Wallace’s 7-19 Gayton haul dismantles Gooderstone A

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Division Three

Gayton take over at the top after a thumping 284-run victory over Gooderstone A.

The runs were shared about with good contributions from Gavin Buffham 37, and 100 partnerships for the second wicket by Richard Waterfield 61 and Tim Tilbrook 59 and for the fourth by Andrew Tillbrook 63 and Mark Tillbrook 42 in their total of 334 for 6.

Tom Wallace was the destroyer with the ball with figures of 9-1-19-7 to help bowl Gooderstone A all out for 50.

Bircham A also leap frog above former leaders Dersingham A when they beat them by 25 runs.

Batting first Craig Hughes scored 67 in their total of 170 for 5 with Benji Linsell taking 4 for 33.

William Pennington ran out of partners when he was left stranded on 44 as Dersingham A could only reach 145 for 9 in their 45 overs with Paul Brown taking 3 for 17.

Denver A versus Castle Rising served up the closest finish on the day.

Batting first Denver A were bowled out for 160 with Tom Gilbert scoring 34 and Joe Manning 31.

M. Gathercole took 4 for 22.

Paul Philpott top scored with 42 but Freddie Palmer with 3 for 29 and Sam Eales 3 for 25 held their nerve to bowl Castle Rising A out for 159 and secure victory by one run.

Snettisham A’s Damien Twiddy took 4 for 23 and Paul Ingram 3 for 38 to help bowl out Swaffham A for 137 for whom Andrew Pragg scored 31 in a match reduced to 35 overs.

Damien Twiddy 48 and Danny Suckling 32 put on 84 for the first wicket before Harry Exley took all the wickets to fall with his 5 for 49.

Connor Grief with an unbeaten 34 saw Snettisham A reach their victory target in the 17th over.

Division One

Hockwold extended their lead at the top to seven points after a resounding nine-wicket win against Hillington.

David Spencer had excellent figures of 5-3-7-5 and six of those runs came from a single shot over long on! Only Matthew Castellan with 45 and Matt Taylor with 32 offered much resistance as Hillington were bowled out for 115.

Joel Gilmour smashed an unbeaten 74 to help wrap up the match inside 20 overs.

Snettisham were equally impressive in their demolition of Northwold, bowling them out for just 34 runs with Nathan Jeavons taking 4 for 4.

Snettisham lost three wickets as they completed their run chase in the 18th over to stay second, 11 points ahead of Sandringham.

Chris Smith took 4 for 25 as Sandringham bowled out Heacham for 88 with Kevin Dix top scoring with 35.

Adam Burch was unbeaten on 27 to help secure a seven-wicket win in the 25th over.

Perry Dawson scored 87 and Robert Wilson 31 to see Castle Rising reach 203 all out.

A 144-run second wicket partnership between Paul Morton 71 and CGM MoM Dan Cornwell 81 got Denver to within 40 runs of victory.

Five wickets fell in quick succession with Roshan Samarathunga taking 3 for 31 as Denver completed a four-wicket victory in the 44th over.

Division Two

Narborough A extend their lead at the top to three points after a maximum points win against Hospital. Opener Matthew Coe scored 65 as wickets fell at the other end as Hospital restricted Narborough to 132 for 7 when he was out in the 34th over before Jack Crisp 66 and Karl Barber 31no accelerated the scoring with an 85-run partnership for the eighth wicket to see them finish on 226 for 9.

Nine-man Hospital were put to the sword by Karl Barber, who took 5 for 25, with only Paul Bridges with 31 offering much resistance as they were bowled out for 68.

AMBiT Projects MoM for Hospital was James Dye for three outstanding catches.

Keith Williams scored 37 and Adi Nicol 36 as Sandringham were bowled out for 172 with Tom Brown taking 5 for 49 and Sam Molyneux 3 for 39.

Opener Sam was the hero with the bat scoring an unbeaten 96 as Castle Acre reached their victory target in the 33rd over to win by five wickets.

In the other two matches in Division Two, unfortunately Downham B were unable to raise a team against Gooderstone and Holt were unable to raise a team against Fakenham 3rds.