Big match for league’s bottom side

Fakenham will bid to move off the bottom of the Gibbs Denley EAPL for the first time since May when they travel to Ingham to face Norwich tomorrow. Michael Smith's side, who finished bottom last year but stayed up courtesy of a play-off victory, have again struggled this term.

Fakenham will bid to move off the bottom of the Gibbs Denley EAPL for the first time since May when they travel to Ingham to face Norwich tomorrow.

Michael Smith's side, who finished bottom last year but stayed up courtesy of a play-off victory, have again struggled this term. But, having pulled off a surprise win over Cambridge Granta last week, they are now 14 points behind Great Witchingham, who are at Godmanchester.

Horsford are leading the quartet of Norfolk teams cut adrift at the bottom of the table after last week's victory over Norwich. Tomorrow they are away to a Clacton side with a strong batting line-up.

Swardeston saw their lead cut slightly to 47 points with last week's draw at Vauxhall Mallards, but victory at home to Bury tomorrow would form another significant step towards retaining their title.

Mallards, who have dropped to fifth in a tightly-bunched group of chasers, head to Granta tomorrow.

All of the top three in the Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance Premier Division slipped up last week, but leaders Downham will be expected to get back on track tomorrow when they travel to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers, who currently occupy the second relegation place.

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Division One leaders Brooke host Norwich A, with star batsman Vinay Parikh having continued his outstanding form last week.

The Australian hit an unbeaten 87 to take his aggregate from his last six league innings to 538 at an average of 179.33.

In Division Two, North Runcton A's bowlers must contain another Australian, Glenn Maxwell, who made a double century last week as leaders Saham Toney posted a new record total for the Alliance.

Thetford moved off the bottom of Division Three last week by posting their first win of the season, but they will have their work cut out to make it two in a row against new leaders Hales.

Hethersett & Tas Valley, top of Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division One, host Acle A, while NCC West Norfolk League leaders Hayley East Anglia are at Fosters.