Norfolk Cricket League round-up: Sandringham take over at top of Division One

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

Sandringham displaced Castle Rising at the top of Division One in the Norfolk Cricket League as they beat them by 97 runs.

John Peverett (74) and Ben Melton (64no) did the damage with the bat for Sandringham as Rising slipped a place to second.

Overstrand are up to third as basement side Castle Acre could not raise a team. Happisburgh are surprisingly second bottom after Felthorpe whipped them out for 76, Marcus Leak grabbing 5-37 and Ethan Derrick 4-11, while St Andrews won thanks to Imran Mohammed's 89.

Saxlingham put 300 past Kirkley & Belton despite Abdul Rehman's 5-59 – Craig Beeden (86), Alex Browne (73) and Joe Lewis (60) the main contributors.

Caister and Narborough both march on at Level Two, as they remain unbeaten in their respective divisions. Jimmy Grass took 7-36 for the Two West leaders, while Paul Brown cracked 104no for the Two East pacesetters. Ciaran Chapman took 5-32 for Holt but they remain winless in the West.


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Jakir Hussain's 42 and 4-33 proved to be the difference as Aylsham edged past Sprowston B by one run in a thriller, while Luke Hannant smashed 78no as Halvergate beat Eaton. Sam Booker hit 137no and Jason Wright 131, his maiden century, while Jason Hall took 6-31 as Southwold swamped winless Blundeston & Somerleyton.

Rollesby remain unbeaten at Three East, Matt Duxbury scoring 56 and taking 4-13 in their latest win. Mellis lead a congested Three Central, Will Edwards starring with 130no in their win over Wensum, while Beeston still head Three West despite a heavy defeat against Sandringham A.

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Elsewhere, Daniel Harris took 5-15 for Hethersett & Tas Valley B, while George Halfacree took 5-14 as New Buckenham defended 83, Xavier Huckle cracked 115 for Saham Toney A, and Josh Hall scored 51 and took 4-10 for North Elmham.

At Level Four, Coltishall, Hockwold, Vauxhall Mallards B and Old Buckenham B lead their respective divisions, Old Buckenham remaining the only unbeaten side. Mallards replace Bungay at the top of Four South East where no side scored more than 100 this weekend. Richard Mail took 5-43 in Hockwold's win as they replaced Rising A at the head of 4NW.

Happisburgh A and Sprowston C both won to keep the pressure on Coltishall in 4NE.

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