Bradfield take advantage

Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance: Bradfield and Bradenham took a significant step towards promotion from Division Two as they shared the honours in their drawn game.A late rally in their innings saw leaders Bradfield make 212 for seven from their 46 overs and Bradenham managed to secure 90pc of that target for an extra share of the points, finishing on 191 for six.

Bradfield and Bradenham took a significant step towards promotion from Division Two as they shared the honours in their drawn game.

A late rally in their innings saw leaders Bradfield make 212 for seven from their 46 overs and Bradenham managed to secure 90pc of that target for an extra share of the points, finishing on 191 for six.

It was a bad day for Dereham, as they dropped out of the promotion places after their eight-wicket defeat at home to Dersingham.

Dereham were bowled out for just 99 and Dersingham raced past that score for the loss of two wickets.


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Bottom club Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A picked up a winning draw to keep their hopes of survival alive. Wanderers posted 181 all out before keeping Garboldisham, one place above them in the table, down to 131 for nine.

Hunstanton widened the gap between themselves and the bottom two as they took a winning draw at home to Horsford.

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The hosts made 184 for eight and Horsford were on 157 for five at the close.

Peter Coote hit 74 in North Runcton A's four-wicket win at Swardeston A. Coote's effort helped Runcton surpass Swardeston's 130 for nine.

Sheringham and Mundford remain just four points apart in the race for the Division Three title.

Leaders Sheringham could only muster a total of 140 at home to East Harling, with Ravi Pushpakumara hitting 39 and Phil King taking three for 16, but that proved plenty as Harling were bowled out for 96.

Mundford also successfully defended a small total as they made 146, Derek Inglis returning figures of six for 24, before bowling Ashmanhaugh out for 133. Mitch Troy took three for 29 for Mundford and Ashmanhaugh's Thomas Sallis hit 45.

Hillington remain third after an eight-wicket win at Downham A. Downham were 109 all out and Hillington were never troubled on their way to victory.

Beccles A stay bottom after their losing draw at home to Swaffham. Mark Gricks hit 73 in Swaffham's 242 for eight, with Ian Ruddock taking five for 47. Beccles replied with 205 for six.

Fakenham strolled to a nine-wicket win at Norwich A after bowling the hosts out for just 72.

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