norfolk league where they next play Vauxhall Mallards in the County League play-off.