Swardeston smash Carter Cup record

Swardeston's batsmen were in record-breaking form in the Carter Cup on Sunday, but Vauxhall Mallards tumbled out of the competition in the day's big upset.

Swardeston's batsmen were in record-breaking form in the Carter Cup on Sunday, but Vauxhall Mallards tumbled out of the competition in the day's big upset.

Centuries from Richard Sims (139) and Jaden Hatwell (123) along with Peter Lambert's 84 helped Swardeston rack up a cup record total of 531 for nine at home to Swaffham. The visitors were all out for 106 to hand the reigning champions a 425-run win, George Walker taking five for 22.

Mallards lost by three wickets at home to Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers.

Peter Free hit 75 in the hosts' 242 for seven, but Pite van Biljon smashed an unbeaten 159 from 148 balls to lead the Norfolk Alliance side to victory in the 54th over.


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Paul Newman was unable to engineer a shock result at Acle against his old club Horsford.

The hosts posted 209, with Hugo Nel hitting 76, before Jonny Atkinson's 83 helped Horsford wrap up victory in the 53rd over.

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Downham's New Zealander Jarred Cunningham took four for 17 and fired 50 to help his side beat North Runcton by five wickets.

Phil Gray made 120 as Fakenham eased past Hardingham by 199 runs, Stow won by six wickets at Sprowston and Diss beat Bungay by six wickets.

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