Birthday boy Cooke gives Old Catton winning edge

LUCAS FETTES NORFOLK LEAGUE: Jonathan Cooke celebrated his birthday by hitting 95 in Old Catton's 92-run victory over Shipdham in Division One.

Cooke was aided by Shaun Ames (54), before Andy Harris (four for 23) and Max Smith (three for 45) bowled Catton to victory.

Hales & Loddon A picked up their first win of the season, beating Caister by 10 runs.

David Debenham (82) and Brian Read (57) fired half-centuries for Hales & Loddon, before 16-year-old Isaac Rolph impressed with the ball, taking three for 17 to help bowl Caister out just short of their target. J Kerison made 61 for Caister.

Felthorpe continued their strong start in Division Two, beating St Andrews by 77 runs. Alan Arthurton made 51 and took four for 29, while Lewis Rayner bagged four for 37 for Felthorpe.


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A tight match in Division Three saw Eaton restrict Drayton to 126 for eight, but then fall just four runs short of victory in reply.

Aldborough A battled to a four-wicket win at Hales & Loddon B in Division Four. The hosts slipped from 56 for one to 100 all out, with Nathan Taylor taking four for 53. The visitors were cruising at 67 for one in reply, but Josh Pitcher induced some nerves with a spell of three for 14, before Aldborough completed the victory.

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Steve Richards took five for 44 to bowl Old Catton A to a 60-run victory at home to Winterton A. Earlier, Ryan Turner made 61 for the hosts.

Elliott Reynolds hammered 144 for Lowestoft B as they won by seven wickets at Norwich Bystanders A. Jacques Du Plessis earlier took seven for 43 for Lowestoft.

Luke Hannant steered Halvergate A to a five-wicket success against Old Buckenham A in Division Five. Simon Newbery (65) and Glen Meredith (42no) were Bucks' top scorers.

Jamie Fowle (47) and Steven Townshend (three for 35) guided Hardingham A to an eight-wicket win at New Buckenham.

Garboldisham B remain top of Division Six after their game at Rollesby A was rained off.

In Division Seven, Reepham & Salle picked up their third successive win, beating Old Catton B by eight wickets.

Rajiv Choudhary took three for 27 to help bowl Old Catton out cheaply, before Simon Harwood (34) and Danny Tipple (31no) saw Reepham home.

Mick Foweather claimed a hat-trick for Great Witchingham A as they beat Martham by 65 runs in Division Eight.

Will Rogers hit an unbeaten 52 for Witchingham, before Foweather (four for six) and Cameron Clapton (four for 24) destroyed Martham.

Thirteen-year-old spinner Liam Fairweather's outstanding figures of six for 13 from 12 overs helped Diss B beat Hemsby A by six wickets. Doug Young made 70 for Diss.

Nick Banham (four for 27) and Jason Sturman (four for 14) were the heroes for Hardingham B in a five-wicket victory over Hingham.

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