West Norfolk League round-up: Boundary blitz inspires Denver win


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Denver's James Fisher smashed 15 fours and one six as his side cruised to an opening day Division One victory in the West Norfolk League.

Heacham posted 133 all out with Anthony Walbridge taking 6-27. But the visitors, inspired by Fisher's 95, passed the total in 29 overs to triumph by nine wickets and take an early lead in the standings. The Denver CGM man of the match award was shared between the batsman and Walbridge.

Paul Hudson scored 51 in Castle Rising's total of 214-7. Joel Gilmour hit 43 before Tom 'Titch' Harris (55 not out) and Roy Bland (83no) put on an unbeaten stand of 123 for the third wicket to record an eight-wicket win for Hockwold on their top-flight debut.

Snettisham bowled out Sandringham for 119, which included a hat-trick from Kieran Herbert who took 3-10. The hosts were in trouble at 74-8 but an unbeaten stand of 46 for the ninth wicket with Matthew Herbert (49) and Tony Park (18) saw them to victory with just four balls to spare. Northwold marked their return to Division One with a win, restricting Hillington for 110-8 with David English taking 5-11 in his 10 overs. An unbeaten 54 from Ady Seymour saw Northwold to victory by three wickets in the 42nd over.

In Division Two, Fred Bowlby scored an unbeaten 106 as Castle Acre posted a total of 182-9. It was too many for Holt as they could only manage 117 all out in reply to lose by 65 runs. Danny Yeates-Cornwall was unbeaten on 73 as Narborough A reached exactly 200 in their 45 overs. Glenn Fossey was unbeaten on 62 to see Gooderstone home to victory by four wickets with only three balls to spare.

Adi Nicol took 6-20 as Hospital were bowled out for just 73. AMBiT Projects man of the match for Hospital Hamza Khan took 4-16 as Sandringham A were made to work hard for their three-wicket victory. Fakenham thirds were unable to raise a team against Downham B.

Bircham A lead the way in Division Three thanks to, in large, setting an imposing total of 260-9 against Castle Rising A. Craig Hughes top scored with 94.

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Rising could only reach 70 before their innings came to a premature end in the 31st.

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