Norfolk Cricket League round-up: Saxlingham on course for title after hammering Happisburgh

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

Saxlingham followed up their T20 success by consolidating their position at the head of Division One of the Norfolk Cricket League with a 151-run demolition of hapless Happisburgh, who look set for Level Two.

Joe Lewis (67) and Ross Bilham (58) led the way with the bat, with Wayne Catchpole (58) providing token resistance.

Castle Rising remain a couple of points behind thanks to Matt Taylor's 70no in their win over St Andrews, and Sandringham beat basement side Castle Acre despite Mike Edward's 4-21. Two close finishes in the other games as Kirkley & Belton edged past Felthorpe by a single wicket, while Overstrand held their nerve as they beat Great Yarmouth by a single run, Mark Thompson's 86no not quite enough as Paul Winterbone (4-28) and Neil Yarham (4-31) took the wickets.

Narborough brushed aside challengers Reepham & Salle to stay well ahead in Division Two West.

Garboldisham B moved up to second with a rain-affected win over Gooderstone. Great Ellingham beat Drayton, while East Harling and Beetley fell foul of the late rains.

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Over in Two East, Caister remain unbeaten, picking off Sprowston B, while Southwold stay second after beating Cringleford Lodge. There were also wins for Aylsham St Giles and Gillingham, while Halvergate and Great Melton B were beaten by the weather.

Level Three East leaders Rollesby stumbled to their first defeat, as Frettenham squeezed past them by 3 wickets. Second-placed Kirkley & Belton A closed the gap with their win over Old Catton A.

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In Level Three Central Mellis march on after beating Hardinham, while Wensum stay second with their win over Hethersett & Tas Valley B.

Over in Level Three West, Saham Toney head the pile as they beat Heacham in a reduced overs game, while Beeston also won against Bircham A to stay in touch.

Old Buckenham B remain unbeaten to head Level Four South West while Swanton Morley stay in touch in second. Hockwold A are likewise unbeaten in Level Four North West, with Boughton also winning to remain second.

Over in Level Four North East, leaders Coltishall were inactive as Old Catton B conceded, while Martham strengthened their grip on second as they thrashed Happisburgh A.

In Level Four South East leaders Bungay A were also inactive, Great Yarmouth A conceding, Mallards B stay second after bundling out Hales & Loddon A for 36.

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