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Steve's bowled moves

PUBLISHED: 18:22 05 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:31 12 July 2010

A bowling masterclass from 17-year-old fast bowler Steve Dungar earned Diss second team a vital three-wicket win over struggling Belton on Saturday at the Rectory Meadow, Diss.

A bowling masterclass from 17-year-old fast bowler Steve Dungar earned Diss second team a vital three-wicket win over struggling Belton on Saturday at the Rectory Meadow, Diss.

This victory edged Diss A into the safety of mid-table and plunged Belton just once place off the relegation zone.

Batting first, Belton got off to a terrible start, losing opener Day for a Duck after just four balls of the innings when Dungar clean-bowled him.

Leading wicket taker Karl Gooderham then joined in the act dismissing Plummer for just eight.

The introduction of ever-improving Jack Bell had an instant impact when keeper Jamie Allen took a tidy catch.

Dungar's second spell saw him dismiss Goreham (12) and the dangerous Jackson (34).

His fellow opener, Gooderham also returned at the death and soon bowled Warner for a duck.

Dungar's pace then ripped through the tail, bowling Knight then having Moar caught by Jack Bell and then finally wrapping up the innings by bowling D Jackson, giving the tall paceman figures of 6-26.

Dungar's display of fast accurate bowling was again a gentle reminder to the first XI that both he and Karl Gooderham could be soon knocking on the door for a first-team spot.

Belton's score of 98 would not be easy to chase down on a hard batting track.

After his exploits with the ball Dungar had little time to rest, being sent in as a pinch hitter, opening with Tom Catalano.

The opening pairing did manage to put on a handy 16 before Dungar was bowled by the pace of Ali, just three runs later Catalano followed in the same fashion.

A lot of pressure fell on the shoulders of Mark Williamson, a young man who has proven his class with the bat at this level, unfortunately for Diss he became Ali's third victim, claiming him lbw for just four.

Wicketkeeper batsman Jamie Allen followed the very next ball when he was adjudged to be lbw for a duck, leaving Ali on a hat-trick and Diss floundering at 31-5.

Club captain Mike Tooke and All rounder Karl Gooderham were paired together out in the middle and between the two of them they clawed Diss out of a certain defeat, putting on a 30-run partnership, with Tooke dominating the scoring while Gooderham kept the scoreboard ticking over.

Gooderham eventually was caught on 14, with Diss needing 30 more to win.

Dougie Moir and Alex Blakely both fell before Tooke managed to see Diss over the finishing line with an unbeaten 41 not out.

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