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PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 July 2009 | UPDATED: 11:08 12 July 2010

DISS A faced a quick return trip to Bradenham, but were punished by a well-drilled outfit.

Losing the toss and fielding first, Diss opened the bowling with Robbie West and William Ward, who was looking to back his word and bag early wickets.

DISS A faced a quick return trip to Bradenham, but were punished by a well-drilled outfit.

Losing the toss and fielding first, Diss opened the bowling with Robbie West and William Ward, who was looking to back his word and bag early wickets.

Taylor and Gibb got off to a typically aggressive start, with Taylor particularly punishing the out of sorts Ward. Diss looked to tighten the screws with the introduction of Bell and Williamson, Bell picking up the key wicket of Gibb caught smartly by Ward for 28.

Although Bradenham still looked to score freely, Williamson kept things tight with tremendous figures of 12-3-42-3, including an outrageously good caught and bowled to get rid of Campbell.

Charlie Pask, engineered by the great Simon Cooper, was brought on and took the vital wicket of Taylor for 94, caught by keeper Allen in extravagant fashion.

The hero from the week before Balluza then entered, and was quickly into his stride yet again. Bradenham amassed 49 in the final five overs despite Bell having the impressive Balluza caught in the deep.

Having felt they had enough runs on the board, Bradenham declared with two overs to spare on 268.

The Diss reply got off to an awful start before a ball was bowled as key batsman Williamson was forced down the order due to visual impairment.

Despite this, Daniel Betts and the returning Spinks began promisingly before Betts offered keeper Gibb the simplest of catches.

The horrifically out-of-form Catalano, playing under pressure, was yet again out cheaply for a nervy five. West entered the fray at four only to perish for a meagre 11.

With wickets falling around him, Spinks batted with maturity beyond his years to hit a proficient 50 containing seven fours and a solitary six.

Although the tail offered very little resistance, Pask, batting in the middle order, showed many a textbook shot for his 19.

The last four wickets fell for only seven runs, all accumulated by Allen which included a gigantic six into next week. Unfortunately Ward again failed to get off the mark, and his wicket epitomised a very poor day for Diss. Diss now face a tough trip to Cromer on Saturday.


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