Swardeston sides seal clean sweep

FRANKLY DIGITAL NORFOLK ALLIANCE DIVISIONS THREE, FOUR, FIVE & SIX: Swardeston's third and fourth teams completed a clean sweep for the club as all four sides recorded victories on Saturday.

The thirds returned from Great Witchingham A with a seven-wicket win in Division Three after Matt Hogg hit 87. James Hall (59) was the top scorer for Witchingham.

Swardeston-CEYMS enjoyed an eight-wicket win over Diss A at Hilltops in Division Five. Kristian Williman made 60no for Diss but Swardeston cruised past their target, with Jonny Martin hitting 85no.

Great Melton openers Alex Cooper (54no) and Richard Wood (52no) saw the Division Three leaders to a 10-wicket win at Swaffham, after Nick Gristwood and Richard Waddell had each taken four wickets for Melton.

Ben Coote's 111 was not enough to seal victory for North Runcton A, as Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway gained a 90pc losing draw thanks to Jon Halstein (73) and Ben Wilgoss (53).


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Ian Arnold (83no) and Alastair Poll (80) were in form for Dersingham as they beat Ashmanhaugh by 110 runs, despite Bernie Everett's 52 for Ashmanhaugh.

Sam Hales (64no) batted Sprowston A to a five-wicket win at Acle A, after Dan Carter made 69 for the hosts.

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Old Buckenham A remained top of Division Four with a 177-run win at Bradenham A after outstanding displays from Phil King (114) and James Hay (five for nine).

Narborough's Paul Harwood hit 55 and took four for 36, but visitors Hardingham claimed the points after Josh Rowe took three for 23.

Andy Kerling (51no) and Liam Conroy (72no) maintained Thetford's winning run as they beat Hethersett & Tas Valley A by nine wickets.

Jamie Bradford's 68 saw Norwich B past Cromer A's total, after Alan Lithins made 60no for the seasiders.

Mundford eased their relegation fears with a six-wicket triumph over Bungay, with half-centuries for Robin Yates (64no) and Ryan Woods (53).

Great Melton A moved to the top of Division Five with a six-wicket victory against Aldborough, Matt Clarke making 80no.

Previous leaders Rocklands could only manage a losing draw at home to Halvergate, who had 59 from Steve Utting. Rocklands fell just short of achieving 90pc of their target for a greater share of the points.

Stow A won by 16 runs at Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A. Ian Skinner hit 58 for Stow, with Wanderers' Mark Pepper claiming four for 30, before Chris Manning (four for 32) bowled the visitors to victory.

Winterton secured an eight-wicket win at Brooke A, after Richard Larner took five for 43 and Josh Austin made 54no.

Mattishall A stayed top of Division Six with a 26-run win against local rivals Dereham A, as Mark Stokes took four for 48 against his old club.

Second-placed Garboldisham A had fine displays from Alex Cook (68) and Chris Jones (four for 20) in a 94-run win at Beccles A.

Saxlingham A crushed Bradfield A by nine wickets, with Chris Tweedie firing 81no.

Daniel Greyson's figures of four for 28 for Thetford A were in vain as they lost to Vauxhall Mallards B by 34 runs, while Topcroft A beat Lowestoft A by seven wickets.

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