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Mundford need to keep battling

PUBLISHED: 18:31 16 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:46 08 July 2010

With half the season nearly gone and Mundford still looking for their first win, captain Bailey has a tough job raising spirits.

But, once again after battling their way back into a game, they still have the fighting spirit to win some games but they need to show that fighting spirit more and for longer!

Mundford will be hoping to kick-start their season when they host Great Witchingham A.

With half the season nearly gone and Mundford still looking for their first win, captain Bailey has a tough job raising spirits.

But, once again after battling their way back into a game, they still have the fighting spirit to win some games but they need to show that fighting spirit more and for longer!

Mundford will be hoping to kick-start their season when they host Great Witchingham A.

Last weekend Mundford were hoping for a win at home against high-flying Horsford.

This was after hanging on for a draw the previous week at Dersingham, mainly due to the efforts of M Allsop with his 6-42 and 21 not out at the end.

With the early loss of Harrison it was left to Gooderham and Yates to put Mundford in charge in the early overs of the game.

Once Yates was out for 18 after putting on 70 for the second wicket, another wicket fell cheaply which brought M Webster to the crease.

Together with Gooderham they built a partnership to put Mundford in a strong position.

Gooderham hit a classy 61 before being bowled, but Webster kept going with

the help of P Brassett at the other end.

Brassett swept his way to 21 before the late order batsmen failed to help Webster build on his innings.

Mundford's total of 199 seemed 20 short of par but without Webster's heroic 66 not out it could have been worse.

Line and length bowling was needed early doors but with the loss R Smeed, due to a calf strain, it was left to C White and A Bailey to open the bowling.

Whilst Bailey kept his end tight, runs were leaking alarmingly at the other end.

M Allsop stemmed the flow of runs for a while, whilst grabbing a wicket but once Bailey's spell was over the other end started leaking too!

Horsford's opener was looking in good touch but that was after surviving a loud and justified direct run-out appeal.

Though Horsford crept towards their winning total, Mundford kept plugging away and wickets began to fall.

Two wickets apiece for Bailey, Allsop, Brassett and Leeder kept Mundford in the game but a late dropped catch proved costly as Horsford won by three wickets with three overs to spare.

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