Cromer CC claim first win since promotion

Only two matches were played out to their conclusion in the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday, with Cromer registering their first win since returning to the top flight.

Cromer visited North Runcton for their fourth match of the season and Alex Johnson bagged five for 21 as the home side were bowled out for 130.

The visitors lost five wickets in pursuit of their target, but South African Malcolm Cloete saw them to victory with an unbeaten 51.

The result earned Cromer 21 points and lifted them up to fourth in the table, with 43 points overall.

They will now be looking to keep up the good work when they take on Stow at the Norton Warnes Ground.

In Division One rain denied Bradfield the opportunity to clinch a second successive win, after opening their campaign in fine style by beating Acle.

The weather held off long enough for hosts Brooke to post a challenging total of 210 for four, with Rob Panter (86) and John Whitehead (61no) both hitting half centuries.

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Bradfield had reached 19 for the loss of one wicket when play was halted, leaving the visitors with just seven points to show for their efforts.

They are at home to Beccles on Saturday.

In Division Five Cromer A made 220 for nine in their opening game of the season against Swardeston CEYMS, who were unable to begin their reply. Cromer travel to Mattishall A on Saturday while Aldborough visit Brooke A in the same section.

Bradfield A, who were without a fixture at the weekend, travel to Beccles A.

n Sheringham's Under 11s began their campaign with a 40 run victory at home to Old Catton, Ben Scott and Hector Carghill each taking three wickets.

Sheringham Under 13s also began their season with a win, defeating Sprowston by 30 runs. Ben Withers (31 not out) and Dougie Wright (30 not out) starred with the bat, while Angus Colclough and Mollie Walton each took two wickets.

Sheringham's Under 15s suffered a comprehensive opening defeat at home to Acle, but bounced back with a comfortable 44 run victory over Brooke. Tom Sheridan and Tom Selby impressed with the bat, while there was two wickets apiece for Angus Colclough and Will Moy.