It’s Free and easy as East Harling cruise to victory

Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: Rob Free fired 71 for East Harling as they picked up their first win of the season, a 106-run victory against Hales & Loddon A in Division One.

Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: Great Yarmouth gained their second successive win, against Drayton, but Rollesby are top after beating Shipdham by 90 runs.

In Division Two, Felthorpe are among a clutch of three clubs to have started the season perfectly, following their four-wicket win against Rackheath. Opener Roger Carpenter made 82 for Felthorpe.

Norwich Bystanders, who won by 112 runs at Belton, and Sprowston B, who edged to a one-wicket win over Horsford B, are the other sides in the division with perfect records to date.

Danny Kelly took five for 21 and Wayne Catchpole claimed three for 27 for Happisburgh as they defeated Aylsham St Giles by seven wickets.


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In Division Three, Tim Porter scored 67 and Luke Pawsey took six for 17 as Bungay A enjoyed a 110-run win at home to Saham Toney A.

Brothers Bruno and Gavin Norman starred in Watton's emphatic Division Four victory over Hales & Loddon B. Bruno hammered 137 before Gavin took six for 20 to wrap up a 199-run success.

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In Division Five, Hardingham A cruised to a nine-wicket victory against Rocklands A.

Colin Watts claimed three for 46 in the Rocklands innings, skipper Ronnie Kruger top scoring with 44. Openers Jamie Fowle (66no) and Carl Cowles (55) put Hardingham on their way, before Chris Sparkes (38no) joined Fowle to finish the job.

Old Buckenham B won by 67 runs at Blundeston, with Simon Newbery hitting 64 for the visitors, before excellent bowling from Paul Fitt (four for 32) and David Fitt (three for 26) sealed the points.

Lowestoft C and Great Melton C both recorded their second wins of the season in Division Six, beating Ketteringham Hall A and Horsford C respectively.

Fifteen-year-old Simon Harwood made 124no for Reepham & Salle in their 117-run thrashing of Acle B.

Joe Hollis registered his second consecutive century for Reepham, with Danny Tipple adding 44no in a 300-plus total. Freddie Harrison and Tom Harris both took three wickets as Acle were bowled out for 94 in reply.

League newcomers Diss B made it two wins from two in Division Eight as they beat Great Witchingham B by six wickets.

Lewis Brawn and Ben Goldsmith each took three wickets for Diss, who also had a second consecutive half-century from Mark Brawn (54). Henry Debenham made 54 for Witchingham.

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