Swardeston A clinch promotion

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Swardeston A clinched promotion to Division Two of the Howes Percival Norfolk Alliance by claiming the necessary points in their last league game of the season.

Needing 12 points from the match at Sheringham to guarantee finishing runners-up behind Division Three champions Garboldisham, Swardeston claimed 15 from a winning draw.

Batting first, Swardeston made 219-6 with Tim Smith (58) and Matt Kelly (53) top scoring and Barry Wells (30no) and Mark Taylor (17no) making sure Swardeston posted a 200-plus total.

With a weakened bowling attack, Swardeston pulled out all the stops to restrict the home team to 209-6. Andy Bailey again led the attack, picking up 2-36 from his 12 overs.

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