Hales and Loddon A (145) lost to Colney (148-5) by five wickets in Norfolk League Division Fourth South East.
New recruit James Webster scored his second century in as many games but could not prevent Hales and Loddon A from slipping to a five-wicket defeat to Colney.
The South African newcomer, who hit 17 fours in his ton, was eventually bowled by Simon Carding having hit 102 out of the 114 runs on the scoreboard at the time. The returning Will Yates was the other chief contributor to the total, scoring 26 before being caught by Gary Barker off the bowling of Robin Wintle.
H&L, who were put into bat by the visitors, folded tamely to 145 all out in 26 overs with Tim Stock (3-49), Simon Carding (3-38) and Robin Wintle (3 for 21) sharing the wickets.
The visitors were made to battle hard for their victory, taking 41 overs to reach their target. The H&L economy drive was spearheaded by Sri Lankan Isuru (10 overs 0 for 24), Yates (10 overs 1 for 22), Matthew Plummer (10 overs 2 for 31) and Webster (seven overs 1 for 23).
Colney’s victory was achieved courtesy of David Whitworth (28), Simon Carding (17), David Kidner (15), and an unbroken partnership between James France (43 not out) and Nathan Good (10 not out).
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