Great Yarmouth’s Hak too hot for Hales & Loddon
Lucas Fettes Norfolk League round-up
Steve Hak started the season in style as Great Yarmouth roared to a nine-wicket win at Hales & Loddon A in Division One.
Hak fired an unbeaten 75 as his side romped to victory over the newly-merged club.
James Kay (71) also found some early season form for Drayton in a 27-run win over Old Catton. Michael Mario-Ghae took four for 25 from 12 overs for Drayton.
In Division Two, skipper Michael Hall scored 104no to lead Felthorpe to a six-wicket win at Overstrand, after earlier taking three for 16. Cameron Collard also took three wickets for Felthorpe.
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Steve Howe's five for 54 for Happisburgh proved in vain as they lost to Norwich Bystanders by 48 runs.
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Mick Ollerton (55) and Chandra Misra (58) helped Norwich Bystanders A beat Old Catton A by 68 runs, with Rob Whalen also picking up a five-wicket haul.
Hardingham A beat Sprowston C by nine wickets in Division Five, with Jason Scott taking four for 42 for Hardingham and Stephen Burt claiming three for 29. Chris Sparkes (80no) and Jamie Fowle (45no) then led Hardingham home.
In Division Six, A Curtis made 62 for Ketteringham Hall A in a 12-run win at Felthorpe A, with T Briggs taking five for 13.
Reepham & Salle skipper Joe Hollis (126) led from the front as his side started life in Division Seven with a 125-run win over Bacton. Bacton's Mark Vardy completed a hat-trick in the Reepham innings, before George Wright bagged four for 17 in his nine overs for Reepham.
Martham A's opening bowlers Chris Shales and Aaron Kemp performed a demolition job at Blundeston A, bowling the hosts out for 40.
Shales finished with five for 23 and Kemp returned figures of five for 17, with both bowling just seven overs each. Martham went on to win by six wickets.