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Diss stumble against Bradenham

PUBLISHED: 17:25 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 10:30 12 July 2010

DISS CC first team's fine early-season form came crashing to an end with defeat at the hands of Bradenham on Saturday.

They will look to put this performance behind them and know more will be required when they travel to Mattishall this weekend.

DISS CC first team's fine early-season form came crashing to an end with defeat at the hands of Bradenham on Saturday.

They will look to put this performance behind them and know more will be required when they travel to Mattishall this weekend.

On a scorching hot day with no breeze Diss were sent in to bat against Bradenham.

Will Dawson was first to go on just four. James Wilby and Simon Cooper looked in good touch and built up a 46-run partnership with some fine shots which thundered to the boundary. Unfortunately neither could go on to build a big score with Simon Cooper being caught on 21, followed soon after by James Wilby who was bowled on 27.

Diss hoped that the Tooke brothers could apply themselves and rescue Diss from 57-3.

Skipper Dave Tooke came and went for four, while Robert was run out for 17.

At 95-5 Diss looked to be falling well short of posting a competitive total, fortunately Liam Brown and Chris Cooper managed to claw Diss' total back to respectability. Brown, batting at six, scored a tidy 28.

Cooper had his eye in and managed to blaze three huge sixes on his way to an unbeaten 53, with good support from club captain Mike Tooke, who notched up 20, and Henry Rush (3no).

Diss ended up on 186-7.

Disciplined bowling was required if Diss had any chance of winning the contest. Both Germon and Rush caused trouble for Findlay and Thurley opening for Bradenham.

Germon picked up the first wicket with some tight bowling, having Findlay caught behind by Ben Green for just six. Germon then snatched a second, removing Thurley lbw for six.

At 28-2 Diss fancied their chances. South African import Mostert was joined by Dewing.

The pair had easy pickings with the Diss support bowling being well below the normal high standards.

Dewing ended up on 58 not out, and Mostert got a highly impressive 110 not out. Credit must got to Chris Germon who ended up with figures of 2-17 off nine on a day when many struggled.

Martin Hobson MoM: Chris Cooper.

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