Roper holds his nerve to secure win for Winterton
LUCAS FETTES NORFOLK LEAGUE: Winterton clawed their way to a hard-fought two-wicket win at home to Loddon in Division One. The hosts' decision to bowl first looked sound when Loddon were dismissed for 120, Ryan Edmonds top scoring with 45 and Tom Roper taking four for 19.
Winterton clawed their way to a hard-fought two-wicket win at home to Loddon in Division One.
The hosts' decision to bowl first looked sound when Loddon were dismissed for 120, Ryan Edmonds top scoring with 45 and Tom Roper taking four for 19.
Winterton eased to 53 for one in reply, but then began experiencing difficulties and it needed the calm head of Geoff Roper (43no) to see them home. Mark Stewart did most of the damage for Loddon with four for 26.
Caister sit on top of the table after their 99-run win at Drayton.
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It was looking good for Drayton as they claimed three early wickets, but Caister skipper I Green posted an undefeated 83 to instigate a recovery. A Myhill's five for 31 saw the visitors claim the points.
In Division Two, Belton are the early leaders following their 71-run home success against Rackheath.
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Steve Daily top scored with 77 for Belton, with Rackheath's Steve Armaugh taking three for 28, before Tom Knight undid the visitors' reply with four for 31.
Carl Cudden scored 80 and Dave Cushing added 69 as leaders Bungay A crushed Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway by 133 runs in Division Three.
Rob Sims took five for 50 and Tony Aldborough fired 74no to put Great Melton B on course for a four-wicket win against Eaton.
Watton enjoyed a 133-run win at a youthful Hales A in Division Four.
Bruno Norman made 57 for Watton, before their pace attack proved too much for Hales, with Paul Norman and Tom Palmer each taking four wickets.
Simon Newbery's century and four wicket-haul was not enough to earn Old Buckenham B victory against Rocklands A.
Newbery finished on 100no, as Rocklands' Gerald Pearce claimed four for 30. Newbery then featured heavily with the ball, taking four for 29, but Paul Dunning hit 48 as Rocklands pulled off a three-wicket win.
Two outstanding all-round performances saw Hardingham A to the top of the Division Six table as they beat Frettenham by nine wickets.
Neil Harris (114no and three for 53) and Jamie Fowle (64no and three for 47) were Hardingham's heroes as they featured in a second wicket partnership of 174. Neil Moggen made 67 for Frettenham.
North Elmham beat Horsford C by 102 runs thanks to Chris Palmer (61), Ant Keeble (58) and Rob Joplin (four for 27). E Lake (61no) was Horsford's top scorer.
Hethersett & Tas Valley B's 10-wicket victory against Old Buckenham C put them top of Division Seven.
In Division Eight, Gillingham beat Hardingham B by eight wickets after James Aldridge and Andy Stevens took three wickets apiece.
Lewis White took four for 43 for Hales Colts and Pete Dye hit 59, but they lost by 41 runs at Blundeston A.