Drayton bonus as Sutton bats on

KEITH PEEL Soccer striker Chris Sutton featured among the top scorers as speculation over his future continued. The former Blackburn and Celtic star is having an extended summer break playing for Drayton alongside his fellow ex-Canary father Mike.

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Soccer striker Chris Sutton featured among the top scorers as speculation over his future continued. The former Blackburn and Celtic star is having an extended summer break playing for Drayton alongside his fellow ex-Canary father Mike. And on Saturday he scored 82 as they beat Halvergate by 126 runs in Division One of the Knights Norfolk Cricket League.

Philip Wright (107) and Andy Hawes (45) shared in a 105-run opening stand as Drayton posted 243 for seven.

Gary Foreman and Phil Soanes then both bagged three wickets as Halvergate were bowled out for 126.


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Drayton are now joint third with Great Melton, for whom Jonny Howard hit 107 not out and Paul Movel took four for 46 in a 24-run defeat of Aldborough.

Tom Watson scored 128 not out as leaders Ashmanhaugh beat Bungay by 133 runs to move 17 points ahead of title rivals Great Witchingham A, who won by nine wickets at Rollesby.

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The day's most stunning bowling performance came in Division Six, where Henry Wanchoo took six for seven, including a hat-trick, in Great Melton B's defeat of New Buckenham.

Division Two leaders Hales and second-placed Winterton won again, while third-placed Hardingham set a record in their win at Old Catton, where Paul Daynes (141 not) and Chris Hearn (83 not) shared in a 217-run fifth-wicket stand.

Yarmouth beat Kirkley Sports to go top of Division Three by one point from Topcroft A, who beat Belton. Rackheath moved up to third from bottom with a win over Mattishall A in which David Rymarz scored 104.

Mike Trueman scored 60 not out and Chris Smith took five for 10 as Yarmouth A won in Division Eight against a Topcroft B side containing seven players under 17.

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