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Rain's a pain for Diss

PUBLISHED: 17:45 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 12 July 2010

It was a frustrating weekend for Diss with two games abandoned to rain. They will be hoping for better luck on Saturday when they host Beccles.

The league game against Stow and the Lady Mary Trophy game Topcroft were abandoned because of the weather.

It was a frustrating weekend for Diss with two games abandoned to rain. They will be hoping for better luck on Saturday when they host Beccles.

The league game against Stow and the Lady Mary Trophy game Topcroft were abandoned because of the weather.

Diss will get five points having scored 29-2 with Stow getting six.

The Lady Mary Trophy game will be replayed on Sunday, June 22.

Meanwhile, Diss A 74-10 (5pts) lost out to Loddon 163-8 (25).

Diss B collected their second win of the season so far, comprehensively beating lowly Happisburgh A by nine wickets.

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Happisburgh were reduced to 48-4 with Johnny Sage claiming 4-31.

This was complimented by excellent fielding by a young Diss side, in particular Jack Stevenson and Daryl Wells, who took a superb catch in the deep.

At this point, skipper Blanch and Voisey set about building a good score, but neither could take advantage of the short boundary, the pair putting on 52 to bring up the 100 in the 38th over.

Diss captain Merrick got the breakthrough, bowling Voisey for 31. From then on, Diss never looked back.

The introduction of opener Jody Sparrow for a third spell yielded two wickets, as well as two run outs in two balls, one of which sealed Blanch's fate for the top score of 44.

Merrick clean bowled last man Baldwin to leave Happisburgh all out for 125.

In reply, Diss openers Ben Spinks and Rick Ferguson certainly had 20-20 on their mind, racing on to 53 off seven overs. Spinks continued to show what a bright future he has with a whole array of scintillating strokes, bringing up his 50 in just the 13th over.

Gipson did manage to trap Ferguson lbw for 27. However, despite a short rain interruption, Spinks (79no) and Dan Williman (6no) guided Diss home in the 19th over.

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