Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: Yarmouth have narrow advantage over Rollesby

East coast area teams remained in the Norfolk League Division One title race driving seat as reigning champions Rollesby and Yarmouth posted convincing victories.

Wth two games to go, Yarmouth have a narrow advantage after a 90-run win over Sprowston B, which saw William Johnston take four for 23, while Rollesby won by five wickets at rock-bottom Caister.

A thrilling Division Two encounter saw Happisburgh triumph by two runs at Hales and Loddon A.

Robert Breeze topscored with 101 and James Woolston hit a half- century as the seasiders posted a 229-9 total.

Relegation battlers Hales and Loddon moved their reply into top gear with a 134-run fifth-wicket partnership between David Debenham and skipper Terry Briggs. When Briggs was out for a quickfire 53, Debenham took his team to the brink of victory but was caught in the deep for a a hard-hit 87 off the penultimate ball of the match and Hales lost their final wicket off the last ball.

Matthew Woolston took four wickets for Happisburgh who moved up into third place.

Alex Taylor hit 70 as Costessey beat Great Melton B by four wickets.

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Division Three leaders St Andrews suffered their first defeat of the season as second-placed Hingham threw down the title race gauntlet in a thrilling encounter. A Tim Porter half-century helped Bungay A to beat Rackheath in a mid-table affair.

Jake Fossey's unbeaten 125, in a seven-wicket win over Cringleford Lodge A, saw Old Catton A turn up the heat on the Division Four leaders Hardingham and Blundeston, who both recorded comfortable victories.

Ross Perry's 63 steered Old Buckenham B to a five-wicket win with 10 overs to spare over Winterton A.

In Division Six Jordan Barber's 136 – his maiden century – paved the way for Gillingham's 90-run win over Horsford C.