Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: First defeat for Rollesby

East Harling closed the gap at the top of the Division One table with a 68-run win against Norwich Bystanders, as runaway leaders Rollesby suffered their first defeat of the season.

Kevin Seymour (77) and Stuart Hilton (69no) helped Harling cash in on Rollesby's 71-run defeat at home to Great Yarmouth.

Andy Gregory hit 102 to help send Drayton to the bottom of the table as Cringleford Lodge won by 30 runs. Ross Bilham took four wickets for Cringleford, while Drayton's Keith Hunt made 60.

Half-centuries from Caister duo Richard Stokes (92no) and Robbie Brown (69no) helped set up a 45-run victory over Vauxhall Mallards B.

Costessey kept their Division Two promotion push on course with an eight-wicket win at Hales and Loddon A.


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Set a target of 180, captain Graham Taylor (73) bossed an opening stand of 116 with Australian Jess Carlton (50no) before Costessey won in the 43rd over. Milton Lindsay had earlier dominated the Hales total with a defiant unbeaten 91, which included 13 fours and a six.

In Division Three, Bungay A's Rick Ferguson fired 57 and then took six for 38 in a 107-run win against Hemsby, with Tony Chang adding 94.

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James Reeve (83) and Nigel Massingham (52) hit half-centuries in a losing cause for Drayton A against Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers B. Glen Minter hit 51 for Wanderers and John Buttifant took four for 33.

Nineteen-year-old Ben Briggs (116no) notched his maiden century in Reepham & Salle's 141-run win against Halvergate in Division Six. Matt Henderson (58) and Norwich City goalkeeper Jed Steer (48) also featured with the bat, before Fred Harrison (four for 13) and Dan Tipple (three for four) secured the win.

In Division Seven, Jordan Webster (128no), Paul Woods (103) and Lee McMahon (70) contributed to a massive total for Acle B, before Josh Fisher (five for 40) wrapped up a 273-run win against Old Buckenham C.

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