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Bellchamber takes it to the maximum

PUBLISHED: 07:00 26 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:58 01 August 2010

Phil Banyard

Frankly Digital Norfolk Alliance Diviisons Three, Four, Five and Six: Louis Bellchamber enjoyed a spectacular day with bat and ball as Horsford A bolstered their promotion bid with a maximum points win over Swaffham in Division Three.

Phil Banyard

Louis Bellchamber enjoyed a spectacular day with bat and ball as Horsford A bolstered their promotion bid with a maximum points win over Swaffham in Division Three.

Bellchamber claimed four for 49 and then hammered 150no, sharing an unbroken opening stand of 228 with Jamie Heyburn (61no) as Horsford won by 10 wickets.

Leaders Hethersett & Tas Valley won by eight wickets at Acle. Adam Munford (87) was Acle's top scorer, before Tim Shelley (97) and Nick Burrett (64no) steered Tas home.

Great Witchingham A remain third after Rob Gurney hit a century in their winning draw at home to Dersingham - but the hosts' failure to report the result on time has resulted a in a five-point deduction which could prove crucial. Gurney (112) and Michael Atkinson (67) gave Witchingham a commanding total, while Norfolk skipper Carl Rogers, having dropped down from the first team, made just eight before his wrist injury forced him to retire.

Rogers was able to bowl, and he claimed four for 27, but it was not enough as Dickie Sayers (106no) led the Dersingham resistance.

Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway moved out of the relegation zone with a maximum points win at relegation rivals Mundford. Jonathan Block (67) and David Hayes (50) hit half-centuries for Kirkley, with Mundford skipper Alex Bailey taking five for 39.

Chris Nation (six for 44 and 60no), supported by Bernie Everett (70no) led Ashmanhaugh to a nine-wicket win over Thetford, who had a half-century from Liam Conroy (58).

Paul Harwood's 176 kept Narborough's Division Four promotion challenge bubbling as they beat bottom side Aldborough by 85 runs. Mick Broad added 70 for Narborough and although Troy Allen hit back with 155, it was not enough to save Aldborough.

Leaders Great Melton had to be content with a 90pc losing draw at Old Buckenham A. Ben Mann (101no) and Andy Austin (61) gave Bucks the upper hand before Alex Cooper replied with 81 for Melton.

Jon Leverett's 59 helped Sprowston A beat Halvergate by six wickets.

Robbie Fowle (114no) and Barney Goodrum (87) put on 167 together to help Hardingham beat Norwich B by six wickets. Earlier Ben Baldwin hit 121 in the Norwich innings.

Will Lewis took four for 34 and Tom York fired 94 in Bungay's six-wicket triumph over Bradenham A.

In Division Five, Rocklands' Richard Smith took five for 28 to destroy Stow A, before Martin Walker hit 58no in Rocklands'

10-wicket success.

Hethersett & Tas Valley A moved into the promotion places with a six-wicket win over Norwich & Colt-ishall Wanderers A, while Brooke A beat Dereham A by 94 runs.

Great Melton A beat Vauxhall Mallards B by 38 runs.

Alex Kimber (109) hit a century to help Bradfield A claim top spot in Division Six with a winning draw against Saxlingham A. Carl Wiseman added 76 for Bradfield, with Saxlingham's Mark Hedges making 51.

Previous leaders Lowestoft A were beaten by eight wickets at Mattishall A, who had key contributions from Jack Grant (five for 23), Matthew Gostling (55) and Paul Beaumont (51no). Wayne Nixon hit 55 for Lowestoft.

Robbie Micklethwaite undermined Thetford A with figures of six for 12 as Swardeston-CEYMS romped to a nine-wicket win.

Jonathan Puxley's 121no set up a 61-run win for Beccles A at home to Garboldisham A, who had 84 from Benjamin Mann.

Chris McIsaac hit 76 to guide Mundford A to a three-wicket win at Topcroft A, Kevin Ridley hitting 82 for the hosts.

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