1st XI Spinners George Walker and Jaden Hatwell shared eight wickets as Swardeston demolished morning leaders Great Witchingham by 113 runs.
Having been put in to bat, Swardeston posted 220-9. League individual record-breaker Joel Abraham (47) and Hatwell (49) added 57 for the third wicket and Ian Tufts (41) and Will Rist (32) put together a 55-run partnership for the seventh wicket. Witches’ teenage spinner James Hale ripped out Swardeston’s middle order, claiming 4-52 in 15 overs.
Witchingham’s reply saw Sam Thelwell have James Spelman caught behind for 13 and George Walker brought prolific Carl Rogers’ golden run of form to a halt when he had his Norfolk colleague caught in the slips for 15 with his third ball.
Walker and Hatwell then turned the screw as Witchingham fell to 49-5. Tom Collishaw (35) and Shaun Arthurton (15) provided some resistance but Walker (12.1-5-30-4) and Hatwell (11-3-36-4) saw the visitors, whose title challenges have petered out after mid-season collapses for the past two seasons, bowled out in the 37th over.
The 2nd XI returned from Bradenham with a winning draw after posting 176-8, Mike Outar top scoring with 46. Bradenham seemed never interested in chasing runs from the outset, finishing 82 for 6 from their allocated 50 overs.
The 3rd XI kept their run going beating rock-bottom Ashmanhaugh by six wickets at Hilltops. Ashmanhaugh were restricted to 125-7 from their 46, with Will Kennard taking 5 for 19. In reply opener Alex Bilham scored 53 as the hosts eased home in just 20 overs.
The 4th XI game away at Aldborough was washed out without a ball being bowled.