Monday, July 30, 2012
Norfolk suffered a mini-collapse before tea on the second day of their Minor Counties Championship match against Cambridgeshire at Manor Park.
The hosts, who bowled out Cambs for 161 in their first innings, reached 68 without loss at one stage in their reply but had slipped to 105 for four after 50 overs by the interval.
James Spelman was first to go, lbw to off-spinner Paul McMahon for 28, and opening partner Carl Rogers departed soon afterwards for 39, giving McMahon his second wicket thanks to a catch by David Clarke.
Trevor Ward looked unhappy with the lbw decision that removed him for four as spinner Lewis Bruce claimed his first wicket, then skipper McMahon picked up a third wicket when Clarke snapped up another catch at short leg to dismiss Stephen Gray for five.
Norfolk lost 90 minutes in their reply thanks to two interruptions for rain, but before that, in the morning session, Michael Eccles (4-44) and Chris Brown (4-45) had between them claimed the last five Cambs wickets in the space of 26 overs.
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