West Norfolk League: Storms wreck final day

The return of heavy rain and thunderstorms brought an early close to many games as only four matches were played through to completion.

Champions Bircham ended their league season by beating Snettisham to take a psychological advantage into today's Harrowing Knock-Out Cup t20 final between the two sides at Fakenham (3pm). Kevin Crompton scored 75 and Kevin Heyhoe 51 in Bircham's 25-run win.

Downham B play Northwold in the Plate final starting at 11am today.

Terrington won through a thriller at Castle Rising. The hosts were bowled out for 120 before Terrington won with the last pair at the crease.

Kevin Cornwell hit an unbeaten 53 for Denver as their match at home to Hayley East Anglia was abandoned with the hosts on 95 for four.


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Sandringham had reached 45 for one when play was abandoned at Downham B and no play was possible between Hospital and Long Sutton.

In Division Two, Castle Acre were crowned champions despite their match at Narborough A being abandoned.

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Swaffham A's hopes of overhauling Castle Acre were dashed by the rain against Thornham. Peter O'Connor scored 53 and James Rix 50 for Thornham before the rain arrived.

Dale Billman hit 58 for Northwold in another abandonment against Mundford A, while Fakenham B were piling on the runs against Gooderstone, with Neil Yarham hitting an unbeaten 73 and Billy Yarham 57 before they were stopped in their tracks.

In Division Three, Paul Darlow scored 54 in Heacham's total of 145, while Jake Sayer took four for 18 for Long Sutton A, who went on to complete a three-wicket victory.

Denver A were relegated after their match against Fakenham C, who were already down, fell victim to the weather.

Keith Daykin scored 72 for Beetley and Hillington A's Aaron Jarvis took for 31 in another abandoned game.

No play was possible in the match between Snettisham and Holt.

Beeston recorded their first victory of the season in Division Four, beating Gooderstone A by one wicket. Andy Rust hit an unbeaten 58 for Gooderstone A, while Beeston's Adie Greef took four for 12.

Beeston lost their first two wickets without a run on the board and Ollie Mowels took four for 42, but Phil Blackford (52) and Marcus English (51) saw Beeston home.

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