Ton-up Tony produces Wright stuff on day one
WEST NORFOLK LEAGUE: Bircham's Tony Wright made a flying start to the season with a magnificent 130 out of a total of 240 as they beat Sandringham by 45 runs. Terrington's Ben Hodgson took 6-40 as they bowled out Swanton Morley for 170 for whom Steve Shoesmith scored 77.
Bircham's Tony Wright made a flying start to the season with a magnificent 130 out of a total of 240 as they beat Sandringham by 45 runs.
Terrington's Ben Hodgson took 6-40 as they bowled out Swanton Morley for 170 for whom Steve Shoesmith scored 77. Nick Osborne top-scored with 59 in Terrington's successful run chase as they recorded a comfortable seven-wicket win.
The Division Two winners from last season, Springwood, scored 158 for 6 but narrowly lost by two wickets to the reigning league champions Grimston. Adi Seymour hit an unbeaten 58 out of 143 for 6 as Northwold lost to Snettisham by the same margin. Overnight rain at Leverington resulted in a waterlogged pitch and prevented any play versus Hayley East Anglia.
In Division Two Fakenham 3rds were routed for just 18, to record the lowest score of the day, with Downham's Lee Holman taking 4-4 in their nine wicket win. Denver and Thornham produced the closest match of the day. Thornham's Simon Parsons took 5-34 as they bowled out Denver for 124. OZ-UK MoM Ben Rolfe held his nerve to take 5-17 as they bowled out Thornham for 123 to record a nailbiting one-run victory in the 38th over. Gooderstone recorded an impressive 10 wicket win as they bowled out Sheringham 2nds for just 62.
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The Creakes bowled out Heacham for 82 and went on to win by seven wickets. Castle Acre posted 202-9 in their 45 overs and then bowled Holt out for 122 for an 80 run victory. The maximum 20 points mean that they are the early leaders in Division Two.
Gayton's Andy Thompson hit an unbeaten 53 batting at number 10 to help them reach 188 in the Divison Three clash with Swanton Morley 2nds for whom Barry Green took 6-25. Gayton's hat-trick hero, Martin Haylock, went one better as he took 7-22 to dismiss them for just 38 in the 24th over for an impressive 150 run winning margin. Gerry Harwood's 103 out of 181 set up Narborough's 61 run victory against Holt. Necton's Dave Hunt took 5-23 as they restricted Hospital to 113. Anish Thomas then took 4-11 as they bowled out Necton for 54 in the 34th over for a 59-run victory. Hockwold's Roy Bland took 4-7 as they restricted Snettisham 2nds to 108. Simon Groom scored an unbeaten 65 as he saw Hockwold home by three wickets in the 22nd over. Grimston 2nds match against Swaffham 2nds was cancelled due to the weather.
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Bowlers were on top in Division Four as no team managed a score over 100. Hillington 2nds Nick Freeman took 4-15 including hat-trick as they bowled out Heacham for 61. Danny Fuller dominated the run chase as he hit an unbeaten 53 in their eight-wicket win.
Dersingham 2nds Daniel Cook took 4-10 as they bowled out Beeston for 62. Dersingham had to earn their three wicket win as Beeston's Clive Parke took 4-18 in their run chase.