Bircham lead from Sandringham

Bircham remain top of Division One after an unbeaten 70 from Will Pillinger helped them cruise to a nine-wickets victory against Castle Rising on Saturday.

Sandringham moved into second place with a 140 run victory over Terrington. James Banham just missed his century with 99 and Aaron Nicol scored 80 in Sandringham's 248-4. Neil Irwin then took 4-43 to help dismiss Terrington for 108. Snettisham move up to third after their nine-wicket win over Castle Acre. Martin Wall scored 64 in Castle Acre's 107-9 before Martin Herbert's unbeaten 82 led Snettisham's run chase.

Alex Vincent scored an unbeaten 67 as Denver completed a 10 wickets win over Swaffham A to see them swap places at the bottom.

In Division Two Heacham stretched their lead to 17 points with a 165-run victory over Fakenham 3rds. A third wicket partnership of 158 between Jason Carter (80no) and Anthony Sadler (69) helped them to 211-3 before Duncan Rix picked up four wickets for two runs to help skittle Fakenham for 46.

Sandringham A were restricted to 117-8 in their 45 overs, allowing an unbeaten 47 from Jason Plumpton to help Hillington win by eight-wickets.


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Opener Albert Jarvis (70) anchored Hillington's 159-8 against Hospital, who lost by 14 runs despite the efforts of Mahesh Sannakki (35) in their 145-9.

Hockwold moved up to fourth after their 64-run victory over Downham B. Roy Bland scored 61 as Hockwold reached 193-9 with Nick Langford taking 4-17. Downham were bowled out for 129 despite Alan Thulbourne's 52.

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Narborough A remain top of Division Three after Mark Hammond (78no) and D Cornwall (72) helped them chase down Snettisham's 193-9 (M Herbert 53).

Thornham beat Dereham A by 112 runs. After Stephen Lucas (78) top-scored in their 251 all out (Andrew Marshall 4-49) Ron Williamson returned the best bowling figures of the day (7-26) to dismiss Dereham for 139. Dersingham crushed Beeston by ten wickets. Ben Southgate's 4-37 helped dismiss Beeston for 151 before Dickie Sayers and Alex Havers each scored 68 in an unbroken first wicket partnership. Stephen Carter (90) helped Gooderstone chased down Mundford's 119-8 to win by nine wickets.

Holt took over at the top of Division Four with a 206 run win over Beeston A.

Ciaran Chapman top scored with 53 in their total of 252 for 9. Robin Thaxter picked up 4 for 12 as Beeston A replied with 46 all out. Mark Tilbrook scored the only century as he plundered 20 fours and 5 sixes in his 136. He received good support from Gavin Buffham scoring 64 and Curtis Senter an unbeaten 57 as Gayton amassed a huge score of 333 for 3. Martin Haylock 5 for 27 and Paul Kennedy 5 for 25 bowled Gooderstone A out for 65 to complete a 268 run victory. Robert Hooton took 4 for 23 to help bowl Bircham A all out for 121. Bircham's bowlers successfully defended that total, bowling Castle Acre A out for 114 to seal victory by just 7 runs.

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