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Swaffham CC captain Jasper Payne hoping for double celebration

PUBLISHED: 18:26 24 July 2018

Swaffham captain Jasper Payne has been named player of the month for June in the Cecil Amey Opticians Norfolk Alliance, pictured with  Alliance sponsorship officer Robert Leech, left and Cecil Amey operations director Andy Lowen Picture: Cecil Amey Opticians

Swaffham captain Jasper Payne has been named player of the month for June in the Cecil Amey Opticians Norfolk Alliance, pictured with Alliance sponsorship officer Robert Leech, left and Cecil Amey operations director Andy Lowen Picture: Cecil Amey Opticians

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Swaffham captain Jasper Payne has been named player of the month for June in the Cecil Amey Opticians Norfolk Alliance.

Payne opens both the batting and bowling for the Division Two leaders and his form with the bat included knocks of 153, 101 and an unbeaten 87 last month.

Swaffham won all five of their league games in June, starting with a vital five-wicket home win over title rivals Martham, with Payne’s 50 contributing to the success.

His high score of 153 came during a 110-run win at Great Melton, from 115 balls, featuring 14 fours and seven sixes. His 101 came in a seven-wicket win at Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers.

Swaffham are looking to consolidate their position at the top of Division Two and gain promotion to Division One for the first time in the club’s history.

They took another step towards their target on Saturday when they came through a tough game against Norwich A to win by five wickets.

Alex Mhandu (97 not out) and Will Bowman (65 not out) helped Norwich set a testing target of 245-4 but Swaffham got there with nine balls to spare.

Just for once the skipper wasn’t the star, with his 26 being totally eclipsed by an unbeaten 120 from his brother Alec.

Swaffham are now 30 points clear at the top of the table after closest rivals Martham suffered a surprise home defeat at the hands of bottom side Great Melton.

Melton were restricted to 158 by their high-flying hosts, with Matt Clarke’s 35 the top score.

But their modest total proved to be enough as Martham were bowled out for 138 in the 38th over. Richard Waddell (4-31) and James Robb (3-21) were the bowling heroes for the bottom side, while Joe Oakey made 37 in a losing cause.

Martham are now only nine points above third placed Ashmanhaugh and Barton Wanderers, who totally dominated their game against Saham Toney.

One of the biggest stands of the summer – an unbroken 232 for the fourth wicket – helped them all the way up to 268-3 in their 45 overs, with Joe Everett (117 not out) and Tom Harris (102 not out) doing the damage.

Saham Toney could make only 92 in reply, with Everett taking 3-14 and former county cricketer Robbie Joseph 3-19.

Swaffham play host to neighbours Downham A on Saturday.

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