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Rob Taylor celebrates a wicket for Leicestershire. Photo: PA

Scotland international Rob Taylor has been announced as Norfolk County Cricket Club’s new professional for next season.

The new facilities at Manor Park cricket ground at Horsford are officially opened. Maureen Wilkinson, wife of the Horsford president and builder, cuts the ribbon to open the extension to the main pavilion, with Steve Read, left, Horsford chairman; and Richard Wright, Norfolk cricket club. Picture: Denise Bradley

Cricket clubs around the region are mourning the loss of Horsford Cricket Club chairman Steve Read.

Norfolk Cricket Alliance champions Brooke celebrated their title-winning success at the league’s annual presentation evening. They were presented with their cup and medals by Dipple and Conway director Damian Conway (left) and Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott. Picture: Newsmakers

From Downham Market in the west to Southwold in the east, the region’s top-performing teams were honoured at the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance 2016 
presentation night.

Jack Mickleburgh celebrates scoring a century of runs whilst batting during the Essex CCC vs Sri Lanka Tour Match, 9th May 2016. Picture: Unshaken Images

An interesting off-season awaits for Norwich-born batsman Jaik Mickleburgh this winter, after ending his long association with Essex CCC.

Rob Newton in action for Northamptonshire. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Rob Newton has extended his contract with Northamptonshire.

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Following a couple of difficult seasons for Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers both on and off the field the club is now ready to bounce back.

All was looking so good for Swardeston at the halfway stage, after an excellent bowling innings, but they couldn't finish the job. Picture: Kevin Denmark

The disappointment of Swardeston’s loss on the big stage will soon give way to the reality of a fantastic season, batsman Lewis Denmark believes.

Matt Taylor's performance, taking 4-28, was on of the bright spots for Swardeston in their defeat to South Northumberland in the Royal London Club Championship. Picture: Photos Unlimited/ECB

The finest victory in the history of Swardeston Cricket Club was within touching distance – only to be agonisingly snatched away.

The Swardeston team ahead of their Royal London Club Championship final against South Northumberland. Back row LR - Lewis Denmark Joe Gatting Freddie Ruffell Tom Oxley Jordan Taylor Stephen Gray Norman Bygrave (scorer). Front row LR - Matthew Taylor Jeremy Elliott Peter Lambert Mark Thomas George Walker Michael Eccles Jason Reynolds. Picture: Kevin Denmark

Swardeston Cricket Club played the biggest match in their history today, losing by 75 runs to South Northumberland in the final of the Royal London Club Championship at the County Ground in Northampton.

The Swardeston squad which won the 2016 East Anglian Premier League. Picture: Kevin Denmark

The final countdown has started, as all connected to Swardeston prepare for the biggest match in their club’s history.

Joe Gatting batting for Swardiston, At Swardiston cricket ground playing Great Witchingham.

Rain ruled out the possibility of an exciting finish to the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season at the weekend – but Horsford weren’t complaining.

Action from Norfolk's 2016 season - Chris Brown.Picture: Tim Ferley

Chris Brown has officially been crowned the best bowler in Minor Counties cricket this season – becoming the first Norfolk bowler in 27 years to achieve the feat.

Swardeston celebrate their national success at Derby. Picture: KEVIN DENMARK

The soundtrack to Swardeston’s truly remarkable season is still driving them on in their quest to make history.

Harrison Futter pictured with the trophy alongside his winning U19 Fakenham Falcons team at the Norfolk NatWest Under 19 T20 Finals Day. Picture: Kevin Denmark/Norfolk Cricket Board

Fakenham Falcons beat the Acle Aces to win the 2016 Norfolk NatWest U19 T20 competition, after a thrilling finals day at Manor Park which saw four sides from across the county battle it out for the title.

Cromer CC’s Richard Charlwood, the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance Player of the Month for August, is congratulated by Dipple & Conway director Damian Conway (centre) and Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Richard Charlwood’s starring role with bat and ball on a defining day in Cromer CC’s season helped the Overstrand carpenter nail the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Player of the Month award for August.

Great Britain's Amy Conroy in action against Canada at London 2012. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Norwich wheelchair basketball star Amy Conroy is set to begin her second Paralympic Games today.

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Swardeston sealed what they hope will be the first of two national titles when they recorded an emphatic victory in the final of the NatWest Club Twenty20 competition.

Swardeston celebrate winning during the Cockspur Club T20 Final match between Swardeston and South Northumberland at the Rose Bowl on September 23, 2010 in Southampton. Photo by Christopher Lee for the ECB

Swardeston travel to Derby today looking to repeat the greatest triumph in their history.

Ben France took five wickets for Horsford against Sudbury. Picture: Simon Finlay

Horsford’s hopes of steering clear of relegation have been given a huge boost – to set up a survival shoot-out with Woolpit on the final day of the season.

The Swardeston squad which won the 2016 Bob Carter Cup final, beating Norwich at Manor Park. Picture: Kevin Denmark

Swardeston won their second trophy of the season in comfortable style to lift the Bob Carter Cup for the eighth time in their history.

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