Well, finally the sun shone, and many of us were able to put the last few weeks’ frustration behind us, writes Mike Ridout.
In Level One, Sandringham had a successful jaunt across the county to beat Caister, unfortunately Gt Yarmouth were unable to replicate that feat, going down at Denver (Paul Morton 75, Dan Harper 74).
Snettisham continue to demonstrate why they have been so close to promotion to the NCA in the last few years, beating Cringleford Lodge with Damien Twiddy taking 7-28. Mark English’s 50 not out was enough to see Saxlingham to victory at Felthorpe and 70’s for Wayne Goreham and Chris Lambert meant Kirkley and Belton beat Blundeston.
Reepham and Salle’s Harry Leggoe took 5-39 as they beat Castle Acre in Level 2 West, Jahy Chima with 119no and Matt Taylor with 129no proved far too much for Gooderstone as Castle Rising turned on the style, further enhanced by Mahesh Sannakki taking 4-31.
Heacham’s Adam Darlow made 77 as they overcame North Elmham for who Ed Maule made 55, and Northwold’s Ady Seymour made 58 against Garboldiham B.
In Level 3 West, Aaron Riseborough (Holt) made 77 and Dan Greeves took 4-15 as they lost to Beeston for whom Howard Bailey made 58 and Matt Wright took 4-14.
Adam Ward’s 66 for Bircham A eclipsed Paul Bridges’ 65 as King’s Lynn Hospital still search for that first win.
Saham Toney A’s Martin Wood was happy with his 65, but not so happy as 81no for Gary Hinchliffe saw Beetley take the spoils.
Narborough’s win was based around Matt Coe’s 62 and Dan King’s 4-15, although 56 for Richard Hurst was some consolation for Sandringham A. Swanton Morley had a good day, 98no for James Warne, 52 for Jacob Seed and 4-33 for George Boldero helped them to a victory over Dersingham A (Ollie Southgate 53).
In Level 4 North West, Stuart Olley’s 95no for Castle Rising A was nearly matched by 88no for Louie Mitchell as Gooderstone got home victorious.
Swaffham’s Andy Dale and Joseph Lenderou enjoyed a 230-run unbeaten partnership, scoring 144no and 68no respectively as Swaffham beat Mundford. Thornham’s Dickie Sayers made 65 as they march on at the top of the table.