Hales and Loddon A (28-4) beat Winterton A (25) by six wickets in Norfolk League Division Four South East.
James Rowswell was the man with the golden arm as Hales and Loddon A completed a quickfire demolition job at Winterton. Rowswell recorded stunning figures of eight for 15 from 8.2 overs as H&L made light work of their opponents at Hambrook Oval.
After Sri Lankan recruit Isuru (eight overs 2 for 8) removed the openers, including renowned anchorman Brynley Clarke, to a debatable lbw decision, Rowswell took centre stage. His medium-pace inswinging yorkers seemed laser guided as the next eight wickets tumbled – six of the victims clean bowled. The remarkable haul included a perfect hat-trick as the fourth, fifth and sixth wickets were bowled leg stump, middle stump and off stump. Five of his victims did not trouble the scorers.
On a day when Rowswell could do no wrong, he was backed up by some exemplary fielding, including a brilliant low diving catch from veteran Dave Redford.
The reply was not without incident as H&L, perhaps suffering from over-confidence, contrived to lose four wickets in pursuit of the meagre total. Captain sensible James Buckingham guided his team to victory in the sixth over with an unbeaten 10.
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