Norwich have been relegated to the Norfolk Alliance after a seven-wicket
defeat against Saffron Walden in the East Anglian Premier League
After losing the toss and being put into bat, Norwich’s openers
struggled with both Jack Newby (2) and Martin Grellier (7) falling
victim to Alex Hancock, who went on to claim six wickets.
Chris Borrett offered much resistance as he tried to steady the innings
with a well made 57 from 75 balls before Mihir Chandraker took his
Norwich finished on 156 all out as Chandraker struck again, bowling Jamie Mirner (13) in the 46th over.
The weather then intervened and the hosts were set a revised target of 142 from 40 overs.
It proved to be well within Walden’s grasp despite Ashley Watson
claiming openers Stephen Larsen (0) and James Rushford (9) early in the
innings. Giles Ecclestone came to the crease and his 85 from 90 balls,
including three sixes, took his side to victory and ensured Walden will
be playing in the East Anglian Premier League next season.