Norfolk Cricket League round-up: Overstrand enjoy their home comforts after seeing off Saxlingham

Jordan Taylor batting for Swardeston, with airborne bowler Sean McCabe for Norwich in the Carter Cu

Jordan Taylor batting for Swardeston, with airborne bowler Sean McCabe for Norwich in the Carter Cup cricket final. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Overstrand made it 20 home wins in a row on Saturday as they posted 246-9 against Saxlingham in the Norfolk Cricket League, with Neil Yarham (69) and David Yarham (58) leading the way as Saxlingham hit 187 thanks to Alex Browne's 80.

Leaders St Andrews suffered their first defeat of the season in a tense encounter at Happisburgh as the hosts edged a close contest by one wicket. Aaron Underwood (3-11) and Carl Allen (3-29) did the damage with the ball, while Ryan Finney's 3-18 and Syed Hussain's 3-25 were not quite enough. The game was marred by a serious ruptured tendon injury sustained by Ryan Finney, who will be out for the season. Happisburgh sportingly lent the visitors fielders so that the game could complete. Sandringham were shot out for 56 by Felthorpe, Jordan Coldham picking up 4-16, but Felthorpe were blown away for 40, as Chris Smith picked up 5-9. Castle Acre remain winless, losing at home to Great Yarmouth, while Castle Rising's game against Kirkley & Belton fell victim to the weather.

Division 2E sees Caister at the summit, thanks to Martin Hewitt's 5-14 as they skittled Southwold for 44, replacing Halvergate, who's game at Gillingham fell victim to the rain. Eaton stay in touch thanks to Sam Butcher's 61* as they overcame Blundeston. Aylsham St Giles narrowly beat Cringleford Lodge, and Sprowston B overcame Great Melton B.

Division 2W has Reepham & Salle at the summit as they overcame Beetley. Narborough are also in touch, as Danny Cornwell took 5-22 as they ran through Holt. Stuart Ayton took 2-0 off six overs as East Harling beat Drayton to keep on the heels of the leaders. Garboldisham B overcame Great Ellingham, while Felthorpe A conceded for the third time and will have to seek re-election.

Mellis head Division 3C thanks to Fred Precious' 86 and Christian Partridge picking 6-8 in their win, while Wensum remain unbeaten, overcoming New Buckenham, despite Ashley Taylor's 104. Rollesby are unbeaten and head Division 3E, Ed Roffey hitting 107no in their win, while Kirkley & Belton A also remain unbeaten, overcoming Horsford C.


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Division 3W is a very congested division at present, with rain wreaking havoc with the fixtures. Beeston head the pile after their win over Heacham.

At Level Four, Castle Rising A head NW, despite their game being a victim of the weather, Coltishall head NE just ahead of Old Catton B, Sprowston C, and Happisburgh A, who all remain unbeaten. Topcroft B overcame leaders Bungay A to stay unbeaten and a point behind them, while unbeaten Rackheath and Old Buckenham B are hot on the heels of leaders Beeston A.

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