Rain sweeps Thetford back to Alliance

NCB West Norfolk League: The weather helped Thetford seal their return to the Alliance as their game at Hayley East Anglia was washed out.That meant Thetford were confirmed as at least runners-up in Division One and with leaders Grimston not applying for promotion, Thetford will return to the Alliance after a five-year absence.

NCB West Norfolk League: The weather helped Thetford seal their return to the Alliance as their game at Hayley East Anglia was washed out.

That meant Thetford were confirmed as at least runners-up in Division One and with leaders Grimston not applying for promotion, Thetford will return to the Alliance after a five-year absence.

Elsewhere in Division One, Castle Acre eased their relegation worries with a six-wicket win over Northwold. Scott Adams scored 61 and Adi Seymour 51 for Northwold, but league chairman Paul Hooton helped Castle Acre home by hitting 42.

Bottom side Mundford A beat Narborough by eight wickets. Gerry Harwood made 60 for Narborough, but Mick Annear, Ian Harrison and K Long replied with half-centuries for Mundford.

James Banham hit 62 as Sandringham overcame Swaffham A by 166 runs in Division Two and Peter Ellis scored 77no as Swanton Morley beat Sheringham A by eight wickets.

Bircham moved to the top of Division Three with an 82-run win over Wisbech B. Ben Howell hit 65 and Carlos Greeves made 66 for Bircham. Previous leaders Thetford A lost to third-placed Heacham by 21 runs.

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