Southwold 2nds beat Ketteringham Hall comprehensively by 5 wickets on the weekend, as two Fullers bowled the visitors to the Common out for 116.
Jake Fuller and son Ezra claimed 4 wickets each to bowl out unbeaten visitors Ketteringham Hall 2nds on the Common for 116, a score which meant the home team were batting before tea. After winning the toss and batting, the visitors got off to a steady but slow start against some accurate bowling from Griffiths and Day. The first wicket fell in the 10th over at 28 when Day got one to straighten and clean bowl Springett (8).
Ballam joined Gibbins and immediately upped the run rate, yet Southwold introduced spin and in his 2nd over Ezra Fuller drew the visitor’s captain, and chief run scorer, into a lofted drive comfortably caught by Clifford at extra cover, to leave Ketteringham on 60/2. With the ball keeping low and slow, the batsmen struggled to score freely and the next two wickets fell with the score on 78. Firstly Ballam (27) was deceived in the flight by young Fuller to be bowled, who then repeated the trick in same over to remove Britten for a duck.
At 93, Shane Gosling cleverly stumped a bemused Frost (4) off Jake Fuller (93/5), quickly followed with Ayra (5) being bowled off stump with a beauty by Fuller senior. Webb (26) always threatened with some lofty heaves toward the leg side but was beaten in the flight by Jake Fuller to get a thick leading edge to be well caught by a tumbling Day at long off (116/7) which as good as brought the visitor’s innings to a close with the Fullers claiming the final wickets with no further score.
Southwold methodically set about reaching the below par score yet, just before tea, lost Pettman as he was caught at midwicket, with 13 on the board. Gosling upped the tempo before Ezra Fuller (5) returned a catch to bowler Britten for a well taken tumbling catch. Gosling and Andy Hirst steadied things and took advantage of any loose deliveries, whilst Piers Ranger bowled a good line and length down the slope – and Ranger got his reward soon enough, trapping Hirst lbw on the back foot in front of a ball keeping low at 60/3.
Fergus Jones (14) came in and looked to take the game to the bowlers before missing a straight one from Ayra, which left Jason Wright (24*) and Sammy Smith (3*) to bring the home team to victory after Gosling was removed off a slower ball from Webb. Wright played the main hand with some sweetly timed strokes, whilst youngster Smith supported Wright – who sealed the game with a pull through the square leg boundary for a five wicket win.