West Norfolk League round-up: Routine wins for top-tier title chasers


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Hockwold extended their lead at the top of West Norfolk Division One to seven points after a resounding nine-wicket win against Hillington.

David Spencer returned figures of 5-3-7-5 and six of those runs came from one shot. Only Matthew Castellan (45) and Matt Taylor (32) offered much resistance as Hillington were bowled for 115. Joel Gilmour smashed 74 not out to help wrap up the win in 20 overs. Snettisham, second, were equally impressive in their demolition of Northwold, bowling them out for just 34 with Nathan Jeavons taking 4-4. Snettisham lost three wickets as they completed their run chase in the 18th over to stay second.

Chris Smith took 4-25 as Sandringham bowled Heacham for 88 with Kevin Dix top scoring with 35. Adam Burch was unbeaten on 27 to help secure a seven-wicket win in the 25th over. Perry Dawson scored 87 and Robert Wilson 31 to see Castle Rising reach 203 all out. A-144 run second-wicket partnership between Paul Morton (71) and CGM man of the match Dan Cornwell (81) got Denver to within 40 runs of victory. Five wickets fell in quick succession with Roshan Samarathunga taking 3-31 as Denver completed a four-wicket victory.

Narborough A extended their lead at the top of Division Two to three points after a maximum points win. Opener Matthew Coe scored 65 as Hospital restricted Narborough to 132-7 before Jack Crisp (66) and Karl Barber (31no) saw them finish on 226-9. Nine-man Hospital were put to the sword by Barber (5-25) as they were bowled for 68.

Keith Williams scored 37 and Adi Nicol 36 as Sandringham were bowled out for 172 with Tom Brown taking 5-49 and Sam Molyneux 3-39. The latter was the hero with the bat scoring an unbeaten 96 as Castle Acre won by five wickets.

In Division Three, Gayton took over at the top after a thumping 284-run victory against Gooderstone A. Gavin Buffham (37), Richard Waterfield (61) plus Tim (59) and Andrew (42) Tilbrook (59) shone in a total of 334- 6. Tom Wallace was the destroyer with the ball with figures of 9-1-19-7 to help bowl Gooderstone A all out for 50.

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