Bowes keeps up his good work for Norfolk Alliance Premier Division leaders Fakenham



Overseas star Chad Bowes was in the runs again as Fakenham stretched their lead at the top of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance Premier Division to 33 points.

The 22-year-old South African all-rounder was in imperious form at Stow, putting on 200 for the first wicket with Luke Findlay (80) and going on to make an unbeaten 130 in a total of 216-1. Sadly for the visitors, the overnight rain had taken time out of the game and they had to settle for 16 points from a winning draw as Stow finished on 127-4.

Closest rivals Sprowston could only pick up six points as hosts Ashmanaugh & Barton Wanderers had the better of a winning draw.

Fakenham host 2014 champions Downham Town on Saturday while Division One Dereham – who made light work of Beccles at the weekend – visit Topcroft as they aim to continue their fine run of form.