Morley get off the mark

NCC West Norfolk League: Division One basement side Swanton Morley recorded their first win of the season as they beat Leverington by 12 runs.Jonny Bidewell (51) was the top scorer for Morley as they closed the gap on Hayley East Anglia, who lost to leaders Grimston by 55 runs.

Division One basement side Swanton Morley recorded their first win of the season as they beat Leverington by 12 runs.

Jonny Bidewell (51) was the top scorer for Morley as they closed the gap on Hayley East Anglia, who lost to leaders Grimston by 55 runs. A Trimp hit 56 for Grimston.

Sandringham kept up the pressure on Grimston with a 101-run victory against Springwood. Cameroon Green made 56 for Sandringham and Richard Southgate (98) was out in the nineties for the second time in three weeks.

K Herbert took five for 25 as Snettisham thrashed Terrington by 10 wickets. Snettisham openers Tony Park (70no) and Gary Forder (42no) completed the job.


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Ashley Drohan (89) led Northwold to an eight-wicket victory at home to Bircham after Ady Seymour had taken four for 29 for the hosts. Paul King made 59 for Bircham.

Division Two leaders Denver had two centurions in a 168-run win against Sheringham A, Paul Morton (152) and Tom Doy (108) sharing in a second wicket stand of 213.

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Downham B inflicted The Creakes' first defeat of the season with a nine-wicket triumph.

Colin Humphrey top scored for Creakes with 72, while Alan Thulbourne took four for 52. In reply, Ian Stacey made 62 before retiring ill, but Gary Hooker (48no) saw Downham to victory.

Last wicket pair Stuart Broughton (32no) and Colin Brassett (24no) saw Fakenham A to an unlikely one-wicket win at home to Holt. Fakenham's M Wall took four for 37, but Michael Curtis responded with four for 39 to leave the hosts nine wickets down and well short of their target before the last pair's heroics.

Elliot Whiting's four for 37 gave Castle Acre a 19-run win against Gooderstone. Earlier, Nicky Whales was unbeaten on 57 and Craig Peters took four for 30 in the Castle Acre innings.

Heacham moved out of the relegation zone with a seven-wicket victory against Thornham, Adam Darlow making 56no.

In Division Three, Narborough A's Daniel King took five for 26 in an eight-wicket win against Swaffham A, while Hockwold's Roy Bland blasted 101no, including six sixes, as his side chased down a target of 121 at Necton.

Beetley's Keith Daykin (64no) ensured a nine-wicket win against Swanton Morley A, who had a half-century from Arthur Lake.

Danny Greeves returned figures of four for 28 but it could not prevent Snettisham A wrapping up a three-wicket victory.

In Division Four, Jason Southgate (91no) and David Baldwin (72) starred in Dersingham A's nine-wicket win against Northwold A, who had big contributions from M Wright (87no), Michael Rickard (66) and R Russell (63no).

Nick Freeman took four for 10 and Daniel Fuller struck 60 as leaders Hillington A beat Beeston by six wickets.

Michael Edwards (four for 24) bowled Castle Acre to a 26-run victory over Gooderstone A after Gooderstone's Fraser Eyres had taken four for 27.

Neal Widdows and L O'Callaghan took three wickets each as Dereham B beat Downham C by 56 runs, despite K Bourlet's four for 47.

Fakenham B's Harrison Futter (five for 39) forced Heacham A to work hard for their two-wicket win.

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