Run records are hit for six

PUBLISHED: 14:25 25 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:05 22 October 2010


Records were rewritten in the Lovewell Blake Norfolk Cricket Alliance for a second successive week.


Records were rewritten in the Lovewell Blake Norfolk Cricket Alliance for a second successive week.

Gavin Ewing and Ryan DeCoteau set a new fourth-wicket standard on Saturday with their 227-run partnership for Beccles against Great Witchingham.

That surpassed the 211 compiled by Clive Adams and Carl Amos for North Runcton against Old Buckenham in 1993.

The first and third-wicket partnership records had both been beaten a week earlier.

The latter fell to Carl Rogers and Stephan le Roux with 305 for Great Witchingham at Topcroft.

The former was claimed by Rob Porter and Peter McGennisken, whose 330 for Acle against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway beat the 306 amassed by Rogers and Nick Foster for Ingham at Old Buckenham in 1994.

Porter's contribution of 184 to Acle's 337 for one spree was a club individual scoring record.

Ewing scored 141 not out and DeCoteau 108 as Beccles posted 298 for three against Great Witchingham.

The Premier Division pacemakers fell just a dozen runs short of their victory target as they replied with 287 for six, of which Carl Rogers hit 146 and skipper Dennis Rogers 48 not out.

Witchingham are now only 13 points ahead of big title rivals North Runcton, for whom Paul Harwood hit 67 in a winning draw at Downham Market.

Old Buckenham beat Cromer by 10 wickets to go joint third with Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers, who had a losing draw with Topcroft at Barton Turf.

Rayno Arendse scored 130 not out and James Vincent 41 for Topcroft, who stay sixth in the table, behind Downham.

Ali Ponder (55), Craig Sweet (51) and Mohammad Wasim (48) were Wanderers' main scorers, with Mark Elden (five for 44) the most successful Topcroft bowler.

Vauxhall Mallards are seventh in the table after a winning draw at Swardeston, where Simon Durrant top scored with 72 runs.

Sprowston's losing draw against Lowestoft means they now head Division One by only two points from Brooke, who won by seven wickets at Stow.

Peter Sims scored 70 for Lowestoft and skipper Nathan Garrod 64, while Andy Thompson was their most successful bowler with four for 35.

Acle stay third after a winning draw at Dersingham, with Diss fourth after beating Norwich by five wickets at Postwick, where Dave Tooke hit 97 and Danny Tebble 47 of their runs.

Saham Toney went top of Division Two when they had a winning draw against Fakenham, while Bradfield had a losing draw at Hunstanton and Mattishall lost to Swardeston A, for whom wicketkeeper Tony Bailey hit 72 not out after taking five catches and claiming a stumping.

Dereham beat Horsford A by five wickets to move up to second place in Division Three behind Sheringham, who were without a fixture.

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