Simms spell puts Caister on course for big win

LUCAS FETTES NORFOLK LEAGUE: An economical and incisive spell of bowling from Tim Simms saw Caister cruise to a 103-run win at home to Drayton in Division One.

Simms' 12 overs included seven maidens and he finished with figures of five for 18, with only seven of his deliveries resulting in runs. Earlier James Kerrison had top scored for Caister with 83.

Great Yarmouth's Steve Hak hit 88 in a six-wicket victory at home to Old Catton, while Rollesby remain on top after beating Hales & Loddon A by 114 runs.

In Division Two, Belton beat Horsford B by 140 runs courtesy of J Patel's 92.

Sprowston B stayed top following their 70-run success against St Andrews, while Norwich Bystanders moved up to second after they beat Felthorpe by nine runs in a tight match.

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Dominique Clarke (125) scored his first century for Eaton as they crushed Bungay A by 194 runs in Division Three.

Chris McKay scored 52 and took two for 33 in Great Melton B's 60-run success against Cringleford Lodge A.

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It was a day to remember for Steve Horner, as he took eight for 40 in Costessey's nine-wicket win at Saham Toney A.

Keith Nicholls made 85no for Great Yarmouth A, but they lost by six wickets to Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway A.

In Division Four, Hales & Loddon B's Josh Knights took four for 11 and Josh Pitcher claimed three for 14 in a 70-run triumph over Norwich Bystanders A. Hales were earlier indebted to a last wicket stand of 49 between Pete Dye (29no) and 14-year-old Pitcher (14).

John Lund hit 59 for Old Buckenham B in Division Five, but their total was not enough to deny Sprowston C a seven-wicket win.

Percy Walker fired 78 and there were three wickets apiece for Jamie Fowle and Matthew Hastings in Hardingham A's seven-wicket win over Frettenham.

Great Melton C's Graeme Button scored a career-best 98no but ran out of partners in his attempt to reach three figures as his side slipped to a six-wicket defeat at Felthorpe A in Division Six.

Kevin Frazer also made 58 for Melton, but their total wasn't enough as Julian Dismore (64) and G Carpenter both scored half-centuries for Felthorpe, who won with two balls to spare.

In Division Seven, Reepham & Salle's Dan Tipple took five for 27 to bowl Shipdham A out cheaply, with Rajiv Choudhary taking three for 18. Reepham then won by nine wickets, Paul Minns making 36no.

Bunwell's 167-run win at Acle B lifted them up to second.

There were matchwinning performances from two teenagers as Hardingham B beat Diss B by eight wickets in Division Eight.

Sixteen-year-old Sam Bloom took three for 13 and then hit 50no, while Billy Falcon, also 16, made 50no.

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