Search

Tale of woe for Diss A

PUBLISHED: 09:20 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:07 12 July 2010

Diss A suffered an eight-wicket defeat to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A on Saturday, and will be looking to banish this embarrassing defeat from their memories quickly.

Diss A suffered an eight-wicket defeat to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A on Saturday, and will be looking to banish this embarrassing defeat from their memories quickly.

Not sure what to make of the pitch, Diss skipper Mike Tooke chose to bat first.

Diss immediately found themselves in dire straits, slumping to 29 for five, with keeper Ben Green being the most high profile of the dismissals. His chances of a return to the first team were dealt a huge blow after being bowled by a ripsnorter of a delivery from Saunders.

Tooke and Archie Moore worked hard to rebuild the innings, and despite both finding the boundary, spinner Pilgrim sent both travelling back to the pavilion for 14 apiece.

The tail offered little resistance to the onslaught, with Will Ward offering catching practice to the cover fielder to end the innings, Diss having lost their last five wickets for only two runs.

Each Wanderers bowler was able to tuck in and help themselves, with Mitchell recording three for 12 and Pilgrim three for 11.

Despite this, Diss heads did not drop and Archie Moore epitomised the fighting spirit within the camp with two for 19 from 11 overs.

The home side held firm, however, cruising to victory in the 26th over with Tripp making 28.

Although only one result looked likely, Diss could easily have made more out of this match, as several catches went down in the field.

Diss A 60, Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A 64 for two.

If you value what this gives you, please consider supporting our work. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Diss Mercury