Belton and Great Ellingham rewrite record books

Belton rewrote the Norfolk League record books on their way to a 207-run thrashing of Costessey in Division Two. Adam Savoury (167) and Sajid Ali (128no) put on 310 for the second wicket in Belton's 334-2.

The league's previous record for any wicket was also held by Belton, with Chris Cropley and Gerry Jackson making 296 for the third wicket against Happisburgh in 2002. Costessey were all out for 127. The result helped Belton up to second ahead of morning leaders Felthorpe, who lost to new leaders Drayton by six wickets. Geoff Allard and Satish Chelladurai both got 102 to help top the home side's 276-6.

There was further record-breaking in Division Eight, where Great Ellingham's 335-run victory margin against Hethersett & TV C was a new league best by 21 runs.

Division One leaders Martham lost by four-wickets to third-placed East Harling, allowing closest rivals Great Yarmouth to close the gap by winning in stunning style against Rollesby, who looked certain to win until an unbroken 10th-wicket stand of 93 between Jack Noakes (56) and Mark Cockrill (21) saw them home.

Tim Porter scored an unbeaten 101 for Bungay in their Division Two defeat to Overstrand while Grant King (126no) and Steve Malherbe (111) both got tons for North Elmham against Cringleford in Division Five and Terry Briggs got 108 for Ketteringham Hall A against Swanton Marley A in Division Seven.


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