Last day joy and tears in cricket leagues

CRICKET: Cromer ended their Norfolk Alliance Premier Division campaign with defeat at North Runcton, but Cromer A, convincing winners of Division Five, ended with a big win over Dereham A, Billy Payne cracking 183 and Paul Winterbone 63 in their 356 for seven total.

CRICKET: Cromer ended their Norfolk Alliance Premier Division campaign with defeat at North Runcton, but Cromer A, convincing winners of Division Five, ended with a big win over Dereham A, Billy Payne cracking 183 and Paul Winterbone 63 in their 356 for seven total.

The first team, who finished fourth from bottom, responded to North Runcton's 148 with just 65. But the A team romped to 25 points by bowling out their relegated Dereham opponents for 66.

In Division One, Bradfield were 77 for two against Sprowston when the rain came while Sheringham (152 for seven) drew with Hales (101 for six.) Sheringham finished second bottom and were relegated.

In Division Three, Ashmanhaugh (100 for three) drew at Mundford (130) and finish mid-table.


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In Division Four, relegated Aldborough (151 for six) lost at Bradenham A (155 for two), Troy Allen making 56.

In Division Six, Bradfield A, who finish fourth, were all out for 121 at top team Swardeston-CEYMS, who hit a winning 125 without loss.

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In the Norfolk League, although Reepham & Salle were rained off at Hemsby A, they leap-frogged to the top of Division Eight, and promotion, having started the day third.

In Division Two, Aylsham St Giles (36-0) won a low-scoring game against Rackheath (35); Overstrand (95) lost at Civil Service (140 for seven); and Happisburgh were beaten by the rain. Aylsham finish fifth, Happisburgh fourth-bottom and Overstrand bottom.

In Division Four, Aldborough A and Ashmanhaugh A lost out to the weather, Aldborough A finishing fourth-bottom and Ashmanhaugh A bottom.

In Division Six, relegated Happisburgh A (99 for seven) lost at Blundeston (191 for nine). In Division Seven, Hethersett & Tas Valley B (188 for eight) rose from bottom to third-bottom safety with a win over Bacton Sabres (116) who finish mid-table.

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