Skipper plays captain’s innings for North Runcton

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Derek Cousins

Division Two

North Runcton beat

Mundford by 5 wickets

North Runcton made it three wins from three games as they successfully chased down 162 with nine overs to spare.

Mundford finished their 40 overs on 161-7, their top scorer being J. Yates with 40. The pick of the bowlers was Jack Major who took 3-22 from his eight overs of off-spin. Runcton’s captain Mark Skipper came in at number three and finished unbeaten on 92 to lead his team to victory.

His knock included seven fours and two sixes. Michael Crisp supported with 22 before being dismissed just short of their target.

Next weekend Runcton travel to third place Bircham looking for four wins in a row.

The Builders Shop MoM: Mark Skipper.

Peter Parfitt Division Three

North Runcton 2nd XI beat Leverington by 207 runs

Runcton made it three wins in a row in fine style.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Runcton finished on 228-7 from their 40 overs. Captain Sam Major top scored with 77 which included six fours. He was well supported by Tim Coote, who hit 28 including five fours, and Michael Cubitt who scored a very quick 48, which included eight fours and one six.

In reply Leverington, who only had eight players, were bowled out for just 22 with Brock Townley taking 4-5 from just three overs and Joe Gent 2-8 from his five overs.

The final wicket went to leg spinner George Means who took 1-0 from two balls. Credit must go to the home side for playing the game despite the late call-offs and then sticking at it for 40 overs in the field.

Next weekend North Runcton face Thornham.

Brown&Co MoM: Brock Townley.

Snettisham beat Swaffham by 211 runs

Put into bat by the home team, Snettisham’s openers soon fell. At one stage 37 for four did not look good, however Trevor English hit a sublime 69 not out, mostly fours, Lewis Jeavons a timely 68 before retiring and then Paul Ingram with a speedy 47 finding all corners of the ground.

Snettisham amassed a sizeable total of 275.

Opening the bowling Ingram, using pace and much guile, soon had Swaffham in trouble and finished with outstanding figures of five wickets for five runs off eight overs.

Young Liam Woodcock found his rhythm and took 3 -15, and Geoff Harris chipped in with 2-19. Swaffham were all out for 64.

l On Sunday Thornham hosted Castle Acre, winning the toss and putting Acre in to bat.

The Acre innings was held together by Nick Whales’ 117 out of a total of 179 for 7. The next highest score was 17. Thornham reached their total in 28.1 overs: James Taylor 30, Chris Williamson 39 and Jimmy Edwards 51.

Thornham beat Snettisham in the rearranged MNSCL Challenge Cup by 10 wkts. Snettisham reached 87 in their 20 overs. Thornham’s Bobby Richardson 29* and Chris (Alf) Burgess 51* knocked the runs off in 12.4 overs.

Saturday’s game for Thornham at home was cancelled as Old Buckenham 3rds couldn’t raise a side.

l Thornham fixtures, Saturday: home to North Elmham A, 1.30pm start. Sunday: away to North Runcton A, 1pm. Monday: Thornham and Stanhoe v Oundle Ramblers, 1.30pm. Tuesday: Bernard Matthews cup away to Snettisham, 6pm.