Snettisham prove far too strong for Grimston in Mid Norfolk Sunday League Challenge Cup
Grimston CC fell at the first hurdle in their quest to lift the Mid Norfolk Sunday League Challenge Cup, after a comprehensive defeat away to Snettisham.
Grimston captain Mark Tilbrook won the toss and elected to bat, looking resplendent in their newly-sponsored kit.
However, the size of the task facing his side soon became apparent as Al Kirk fell victim to a superb delivery by Lewis Jeavons, caught well by Jamie Wing.
Next to fall was Archie Ward, bowled by Nathan Jeavons, and soon the trickle became a flood as the wickets began to tumble, with only Mark and Tim Tilbrook making it into double figures.
Hisham Illyas made a valiant stand, facing 39 balls scoring eight runs, and for a time it began to look as though Grimston may be able to make something of the game, but ultimately the bowling onslaught tore through the GCC ranks, with the need to score runs ultimately being their undoing.
Grimston finished the innings on 63/9, with Jamie Frost and Tom Wallace not out.
Any suspicion that the pitch favoured the bowling team was soon dispelled, as the usually-potent bowling attack of Tom Wallace and Jamie Frost struggled to make headway into the Snettisham batsman.
Jake Lammas fell with the score 21-1, and writing was already on the wall, with Daniel Coggin (19 runs) and Lewis Jeavons (31 runs) making short work of their target.
Snettisham wrapped the game up inside 10 overs, with the loss of only a single wicket.
Speaking after the game, Mark Tilbrook admitted that his side had not come up to scratch - “We won’t make any excuses – we will work on some things at nets on Wednesday, with a chance to redeem ourselves against Snettisham again next weekend.
“Full credit to the Snettisham team today, they played some excellent cricket.”
The league match against Snettisham takes place at the Memorial Field on Sunday from 1pm.