CRICKET: An unbeaten 95 from opener Alex Stuart stretched Downham Town’s lead at the top of the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division and helped see off the challenge of derby rivals North Runcton.

Adam Todd took 4-40 and Ian Harrison 3-48 as the visitors were restricted to 183/8, with only Dobing (70) and Ben Allsop (31) offering major resistance.

Stuart, Todd (38) and David Paterson (41no) saw Town to victory inside 33 overs for the loss of just one wicket.

Stow consolidated their position at the top of Division One with a big win over Beccles.

It looked grim when they slipped to 71-5 but High (53)and Gould (79) formed a match-winning partnership of almost 100 to turn things round.

Ward (24no) and Richmond (25no) took Stow to maximum batting points to end on 249-8.

Stow reduced Beccles to 100-6 and their opponents started to defend as they hung on to hopes of a draw but Ward (5-44) had other ideas as they were bowled out for 141.

* Will Denny hit an unbeaten 165 as Stow A earned a winning draw at Norfolk Alliance Division Four promotion rivals Great Melton A.Stow batted first and scored 282/3 with solid support for Denny from Marshall (32) and Blowers (37no). Mann scored a unbeaten 118 in the home reply of 213/7, well adrift of their target.

* Stow u14s beat Downham by 89 runs after a solid opening stand of 36 between Morgan and Wharf and mid-innings knocks from Will Pocock (34no) and Finlay Wilcox (36) saw them to 168/5. Wilcox took 2-17 as Downham were bowled out for 79.

A young Stow u11 side beat Wisbech B by 63 runs

Wisbech were restricted to 202 thanks to Freddie Riddington (3-0) and McDonnell (1-0) and Stow scored 265 in reply with Jack Challen top scoring with 13.

Captain Ben Wilcox scored 30 the following day at Clare College against Cambridge Granta in the Cambs Cup semi-final but it was not enough as they fell to defeat.

They scored 82 but their only reward in the home reply was a fantastic catch by Fairey off Wilcox as Cambridge reached their target with eight overs to spare.