Beetley escape the drop in West Norfolk League

BEETLEY avoided a nail-biting finish to the season when their final match, at home to Hillington A, was abandoned after heavy rain.

Beetley took on champions Hillington in West Norfolk league Division Three knowing they could still be caught by Denver A following defeat to their relegation rivals the week before.

Openers Keith Daykin and Sean Burgess (32) didn't disappoint putting on 118 for the first wicket before the latter was bowled by M Taylor (1-22). A cameo innings from Michael Calvert (12) followed and the score was 157-3 when skipper Daykin's successful season was brought to an end bowled by N Castellan (1-12) for 72.

A Jarvis (4-31) took three quick wickets at the end of the innings including that of Robbie Clarke (14) as the home side finished on 167 for six.

Hillington's reply was on 12-0 when it was ended after the second over following heavy rain. Beetley earned points nine points and a creditable sixth position in the league, with Denver A relegated after their match was also abandoned.

Beetley: K Daykin b Castellan 72, S Burgess b Taylor 32, M Calvert b Jarvis 12, R Clarke b Jarvis 14, D Barrow c b Jarvis 0, T Hoare b Jarvis 0, D Currie not out 0, M Mitchell not out 0; Extras 37; Total 167-6 (45ovs). Bowling: D Blackmur 10-2-35-0, AM Jarvis 11-1-31-4, M Taylor 12-3-22-1, S Taylor 8-0-57-0, N Castellan 4-1-12-1

Hillington: A Jarvis not out 6, R Eke not out 1; Extras 5; Total 12-0 (2 overs). Bowling: D Hoare 1-0-4-0 M.Calvert 1-0-8-0

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n Reepham & Salle's Saturday season finished similarly to how it began with yet another rained off fixture, this time at Happisburgh.

The teams got to the halfway point with Happisburgh at 131 for six off their 45 overs when the thunder and rain ended all chance of further play.

The result means that Happisburgh are relegated to Division Seven of the Norfolk League next season, and Reepham & Salle complete a hat trick of division titles.

Since joining the Norfolk Cricket League in 2010 the mid Norfolk club have won 31 games and lost just six which has meant they will now ascend into Division Five next year.

The quick climbing club appear to be continuing to go from strength to strength at the moment with a plan to enter a second team into the league in 2013.

Further details can be found on the club website at