and Tas Valley (20 pts) beat Great Yarmouth (9 pts) by four runs in the
Knights Norfolk League Division Three.
Hethersett and Tas Valley maintained their 100 per cent league record
following a nail-biting last ball victory over promotion rivals Great
Both sides played some excellent cricket on a hot and humid day that
tested their fitness and which saw Hethersett fight back after a shaky
Batting first, they failed to come to terms with a strong Yarmouth
attack with only James Curson of the early batsmen looking at ease. With
six wickets down for 85, it looked as if Yarmouth would be set a modest
The Hethersett tail wagged to considerable effect, however, with fine
knocks from John Curtis (46) and Matt Steward (26 not out) taking their
side to 192-9 from their 45 overs,
Excellent bowling from the Hethersett pace quartet of Matt Ellis, John
Curtis, Matt Steward and Andy Mack saw Yarmouth fall behind the required
run rate with Ellis in outstanding form with the ball.
Yarmouth needed 15 from Curtis? last over and 10 from the final two
balls to tie and two sixes to win. Curtis' penultimate ball was crashed
for six but he kept his head to bowl line and length for a dot ball that
saw Hethersett home by just four runs to stay top with five consecutive
Hethersett and Tas A made it a club double over Yarmouth with a 45-run
victory in Division Nine. They made 193-7 and then skittled Yarmouth out
for 148. The win takes them up to third place.