Spencer bags hat-trick for leaders Hockwold to stun Heacham

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West Norfolk League Division One

Hockwold and Snettisham both maintained their perfect start to the season.

Opener Anthony Ruddick carried his bat for the second week running, scoring 73 not out with Joel Gilmour scoring 54 in Hockwold’s total of 209 for 8. Jim Parker took 3 for 23 for Heacham.

Anthony Sadler offered the most resistance with 49 as Heacham were bowled out for 86. Euan Gilmour took 4 for 22 and David Spencer 3 for 6 including a hat-trick to complete a 123-run victory.

James Peach was 47no as Denver reached 170 for 5 in their 45 overs. An unbeaten third wicket partnership of 123 between Ryan Twiddy 57no and Matthew Herbert 41no saw Snettisham through to an eight-wicket victory in the 41st over.

Perry Dawson scored 62 and Roshan Samarathunga 49 as Castle Rising scored 202 for 8. Usman took 3 for 31 and M Rust 3 for 13 as Northwold were dismissed for 64 in 21 overs.

Aaron Nicol 83no and Marcus Ringwood 77 put on 160 for the fourth wicket as Sandringham reached 236 for 5 with Matt Taylor taking 4 for 42 for Hillington. Callum Lee took 4 for 28 as Hillington were bowled out for 153 with Matt Taylor scoring 47 and Richard Eke 38.

Division Two

Gooderstone continued their perfect start to sit top with a 38-run victory over Sandringham A.

Ben Wilkinson hit an unbeaten 74 in a total of 174 with Adi Nicol taking 4 for 33 and Cameron Bear 3 for 38. James Hearmon smashed 71 including 7x4 and 5x6 as Sandringham A were bowled out for 136 with Wilkinson taking 3 for 20 and Andy Dixon 3 for 21.

Matthew Coe scored 64 and Jonathan Coe 43 as Narborough A scored 199 for 5 in their 45 overs. In reply Fakenham 3rds were bowled out for 49.

Ciaran Chapman scored a quick 44, then a 100 partnership between Mark Spillett 64 and Robin Thaxter 28 helped Holt reach 193 for 4 with Hamza Khan taking 3 for 49.

Thaxter 3 for 16 and Mark Scase 3 for 14 reduced nine-man Hospital to 19 for 5 before they rallied to reach 106 all out. AMBiT Projects MoM was Kevin Fisher for his economical bowling 10-5-13-1 and 33 runs in a 79-run partnership with debutant Dr Jawad Ahmad who scored 38.

After the opposition had called off twice, Downham B finally got to play a game of cricket. Batting first Downham B reached 167 for 9 with Tuhin Islam scoring 56, however 52 from Sam Molyneux and an unbeaten 75 from Nicky Whales ensured Castle Acre went on to win by eight wickets.

Acre would like to thank Downham for bringing the game forward to a 1pm start and reducing the overs to 40 to help complete the game early as Castle Acre’s junior football team had reached the Norfolk Junior Cup Final at Carrow Road, played after the Norwich v Ipswich play-off match.

Division Three

We have a three-way split at the top with Gayton, Snettisham A and Dersingham A all on 44 points.

Batting first Gayton reached 191 for 9 with Jack Cotton taking 3 for 30 and Callum Smith 3 for 14. Despite a knock of 66 from Michael Hazel, Dersingham A were bowled out for 137 to give Gayton a 54-run victory.

Snettisham scored 165 for 8 with Tom Gilbert taking 3 for 24 and Freddie Palmer 3 for 45 for Denver A. Despite an unbeaten 54 from Daniel Clifton, David LeMoir 4 for 35 and Connor Grief 3 for 18 bowled Snettisham A to victory by seven runs in the 44th over.

Bircham A openers Craig Hughes 42no and Robin Tuck 50no knocked off the total of 126 set by nine-man Gooderstone A.

Tony Exley scored 62 in Swaffham A’s total of 157 all out with Lee Davies taking 3 for 21 and Andy Chinniah 3 for 52.

‘Chunky’ Wilson scored 42 as Castle Rising A reached 159 for 8 for a two-wicket win with just seven balls left in the match.