Hardingham's shock start

It was a day for the underdogs in the Carter Cup on Sunday, with no fewer than six upsets. Competition debutants Hardingham, from Norfolk Alliance Division Four, comprehensively ousted Division One side Beccles.

It was a day for the underdogs in the Carter Cup on Sunday, with no fewer than six upsets.

Competition debutants Hardingham, from Norfolk Alliance Division Four, comprehensively ousted Division One side Beccles.

Oli Howes (65) and Andy Duckham (91) starred with the bat for Harding-ham, before Jason Goodrum took five for 24 to wrap up a 117-run win.

Another Division Four side, Bungay, edged past Division One Hales by two wickets.


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East Anglian Premier League Great Witchingham were sent crashing out by Alliance champions Downham.

Addam Todd hit 63 and took three wickets for Downham as they won by 32 runs, despite Tom Collishaw's 52no. Sebastian Logan had earlier taken five wickets for Witchingham.

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Swaffham also beat higher division opposition as they won by two wickets at Sheringham. James Moy made 59 for the hosts, but Swaffham skipper Colin Yates' all-round display proved decisive as he took three for 18 and fired 49.

Alliance Premier Division Lowestoft were dumped out by Bradenham, Alex Bates taking four for 30 as the Division One team crept to a one-wicket win.

Sprowston completed the day of surprises with a four-wicket win at home to Cromer.

North Runcton narrowly avoided becoming another shock victim, as they scraped to a one-wicket win at Hethersett & Tas Valley.

Simon Redhead's 94 saw Tas post a competitive total and although Julian Emeny claimed five wickets for the hosts, Mark Skipper hit an unbeaten 58 to guide Runcton home.

Both Dereham and Saham Toney were unable to raise sides, allowing Vauxhall Mallards and Fakenham to go through on walkovers.

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