Butler serves up a treat in Hall triumph

LUCAS FETTES NORFOLK LEAGUE: Chris Butler fell just short of a century as Ketteringham Hall won a high-scoring match at Caister by 42 runs in Division One.

Butler made 96, with M Smith adding 91 and Alec Bush firing an unbeaten 71, before Ian Green (52) and B Johnson (53) also prospered in the unsuccessful Caister run chase.

Chris Alger claimed a five-wicket haul for the second successive week as leaders Rollesby beat Drayton by 62 runs. Alger took five for 27 as Drayton lost their last five wickets for six runs. Earlier, Matt Duxbury top scored for Rollesby with a patient 66.

An unbeaten 23 from tailender John Leney steered Cringleford Lodge to a thrilling one-wicket win over Hales & Loddon A.

Seventeen runs were needed with the last pair at the wicket but veteran Leney kept his composure, bringing up victory with a mighty six. A third-wicket partnership of 78 between Richard Wright (40) and Ross Bilham had paved the way for the success as Lodge pursued a 147 victory target.

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The Hales innings had been based around a hard-hit 31 from Aaron Beaumont and a dogged 28 from Rob Clemence with Bilham and Adam Thompson sharing six wickets.

Paul Vickers destroyed bottom club Shipdham with figures of six for eight in a 10-wicket win for Great Yarmouth.

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Felthorpe maintained their promotion challenge in Division Two with a 158-run win at Sprowston B.

Gavin Carpenter (46) and Alan Arthurton (41) were Felthorpe's top scorers, before Lewis Rayner (five for 32) and Ant Hewett (four for seven) dismantled Sprowston.

Martham's 66-run victory at Bungay A kept them comfortably out in front in Division Three.

Division Four leaders Hingham were seven-wicket winners at Hales & Loddon B after Dale Weston took four for 31 and Joe Anderson hit 57, with George Montague making 69 for Hales.

Chris Sparkes smashed an unbeaten 101 as Hardingham A beat Blundeston by nine wickets in Division Five.

Old Buckenham B openers Simon Newbery (79no) and Harry Dunkinson (63no) shared an unbroken stand of 157 in a 10-wicket victory against Rocklands A in Division Five. Earlier Paul Fitt and Newbery each took three wickets for Bucks.

In Division Six, Great Melton C's Simon Wooldridge (107) registered his maiden century in a 118-run win at Lowestoft C.

Reepham & Salle's Joe Hollis blasted 106 and Danny Tipple took five wickets, including a hat-trick, in a 180-run victory over Hethersett & Tas Valley B in Division Seven. Tipple, who had earlier made 53, finished with figures of five for 21 and all of his hat-trick victims were clean bowled. Other notable performances for Reepham came from Simon Harwood (47) and Adam Meek (three for five).

In Division Eight, Will Rogers (62no) and Harley Tye (47no) guided Great Witchingham B to a 10-wicket win at Garboldisham C. Tye had earlier claimed four for 34, with Cameron Clapton taking four for 26.

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