Thetford delight, and Alliance round-up

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance round-up

IT was a bad weekend for several of our area’s teams but a happy one for Thetford’s A team, writes Viv Thomas.

It was bad news for Swaffham, Saham Toney, Mundford and Thetford, however there were victories for Narborough, Rocklands and Thetford A.

For Thetford A, it was their first victory of the season as they beat Dereham A by 119 runs.

Peter Terry (78) and Gavin Siriwardena (65no) were Thetford’s best with the bat.

Thetford A skipper Keith Greyson said: “I was very pleased with the all-round performance, especially as it was a weaker side than we would normally have had out.”

Greyson’s youngest son Daniel, aged 14, impressed with his 3-23 haul.

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His dad said: “He is a promising young cricketer and hopefully will improve. He, with other young players, is the future of the club.”

Meanwhile, in Division Two Saham Toney were beaten by 50 runs as Dereham went back to the top of Division Two.

Swaffham finished with a total of over 300 but could only get a winning draw against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Three.

In Division Four hosts Mundford lost out by five wickets to Old Buckenham A, which saw them rise to the top of the table.

Gary Hood took 5-33 for the visitors, before Phil King (57) and Jon Briggs (60) hit half-centuries in Bucks’ reply.

Alex Bailey hit 59 for Mundford.

Narborough beat morning leaders Thetford by five wickets, aided by Mick Broad (61) and Chris Hill (57).

Dave Newey’s 66 for Thetford proved not enough.

In Division Five Will Defoe fine knock of 103 helped Rocklands to a 30-run win over Diss A.