Saxlingham on a roll but Castle Rising stay on top after Happisburgh win

Jordan Taylor batting for Swardeston, with airborne bowler Sean McCabe for Norwich in the Carter Cu

Jordan Taylor batting for Swardeston, with airborne bowler Sean McCabe for Norwich in the Carter Cup cricket final. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Saxlingham made it eight wins in a row in Division One of the Norfolk Cricket League as they moved into second place after beating bottom side Castle Acre by nine wickets, Oli Browne cracking 94no in the run chase.

Castle Rising stay in top spot as they beat Happisburgh by 10 wickets chasing 161 – Rob Child (67no) and Ollie Denton (71no) knocking off the runs. Sandringham slip to third after losing at Kirkley & Belton, while Overstrand remain fourth after beating St Andrews to preserve their long unbeaten home record. Felthorpe put daylight between themselves and the relegation places as they beat Great Yarmouth by 146 runs.

In Division Two East, Caister stay unbeaten after defeating Aylsham St Giles, while Jordan Barber grabbed 101 and 3-41, supported by Darren Fowles (54) as Gillingham beat Sprowston. Jed Brister took 4-15 in Halvergate's win over Blundeston & Somerleyton.

Over in the west, Narborough continue as leaders after beating Beetley, while Reepham & Salle stay in second thanks to Joe Hollis (60), Rob Allen (56) and Mark Lester (4-20) as they beat Drayton. Jack Peart took 3-6 in East Harling's win.

Rollesby stay unbeaten in Division Three East, Matt Duxbury (44) and Simon Alger (4-15) starring in a low scoring game at Bystanders, for whom Steve Andrews took 5-29. Harvey Hebditch's 92 ensured Kirkley & Belton A stay in touch. Ollie Inwards hit 95 for Horsford C, while Southwold A finally won thanks to Richie Woodall (76) and Jason Hill (56).


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In Three Central, Chris Farrant's 90 ensured Mellis keep top spot, despite Reuben Dalton's 76 for New Buckenham. Wensum's Martin Smith (5-7) and Steve Horner (4-17) bundled out Reepham & Salle A for 28.

In Three West, Saham Toney A head the table. Colin Yates (68) starred for Swaffham A, and Adam Darlow (67) did likewise for Heacham.

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Hockwold A lead Division Four North-West as they played out a thrilling tie against Narborough & Swaffham, Tony Exley's 104 not quite enough for the visitors. Castle Rising A stay in touch as their second team emulated the firsts in achieving a 10 wicket win.

In Division Four North East, Coltishall marched on, while Martham A thrashed Overstrand A, Dushantha Lanka with 67no and 6-10 doing the damage.

Old Buckenham stayed unbeaten in Division Four South-West, Ali Beale taking 6-10 as they skittled Garboldisham C for 29, while Vauxhall Mallards B head Division Four South-East after bundling morning leaders Bungay A out for 70.

In the T20 competition, Felthorpe & Saxlingham join Happisburgh for finals day in the cup, while Aylsham St Giles and Swaffham make it to the plate finals, which happen next Sunday at Sprowston CC.

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