Greenslade and Bunn enjoy Melton moments

Norfolk Alliance Divisions Three, Four, Five and Six: Chris Greenslade scored 94 and David Bunn bagged four wickets as Great Melton kept their noses in front in the hotly-contested battle for Division Three supremacy.

Melton won a nailbiting encounter with lowly Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway for whom Ben Wilgoss and Craig Guy posted half centuries as the basement boys put up a fierce battle.

Sprowston A tightened their grip on second spot, Richie Williams (74) and Jon Leverett (87) dominating their 202-3 total against Great Witchingham A who posted 200-9.

Swardeston B kept the pressure on in third spot, Matt Hogg (85) and Ben Shearing (58 not) dominating their innings in a winning draw against Dersingham.

Anthony Reeve (60) and Wayne Hardy (68) led the run scoring for Swaffham against Ashmanhaugh while Acle A kept their hands on fourth spot despite being unable to claim the last wicket against bottom-of-the-table North Runcton A.


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James Foreman did his best to force the victory claiming six for 32. Shane Tovell (65) and Peter Nobbs (77) had earlier dominated Acle's 225-5 total.

Hardingham performed a ruthless demolition job on Thetford to enhance their Division Four title prospects. Andy Duckham hit 127 in a daunting 320 for 9 total. Toby Fletcher then took 5 for 54 as Thetford were dismissed for 165.

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Previous leaders Old Buckenham A drop a place after coming off second best against West Norfolk outfit Narborough in a game of several notable individual performances. Jon Fudge scored 103 not out for Bucks with Matt Long posting a half century. For Narborough Paul Harwood, Peter Green and Matt Steeles all posted half centuries in their 243-5 total, Duncan Osbourne claiming four of the five wickets to fall.

An unbeaten 104 from Will Lewis helped to pave the way for Bungay's success against rock bottom Bradenham A.

Chris Carey took man of the match honours for Cromer A with 83 in the 287-7 total which also featured 90 from Dean Elliott.

Carey turned destroyer with the ball claiming 6 for 31 as Hethersett and Tas Valley A were bowled out for 159.

Mundford's Alex Bailey (109) staked his claim for man of the match honours against Norwich B but he faced competition from Matt Goodrham (81) and Matt Alsopp (6 for 50) as they took the lion's share of the points against winless Norwich B for whom Prabakan Machendran contributed a spirited 56.

In Division Five Winterton turned up the heat on leaders Aldborough with a five-wicket win against Stow A while Halvergate took some of the wind out of Swardeston CEYMS sails winning by 81 runs.

A defiant 52 from George Wains helped Rocklands to stave off the prospect of defeat against Great Melton A. Rocklands replied with 185-8 after Melton had compiled a 268-6 total. Bottom-of-the-table Diss A lost their basement battle with Norwich and Coltishall Wanderers A by six wickets. Dan Littlehales scored 67 in NCW's 185-4 reply.

Topcroft A and Mattishall A are leading the Division Six honours chase. Topcroft A beat morning leaders Garboldisham A by five wickets, relegating them to third place in the process. Mattishall A were the team to take advantage rising from third to second despite being narrowly denied victory by Mallards B. Keith Greyson scored a half century and Gavin Siriwardena bagged four wickets as Thetford A beat Lowestoft A.

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