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Overstrand and the Castle's step up to Level One

Date Published: 20 August 2016

 The penultimate week of the season saw many many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although

not all. Snettisham, already crowned Division 1 champions made it 17 from 17, Aaron Herbert making 57
and Kristian Heffer taking 5-35 as they beat current 2 nd placed side Sandringham. Kirkley and Belton can
still catch Sandringham after beating local rivals Caister, who find themselves in the last relegation spot.
Denver had Felthorpe at 9-6, but ended up chasing 128, getting them for 5 wickets, Felthorpe now just
above the relegation spots. Both Cringleford and Blundeston, who lost to Saxlingham (Craig Beedon 82
and 3 wickets, and Tom Browes 63 and 3 wickets) will be relegated.
In level 2 West Castle Rising are Champions following their victory over Heacham. Castle Acre will be
runners up following their defeat of Gooderstone, both of the defeated sides in the relegation spots.
Garboldisham B (Thomas Fidler 69) beat North Elmham to leave the losers in the third relegation spot. In
the middle of the table East Harling lost to Northwold (Ash Drohan taking 4-29). Overstrand confirmed
themselves as Champions in level 2 East following their victory over Ketteringham Hall (Billy and David
Yarham 56 and 52 respectively), this after Ketteringhams James Sneddon had earlier scored 106. The
defeat confirmed Ketteringhams relegation along with Norwich Bystanders who won well at home to
Gillingham, Steve Andrews taking 5-20 and Obaid Sharriq making 52. Josh Aldridge made 71 for
Gillingham. St Andrews will be runners up despite losing to Great Melton B (Eusha Farwhad made 66
and Aslam Khan Mohammed 4-15 for Melton). Edward Roffey made 115 for Rollesby as they ended
Draytons promotion hopes, Tim Woods making 82 for Drayton. Sam Butcher made 97no and Dom Clarke
84 for Eaton as they beat Sprowston B (Mick Ollerton 70, and Hamish Maul 50) to leave them nervously
looking over their shoulders.
In 3 West Narborough and Beetley are confirmed as winners and runners up respectively after they both
won well, Narborough at already relegated Kings Lynn Hospital, and Beetley (Tom Esterhuizen 54) over
the resurgent Holt. Beeston had a good win over Sandringham A, Liam Wall taking 5-12. Evergreen
Robin Konieczny made 50 and Andrew Boorman 54, Rob Steele took 4-24 and Satish Yeruva 4-32 in
Swanton Morley’s win over Saham Toney A. Great Ellingham, as expected are Champions of 3 Central
after beating relegated Old Buckenham B, Felthorpe A, in second place, came unstuck at New
Buckenham despite 107no for Julian Dismore, Ash Taylor with 81 seeing New Buckenham home.
Reepham and Salle A took full advantage, Joe Hollis making 130no and Dean Johnson 77no, backed up
by 4-34 from Rob Allen as they beat Wensum, to cut the gap for 2 nd dramatically, especially as
Hethersett and Tas Valley B also lost, this time to Hardingham (John West Lindell 111, Jamie Fowle 4-32)
despite Cameron Clarke making 64 and Nick Powell 77. In the battle at the bottom Rocklands A beat
Rackheath, Bob Hunt taking 5-15 and Seb Hinchcliffe making 75 to give them hope of surviving.
Southwold and Aylsham St Giles are Champions and runners up respectively in 3 East, after both won
again, Southwold against Acle B (Gareth Gorst-Allman 126, Stefan Clifford 112no) and Aylsham against
Coltishall who now find themselves relegated along with Bungay A who beat Frettenham. Kirkley and
Belton A beat Halvergate to put pay to Halvergate’s promotion push.
In 4 North East despite losing to Norwich Malayalees, (Jojo Pazhayattil 89) Horsford C (Dave Masdin 70,
Alex Turner 59) are Champions. Malayalees will have to wait until next week to see if they or Sprowston
C, who beat Colney, are runners up. In the middle of the table Overstrand A (Ian Howes 5-33) beat
Aldborough and Old Catton B (Simon Reddy 107, Harrison Brown 4-11) beat Happisburgh A. In 4 North
West Thornham will be promoted as Champions after beating Fakenham, but the runners up spot is not
yet decided between Snettisham A and Swaffham B. In 4 South East Lowestoft B are Champions after
they defeated their nearest rivals Ketteringham Hall A (Harry Decotau-Spring 4-28, Arun Nair 83). As a
result, Ketteringham Hall A must wait until next week to see if they will be runners up after Southwold A
beat Great Yarmouth A. In the remaining games Hethersett and Tas Valley C (Ollie Kilbourne 56) lost to
Hales and Loddon A (Charlie Duffield 67) and Martham A lost to Winterton B (George Hudson 73no). In
level 4 South West Hingham and Mellis are still fighting it out for the top spot, Hingham having a good
win over Great Melton C and Mellis getting a walkover. Garboldisham C beat North Elmham A and
Beeston were also awarded a walkover
Safe Hands
Norfolk Cricket Board