Eaton rifles Clark and Barker make club history

Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: Records tumbled at Eaton on Saturday as the hosts beat Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway by 149 runs in Division Three.

Eaton's total of 330 was the club's highest ever league score and the first time they had passed 300. Top scorer Dominic Clark's 156no was also a club record, while his opening partnership of 265 with Michael Barker (118) was one short of the league record. It was also the first time that two Eaton players have reached centuries in the same innings, while the match aggregate of 511 runs was another record for the club in their 36-year league history.

Division One leaders Rollesby crushed Drayton by nine wickets, with D Baker hitting 46no.

Hales & Loddon A lost by three wickets against Cringleford Lodge despite an inspired performance by Kevin Jones, who bowled 12 overs for only five runs. The veteran left-arm seamer had produced 10 maidens and conceded only one run until the final ball of his unbroken spell was despatched for four.

Cringleford Lodge eventually passed the Hales 139 total, based around 40 from Milton Lindsay and 40no from Josh Knights, in the 42nd over.


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In Division Two, Felthorpe's Alan Arthurton produced a brilliant spell of seven for 22 as his side beat Sprowston B by 22 runs. Felthorpe's Richard Edwards top scored with 61.

Robert Breeze (71no) led Happisburgh to an eight-wicket win at St Andrews after George Carney made 50 for the hosts.

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Division Three leaders Martham eased to a 10-wicket win against Bungay A, courtesy of an unbroken stand of 135 between Alex Sayer (74no) and J Whatmough (53no).

Fourteen-year-old Craig Woolrich made an impressive debut for Great Melton B in their two-wicket win at Costessey. Woolrich took six for 20, five of them bowled, as Costessey were rolled out cheaply and after Melton struggled in reply, with Steve Horner taking four for 21, Woolrich came in to hit the winning runs.

In Division Four, S Guy made 58 as Hingham beat Hales & Loddon B by 84 runs.

Lowestoft B's Elliot Reynolds (114) fired his second century of the month, but his side lost by two wickets against Hemsby.

Percy Walker hit 117 for Hardingham A and Matthew Hastings took three for 19 in a four-wicket defeat against Blundeston in Division Five.

Jimmy Catchpole and George Barnden each took three wickets as North Elmham were skittled out by Rollesby A on the way to a seven-wicket defeat in Division Six.

Reepham & Salle continued to dominate in Division Seven as they thrashed Hethersett & Tas Valley B by 180 runs. Simon Harwood (134) notched his second century in May, with Paul Minns (71) and Joe Hollis (41no) also finding it easy. Freddie Harrison (five for 37) was Reepham's bowling star.

Dave Trivett finished on 99no in Happisburgh A's 108-run win against Shipdham A.

In Division Eight, Great Witchingham B beat Garboldisham C by 16 runs, with key contributions from Henry Debenham (49) and Cameron Clapton (six for 27).

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