Grimston are withdrawn after failing to play again

West Norfolk League champions Grimston have been withdrawn from the league after failing to raise a side for the third consecutive week.

The club, who also won the league in 2009, had hoped to field a team at the weekend after forfeiting their first two games, but they once again could not find enough players for the home game against Denver. Points awarded to their opponents this season for unfulfilled games have been removed.

A league statement said: 'In accordance with WNCL rules, Grimston have been withdrawn from this season's competition. We wish them well in sorting themselves out during this transitional phase of the club and hope to see them back next year.'

Elsewhere in Division One, Bircham's Will Pillinger scored 57 and John King took four for 33 in their 19-run victory against The Creakes, for whom Mark Dewson scored 58. That win took them joint top with Sandringham, who thanks to Ian Perrin (53no) and Lloyd Richmond (four for 42) beat Swanton Morley by seven wickets.

Hayley East Anglia's Jock Leishman was unbeaten on 76 and Adam Burch took five for 42 but their efforts could not prevent Springwood recording a three-wicket win.


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Snettisham's Tony Park scored 52no and Damion Twiddy took five for 30 as they beat Terrington by 49 runs, despite six for 32 from Ben Hodgson.

In Division Two, Hospital finally ended Narborough A's long unbeaten run thanks mainly to 66 from Hari Sreekantaiah. Even after that 16-run defeat, Narborough A remain top of the table.

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James Wright (five for 34) and Barry Stanway (four for 18) bowled Long Sutton to a strong position against Gooderstone. Tim Norris (48no) completed the job for a comfortable 10-wicket victory.

An unbeaten 57 from M Wright helped Northwold beat Fakenham A by eight wickets.

Hillington A remain top of Division Three despite a six-wicket defeat against Swaffham A. Andrew Jarvis scored 71 for Hillington A and Andy Dale 71no for Swaffham A.

Jason Carter scored 93 and Duncan Rix took four for 46 in Heacham's 13-run win over Holt.

An unbeaten partnership of 138 between Adam Askew (80no) and Lee Bland (51no) saw Hockwold to a five-wicket victory against Mundford A.

In Division Four, Gary Hinchcliffe took five for 14 as top of the table Beetley ran out easy winners by nine wickets against Fakenham B.

Jason Southgate scored 82 for Dersingham A but Ben Kendle (69) and Tanveer Singh (67no) saw Castle Acre A home by six wickets.

Snettisham A's James Herbert scored 82 and Nathan Jeavons 50no before Mike Herbert (five for 13) bowled them to a 102-run win.

See www.westnorfolklge.play-cricket.com/scoreboard/results.asp for more details

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