Fakenham Saturday cricket scene

Fakenham again failed to get the rub of the green in their EAPL match at Burwell.As the home side's eight-wicket win propelled them from seventh to fifth place, Fakenham dropped a place to second from bottom.

Fakenham again failed to get the rub of the green in their EAPL match at Burwell.

As the home side's eight-wicket win propelled them from seventh to fifth place, Fakenham dropped a place to second from bottom.

The umpires ordered a new strip to be cut after the prepared wicket suffered weather damage overnight and was considered unsafe. With the new strip very damp, the toss was vital, and Burwell won it. One point was all Fakenham had to show for their efforts. Fakenham made 134-7, Burwell 136-2.

Fakenham face the daunting task of entertaining leaders Cambridge Granta on Saturday.


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Fakenham's Alliance side have a mathematical chance of promotion from Division Two after defeating runaway leaders Mattishall at Highfield Lawn. They need to win all three of their remaining matches, starting at Downham on Saturday.

With Matty Burton claiming five for 38 and Ian Slegg 4-28, Fakenham bowled Mattishall out for 134. They were made to fight all the way for their winning 136 for eight by a Mattishall outfit who were top class in the field.

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Slegg suffered a muscle injury to his rib cage which ruled him out of contention for a place in the Carter Cup final team the next day.

In West Norfolk League Division Two, Fakenham made 123 for eight to Heacham's 120 for seven. In Division four, Dersingham's 84 was met with a winning reply of 86 for three.

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