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PUBLISHED: 08:00 15 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:32 06 July 2010

KIRKLEY & Lowestoft Railway CC travelled to Swaffham on Saturday in buoyant mood after a good performance away to Fakenham.

Guy again won the toss and elected to field in the Norfolk Alliance Division Three clash.

KIRKLEY & Lowestoft Railway CC travelled to Swaffham on Saturday in buoyant mood after a good performance away to Fakenham.

Guy again won the toss and elected to field in the Norfolk Alliance Division Three clash.

Kirkley started slowly giving away easy runs in the first five overs before both Pavier and Warnes struck quickly slowing the rate.

Pavier then picked up his second wicket of the afternoon.

Guy and Meadows entered the attack and Guy seemed to have stopped the runs picking up two wickets in consecutive overs.

Paul Hunter replaced Meadows and clean bowled Swaffham captain Eagle who was starting to settle in.

Hunter struck again with great backing from fielders including Matt Lowe and Dan Palfrey taking two great catches.

Pavier and Hunter both took three wickets to bowl Swaffham all out for 168.

Hunter and Guy then set about their target and Hunter got into his stride immediately putting the Swaffham attack under pressure before he cut on to his stumps just short of 50.

Guy continued where Hunter left off and Pavier took up the support role after Pathan fell cheaply.

As Guy passed his 50 Kirkley had victory in site. Guy eventually fell trying to cut off middle stump and missing leaving Pavier and Jay Ayers to bat very sensibly scoring the final 35 runs required to secure Kirkley's first victory of the season.

And after a disappointing season last year they have good reason to be enthusiastic about the season ahead.

MoM: the whole team sponsored by Mark Harrod.

K&LR A were asked to bat first, against Saham Toney A, in there Norfolk League Division 3 match at Gunton Park on Saturday.

After a disappointing start, with both openers going for low scores, Danny Thorpe and Dominic Howes both hit 26 and Harry Seago with a top score of 39 not out saw K&LR to a useful total of 135-8 in their 45 overs.

Saham Toney got away to a steady start with opener R Palmer batting through their innings for 62 not out.

Spinners Danny Thorpe 2-43 and Stevie Cruickshanks 1-18 were the best of the K&LR bowlers and three quick wickets saw the home side still in with a chance of victory but a rapid 29 not out from S Leicester guided the visitors to a deserved seven wicket win.

KLR Man of the Match sponsored by M.R.King & Son: Harry Seago.

Matchday sponsor: Elite Interiors.

K&LR entertained Worstead in Mid-Norfolk Sunday League Burgess Shield Division Two clash at Gunton Park.

Skipper Block kept ringing the bowling changes but with little success and the last 20 overs produced over 150 runs with all the batsmen taking chances and getting away with it.

Eventually Worstead posted 266, thanks to a century from opener C Beedon.

Hunter opened with Guy who fell early, quickly followed by Hayes. and it was Hunter who continued to carry the Kirkley fight ably supported by Ayers.

Hunter made 50 and Ayers went looking to up the run rate to make a game of it.

But the former misjudged a rank full toss clipping it straight to square leg and K&LRs chance of posting a competitive score went.

Block and the rest all kept ticking the score over and the opposition were getting a little frustrated running out of overs and wanting to finish the game off.

MoM: Paul Hunter. Match day sponsor: Hubble and Co. Match ball sponsor: Mane Controls.

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