Swardeston bowlers in cruise control

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Divisions 3, 4, 5 and 6: Swardeston B won with more than 40 overs to spare after skittling Sprowston A out for 74 in Division Three.

Swardeston B won with more than 40 overs to spare after skittling Sprowston A out for 74 in Division Three.

James Pearson (four for 20) and David Horrex (four for 12) were the main destroyers for Swardeston.

Leaders Great Melton had twin centurions in Richard Wood (112no) and David Allum (102no) in their winning draw against Acle A. Joey Siddell hit 56no for Acle.

Ian Arnold struck 105no to put Dersingham on course for a winning draw against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway.


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Michael Crisp's four for 40 proved in vain for Swaffham as they went down by four wickets to Great Witchingham A.

North Runcton A picked up a winning draw at Ashmanhaugh after half-centuries from Darren Faivelowitz (79) and Bob Belcher (61no). David Musgrove made 85no in Ashmanhaugh's reply.

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Andy Duckham made 91 as Hardingham held on to top spot in Division Four with a winning draw against Cromer A. Josh Rowe also made 51no for Hardingham and Andy Franks took three for 35, while Dean Elliott (86no and three for 48) was Cromer A's star man.

Second-placed Old Buckenham A beat Hethersett & Tas Valley A by four wickets, despite Tristan Hunt's 53no for Tas.

Nathan King hit 58 to put Narborough on course for a three-wicket success over Mundford.

A tight game at Bungay saw Tom York blast 112 for the hosts as they secured a 90pc losing draw against Norwich B.

Half-centuries from Ian Moody (54) and Brett Gates (53) could not stave off defeat for bottom of the table Bradenham A, as they lost to Thetford by three wickets. Mick Piggott (63) hit his second successive half-century for Thetford and Lewis Greyson claimed four for 22.

In Division Five, Kevin Millington's five for 25 helped Halvergate win by eight wickets at Diss A, with Steven Clarke making 53no for the visitors.

Great Melton A took over at the top after a seven-wicket win at Stow A.Trevor Marshall hit 74no for Stow, but half-centuries from Jason Whiddett (61no) and Paul Stearman (78) saw Melton claim the points.

Previous leaders Rocklands lost by eight wickets at Winterton. Martin Walker made 60no for the visitors, before Geoff Winterton steered Winterton home with an unbeaten 104.

Max McIntosh (55) and Tim Beeden (55no) helped secure a 90pc losing draw for Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A against Aldborough, who had key performances from Peter Watson (51) and Mark Pepper (four for 45).

Brooke A took a winning draw against Swardeston-CEYMS as Clive Bennett claimed four for 22. Tom Snelling took four for 51 for Swardeston and they also had a battling 48 from James Hooper.

Mattishall A went top of Division Six with a winning draw against Topcroft A, Mark Stokes making 75no.

Previous leaders Garboldisham A lost by five wickets at Lowestoft A.

Dereham A made it back-to-back wins, beating Beccles A by 11 runs. John Fox made 53 for Dereham and Bradley Raper took four for 31.

Keith Greyson fired 72 as Thetford A held on for a losing draw against Bradfield A, who had half-centuries from Nick Grapes (56) and Josh Gray (71no).

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