Search

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Divisions Premier, One and Two: Norwich back on top

05:54 09 July 2012

Action from Lowestoft

Action from Lowestoft's defeat to Vauxhall Mallards A.

Archant Norfolk Photographic © 2012

Norwich jumped back to the top of the Premier Division with a maximum points display as title rivals Fakenham were left kicking their heels in the rain.

Australian Nathan Shearer (102no) hit an unbeaten century against Stow at Postwick as the hosts racked up a big score.

Norfolk batsman Harry Bush, playing his first game of the season for Norwich, added 62 and there was a powerful 52no from skipper Chris Borrett.

Spinner Ashley Watson then took four for 15 as Stow stumbled to a 147-run defeat despite Warren Bowman’s 53.

With Fakenham’s game at North Runcton rained off, Norwich moved 17 points clear at the top.

At the other end of the table, Acle’s batting woes returned to haunt them at the worst possible time, as they lost by eight wickets at home to relegation rivals Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers.

Hendro Puchert and Thomas Daynes both took three wickets as Wanderers dismissed Acle for 84. The visitors opted for extreme caution in their reply and did not reach their small target until the 41st over, but Puchert (38no) ensured there were no slip-ups.

Sprowston are still struggling to transfer their cup form to league action as they lost by two wickets at home to Diss.

Danny Palmer made 49 for the hosts, but their scoring was hampered by Chris Cooper (four for 59) and Diss just managed to overhaul their target, Cooper, pictured, top scoring with 43. Andy Hanby claimed three for 36 for Sprowston.

Vauxhall Mallards A’s Adam Todd took four for 21 as Lowestoft slumped to 82 all out to suffer an 85-run defeat.

Downham remain third after a dominant winning draw at home to Old Buckenham. Australian Harry Evans fired 108no for Downham.

In Division One, Mattishall went top without having to don their whites, as their match was abandoned and morning leaders Cromer lost at home to Swardeston A.

Steve Cadge (five for 34) made the hosts struggle with the bat before Freddie Ruffell (47) steered Swardeston towards a six-wicket win.

James Goodfellow (four for 28) and Ian Todd (four for 36) bowled Topcroft to a 29-run win at Brooke, despite Rob Panter hitting 75 for the hosts. Earlier Goodfellow (43) had top scored for Topcroft, with Brooke’s John Habershon claiming three for 43.

Bradfield cruised to a nine-wicket win at home to Norwich A, with David Register making 56no.

The derby clash between Bradenham and Dereham was rained off.

In Division Two, leaders Swardeston B lost by five wickets at Saxlingham.

Nick Pearce took five for 19 as Swardeston found runs hard to come by and although David Horrex took four for 10 in the Saxlingham reply, the hosts won with six overs to spare.

Hales & Loddon boosted their survival hopes with a 62-run win at home to fellow strugglers Great Melton.

Dave Harmer hit 71 for Hales before Rob Anderson took four for 24 and Steve Rowe bagged four for 18 to destroy the Melton reply.

Downham A collected a three-wicket win at Hethersett & Tas Valley, with three wickets each for Michael Crisp and David Grady.

The match between Fakenham A and Beccles was abandoned without a ball bowled.

0 comments

Other Thetford and Brandon sport

Yesterday, 17:48
Cricket.

The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Lowestoft Town, blue, and Gorleston are back in action today. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

A host of the area’s semi-professional clubs will continue their preparations for the forthcoming season this afternoon.

Friday, July 24, 2015
Mildenhall Stadium, West Row.

Mildenhall Stadium “could close” after Supreme Court judges ordered the owners to pay nearly £500,000 in costs.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:48
Cricket.

The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

Read more
Mike Ridout
Yesterday, 23:14
Referee (L) David Robinson called the meeting to a halt after heat nine. Also pictured are (from left) Jason Doyle, Niels-Kristian Iversen, clerk of the course Sean Britton and Buster Chapman. Picture: Ian Burt

King’s Lynn were just four laps away from securing another Elite League win tonight before their meeting was controversially abandoned.

Read more
Friday, July 24, 2015
Mildenhall Stadium, West Row.

Mildenhall Stadium “could close” after Supreme Court judges ordered the owners to pay nearly £500,000 in costs.

Read more
Cambridge
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Fielders surround the bat as Norfolk skipper Chris Brown weaves his magic at Manor Park yesterday. Picture:  TIM FERLEY

Chris Brown and Ryan Findlay took seven wickets between them as Norfolk claimed an impressive first Minor Counties Championship win of the season at Manor Park yesterday.

Read more
Sam Smith
Monday, July 13, 2015
Cricket action from the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division: Cromer v Sprowston. Cromer Batting - Sam Hales in Wicket

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Fakenham are starting to hit top gear as they opened up a 25-point gap at the top of the Premier Division, writes Gavin Caney.

Read more
Premier Division

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 10°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Thetford and Brandon e-edition today E-edition