West Norfolk Cricket League round-up: Bircham at the summit after winning top-of-table clash

Action from a cricket game in the county. Picture: Denise Bradley. Action from a cricket game in the county. Picture: Denise Bradley.

Kevin Fisher
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
6:30 AM

In the top of the table clash in Division One Bircham triumphed after bowling Sandringham out for 64 with Carlos Greeves taking 3-16.

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Sandringham’s James Hurst took 3-24 but Bircham coasted to a seven-wicket victory to take a 20-point lead at the top. Castle Rising openers Matt Rust (50) helped his side reached 187-7. But Jason Young smashed an unbeaten 121 as Terrington went on to win by eight wickets to move up to second.

Jason Carter (57 not out) did his bit as Heacham reached 174-2. Hillington could only manage 124 all out with S Azam taking 3-26. Snettisham’s Kieran Herbert took 3-1 as Castle Acre were skittled out for just 32. Snettisham knocked off the runs with the loss of one wicket to move off the bottom.

Northwold stay top of Division Two by 11 points after Gayton were unable to raise a team. Marcus Mears took 5-3 as Holt bowled out Swaffham A for 83. Holt went on to win by eight wickets and move into second. Mark Hammond took 5-14 as Narborough A bowled out Hospital for 83. An unbeaten 25 from Stephen ‘Nobby’ King saw Narborough A home.

Roy Bland hit 82 as Hockwold scored 183-8 with Dean Tooley taking 3-43. Ian Stacey scored 42 for Downham Town B as they were bowled out for 103. The wickets were shared between David Spencer (5-24) and Simon Groom (5-39) for an 80-run victory. Gooderstone recorded their first win of the season with a 96-run victory over Sandringham A.

Fakenham B took advantage of Thornham’s bye week to go top of Division Three by a point. Keith Bushell took 6-18 as Bircham A scored 126 all out. Jack Wells hit an unbeaten 88 to take Fakenham thirds to an eight-wicket victory.

Steve Hayes took 7-31 against Beeston A as they were bowled out 77. Earlier Chunky Wilson had top scored in Castle Rising A’s innings of 174-8 to move them off the bottom. Snettisham A’s Dave Harrison took 5-9 as Gooderstone A scored 146 all out. Danny Suckling (49) helped knock off the runs for a nine-wicket victory.

Denver A scored 143-8. And Martin Palmer took 4-10 to inflict Dersingham A’s (107) first defeat.

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