Not so great for Witchingham

Great Witchingham lost by seven wickets at Cambridge Granta in the East Anglian Premier League.From a solid 61 for one, a defendable total never materialised.

Great Witchingham lost by seven wickets at Cambridge Granta in the East Anglian Premier League.

From a solid 61 for one, a defendable total never materialised.

Carl Rogers hit 49 and Tom Collishaw 38, but 177 all out was disappointing.

However, two early wickets in the Granta reply raised Witchingham's hopes before Brenton Cherry (78no) and Craig Park (61no) saw Granta home.


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In Norfolk Alliance Division One, Bradenham had a losing draw at Norwich.

The home team made 207-4 (Steve Livermore 85no, Nick Hurford three for 49) and Bradenham replied with 185-7.

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Mattishall hung on to claim a 90 per cent losing draw at Sprowston.

Nadeem Ahmed's 87 for Sprowston left the visitors with a challenging target of 236 and they closed 20 runs short with nine wickets down, Jason Cole hitting 89no.

There was an exciting finish at Mundford in Division Two where Dereham (134 for eight) edged to a two-wicket win thanks to Jake Anema's 66 in a low-scoring encounter. Dereham's Gary Starling took four for 38 as Mundford made 130.

In Division Four, Dereham A made 126 against Sprowston A's 211-8. After Stow A had made 160 for seven in Division Five, Great Witchingham A replied with 161 without loss, openers Richard Lilwall (78no) and Robert Gurney (79no) batting their side to victory.

In Division Six, Mattishall A made 210 for seven (Richard Gosling 66) and bowled Swardeston CEYMS out for 80.

John Grant and Keith Hubbard each claimed four wickets for Mattishall.

In Norfolk League Division One, Shipdham (101) lost to Aldborough (105 for three) by seven wickets.

Hardingham were bowled out for 72 by Ketteringham Hall, who won with 73-4.

In Division Six, Brisley made 187 chasing Ketteringham Hall A's 288 for three, Hall seeing an opening stand of 229 between Tony Brooks (125no) and Nigel Bowden (107).

Hardingham A made 136 for two in reply to Happisburgh A's 135 for six.

In Division Seven, North Elmham made 82 chasing Garboldisham B's 150.

Shipdham A were all out 126 as Hethersett & Tas Valley B won by six wickets with 127 for four.

In Division Eight, Great Witchingham B made 114 chasing Old Buckenham C's 197 for nine.

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