Leverington edge towards promotion

PUBLISHED: 11:12 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:36 02 June 2010

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SATURDAY CRICKET LEVERINGTON beat Thetford in West Norfolk Division Two and now have promotion in their own hands needing just one win from their last two games to ensure they will be playing in Norfolk s top division for the first time since 1986. That v

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LEVERINGTON beat Thetford in West Norfolk Division Two and now have promotion in their own hands needing just one win from their last two games to ensure they will be playing in Norfolk's top division for the first time since 1986.

That victory should come on Saturday when Leverington play Terrington away, who had a very poor result on Saturday and only scored 56 runs.

Leverington batted first and after a few tight overs they lost Damien Allen and Glyn Wilson before they had scored 50.

Simon Gilbert hit 52 and a 39 from Dominic Mills, which included five sixes, put Leverington back in control as the 100 came up in only the 18th over.

Leverington kept putting away the bad balls but also lost wickets.

Colin Matthews (10) and Aaron Cobb (16) took the score to 200 to give Leverington an extra batting point.

Leverington's opening bowlers bowled their first four overs at an expensive rate but after they picked up the first wicket and with Allen getting a wicket with the first ball he bowled Thetford then shut up shop and just wanted to bat the overs out.

Leverington used six bowlers in their attempts to get the break-through in the end it was Allen's second spell where he picked up his second and third wicket that gave Leverington an extra point as Thetford used up all their overs and only scored 135-7.

Leverington won easily by 65 runs.

Next week Leverington play Terrington away who had a very poor result on Saturday, being bowled out for only 56.

n Half-centuries from Henry Rosier (59) and Gary Freear (57) helped Wisbech I claim a seven-wicket win at Burwell that moves them to second in the Tucker Gardner Division One.

James Williams (3-42) was the pick of the Wisbech bowlers as Burwell were restricted to 238-6.

Wisbech changed their usual batting line-up with Simon Freear and Rosier opening.

Freear was dismissed for 28 with the score on 29 and replaced by brother Gary who proceeded to add 114 with Rosier.

After Freear got caught Williams went out to continue the attack.

Rosier was caught for an excellent and stubborn 59, which saw the introduction of David Boniface who, with several big hits, took the game to beyond reach with 32 not out.

Williams was given out on 42 and David Wood knocked off the remaining runs.

n March Town I went down by a massive 164-run margin at home to Camden in the Tucker Gardner Division One.

Camden declared on 250-5 with opener A Mutucumarana their top scorer on 87.

Chris Ringham took 3-72 for March and Steve Seymour took 2-64.

March's response saw three players go for ducks and three score just a single run each, while Carl Chapman was their top scorer with 16 as they were all out for 86.

n Lyndon Waters became the first Wisbech bowler to take 50 wickets in a season for five years when he took 4-37 to help Wisbech II to a 16-run Hunts Division Two at Houghton and Wynton.

A solid batting performance, in which No. 3 Carl Pope top-scored with 53 not out, saw Wisbech set a target of 202-7.

Keith Jakings (32) and Adi Clare (24) had got Wisbech off to a good start and at the death Sam Portham added 28 in just 11 balls.

The hosts were always behind the run-rate and were dismissed for 174 with an over left.

Waters was well supported by Brad Apted (2-24) and Tom Bourne (2-34).

n Jon Kaberry (41), John Wallis (45) and Andrew Stone (39) batted well for March II, but they went down to second-placed CCA Senior Division Two side Wilbrahams.

March set a target of 178-9 but the hosts replied 179-5.

Jake Wenman was March's best bowler, taking 3-57.

n Chatteris I suffered an eight-wicket drubbing at the hands of CCA Senior Division Three leaders Milton.

Chatteris, who are now sixth in the table, opened with a mere 118 all out.

Visitors Milton made light work of that target, finishing on 119-2.

n Jonny Strickle (3-19), John Mallett (2-16) and Bob Burgess (3-6) helped Wisbech III canter to an eight-wicket West Norfolk Division Three win in a low-scoring match that lasted just 28 overs against a depleted Swaffham II.

Swaffham were all out for 47 in 15 overs and Ken Smart (21 not out) made sure the win was easy while Gavin Plume added 15 runs.

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