In-form Saxlingham go top after recording their ninth successive victory
PUBLISHED: 14:00 24 July 2017
Copyright: Archant 2016
Saxlingham climbed to the top of the Division One table with their ninth successive win as they comfortably beat Overstrand by 70 runs.
Mohammed Nifras grabbed 3-16 for the hosts, and Neil Yarham picked up 4-32 for the visitors.
Morning leaders Castle Rising are just a single point behind after they slipped up at Kirkley & Belton, Sajid Ali (44*) and Karan Sharma (57*) putting on 110 for the eighth wicket for the home side.
Sandringham ensured that they stayed in touch thanks in no small part to Chris Smith’s 5-24.
Craig Wright’s 84 helped St Andrews to a big win over struggling Happisburgh, while Castle Acre boosted their survival hopes with a win at Great Yarmouth, Michael Edwards grabbing 3-39.
In Division Two East, Caister marched on, Shaun Goodby’s 4-30 taking care of second-placed Southwold in a low scoring game. Aylsham St Giles moved closer to the promotion places with their win against Cringleford Lodge, Rob Bingham cracking 74. There were also wins also for Eaton, Gillingham and Great Melton B.
Over in Division Two West, leaders Narborough were inactive as Holt conceded whilst Reepham and Salle slipped up at Beetley. Alex Jenkins hit 41 for the home side, while Rob Free’s 69 ensured a win for East Harling who are just behind in third place. Garboldisham B also picked up a win against Great Ellingham.
Rain wrecked most of the programmes in Three West and Three Central, Mellis and Wensum recorded victories to remain in first and second in Central, while Saham Toney continue at the head of West. Over in Three East, Rollesby’s unbeaten record continues, while Kirkley & Belton A stay in touch with their win.
Rain also ruined the top of the table clash in Division Four North West, as Hockwold and Castle Rising was abandoned, newcomers Boughton took full advantage to move to second.
The same situation befell Old Buckenham in Four South West, as their game was also washed out, Swanton Morley moving closer to them in second.
Bungay took over as leaders of 4SE, as Vauxhall Mallards slipped to defeat at Colney, while Bungay overcame Topcroft B in a close encounter.
Four North East leaders Coltishall stumbled against Martham, who remain in second place.