West Norfolk Cricket league: Snettisham take their opportunity

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
6:30 AM

The weather affected the West Norfolk Cricket League fixtures once again.

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Snettisham were the only team to complete a match in Division One, with an eight-wicket victory over Hillington lifting them from seventh place to fourth.

Batting first Hillington scored 129 all out with Tony Park taking 5-12. Snettisham reached the target losing only two wickets with Gary Raines 44 not out and Matt Herbert 36 not out.

Bircham scored 182-9 in their 45 overs against Castle Rising with Collin Humphrey scoring 50 and Paul Lough 48. Usman took 4-33 for Castle Rising. Terrington scored 207-6 against Denver with Vic Young scoring 67 and Shehzad Ali 40. James Peach took 4-39 for Denver. Both matches were abandoned at tea.

In Division Two there were two matches completed in double quick time before the rain set in.

Hockwold dismissed Sandringham A for just 21 runs in 17.4 overs with Anthony Ruddick taking 5-13 and Garry Butcher 3-6 before completing an eight-wicket win in eight overs.

Northwold bowled out Swaffham A for 32 runs in 15.5 overs with Ady Seymour taking 5-21 and M Butcher 5-10 who will be on a hat-trick next week. They went on to complete a 10-wicket victory after only 5.5 overs.

Hospital bowled out Downham Town 3rds for 119 with the innings anchored around opener Kieran Holmes-Darby who scored 40. The rain never abated and no play was possible after tea.

Gayton were unable to raise a team in their match against Gooderstone, who are awarded 18 points with Gayton being deducted 10 points. Those points lifted Gooderstone to fifth.

Thornham extended their lead at the top of Division Three to 35 points after they beat Dersingham A by 104 runs.

Batting first, Thornham scored 211-6 with Peter O’Connor scoring an unbeaten 50, well supported by Stephen Lucas and Kevin Williamson who both scored 37 and Billy Brotherton who scored 36.

Dersingham were bowled out for 107 with Peter O’Connor taking 6-17.

Bircham A scored 163-8 with Luke Hills scoring 33 and Stu Able 30. Castle Rising batted through the rain and were all out for 78 with Stuart Royle top 
scoring with 40.

Gooderstone A were bowled out for 158 with Kevin Bandy top scoring with 71. Jonathan Sadler took 4-41 and Simon Bygrave 3-19 for Fakenham 3rds. Play was abandoned with Fakenham 3rds on 104-3.

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