Spelman ton for Witches

On a day when none of the sextet of Norfolk EAPL teams could muster a win, it was Great Witchingham who came the closest.Against bottom club Halstead, in-form James Spelman continued his golden summer with another century scoring 111, with his Norfolk colleague Sam Arthurton the other chief contributor with an unbeaten 77 in Great Witchingham's total of 233 for one.

On a day when none of the sextet of Norfolk EAPL teams could muster a win, it was Great Witchingham who came the closest.

Against bottom club Halstead, in-form James Spelman continued his golden summer with another century scoring 111, with his Norfolk colleague Sam Arthurton the other chief contributor with an unbeaten 77 in Great Witchingham's total of 233 for one.

The versatile Spelman ripped out the middle order with a three wickets in eight overs burst but the Halstead outfit were able to hang on doggedly for the draw, posting 179-7 at the close, thanks to 56 from Matthew Spatcher and 43 from Bertie Blackwell.

Halstead (5pts) drew with Great Witchingham (14) at Halstead.


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Great Witchingham: J M Spelman not out 111, S Arthurton Snr c Elsbury b Cawkwell 22, S Arthurton Jnr not out 77; extras 23. Total (1 wkt, 66 overs) 233. Bowling: M Henry 13-5-50-0, T Philp 14-3-48-0, M Spatcher 18-7-26-0, J Cawkwell 7-2-18-1, D Elsbury 10-055-0, C Douglas-Hughes 4-0-20-0.

Halstead: N Dakin lbw J O Spelman 5, J Wells c-b Logan, M Spatcher lbw S Arthurton Jnr 56, A Gupta b J M Spelman 16, M Henry c Logan b J M Spelman 4, J Cawkwell lbw J M Spelman 1, B Blackwell c Groves b Rogers 43, T Philp not out 17, C Douglas-Hughes not out 19; extras 8. Total (7 wkts, 44 overs) 179. Bowling: S Logan 8-0-39-1, J O Spelman 6-1-29-1, J M Spelman 8-0-21-3, C Rogers 12-5-27-1, S Arthurton Jnr 6-0-14-1, S Chipperfield 2-0-21-0, T Collishaw 2-0-21-0.

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