Bircham knock Heacham off top

West Norfolk League: Bircham deposed Division Three leaders Heacham with a 117-run victory in the top of the table clash.Carlos Greaves scored 42 for Bircham and Tony Wright sealed the win, taking four for 16.

Bircham deposed Division Three leaders Heacham with a 117-run victory in the top of the table clash.

Carlos Greaves scored 42 for Bircham and Tony Wright sealed the win, taking four for 16. Elsewhere in Division Three, Mark Scase took four for 42 as Holt overcame Thornham by three wickets.

Thetford stay top of Division One following their 20-run win over Narborough, in which Jack Lingard took four for 26 for the leaders and Narborough's Paul King fired 51. Michael Bickerton (98) fell agonisingly short of a century for Castle Acre in their 122-run win against Dereham A. Wayne Bowman hit 45 as Stow A beat Hayley East Anglia by 14 runs.

Division Two leaders Springwood beat Gooderstone by five wickets, Roshan taking six for 15.


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The Division Four derby between Downham B and Denver saw leaders Downham win by six wickets. Grimston A's Karl Barber hit 40 and took three for 23, but it was not enough to stave off defeat to Hospital, for whom Hafi scored 44. Steve Johnson took six for 10 as King's Lynn strolled to a 10-wicket win at Hockwold. Mike Gorman claimed four for 14 as Narborough A beat Snettisham A by 154 runs.

Matt Henman blasted 90 and skipper Richard Milbourne took five wickets to help Dereham B move closer to Division Five leaders Wisbech C following a 61-run win at Necton. Gooderstone A's Kevin Bandy took four for 17, but they lost to Fakenham B, whose star perfor-mer was Pat Johnson (four for 16).

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