Great Melton carry on where they left off

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Divisions Three, Four, Five and Six round-up

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Divisions Three, Four, Five and Six: Great Melton made a flying start to life in Division Three with a five-wicket win at home to North Runcton A.

Marcus Godbold made 53 to help last year's Division Four champions start off with a win.

Jonny Martin (72no) and Kevin Cooper (75no) helped Swardeston B cruise to an eight-wicket win at home to Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway. David Horrex also took five for 34 for the hosts.

Michael Crisp made 60 as Swaffham A piled on the runs, but Acle A batted out for a losing draw, with half-centuries from Mark Ames (53) and Aaron Roberts (63).

Sprowston A were simply too strong for Ashmanhaugh, crushing the hosts by 200 runs.

Ashmanhaugh's Bernie Everett took four for 14, but Sam Hales made 76 in a big Sprowston total, before the home batting capitulated in reply.

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Phil King enjoyed a magnificent day with bat and ball as Old Buckenham A defeated Norwich B by 83 runs.

King hammered 112 and followed up by taking six for 25 to secure victory. Norwich debutant Adam Meek took four for 48 and Jon Burton hit 58.

A partnership of 209 between Andy Duckham (142) and Barney Goodrum (79) allowed Hardingham to pick up a winning draw at home to Hethersett & Tas Valley A. Robbie Matthews (four for 51) was the only Tas bowler to enjoy success.

Narborough crushed Cromer A by nine wickets, while Mundford picked up a five-wicket win at Bradenham A.

Troy Allen's 59no steered Aldborough to their first win of the campaign in Division Five, an eight-wicket success at Diss A, after Jamie Perry-Warnes had set up the victory by taking four for 34.

Winterton's solid start to their first Alliance campaign continued with a 90pc winning draw at home to Great Melton A. Melton's Daryl Godbold took four for 38 and Jason Whiddett's 66 allowed them to get close to their target.

Stow A's three-wicket win over Halvergate came courtesy of half-centuries from Ian Skinner (68no) and Olly Denton (52). Steven Clarke (51) and Simon Brister (68) were Halvergate's main runscorers.

Tom Snelling bagged six wickets and Jason Reynolds scored 75 as Swardeston-CEYMS recorded a 32-run win at Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A. Dan Littlehales made 62 for Wanderers and Joe Edge struck 52.

Rocklands' Richard Smith took four for 22 to set up a three-wicket win at Brooke A.

In Division Six, Dereham A's Ian Battelley, pictured, proved there is no substitute for experience by starting his 53rd season with an innings of 79 against Saxlingham A. Phil Milbourne weighed in with 52 as Dereham collected a winning draw, with three wickets each for teenagers Bradley Raper and James Harbour.

Oliver Hubbard hit 84 for Mattishall A, but Jon Puxley then made 68 to help Beccles A claim a 90pc losing draw.

Chris Taylor's 84 saw Topcroft A claim a winning draw at Thetford A, with Pat Sparkes hitting 60no for the hosts.

Garboldisham A crushed Vauxhall Mallards B by 10 wickets, while Bradfield A were 32-run winners at Lowestoft A.