Pratt takes five to extend Denver’s lead

West Norfolk League: Denver extended their lead at the top of Division One by one point as they beat The Creakes by 47 runs.

Douglas Pratt took five for 13 and Dan Cornwell hit 47 for the leaders, while Kevin Heyhoe took four for 43 for The Creakes.

Sandringham scored maximum points in their 156-run victory over Terrington, with Ian Perrin scoring 109 and Richard Hurst 72no.

Snettisham's title ambitions were dealt a big blow with their one-run defeat against Hayley East Anglia. Kieran Herbert took four for 39 for Snettisham and Adam Burch hit an unbeaten 51 for Hayley.

Bircham beat Swanton Morley by 74 runs, with Jamie Forster scoring 51 and Robert Preston taking five for 16.

In Division Two, leaders Hospital snatched victory from the jaws of defeat at Northwold.

Some great swing bowling from Ady Seymour (five for 42) backed up by the guile of David English (four for 25) had reduced Hospital to 57 for eight before a fine batting display by Mithun Sortur (86) got the visitors up to a more respectable total of 121. Kevin Fisher took six for 23 as Northwold were bowled out 30 runs short of their target.

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Ian Stacey hit an unbeaten 50 as Downham B kept the pressure on Hospital with their nine-wicket victory against Fakenham A.

Hospital and Downham B are now guaranteed promotion.

Holt versus Swaffham A was rained off but the five points are enough to crown Swaffham A as champions of Division Three.

Five teams are still in the hunt for the other promotion place.

Heacham boosted their chances with a 138-run win against Mundford A. Duncan Rix took six for 10 for Heacham and Scott Palmer claimed four for 41 for Mundford A.

Hockwold beat Beeston by eight wickets thanks to David Spencer taking six for 26 and 56 from Roy Bland.

In Division Four, Harry Bammant scored 57 and Keith Bushell took five for 19 for Fakenham B as they beat Dersingham A by 25 runs. Mark Harman bagged four for 23 for Dersingham A.

C Ashford (four for 26) and Rob Johnson (four for nine) were the bowling heroes in Necton's eight-wicket win against Gayton, while James Spinks hit an unbeaten 69.

Swanton Morley A could not raise a team for the third time this season and will be withdrawn from the division, with all of their results declared as conceded.

Long Sutton A beat Downham C by 139 runs to secure the Division Five title, with Shaun Keeble scoring 65 and Gary Burton 102no.

Gooderstone A beat local rivals Northwold A by 34 runs with David Lane taking four for 28.

Fourteen-year-olds James Peach (112no) and Dan Harper (138) both scored maiden centuries for Denver A against Beeston A.

They put on a club record 248 for the second wicket. George Dell took five for 21 as Denver won by 213 runs.