Mundford sneak ahead in title race

Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance: It is advantage Mundford in the battle to claim the Division Three title after they picked up maximum points at Norwich A.

Lovewell Blake Norfolk Alliance: It is advantage Mundford in the battle to claim the Division Three title after they picked up maximum points at Norwich A.

Mundford made 267 for four before dismissing the hosts for 73.

Meanwhile, Sheringham thrashed Swaffham by nine wickets, but they only picked up 21 points and have slipped four points behind the leaders.

James Macadam took six for 34 to help bowl Swaffham out for 121 and Ravi Pushpakumara blasted 80 to see Sheringham to a straightforward win.

It now appears to be a two-horse race after third-placed Hillington could only manage a losing draw at Fakenham. The hosts had two centurions, Brian Whitwood (130) and Chris Crane (101) in their total of 260 for one and although Shaun Fisher made 41 in Hillington's reply, they were kept down to 181 for seven, with three wickets each for Stephen Earl and Robbie Preston.

Sher Khan (79) and Stuart Warminger (72no) starred in Ashmanhaugh's 124-run win at home to Beccles.

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East Harling's Barry Wells made 103 but that could not stop Downham A picking up a nine-wicket win, as Neil Grommett hit 105.

The top three in Division Two all picked up good results to leave the title up for grabs.

Leaders Bradfield came away from a potentially difficult game against Dersingham with a winning draw. Steve Bidewell (94), Peter Abbs (75) and Dave Yarham (58) were in form to help Bradfield post 265 for four and although Richard Southgate made 105 in Dersingham's reply, they fell short on 225 for six.

Bradenham were the big winners out of the title-chasing trio, taking maximum points from their trip to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers.

Bradenham's 223 for five was based around 95 from Julian Stephenson and Wanderers were then bowled out for 106.

Dereham's Tom Head took four for 22 to help dismiss Horsford for 91 and Duncan Hewitt's 38 helped Dereham to a seven-wicket win.

Garboldisham boosted their chances of avoiding relegation with a winning draw at home to North Runcton A. Ian Melvin (80), Danny Cash (69) and Chamil Sumathipala (52) shone with the bat as the hosts reached 267 for three. But Runcton responded with 83 from Clive Adams and 65 from Jamie Wilson as they gained 90pc of their target to claim an extra four points, finishing on 242 for seven.

Hunstanton remain in danger after a losing draw at Swardeston A.

Swardeston's Chris Watts fired 103 before retiring not out and there were notable contributions from Ben Shearing (79) and John Martin (54) as the home side posted 293 for one. Paul Lough made 78 in the visitors' reply, but they finished short on 207 for seven.