Denver stay in front of title rivals

West Norfolk League: The Division One title race will go down to the last day of the season after top two Denver and Sandringham both won on Saturday.

Denver beat Bircham by 71 runs with Ben Rolfe taking four for 31, while Bircham's Mark Riches also returned figures of four for 31.

Sandringham's Richard Hurst scored 71 and Ian Perrin made 69 as they beat The Creakes by 46 runs.

Snettisham still have an outside chance of snatching top spot after brushing Swanton Morley aside in a 10-wicket win. Tony Park took four for six for Snettisham.

Terrington's Jamie Gollands hit a magnificent 137 off 71 balls, which included 10 sixes and 11 fours as they beat Springwood by 115 runs.


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In Division Two, Long Sutton beat title chasing Downham B by 151 runs with Adam Wright hitting 69 and Barry Stanway taking six for 39.

That allowed Hospital to secure the title with their 59-run victory against Fakenham A, who are relegated. Jamie Brown took a career best five for 23 and top scored in a low scoring match with an unbeaten 24. Andy King took four for 20 for Fakenham A.

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In a high scoring thriller at Narborough A, Castle Acre won by just three runs out of a match aggregate of 509. Castle Acre's Elliot Whiting top scored with 109, supported by Nicky Whales (64). Narborough's Gerry Harwood made 98 with Danny Yeates-Cornwall scoring 65. Cameron Bear was the best of the bowlers taking four for 54 for Castle Acre.

Heacham inflicted a rare defeat on Swaffham A to keep their promotion hopes alive in Division Three. Jason Carter scored 54 and George Loughlin took five for 40 for Heacham. Robert Impey had an excellent match for Swaffham A, top scoring with 97no and taking four for 35.

Hockwold moved into second place with a declaration after only 31.1 overs, after Roy Bland (116) and Simon Groom (100no) plundered the Holt attack. Ciaran Chapman scored 67 as Holt's nine men went on to lose by 82 runs.

Thornham are third, two points behind Hockwold, after they beat Hillington A by nine wickets thanks to Christopher Williamson's four for 18 and Ben Howell's 55.

In Division Four, Beetley beat Dersingham A by 26 runs with Keith Daykin (72no) and S Burgess (70) the main runscorers for Beetley. Richard Southgate hit an unbeaten 59 for Dersingham A.

Gayton recorded the biggest win of the day as they beat Castle Acre A by 204 runs. Gayton need 14 points to avoid relegation at the expense of Castle Acre A. Dereham B could not raise a team against Long Sutton A which effectively ended their promotion hopes in Division Five.

Gooderstone A's David Lane took five for 16 as they beat Beeston A by six wickets.

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