Witchingham maintain pressure

Great Witchingham A kept up the pressure on Division One leaders Hales with a crushing 101-defeat of Halvergate.C Maker scored 73 in Witchingham's 200 for nine and Kennedy took five for 27 to help bowl Halvergate out for 99.

Great Witchingham A kept up the pressure on Division One leaders Hales with a crushing 101-defeat of Halvergate.

C Maker scored 73 in Witchingham's 200 for nine and Kennedy took five for 27 to help bowl Halvergate out for 99.

Hales also enjoyed a resounding win, beating Drayton by 186 runs. Cornish made 61 in Hales' 256 for nine, before Lovick's six for 17 saw Drayton skittled out for 70.

But Great Melton's hopes of promotion to the Alliance suffered a setback with their second successive defeat, at Bungay, Jonny Cooper's 59 and three wickets proving in vain for the visitors.


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There was better news for Melton's second team, as they beat Overstrand by five wickets in Division Four. Grenville Ireland took three wickets for Melton and Chris Elliott top scored with 43 not out.

Ketteringham Hall's A Bush took six wickets and M Smith hit an unbeaten 69 to guide their side to a nine-wicket win over struggling Hardingham in Division Two.

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There was also a six-wicket haul for Watton bowler R Dix as his side overcame Rocklands A by 63 runs to stay top of Division Eight.

Joe Perry (64no) and Ian Pape (70no) saw Old Buckenham B to a 10-wicket win at Sprowston C.

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