Gurney ton leaves Great Witchingham A smiling

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance: Robert Gurney made a century as Great Witchingham A piled on the runs in a winning draw at home to Swaffham in Division Three.

Gurney (101) was supported by Sam Dacre (77) and James Garner (68no), with Michael Crisp taking four for 82 for Swaffham. Matthew Eagle (64no) helped Swaffham stave off defeat.

Jason Reynolds' 81 helped Swardeston B deny Sprowston A victory.

John Glozier (77) and Liam Palmer (64) both hit half-centuries for Sprowston, before Adam Ferguson took four for 49 in the Swardeston reply. Reynolds was helped by Tom Snelling (46) while youngsters Alex Levinson and Rory Olpin – who had both earlier taken three wickets – saw out the last seven balls to secure a 90pc losing draw for Swardeston.

Ian Bix claimed five for 30 for North Runcton A, before Ben Coote (58no) and George Rawlings (60no) steered them to an eight-wicket triumph over Ashmanhaugh.


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Dersingham collected their second win of the season, at Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, despite Marcus Bishop taking four for 33 for the hosts.

Richard Wood hit 56 in Great Melton's six-wicket success at Acle A.

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Experience combined with youth to give Hardingham a 64-run win at Cromer A in Division Four.

Seventeen-year-old Josh Downes hit 62 and took three for 25, while 38-year-old Jason Goodrum claimed five for 32.

Ian Gibb's 98 could not prevent a second successive defeat for Bradenham A, at Thetford. Liam Conroy took five for 28 and Alex Dennis made 64no to secure victory for the hosts, despite the best efforts of Steve Watts (four for 55).

Narborough's four-wicket win at Mundford came courtesy of Peter Green (51) and Matthew Steeles (69), while Joe Norman (four for 40) and Matthew Webster (55) were the hosts' top performers.

Mark Dunnett (50no), Sam Mann (47) and Carl Sturman (five for 25) starred in Old Buckenham A's 100-run win at Hethersett & Tas Valley A, while Bungay crushed Norwich B by nine wickets.

Aldborough lead the way in Division Five after Ray Smith took six for 37 in their four-wicket win over Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A.

Simon Mann (97) and Will Defoe (82) hit big scores for Rocklands in a 39-run win at home to Winterton, who had 51 from Martin Witheridge.

Halvergate had a string of key displays in a 97-run win against Diss A.

Steven Clarke (69), Steven Cooke (69) and Simon Brister (67no) all starred with the bat, while Kevin Millington (four for 38) and Alan Booth (four for 33) took the bowling honours.

Peter Griffin's stunning figures of five for 12 allowed Stow A to steamroller Brooke A by 10 wickets.

James Shipley smashed an unbeaten 160 as Vauxhall Mallards A successfully chased down a mammoth target at Saxlingham A in Division Six.

Chris Tweedy (138) and David English (71no) had put Saxlingham in the driving seat as they set a target of 298, but Shipley saw Mallards to a three-wicket win.

Harry Youngson's 71 put Garboldisham A on the way to a winning draw against Lowestoft A, while Tim Down hit 53 in Bradfield A's winning draw at home to Thetford A.

James Harbour (52no) and Paul Taylor (71) helped guide Dereham A to a losing draw at Beccles A, who had half-centuries from Nick Warnes (82) and Tom Youngs (64no).

Dave Reeder (61no) ensured a 90pc losing draw for Topcroft A against Mattishall, who had 64 from Mark Stokes.

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