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Norfolk Cricket League: St Andrews move to top of Division One after Overstrand win

PUBLISHED: 15:03 15 May 2017

Overstrand made it 20 home wins in a row on Saturday in the Norfolk Cricket League. Picture: Archant

Overstrand made it 20 home wins in a row on Saturday in the Norfolk Cricket League. Picture: Archant

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St Andrews moved clear at the top of Division One on Saturday as they overtook a stiff target of 236 set by Overstrand, to win by six wickets.

They were helped in large part by Ryan Finney who scored a mammoth 146 whilst Ben Reedman earlier top scored for Overstrand with 67.

Castle Rising moved into second spot as they beat Happisburgh, openers Ollie Denton (55) and Darren Clark (54) being their main contributors.

Castle Acre remain winless, as Saxlingham demolished them by nine wickets, Craig Neave (4-33) and Alex Browne (3-11) the destroyers in chief, while Ollie Browne cracked 56no in the run chase. Sandringham also won with help from Richard Hurst (66), Andy Walder (59) and Jack Melton-Doy (59), while Felthorpe won at Great Yarmouth.

Halvergate lead the way in Division 2E, Danny Cook starring with 5-16 in their win whilst Gareth Gorst-Allman scored 101no as Southwold eased past Great Melton’s 119. Jordan Barber scored 72no in Gillingham’s win against Sprowston B. Caister won with Shaun Goodby getting 72, and Eaton’s victory owed itself to Rob Duke’s 5-25 and Michael Barker’s 63.

There is a logjam at the top of Division 2W with two points separating the unbeaten top four. Reepham & Salle narrowly head the list, George Wright picking up 5-37 in their close win over Drayton. East Harling’s Stuart Ayton (5-43) and Stuart Hilton (4-42) starred in their win, while Dan King (69) led Narborough to victory. Elsewhere Great Ellingham won and Gooderstone won thanks to Ade Seymour (67) and Tom Bedingfield (5-10).

It’s just as tight in Division 3W as North Elmham were brought back into the pack as they lost to Sandringham A. Saham Toney A head the pile while Swaffham are also in the mix.

Division 3C sees Hingham at the top of the tree as Steven Guy smashed his third century, scoring 150 in their win, Mellis also won to keep up the pressure, while Graham Taylor (62no) also ensured that Wensum kept in touch.

Division 3E sees Rollesby as leaders, due in no small part to Chris Alger’s 64 and 5-9. Kirkley & Belton A remain hot on their heels as they won against Acle B thanks to Johnny Halstein (65) and Fred Patten (67no). Frettenham keep in touch with David Websdale (82no) and Stuart Southgate (5-11) starring in their win.

Bungay A remain unbeaten in Div 4SE, George Shipley contributing 54 in their victory, while Kevin Fisher took 5-9 as Castle Rising A top Division 4NW. Happisburgh A head Division 4NE, Darren Jeary top scoring with 48 for them, while Tom Robertson’s 91 keeps Beeston A at the summit of Division 4SW, where Dereham B have withdrawn from the division.

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