Norfolk Cricket League: Harper ton helps Denver to superb win at Cringleford

North Elmhams Adam Hint shows how to open the innings in their clash against Northwold. Photo: Mike

North Elmhams Adam Hint shows how to open the innings in their clash against Northwold. Photo: Mike Wyatt - Credit: Archant

Whilst most of the matches survived the weather this weekend, a swathe of wet weather took out nearly all of the games just south of Norwich.

In Division One Denver travelled to Cringleford Lodge and secured victory thanks to an unbeaten opening stand by James Harper 108no and Paul Morton 58no.

Despite a solid rearguard from Cameron Collard (56) Felthorpe lost to Kirkley and Belton by 16 runs. Sandringham (Aaron Nicol 63, James Heaeman 56 and Chris Smith 4-15) proved too strong for Blundeston. Snettisham march on, this time thanks to knocks of 68 and 66no for Matt Herbert and Mark Utteridge respectively, ably supported by Damien Twiddy's 5-26. Saxlingham celebrated Alex Browne's 5-36, but 4 wickets a piece for Gt Yarmouth's Jack Noakes and Trevor Shales meant they took the spoils.

In Two West Heacham's Jim Parker made 70 and Tom Williams took 5-18 as they beat Gooderstone. Adrian Seymore made 94no and Dave English took 4-21 as they beat North Elmham, for who Adam Hunt had earlier scored 78. Castle Rising won again, this time against Reepham and Salle.

In Two East Gillingham and Gt Melton recorded good wins. Ketteringham Hall must have been feeling confident after 56 from Ollie Charlish and 57 from Terry Briggs, but Drayton's Rohan Kumar had a day to remember as he smashed 115 to help Drayton to a comfortable win. Overstrand move further away from the rest as Billy and Neil Yarham made 65 and 60 respectively, but Dave Yarham eclipsed that making 114no as they beat Norwich Bystanders.


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In Three West Saham Toney overcame Beeston, and Gary Hinchliffe's 50no was not enough to get Beetley past Dersingham (Dan Coggan 62). Robin Tuck made 64 and Craig Hughes 56no for Bircham as they beat Swanton Morley (Jacob Steed 56) and Sandringham A condemned King's Lynn Hospital to another defeat. Narborough continue to be the team to catch as they beat Holt.

The only game to beat the weather in Three Central saw Hethersett and Tas Valley C beat Reepham and Salle A.

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In Three East Aylsham St Giles beat Bungay A thanks to 59 from Chris Deller, 73no from Jakir Hussain and 4-29 from Steven Richards. Paul Hodds 4-12 meant Kirkley and Belton A had another successful day this time against Acle A, whilst Old Catton A, Halvergate and Southwold also had good wins.

In Four North West, Thornham continue to go well, this time Chris Burgess with 80 helped them overcome Snettisham A (Danny Suckling 58). Tom Gilbert's 51 and Andrew Pegg's 64 helped Denver A and Swaffham A beat Castle Rising A and Fakenham B respectively.

Callum Futter's 53 helped North Elmham A beat Beeston in Four South West and Diss B overcame Hardingham B thanks to juniors Sam Hunt 4-3 and Anouska Williams 4-11. Mellis again racked up over 300 this time against Gt Melton C, with Tom Ridley making 116no and Adam Williamson 98.

In Four North East Sunil Srinvasan with 62 and Marcus Mears with 4-33 meant Norwich Bystanders A beat Aldborough. Old Catton overcame Colney, Robbie Clarke helped Horsford C beat Happisburgh A by scoring 62, and Overstrand had another decent win against Sprowston C. Jason Stronach's 106 helped Martham A beat Lowestoft B in Four South East and Winterton B overcame Blundeston A.

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