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An unbeaten century from Elliot Whiting sent Castle Acre to the top of the Norfolk League on Saturday.

Whiting hit 147 not out as Castle Acre ran out 121-run winners in their Division One West match with Snettisham 2nds.

Tom Brown and Jack Pinner both made 33 as Castle Acre set an imposing 284-4 from their 45 overs.

Castle Rising are, back row, from left, Sivarupan Selvanayagam, Pushpendra Singh, Ajoy John, Matt Taylor, Ram Aswani, Paul Bridges. Front, Jahy Chima, Martin McNeil, Paul Hudson, Leon Gino and Jerone Jose.
Castle Rising are, back row, from left, Sivarupan Selvanayagam, Pushpendra Singh, Ajoy John, Matt Taylor, Ram Aswani, Paul Bridges. Front, Jahy Chima, Martin McNeil, Paul Hudson, Leon Gino and Jerone Jose.

Brown then bagged 6-39 off 10 overs as Snettisham were bowled out for 163 with Lloyd Osborne (62) and Danny Suckling (32) their top scorers.

Thornham were toppled from pole position after a 63-run reversal against Felthorpe who made 272-4 from their 45 overs.

Steve Bishop (39), Ben Harris (38) and Jim Clarke (23no) top-scored in the Thornham reply as they finished on 209-9.

Castle Rising and Sandringham 2nds remain in the bottom two places after home defeats.

Rising lost to the Norwich Association of Malayalees by 27 runs after their visitors made 244-9 from 45 overs.

Mahesh Sannakki (3-43) and Paul Hudson (3-9) led the attack for Rising who managed 217-7 in their reply.

Opener Matt Taylor made 71 while Pushpender Singh was unbeaten on 43 at the end of the 45 overs.

Sandringham were sunk by seven wickets against Saham Toney after being bowled out for 81.

Nick Bithway was their top scorer with 30 against a Saham Toney team who needed less then 15 overs to reach the required target.

Swaffham A, Fakenham B and Gooderstone occupy the bottom three places in Division Two West after away defeats.

Swaffham lost by five wickets at East Harling despite Josh Pirie making 60 as they totalled 184 all out.

Matthew Elliott and Stuart Youds both took two wickets in reply but East Harling eased home in the 36th over.

Fakenham were beaten by nine wickets at Hardington who bowled out their visitors for 145.

Paul Bushell made 43 for Fakenham while Alex Loft lifted the total with a late spree as he smashed seven fours and a six in an unbeaten 44 from just 29 deliveries.

Ady Seymour struck an undefeated 47 as Gooderstone went down by five wickets at Hockwold A.

Keith Morgan also made 31 as they posted 190-8 which Hockwold passed in the 33rd over despite Mark Chalkley claiming 3-37.

Sandringham 3rds were shot out for just 39 in their 10-wicket Division Three West defeat to New Buckenham who took less than seven overs to secure the win.

Denver 2nds went down by 42 runs at Aylsham St Giles who made 210-7 from their 45 overs after batting first.

Stuart Merritt took 3-35 for Denver and then made 34 not out as they closed their innings on 168-7. Joseph Porter top-scored with 37.

Bircham 2nds were beaten by 87 runs against their Overstrand counterparts.

Matt Skinner (100no) and Jake Zelos (96) put the Bircham bowling attack to the sword as they helped the hosts make 245-4.

Daniel Stuidd struck 61 in reply and Colin Humphrey was unbeaten on 42 as Bircham closed their 45 overs on 158-4.

Narborough 2nds won the battle of two of the leading lights in Division Four West after a five-wicket win against Downham Stow 4ths.

Gary Hooker had hit 58 not out after opener Ian Stacey had struck 38 as Downham Stow made 207-9 after batting first.

Adam Young (48) and James Steeles (53) then laid the foundations for the run chase with Jack George (33) and Harry Eves (21no) helping third-placed Narborough home.

Castle Rising 2nds claimed a six-wicket win at Thornham 2nds who made 168-4 after batting first.

Dickie Sayers made a steady 67 for Thornham while Simon Parsons hit 45 before Simon Bailey’s 64 not out saw Castle Rising to victory.



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