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Great Ellingham, Narborough and Southwold head up Level Three

Date Published: 06 August 2016

 With Snettisham being Champions there is only the relegation battle to settle, without being able to

raise a side we see Blundestone confirm their relegation. Caister had a useful win at Felthorpe, Mick
Church making 99, Chitanakumar Bhymji took 5-30 in Kirkley and Beltons win, while Aaron Nichol made
72 and James Banham took 4-30 in Sandringhams win. Paul Morton made 60 and Chris Rolfe took 4-16
as Denver won to consolidate their mid table position, Tom Brown took 4-39 for Saxlingham.
Division 2West remains undecided, both at the top and the bottom, Castle Risings victory giving them
the advantage at the moment. East Harling’s win over Gooderstone, built around 71 for Rob Dyke and 4-
21 from Stuart Ayton eased their relegation fears. In 2 East Overstrand continue to win, Billy Yarham’s
89 helping them retain top spot. Norwich Bystanders beat Ketteringham Hall (Chris Butler 63) at the
bottom of the table to leave both sides needing wins to prevent relegation. Rollesby helped their cause
with a win at Eaton for who Nigel Massingham took 5-34. In the battle for the runners up spot St
Andrews came out on top against Drayton, Tim Woods making 94no and Andy Hawes 54 for Drayton,
eclipsed by Ryan Finney’s 164no for St Andrews.
Narborough only need 18 points to win 3West following their walkover, whilst Beetley and Holt appear
to fighting for the runners up spot following good wins, key performances being Mike Calvert’s 5-23,
Keith Dakin 63, Rob Steele 64, Aaron Riseborough 55 and Mark Spillett 67no. Beeston may feel they are
still in with a chance of promotion following another good win, Nick Green making 55, Calum Anderson
taking 4-31 and John King scoring 69. Great Ellingham have almost got their hands on the 3Central title
after another good win, this time against Felthorpe A, who remain in the runners up spot as their
nearest rivals all slipped up also. Old Buckenham will be relegated despite a good draw against
Rackheath, the other spot has 3 sides battling to stay up. The top performers from 3Central include
Ashley Taylor 102no, John West Lindell 64no, Adrian Cooper 87no, Reuben Dalton 46 and 4-19 and Mike
Oswick 4-31. In 3East the title looks like it will be between Southwold, Aylsham St Giles and Halvergate,
with Kirkley and Belton standing an outside chance of second spot. Avanish Pandy taking 5-36, Matt
Barbrook 86 and Duncan Horne taking 4-2. Bungay A look favourites to go down, but any one of 4 sides
could be dragged in in the final 3 weeks.
In 4North East champions elect will have to wait a bit longer after losing to Colney, Sprowston C’s win
(Wayne Hall 4-27, Gary Ferguson 4-7) moved them into second spot as Norwich Malayalees were well
beaten by Happisburgh A. In 4 NorthWest Dan Atkinson made 60 for Fakenham B as they had a good
win at Gooderstone and Snettisham A moved into second beating Swaffham B (Danny Suckling 76,
James Dorling 70). Thornham remain at the top despite not playing this week. In 4 South East the top
spot appears to be between Lowestoft C and Ketteringham Hall A, both winning again this week.
Lowestoft’s Harry de Cotteau-Spring taking 5-32 after Arun Nair had made 77. In 4SouthWest the battle
of the top 2 was won by Mellis, however Hingham still have a significant lead. Great Melton C kept up
the pressure at the top with another good win, this time at Garboldisham C. Beeston A beat Dereham B.
Star performers include Phil Blackford 67 and 4-9, Ollie Campbell 63, Joe Baker 64 and Chris McKay 99.
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Norfolk Cricket Board