Downham Town missed the chance to give themselves some breathing space at the top of the Norfolk Alliance
Town had the opportunity to extend their lead over Fakenham to more than 50 points with only four games to go.
But the second-placed team had them on the back foot and the visitors’ winning draw saw the gap reduced to 17 points.
Fakenham scored 220/4 and Downham were always struggling, eventually finishing on 121/6, David Paterson top-scoring with 40.
North Runcton were beaten at Diss as the hosts chased down their 216/8 total to win by four wickets with more than three overs in hand.
Harry Lankfer hit 67 of Runcton’s total with Rudolph Keiser scoring 55.
The points were split in Division One, where Stow struck 216/8 and Mattishall replied with an unbroken opening stand of 116 before the weather intervened.
Downham A hung on for a share of the points in Division Two, replying to Saham Toney’s 227/3 with 208/6.
Narborough pulled off a fine win at promotion-chasing Old Buckenham A in Division Three. After scoring 208, thanks to some mid-innings big-hitting, they bowled out the hosts for 174.
No such joy for fellow strugglers Dersingham though. They lost by 92 runs to Thetford. The leaders rattled up 240/4 but Dersingham were out for 148.
North Runcton A held on for a draw with Hardingham. Runcton scored 207/7 and Hardingham ran out of overs on 201/3.
Stow A romped to a 10-wicket win over Hales & Loddon in Division Four after being set a target of just 98.