Hales and Loddon CC president Sir Nicholas Bacon maintained his strong record in his annual fixture against the club thanks to a twist in the tale.
The battle for promotion to Division One of the Norfolk Alliance will go to the final day of the season after Beccles lost to the side immediately below them, Hethersett & Tas Valley, at the weekend.
Beccles will be aiming to clinch promotion to Division One of the Norfolk Alliance tomorrow.
Bungay moved back into the promotion places in Division Three of the Norfolk Alliance by beating North Runcton A – and the weather - at the weekend.
Beccles and Bungay both suffered setbacks to their promotion ambitions in the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday.
Topcroft were knocked off top spot in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance when they lost by six wickets at Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers.
Hales and Loddon were hit for six by swing bowler Neal Widdows as they suffered a crushing 148-run defeat at Dereham A in Division Six of the Norfolk Alliance.
Bungay maintained their upward momentum in Division Three of the Norfolk Alliance with a nail-biting seven run victory at Maltings Meadow.
The form book was turned upside down in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday when leaders Topcroft were beaten by bottom side Bradenham.
Beccles lost their perfect record in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday when they were beaten at Topcroft by 13 runs.
Topcroft recorded an emphatic win over Hethersett and Tas Valley in Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance, with all-rounder Greg Rostron taking centre stage,
Beccles Town took a maximum haul from their trip to Great Witchingham A to move 18 points clear at the top of the Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance and become the first club in the league to reach the 100 mark.
Bungay had an early finish on Saturday as they beat North Runcton A by 10 wickets in a match that lasted less than 33 overs.
Beccles Town continued their perfect start to the Norfolk Alliance season when they completed a 162-run victory at early-season promotion favourites Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers.
Topcroft Cricket Club and Harleston Magpies Hockey Club are only a matter of a few miles apart and already share a few players and supporters – now they are joining forces.
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