Norfolk League round-up: Snettisham and Caister continue to lead pack in Division One

It was a beautiful weekend for cricket.

It was a beautiful weekend for cricket.

Snettisham and Caister are the pacesetters in Division One of the Norfolk League's top-flight.

Snettisham made light work of Denver, collecting a maximum points haul by bowling their opposition out for 102 and chasing the runs down for the loss of only one wicket. Caister moved into second place with a six-wicket win at local rival Blundeston with Tim Oxborough with 4 for 22 and 62 not out. Elsewhere there were convincing wins for Kirkley & Belton against Gt Yarmouth and Cringleford Lodge against last year's Division Two champions Saxlingham with Cringleford's Andrew Boorman claiming 5 for 14 from 5.5 overs.

In Division Two West Castle Rising are the early pacesetters, winning at East Harling after posting 257 for 4. East Harling were 107 all out in reply. The biggest win of the day came for Castle Acre who demolished Garboldisham B, scoring 243 for 8 before bowling their opponents out for just 25 with Elliott Whiting taking a remarkable eight wickets for just 7 runs. In the other matches Reepham chased down 179 at Gooderstone to win by seven wickets and Heacham comfortably beat Northwold.

Drayton and Rollesby share top spot in Division Two East following victories over Gillingham and Bystanders respectively. Elsewhere there was a victory for Gt Melton, who chased down 195 to win at Sprowston with seven balls to spare in a tight match which was in the balance to the very end.

In Division Three West Narborough are top of the table after their second maximum points win following a convincing win against Saham Toney A, having scored 280 for 4 and bowling out Saham for only 57. In the other matches there were victories for Beeston, Beetley, Sandringham and Swanton Morley. The big winners in Division Three Central were Reepham & Salle, scoring 328 against Old Buckenham B with Joe Hollis scoring 143 not out and and then bowling out Old Bucks for 74 with Rajiv Chaudhary taking 4 for 4 from 8 overs. Gt Ellingham defeated Wensum to go top from Rocklands who scored 170 against New Buckenham to in by 7 wickets.


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In Division Three East Acle B are another team with maximum points from their opening games after victory over Bungay A. They chased down the home side's 232 all out to win by 4 wickets despite Jason Tracey's 4 for 27 from his 10 overs.

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