Champions Hales wait for league decision

Knights Norfolk League: Hales clinched the Division One title with a 108-run win at Acle A - and now face an anxious wait to see if they will be allowed to take their place in the Alliance.

Knights Norfolk League: Hales clinched the Division One title with a 108-run win at Acle A - and now face an anxious wait to see if they will be allowed to take their place in the Alliance.

Steve Rowe's side have an unassailable lead going into the last two games of the season, but their application for promotion was rejected as they missed the deadline. Their case will now be heard by the Alliance committee on September 13.

Dave Harmer top scored with 70 in Hales' 175 for nine and Acle were bowled out for 67.

Great Witchingham A are second after their crushing nine-wicket win over Great Melton. C Baker made 112 for Witchingham and Gurney scored 82 not out. Bungay beat Halvergate by 48 runs, thanks to excellent batting efforts from York (132no) and Cashmore (91).

Division Two leaders Hethersett & Tas Valley suffered their first defeat of the season as they lost at home to closest rivals Rollesby by three wickets. Topcroft A won away at Ketteringham Hall as David Todd took three for 31. Michael Breame fired his second century in successive weeks to set up Hardingham's 97-run success against Old Catton.

Caister wrapped up the Division Three title after taking maximum points from their game against Belton and Brooke A are champions of Division Four following their 169-run win at Saham Toney A. It was a double celebration for Brooke batsman Paul Daynes, who smashed 227 not out, a league record, surpassing Andy Gardiner's unbeaten 223 in 1990.

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Saxlingham A are almost there in Division Five following their 136-run win at Aylsham St Giles. Civil Service wicketkeeper S Fisher took seven catches in his team's 10-wicket win against Bradfield A, while Robert Free made 103 not out for East Harling A as they beat Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A by 57 runs.

Bradenham A remain out in front in Division Six, Ian Brown taking four for 20 in their 169-run win at home to Martham.

In Division Nine, Rollesby A's Edward Roffey made 87 as his side won at home to Brisley.

Lowestoft B, leaders of Division 10, took another step towards the title, beating North Elmham A by 207 runs. Fourteen-year-old Billy Brice notched his maiden century and 13-year-old Harvey Hebditch claimed four for six.