By Mike Ridout
Whilst most of the Norfolk Cricket League matches survived the weather this weekend, a swathe of wet weather took out nearly all of the games just south of Norwich.
In Division 1, Denver travelled to Cringleford Lodge and secured victory thanks to an unbeaten opening stand by James Harper 108 not out and Paul Morton 58 not out.
Despite a solid rearguard from Cameron Collard (56) Felthorpe lost to Kirkley and Belton by 16 runs.
Sandringham (Aaron Nicol 63, James Headman 56 and Chris Smith 4-15) proved too strong for Blundeston.
Snettisham march on, this time thanks to knocks of 68 and 66no for Matt Herbert and Mark Utteridge respectively, ably supported by Damien Twiddy’s 5-26.
Saxlingham celebrated Alex Browne’s 5-36, but four wickets apiece for Gt Yarmouth’s Jack Noakes and Trevor Shales meant they took the spoils.
In Level 2 West, Heacham’s Jim Parker made 70 and Tom Williams took 5-18 as they beat Gooderstone.
Northwold batting star Adrian Seymour made 94no and Dave English took 4-21 as they beat North Elmham, for whom Adam Hunt had earlier scored 78.
Castle Rising won again, this time against Reepham and Salle.
In 3 West, Eusabio Huckle made 52 as Saham Toney overcame Beeston, and Gary Hinchliffe’s 50no was not enough to get Beetley past Dersingham (Dan Coggan 62).
Robin Tuck made 64 and Craig Hughes 56no for Bircham as they beat Swanton Morley (Jacob Steed 56) and Sandringham A condemned King’s Lynn Hospital to another defeat thanks to 4-19 from Jack Chilvers and 53no for Bradley Tennant.
Narborough continue to be the team to catch as they beat Holt.
In 4 North West, Thornham continue to go well, this time Chris Burgess with 80 helped them overcome Snettisham A (Danny Suckling 58).
Tom Gilbert’s 51 and Andrew Pegg’s 64 helped Denver A and Swaffham A beat Castle Rising A and Fakenham B respectively.