Wood on fire again in Melton victory

FRANKLY DIGITAL NORFOLK ALLIANCE DIVISIONS THREE, FOUR, FIVE & SIX: Prolific Great Melton batsman Richard Wood fired an unbeaten 89 as the Division Three leaders won by three wickets at Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway.

Dave Allum added 55 for Melton, who now hold a 31-point advantage at the top after Swardeston B's losing draw against Dersingham.

Dickie Sayers hit 85 for Dersingham and his son, Manny, made 57, while Swardeston's Tim Price took four for 50. Manny then took four for 31 as Swardeston slumped to 59 for five, before recovering to stave off defeat.

Liam Palmer made 70 for Sprowston A, but Dennis Rogers' unbeaten 60 gave Great Witchingham A a six-wicket win.

Half-centuries from Michael Crisp (52) and Anthony Reeve (61) helped Swaffham pick up maximum points in a 60-run win at Ashmanhaugh. Robert Bean made 52 for the hosts.


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Sam Mann made 50 as Old Buckenham A stayed top of Division Four with an 80-run win against Narborough.

Barney Goodrum fired 50 for second-placed Hardingham and Josh Downes took four for 13, but they were restricted to a winning draw at Thetford.

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Chris Groves took four for five in four overs and Tom Street hit 75no as Hethersett & Tas Valley A beat Cromer A by six wickets, despite Ben Clarke's 75.

But Tas' relegation rivals Norwich B also won, by two wickets against Mundford. Matt Goodrham made 90 for Mundford.

Bungay's Will Lewis destroyed Bradenham A with figures of five for 19 as the bottom side were bowled out for 45, with the match completed by 3.30pm.

Winterton moved up to second in Division Five with a five-wicket win at Aldborough.

Peter Watson made 58 for the hosts, but they were restricted by Richard Larner (four for 19) before Josh Austin (59) put Winterton on course.

Great Melton A increased their lead at the top to 13 points with a winning draw at home to Rocklands, Jason Whiddett hitting 58no.

Dan Littlehales (54) and Max McIntosh (57) helped Norwich & Coltishall Wanderers A to a 107-run victory at Diss A.

Oliver Ebbage took three for 20 in Swardeston-CEYMS' five-wicket win at Halvergate and Stow A were two-wicket winners at home to Brooke A.

Ian Battelley's figures of six for 19 ultimately counted for nothing as Dereham A fell to an 82-run loss at Bradfield A in Division Six.

Tim Down made 59 for the hosts before Michael Seago (four for 11) and Cameron Down (four for 20) dismantled Dereham's batting.

Mattishall A's winning draw at Vauxhall Mallards B kept them top, but their lead was cut to five points by Garboldisham A, who beat Topcroft A by nine runs.

Alex Haverson bagged five for 10 and Andy Thompson took three for five as Lowestoft A bowled Thetford A out cheaply before completing a five-wicket win.

Beccles A were seven-wicket winners at Saxlingham A.

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