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Still lots of promotion and relegation questions to be answered

Date Published: 13 August 2016

 Two weeks to go and several questions regarding relegation and promotion are still to be answered.

Snettisham, already Champions of level 1 will be playing in the Alliance next season. The next 2
Sandringham and Kirkley and Belton both won at the weekend, Sandringham beating already relegated
Blundeston, with Callum Lee taking 7-27. Kirkley and Belton had a tighter affair, restricted to 155,
Felthorpe made them work hard, led by 50 from Steven Ridout, but eventually won by 13 runs.
Saxlingham helped their battle against relegation beating Gt Yarmouth, Tom Browes taking 5-37 and
Craig Beedon scored 58no. Alex Evans made 56 for Yarmouth.
In level 2 West Castle Rising continue to lead, but Castle Acre are pushing them, having a game in hand.
Castle Rising’s Darren Clarke made 109no, and Manesh Pandy took 5-25 in their win over Reepham and
Salle, whilst Nick Whales made 71 for Castle Acre in their victory over East Harling. At the bottom,
Gooderstone beat Heacham and North Elmham lost to Northwold to keep it very tight. In 2 East leaders
Overstrand all all but home and dry, Tom and Billy Yarham making 106 and 101 respectively and Tim
Porter 82 as they put Norwich Bystanders to the sword. St Andrews are consolidating second after
another good win, this time against Rollesby, Louis Bellchamber taking 4-26 whilst Craig Wright made
90. Ketteringham Hall are refusing to go down without a fight, this week beating Drayton with Craig
Birlston making 62no, Ben Gibbins 55no and Matt Bradley taking 4-22.
3 West is getting interesting, Narborough currently leading, lost to form side Holt, for who Mark Spillet
made 61, whilst Narboroughs Dan King took 4-32. Beetley’s Gary Hinchliffe made 54 as they beat
Dersingham A and Saham Toney had a good win at Beeston with Dave Ellis making 86, Xavier Huckle 51
and Dan Bowman took 4-39. 3 Central has been won by Gt Ellingham after they beat Hardingham A,
Felthorpe A are started to create a gap in second, Dave Richardson made 87no, Julian Dismore 72 and
Simon Derrick took 5-7 as they overcame bottom club Old Buckenham B. Rackheath drop into the
bottom 2 after losing to New Buckenham. Hethersett and Tas Valley B move up to third after beating
Reepham and Salle A (Stuart Last 80). In 3 East Southwold beat Coltishall to keep them top, and if they
win next week they will be crowned champions. Aylsham St Giles are keeping up the pressure after
beating Bungay A (Jakir Hussain 5-25 and Brendan Wilson 51). Jack Richards made 80 and Jake Norton
took 5-30 as Frettenham won at home to Old Catton A. Halvergate’s Shaun Howley made 54, and
Graham Harrop took 4-8 as they overcame Winterton A (Craig Page 5-59). Mike Hendry made 139 and
Kevin Gilbert took 4-31 as they beat Kirkley and Belton A.
In 4 North East Matt Skinner made 50 as Aldborough overcame Norwich Bystanders A. Leaders Horsford
C consolidated top spot by beating Happisburgh A and Overstrand upset Sprowston C, Jerry Bean
making 108 and Charles Batchelor 64. Sprowston’s Will Marshall took 4-36. 4 North West saw the top 2
meet, Thornham coming out on top against Snettisham A with Billy Brotherton taking 5-25 and Chris
Burgess scoring 52. Castle Rising A lost to Denver A despite Steve Long making 103. Denver’s Harvey
Ward made 68no and Dan Clifton made 50no. Martham A lost to free scoring Lowestoft B, Arun Nair
making 130 and Peter Mitchell 105. Lowestoft’s win keeping the pressure up on Ketteringham Hall A,
who lead by 1 point after their walkover. Southwold A beat Hethersell and Tas Valley C Ollie Kilbourne
making 134 for Hethersett and Dave Woods made 97no for Southwold. Blundeston A continue to
struggle this time beaten by Winterton B with Karl Lowes making 56no and Aiden Wood taking 5-27.
Stuart Coopper made 52 for Blundeston. 4South West is getting tight, Hingham still lead but Mellis’
victory over Gt Melton C keeps them in second. Josh Heaton of Diss B took 4-21 as they defeated
Hardingham B and Beeston A had another good win Fred Stewart making 102, Phil Blackford 69 and
Matt McAuley took 5-27.
Safe Hands
Norfolk Cricket Board