Head boy is top of class for Dereham

West Norfolk League: Dereham B's Tom Head blasted a double century as his side racked up a massive 311-run win at Beeston A in Division Five.

Head, whose previous best score was 65, hammered 10 sixes and 23 fours before being out for exactly 200 in Dereham's mammoth total of 342 for seven. His efforts were not enough however to lay claim to a league record – that belongs to Andrew Arndt, who made 235no for Narborough A in 2003.

Dereham's win was completed by Ryan Widdows (four for two) and Tom Simpson (three for three) as Beeston crumbled to 31 all out.

Dereham remain locked on points at the top with Long Sutton, who cruised to a 10-wicket victory against Northwold A, with Gary Burton taking six for 12 and Brett Sayer four for 12.

Paul Morton hammered his third century of the season as Denver overtook Sandringham at the top of Division One with a 34-run victory against the morning leaders.


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Ian Perrin top scored for Sandringham with 61.

Terrington beat Hayley East Anglia by 120 runs with Adam Hodgson taking five for 18.

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The Creakes and Swanton Morley were both unable to raise a team.

In Division Two, Hospital took advantage of Downham B not having a game with their 98-run victory against Castle Acre taking them back to the top of the table.

Mithun Sortur top scored with an unbeaten 61 before Kevin Fisher (four for 23 did) the damage with the ball.

Man-of-the-match was Sunil Anthrayose (45 and three for 33).

Long Sutton and Northwold were tied in third place going in to their game and predictably it was a tight encounter. Long Sutton won by 18 runs with James Wright taking four for 21.

Andrew Boughen took five for 35 for Gooderstone but couldn't prevent them narrowly losing to Narborough A by two wickets.

Swaffham A consolidated their lead at the top of Division Three with a 60-run victory against Hockwold, with Tony Exley taking five for 15.

Thornham moved into second place with a seven-wicket victory against Beeston, Danny Greeves taking four for 21 for Thornham.

Heacham moved out of the relegation zone by upsetting the form book to beat promotion chasers Hillington A by 98 runs. Adam Darlow (53) and Kevin Dix (65) were Heacham's star men.

In Division Four, Beetley beat Swanton Morley A by 137 runs with Keith Daykin hitting 58.

Michael Calvert (five for five) and Tony Wright (four for seven) ripped through the Swanton Morley A batting line-up. Andy Graham took four for 12 for Swanton Morley A.

Snettisham A thrashed Castle Acre A by 10 wickets.

Jason Southgate scored 95 as Dersingham A beat Gayton by 161 runs. Mohammad picked up four for 24 for Gayton.

Fakenham B beat Necton by 67 runs.

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