Nelson jinx is the only winner after close clash

Lucas Fettes Norfolk League: Division Four was the place to be for tension on Saturday as two matches were tied.

The fabled cricketing superstition Nelson struck at Old Catton A as both the hosts and visitors Lowestoft B were dismissed for 111.

It also finished all-square at Aldborough A, as Norwich Bystanders A staged a remarkable comeback.

Chasing Aldborough's 148 all out, in which Steven Andrews took four for 29, Bystanders slumped to 61 for seven, with Nathan Taylor claiming all seven wickets. But Bystanders skipper David Asker (60no) led a determined lower order fightback and he featured in an unbroken last wicket stand of 43 with Matt Davis (6no) as the visitors finished on 148 for nine.

A sparkling century from opener Rob Free helped East Harling to a comfortable 104-run Division One victory away to Hales & Loddon A.

Free hit 13 fours and a six in his 100. In-form David Debenham's 46 was the highlight of a disappointing Hales & Loddon reply. Slow bowler Stuart Hilton took four for 31 from eight overs including two wickets in the final over of the match, the last one on the final ball of the 45 overs, as Harling completed the demolition job.

Rollesby remain top after crushing bottom side Shipdham by 10 wickets.

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In Division Two, Michael Scarff took five for 39 and Adam Dismore scored 71no for Horsford B as they beat Sprowston B by two wickets.

George Carney took five wickets for St Andrews in their three-wicket win at Overstrand.

Happisburgh were eight-wicket winners at Aylsham St Giles, after Chris Peck took three for 26 and Wayne Catchpole hit 47no. G Cooper made 58 for Aylsham.

Great Yarmouth A held their nerve to win by one wicket at home to Drayton A in Division Three. Adam Cory took three for 21 for Yarmouth, before Mark Thompson hit a matchwinning 69. There were also three wickets apiece for Drayton's Nigel Massingham and Kevin Burgess.

Ian Pape hit 52 for Old Buckenham A in Division Five, but his side lost by five wickets to Blundeston, who had 49 from Elliot Gooch.

In Division Six, Felthorpe A kept up the pressure on leaders Garboldisham B – who were without a game – with a 71-run triumph over Rollesby A.

Reepham & Salle returned to form after their blip the previous week with a crushing 202-run win against Acle B. Paul Minns struck 108, with useful additions from Simon Harwood (70no) and Danny Tipple (44no). Freddie Harrison then took three for 18 for Reepham, with two wickets each for Rajiv Choudhary, Harry Legoe and George Wright.

Bacton had star performances from Graham Vann (four for 34) and Adam Larter) 54no in their seven-wicket win at Happisburgh A.

Division Eight leaders Gillingham lost for the first time this season as they were beaten by 62 runs at Blundeston A.