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Mostart hits ton for Bradenham

PUBLISHED: 11:38 15 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:34 07 July 2010

Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance Division One newcomers Braden-ham won the toss against visitors Diss and made the bold decision to bowl first on what looked like a good home batting surface.

Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance Division One newcomers Braden-ham won the toss against visitors Diss and made the bold decision to bowl first on what looked like a good home batting surface.

It paid off with a victory which saw South African Tianne Mostart (110 not out) match his brother Johan's century (102) for Lowestoft in the Premier Division against Topcroft.

The decision was soon rewarded with Mark Cator accounting for Dawson in the second over day, well caught by Luke Findlay at mid-on. Wilby (27) and Cooper (21) took the score to 50 before Brett Stolworthy was rewarded for a fine spell of bowling with Tianne Mostert taking a well-judged catch.

The Bradenham bowlers and fielders were working hard to restrict Diss on a fast outfield, and at the 20 over mark Diss had just 51 on the board. Things got even better for the home team as Brett Gates struck twice, removing Wilby and then opposing skipper David Tooke in successive overs.

Diss were under pressure and could never really get away from the consistent Bradenham attack. Wickets fell at just the right time for Bradenham and only a very late flurry from Chris Cooper (53) scoring 33 from the last three overs gave Diss any sort of total to bowl at.

Bradenham started their reply positively with 10 runs coming from the second over, but the Diss opening bowler Germon provided a double strike, having Findlay caught behind for six and then trapping Thurley leg before for seven to leave the home side on 28-2.

Mostert and Patrick Dewing had to play cautiously to begin with but once both batsmen had got themselves in the strokes started to flow.

In particular, South African Mostert was extremely harsh on any bad deliveries and with the outfield like lightening any shots beating the infield were guaranteed to yield a boundary.

The pair continued to gain in confidence and finished the game with an unbroken third wicket partnership of 159.

Mostert completed his century and Dewing his half-century (58 not out) to complete a good day for Bradenham.

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