Winterton lose top spot

Winterton's 1st XI lost their second successive game at Hardingham, losing a close match by five wickets to slip off the top of Norfolk League Division One for the first time this season.

Winterton's 1st XI lost their second successive game at Hardingham, losing a close match by five wickets to slip off the top of Norfolk League Division One for the first time this season.

On a damp wicket Winterton were soon in trouble. Josh Austin (24) and Ben Webb (35) were the main contributors in a crawl to 145-9. Fred Playford making his debut batted patiently and with maturity in difficult conditions and was superb in the field.

Skipper Kevin Percival took 3-16 and with nine overs left Hardingham required 46 with six wickets in hand. Rain made for a slippery outfield and wicket and some lusty blows from A Duckham (29) saw Hardingham home.