Pratt takes five to send Denver back to summit

WEST NORFOLK LEAGUE: With Snettisham not in action this weekend, Denver went back to the top of Division One with a nine-wicket victory against Terrington.

Douglas Pratt took the first five wickets to fall, finishing with five for 15 as Terrington – who had made 322 the week before – were bowled out for 96. Denver captain Paul Morton was unbeaten on 50 as the winning runs were scored in the 22nd over.

Sandringham kept in touch with the leaders as they had an equally comfortable eight-wicket victory over Springwood.

Hayley East Anglia's Chris Smith took five for 43 in their 19-run victory over Bircham.

The Creakes are still looking for that elusive first win despite P Matthews scoring an unbeaten 64. Duncan Appleby scored 50 in Swanton Morley's two-wicket victory.

In Division Two, Hospital stretched their lead to 15 points with a 49-run win at home to Downham B.

Hospital fired 49 runs from the first seven overs, but Alan Thulbourne took four for 41 to help Downham B tip the balance back in their favour. Downham B got off to a much slower start with Mithun Sortur taking five for 18 as the pressure to play big shots took its toll.

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Captain Andrew Boughen took a career best seven for 34 for Gooderstone but their batsmen couldn't turn it into a win as Northwold's David English claimed four for 18 to give them victory by 75 runs.

Castle Acre's J Thomson scored 57 in their 92-run victory over Fakenham A, for whom Martin Wall scored 56.

Swaffham A confirmed their dominance of Division Three as they went past 300 runs again with Robert Impey (107no), Matthew Smith (78) and Andy Dale (50) the main run scorers. Beeston's Adrian Parke scored 58 and Martin English got 73, but Swaffham A won by 132 runs.

Heacham's Duncan Rix took five for 15 which included a hat-trick and Jim Parker bagged four for five as Thornham were bowled out cheaply to give Heacham victory by 143 runs.

Mundford A's Mick Annear took six for 26 as they beat Holt by nine wickets.

In Division Four, neither Fakenham B or Swanton Morley A could raise teams, so Beetley's 10-wicket victory over Gayton was the only match to go ahead. Castle Acre A and Snettisham A both received 18 points as a result of the forfeited games.

Downham C kept their promotion hopes alive in Division Five with a five-wicket victory over Dereham B.

Denver A's Dan Harper scored 51 and Gavin Lawrence took five for 13 in their 11-run victory over Northwold A, for whom Michael Rickard scored 51.