Kirkley’s prize Guy denies Swaffham

FRANKLY DIGITAL NORFOLK ALLIANCE DIVISIONS THREE, FOUR, FIVE & SIX: Swaffham posted a 300-plus total, but it still was not enough to secure victory at home to Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Three.

Craig Titmarsh (68no) and Wayne Hardy (66) helped the hosts pile on the runs, but Craig Guy (105) hit a century as Kirkley narrowly missed out on securing extra points for reaching 90pc of their target.

Sprowston A stayed top after bowling North Runcton A out for 47.

Sam Dacre fired a century to put Great Witchingham A on track for a six-wicket triumph over Ashmanhaugh, with Dennis Rogers taking five for 65 for Witchingham.

Strong batting from Richard Wood (86no), Martyn Cook (59) and Alex Cooper (50) saw Great Melton ease to an eight-wicket win at Dersingham.

The scores were level at Acle A as Shane Tovell (84) and Peter Nobbs (72) starred for the hosts, after Kevin Cooper made 56 for Swardeston B.

An opening stand of 216 between Cromer A's Ben Clarke (114) and Pete Gascoyne (105) set up a crushing 189-run win at home to Bungay in Division Four. Clarke hammered nine sixes in his innings, before Paul Winterbone took four for 21 to destroy Bungay.

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Old Buckenham A jumped to the top of the table with a five-wicket win at Mundford. Gary Hood took five for 33 for the visitors, before Phil King (57) and Jon Briggs (60) hit half-centuries in Bucks' reply. Alex Bailey made 59 for Mundford.

Narborough beat morning leaders Thetford by five wickets, thanks to strong displays from Mick Broad (61) and Chris Hill (57). Dave Newey's 66 for Thetford proved in vain.

Robert Mitchell's 65 was decisive in Hethersett & Tas Valley A's 56-run win over Norwich B.

Seventeen-year-old Josh Downes (118no) notched his first Alliance century and Jeff Turner took five for 45 as Hardingham won by eight wickets at Bradenham A. Brett Gates (82) and Lewis Bates (51) were the hosts' batting stars.

Aldborough's nine-wicket win at Brooke A kept them top of Division Five. Ray Smith claimed five for 18 as Brooke were bowled out cheaply before Troy Allen scored 60no.

Swardeston-CEYMS recorded a 95-run win at home to Stow A, with Jon Olpin (103) and Chris Kennard (95) on form for the hosts.

It was a tale of two centuries at Great Melton A, as Matt Clarke fired 106 to give the hosts a four-wicket win over Halvergate, who had Luke Hannant hitting 107no.

Will Defoe's 103 set up Rocklands' 30-run win over Diss A. Keiron Pask hit 65 and Alex Blakeley took five for 45 for Diss.

Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A's Craig Beeden took four for 57, but his side could only manage a losing draw against Winterton.

Topcroft A returned to the top of Division Six as they beat Vauxhall Mallards B by six wickets.

Gus Woodcock took four for 86 for Topcroft and skipper Dave Reeder hit 61no, while Mallards' Tom Miller made 94.

Thetford A gained their first win of the season, crushing Dereham A by 119 runs. Peter Terry (78) and Gavin Siriwardena (65no) were Thetford's main runscorers.

Mattishall A's Keith Hubbard used all his experience to good effect as he destroyed Bradfield A with figures of seven for 23, before Mark Stokes (58no) wrapped up a 10-wicket win.

Beccles A posted a big total thanks to Paul Thorpe (84) and Terry Hunter (91), but it was not enough as Lowestoft A's Stuart Larter (74) secured a five-wicket win for his side. Michael Shea was Lowestoft's top bowler with seven for 49.

Neville Kemp hit 54 in Garboldisham A's five-wicket win at Saxlingham A, who had 71 from Chris Tweedy.

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