Sunday century for Denmark

Bradenham (238-5) drew at Hethersett and Tas Valley (266-5) in the Boyle Division of the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League, Lewis Denmark making a century.

Bradenham, in their season opener, lost the toss they were asked to field in very hot conditions with an extremely small boundary on one side.

A Stolworthy and R Adcock opened the bowling, and runs begun to flow, but in the fifth over Ashley clean bowled the dangerous Curtis for 21.

More pace was introduced with Brett Stolworthy and Alex Bates, however the batsmen still scored freely. Pace was then replaced and Will Dewing and Ashley Tyne slowed the rate down, with Will Dewing bowling an excellent spell, going for only 15 off five overs.

Andy Cole then took a superb catch off his own bowling to remove skipper Ellis for 63. Ashley S came back on to clean bowl the other opener, R Mathers, for 64.

Good fielding by Lewis Denmark in the deep saw a precise throw hit the stumps to run out Burret for 61. Ryan claimed wicket No 5 with the last ball of the innings with a good catch from Pat Dewing. Total: 266 for five.

Lewis Denmark and Pat Dewing opened the batting for Bradenham and the runs flowed freely from both ends.

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Bradenham were 72 when Pat Dewing was first to fall, bowled. Brett Stolworthy was ran out early by a direct hit from Tas skipper Ellis.

Andy Wilton joined Denmark in the middle and played well in support.

Bradenham were in touch at halfway with 131.

Denmark reached a superb century in the 26th over and Wilton was then starting to look settled and started to play some nice shots.

However, Denmark fell to a catch in the deep for 118 and Wilton was dismissed driving back a ball which hit the bowler's boot and was then caught. He made a solid 25.

With overs running out, Will Affleck and skipper Ashley Stolworthy (having an injured thigh) continued to score, but Ashley Stolworthy was later caught in the deep for a gritty 16.

Will Dewing (17) joined Affleck (six) to finish the innings, both not out. Bradenham made 238 for five.

Positives can be taken from this performance into the next game at home to Mattishall.