West Norfolk League: Bircham go top

Bircham were a team in a hurry as they went top of the West Norfolk Cricket League after a crushing eight-wicket win victory over Denver. Kevin Heyhoe took 5 for 26 as Denver were shot out for 107. Bircham raced to victory in the 17th over.

Long Sutton moved into second place with a seven-wicket victory over morning leaders Sandringham. Long Sutton chased down the target of 93 in the 34th over.

In a match reduced to 40 overs Terrington scored 144-7 with Nick Osbourne top-scoring with 52. Downham Town B could only manage 116 in reply.

Snettisham's Matt Herbert carried his bat for 101 no as they scored 176-4 in a match reduced to 40 overs. Castle Rising reached 130-7 to give Snettisham victory by 46 runs. Hospital stay bottom of the table, still searching for their first win. Mahesh Sannakki took 4-29 as Hayley East Anglia scored 181 all out. Sunil Anthrayose hit an unbeaten 50 but disciplined bowling and agile fielding resulted in Hospital being unable to keep up with the required run rate to give Hayley East Anglia their first win by 37 runs.

Hockwold's Roy Bland hit 82 out of their 121 with Paul Lough taking 4-29 for Thornham. It proved just enough runs as Thornham reached 114 to give Hockwold a Divsion Two victory by seven runs. Castle Acre's Nick Whales scored 57 of their 195-7. Northwold scored 105 in reply to lose by 90 runs.

Stephen King scored 81 in Narborough's 216-7. Alex Lown took 4-20 as Gooderstone replied with 167-8. Swaffham A scored 128-8 in their 45 overs. Michael Dye took 5-20 but couldn't prevent Mundford A securing a four wicket victory.

In Division Three Anthony Sadler scored 50 as table-toppers Heacham posted 174-7, Fakenham A repling with 82 in reply.

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Matt Taylor took 4-15 as Hillington A bowled out Holt for 90. Andrew Jarvis scored an unbeaten 51 in a seven-wicket win. Tony Wright picked up 5-34 for Beetley as Beeston were reduced to 153-8. Marcus English took 5-35 as Beetley could only manage 72 all out.

James Spinks took 5-6 for Dereham B as they skittled Bircham A for just 46 before recording a 10-wicket Divison Four win. Dom Corbett took 5-15 for Downham Town C as they bowled out Beeston A for 80 in a nine-wicket win.

Ben Champion hit 72 in Castle Acre A's 105-run win over Gooderstone A.

Northwold A could not raise a team against Gayton so Gayton are awarded 18 points and Northwold A are deducted 10 points.

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