Swardeston beat Great Witchingham by 72 runs in 2017 NW Brown Norfolk Twenty20 final
- Credit: SIMON FINLAY
Swardeston lifted the NW Brown Norfolk Twenty20 trophy at Manor Park after a 72-run win over Great Witchingham.
The south Norfolk side won the toss and batted first, with openers Jordan Taylor and Peter Lambert putting on 84 before Taylor was caught by Mike Jones off the bowling of Jimmy Hale for 35.
Lambert went on to reach 64 before being caught and bowled by Luke Schlemmer with his team on 124 for four but only 28 further runs were added to end on 152 for eight, with Jones taking four for 24 for the Witches.
Sam Arthurton scored an unbeaten 27 but Witchingham were skittled for 80, Alfie Cooper taking three for 16, George Walker two for 15 and a run-out and Matty Taylor two fir six.
It started a busy weekend for Swardeston, with an important league fixture at Vauxhall Mallards on Saturday before travelling to Essex to take on Wanstead and Snaresbrook in the last 16 of the national Royal London Club Championship on Sunday.