West Norfolk League round-up: Sandringham maintain the pressure on Division One leaders Bircham

Bircham seam bowler Shaun Fisher fires another delivery down. Picture: Ronnie Heyhoe

Bircham seam bowler Shaun Fisher fires another delivery down. Picture: Ronnie Heyhoe - Credit: Archant

Bircham's Shaun Fisher reeled in six for 19, which included a hat-trick, against Hillington to bowl them all out for 94.

Hillington's opening batsman Richard Eke in action. Picture: Ronnie Heyhoe

Hillington's opening batsman Richard Eke in action. Picture: Ronnie Heyhoe - Credit: Archant

Hillington's Shane Fisher took 3-19 but couldn't prevent Bircham – who stay top of Division One by a point – from cruising to a six-wicket victory. Hot on their heels are Sandringham after their 31-run victory against Denver. Batting first Sandringham scored 189-9 in their 45 overs. James Peach top scored with 50 and James Hurst took 4-22 to help ensure Denver fell short.

Snettisham bowled out Heacham for 91 with Damion Twiddy taking 3-5 before cruising to an eight-wicket victory. Terrington put Castle Acre to the sword with Jason Young scoring 69 and Hammad Ali 75, declaring their innings after 31 overs for 234-4 with Michael Edwards taking 3-72. Adam Hodgson took 3-3 and Ben Hodgson 3-7 to bowl Castle Acre all out for 48.

In Division Two, Northwold scored 127 with Adi Nicol taking 3-29 for Sandringham A. Scott Adams took 4-12 and David English 4-13 to bowl out Sandringham A for 50 and secure victory by 77 runs. Dean Tooley took 3-41 for Downham Town B as Gayton posted a total of 141-8. Opener Dr Ian Thompson scored 45 not out and with a rapid 43 from Colin Edwards ran out winners by seven wickets.

Peter Green scored 67 and Stephen King an unbeaten 51 as Narborough A reached 182-4 in their 45 overs. Mark Hammond took 4-12 as Swaffham A were dismissed for 90 to complete victory by 92 runs. Andrew Boughen took 3-19 and Ben Wilkinson 3-25 as Gooderstone bowled out Hospital for 135. AMBiT Projects Ltd man of the match Anish Thomas scored 52 and followed that up with 4-16 as Gooderstone were bowled out for 93. Batting first Hockwold amassed 178-7 with 46 from Roy Bland and an unbeaten 40 from Martin Barrett. Marcus Mears took 5-38 for Holt. Mark Spillett top scored with 56 but it was Roy Bland with 4-37 and David Spencer with 3-30 to end Holt's resistance 14 runs short.

Thornham opened up a 16-point lead at the top of Division Three as they beat Bircham A by 171 runs. Jimmy Edwards top scored with an unbeaten 73, backed up by Kevin Williamson who smashed nine sixes in his 68 as they reached 208-4. Will Dodds took 4-8 and Billy Brotherton 4-19 as Bircham A could only manage 37 in reply.

Roshan Samarathunga scored 47 and David Bek 45 as Castle Rising A scored 194-8 with Jamie White, who also hit an unbeaten 81 runs, taking 5-38 for Dersingham A as his side recorded an eight-wicket win.

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Paul Ingham took 6-29 for Snettisham A to help dismiss Fakenham thirds for 127.

Drue Williamson took 5-20 as the Fakenham bowlers held their nerve to dismiss Snettisham A for a narrow seven-run victory. Gooderstone A were bowled out for 88. But their trio of Nicholas Morgan (3-9), Nimesh Patel (3-21) and David Lane (4-9) were too good for Beeston A who could only post 41.