Pictured are North Runcton Cricket Club’s overseas player, New Zealander Dean Robinson, with the managing director of Ring Associates Ltd, Simon Ring.
Ring Associates are one of Runcton’s new sponsors and as part of their deal they are proud to sponsor the Kiwi.
In his 12 league games so far this season the right handed Robinson has amassed a superb 785 runs with three half centuries and three centuries including a superb 182 against Swardeston a few weeks ago.
His form recently had seen Runcton win three games in a row and propelled them from the lower end of the table as high as fourth in the Alliance Premier Division.
The batting maestro is also heavily involved with the youth coaching, assisting every Wednesday evening at the club and also on match nights, both home and away. The Kiwi has also gone into local primary schools to offer his coaching on a regular basis.
Everyone at Runcton would like to thank Dean for settling in so quickly and for his tremendous efforts both on and off the field. Thanks also go to the Ring Associates team for their support.
North Runcton are always on the look out for new players of any age group, both juniors and seniors. For more information please contact Peter Coote on 07956453348.
Alliance Division Four
Dersingham lost to North Runcton 2nds
North Runcton won the toss and elected to bat first.
After an early breakthrough for the home side captain George Rawlings and veteran Anthony Dobing (28) set about to build the innings on what appeared a favourable day for batting.
At 92-1, Dersingham’s captain Pete Brassett introduced himself to the attack and quickly broke the partnership dismissing Dobing with a smart caught and bowled. Brassett then got the key wicket of Rawlings for a well played 77 and continued to rip through the Runcton order finishing with figures of 7-24 to leave Runcton 142 all out.
Dersingham’s pursuit of the modest total began very well with openers A.Havers (38) and B.Southgate (35) finding the boundary with ease. The introduction of slow left arm spinner Callum Fisher changed the game as he dismissed the top order.
However with the score 102-2 with many overs left a Dersingham victory seemed inevitable. A major batting collapse was to follow as Dersingham lost their last eight wickets for just 12 runs thanks to the bowling of Fisher (4-21), Will Means (2-29) and wily veteran Ben Skipper (3-22) who cleaned up the tail to spark wild Runcton celebrations. The victory helps keep Runcton in pursuit of promotion.
IBA Wealth Management Man of the Match: Callum Fisher.
Ball Sponsor: CTS Security.
Stow U11’s, sponsored by JW Sergeant butchers, elected to bat and scored 111 with a good 11 scored by Ruben Baker and 23 by Arthur Wilcox.
Snettisham’s Adam Rose and Jack Thrower took three wickets apiece. Stow lent Snettisham Ben Buckley who scored a fine 30. Rohan Doughty (3), Adam Rose (9) and Aaron Guy (5) were bowled by Harry Challen, William Broad and Wilcox. Tight bowling from Ruben (2 overs, 1 maiden, 11 runs) and William Baker (2-1-6) and top fielding by Jamie Sharples, Theo Young and Max Costello kept Snettisham to 93, 18 runs short.
Unbeaten Stow U13’s (sponsored by F.W. Deptford) are crowned West Norfolk U13 league champions after playing three rearranged games.
The first, against Dersingham, ended with a win for Stow after scoring 157 (Sam Gilbert a fantastic 53 including two huge sixes) to Dersingham’s 113 (George Waddinson 24, Owen White 13 and Kyle Williamson 40*).
At Great Bircham was a must-win game with both teams unbeaten. Openers Freddie Fairey (51*) and Ben Wilcox (53*), plus Arthur Wilcox (13*) and Jack Bishop (12*) posted 165. Bircham openers Jayden Borges (13) and L Wall (14) went to William Gilbert (4-23) who took the wicket of Archie Case (0) with a great catch from Charlie Riddington, and T Murrey.
’Keeper Sam Gilbert was sharp taking the wicket of T King (44). Edward Albutt bowled a fine, wicket maiden thanks to a catch from Fairey. Zack Newton and Freddie Riddington added super spin. Bircham’s 123 was 34 runs short.
In the final game Stow were at home to North Runcton who set a total of 111. Arthur Wilcox took the wickets of L Triffitt (24) caught by Sam Gilbert, S Phillips (caught Fairey) and J Lockhart (6), caught S Gilbert. Again Newton and Riddington slowed the run rate.
A Ward (20) and P Turner (21) were strong until Ward was stumped off E Albutt and Turner was run out by Wilcox.
Fairey (50*) gave stability after Jamie Salas-Brown (4), Sam Gilbert (4) and Felix Young (1) went. Arthur Wilcox was caught off J Lockhart on 13. Jack Bishop and William Gilbert both finished on 4* as Stow won in the 17th over.