Norfolk Cricket League: St Andrews take control at top as Narborough celebrate T20 glory
PUBLISHED: 10:20 24 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:20 24 July 2018
The Norfolk Cricket League game of the day saw St Andrews leapfrog Saxlingham into top spot thanks to a narrow one-wicket win at their hosts.
Chasing down 142, Saints were 130 for 3, thanks to Craig Wright’s 57, but when he departed, panic set in, and skipper Stuart Warminger hit the winning run, much to the relief of the visiting support.
Earlier Saxlingham collapsed to 28 for 5, but Mohammed Nifras ensured respectability with 53, despite Kailainathan’s 4-19.
Stephen Munday grabbed 7-50 for Overstrand, but Dave Brown’s 4-59 ensured that Kirkley & Belton took the spoils. Steve Ridout cracked 89 for Felthorpe but Narborough kept them winless. Reepham & Salle occupy the other relegation spot, going down to Caister, while Southwold won at Castle Rising, Gareth Gorst-Allman (76) and Stefan Clifford (85) leading the run chase. Craig Gorst-Allman earlier took 4-30, while Rob Wilson top scored with 89 for the hosts.
Aylsham St Giles’ unbeaten record tumbled, as Robbie Edwards took 6-9 for visitors Drayton. Halvergate failed to capitalise, losing to Wensum as Bevan Asher took 6-21, and Steve Horner saw them home with 59. Elsewhere, there were wins for Eaton, Great Yarmouth and Rollesby.
Two West leaders Mellis were inactive as Sandringham A could not raise a team, while Beeston remain second thanks to James Spinks’ 107. Caitlin Ellis took 4-49 in vain for Great Melton B, as Castle Acre won, while Great Ellingham notched up a victory to upset Garboldisham B. Gooderstone won at East Harling, thanks to Glenn Fossey’s 71. Rob Dyke had earlier cracked 54 for the home team.
Narborough are the new holders of the Tom Bartram T20 Trophy, after chasing down 127 to beat Saxlingham by seven wickets, Matthew Coe taking the man of the match Award by leading the run chase with 47.
Earlier, Saxlingham beat Caister by 64 runs, Craig Beeden top scoring with 54, while Tom Browes took 5-27. Narborough bowled out Martham for 102 in the other semi-final, knocking off the runs for the loss of 2 wickets.
Norwich Association of Malayalees took the spoils in the T20 Plate, as they hammered Happisburgh by seven wickets, chasing down 153 with over seven overs to spare, Jessos Srampickel picking up the man of the match award with a belligerent 60. Malayalees won their semi-final against Horsford thanks largely to Sibi Kuttiparichel’s 5-11, as Horsford posted 91-9, Malayalees breezed past with the loss of two wickets. The other semi-final was much closer, as Rocklands made a valiant attempt to chase down Happisburgh’s 165-6, Rob Breeze hitting 50, but Rocklands fell 16 runs short.
Norfolk Cricket League Level 3 East saw new leaders, with Frettenham at the top, while Hingham and Snettisham A head up 3 Central and 3 West respectively.
Four North saw Reepham & Salle A move clear as they defeated nearest challengers Aldborough. Boughton and Heacham remain locked at the head of Four West, while Broadland head Four East from Brooke B, and Bystanders A march on in Four South.
Notable performances from Levels three and four: Andy Dale 67, Andy Pragg 62, Matthew Friend 4-22 (Swaffham A), Peter Whear 5-54 (North Elmham), Stuart Boyle 63, Calum Chrome-Russell 4-42 (Castle Rising A), David Steele 67, Jacob Seed 85 (Swanton Morley), Alan Thulborne 50* (Hockwold A), Khalid Mair 78 (Cringleford Lodge), Sam Palmer 94 (Hardingham A), Randolph Lofthouse 64 (Old Buckenham B), Craig Edwards 4-42, Jordy Lake 62 (Hingham), Ashley Taylor 81 (New Buckenham), Stuart Last 4-31 (Hethersett & Tas Valley B), Guy Wheeler 5045 (Ketteringham Hall), Rob Siddell 63 (Acle B), Carl Cudden 92 (Bungay A), Graham Yallop 4-38 (Sprowston B), Chris Wade 6-14 (Frettenham), Keith Shiels 103 (Blundeston), Keith Cogman 6-23, Jason Lowther 66* (Bystanders), Adrian Siddle 5-19 (Thornham A), Matt Blake 79, Tony Sadler 54 (Heacham), Joe Hollis 111* (Reepham & Salle A), Bryn Clarke 93 & 4-13 (Winterton A), Louis Oakley 4-36 (Sprowston C), Gareth Mottram 85, Jamie Edwards 128* (Hingham A), Dave Whitworth 87, Tim Stock 55 (Colney), Abi Sutherland 4-32 (Hethersett & Tas Valley C), Michael Boyce 50 (Broadland), Simon Cushing 66* (Brooke B).