Great Witchingham aiming to end Horsford’s home run

Great Witchingham will need to become the first team to win at Manor Park in the East Anglian Premier League this year if they are to have a chance of making inroads into Swardeston's 31-point lead at the top of the table this weekend.

The Witches travel to Horsford to face hosts who have displayed Jekyll and Hyde tendencies this summer.

On home turf, Chris Brown's side have been very good, winning all six of their games.

But away from Manor Park they have been decidedly bad and have yet to win a match, a run which continued last weekend when they slumped to a 64-run defeat at Halstead.

The meeting between the two sides earlier this year ended in a tame draw after rain interrupted proceedings.


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Swardeston's 31-point advantage is the biggest lead held by any of the clubs who have occupied top spot this year – with Horsford, Witchingham and Vauxhall Mallards all also having tasted life at the summit.

Tomorrow the leaders are at Saffron Walden, who they thrashed by 196 runs earlier in the season courtesy of a man-of-the-match show from Jaden Hatwell, who scored a century and took four wickets.

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Mallards, who are 33 points behind their old rivals, narrowly failed to beat Clacton last weekend and tomorrow they face Halstead at Brundall. Mallards were convincing eight-wicket winners in the reverse fixture in May.

Norwich, who are now 18 points adrift at the bottom, host Bury St Edmunds at Ingham.

Norfolk Alliance Premier Division high flyers Sprowston and Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers face each other, hoping to close the gap on runaway leaders Fakenham, who travel to Diss.

East Harling host Old Catton in the Norfolk League Division One match of the day, while new West Norfolk League Division One leaders Denver are at mid-table Springwood.

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