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In a thrilling climax to the Division One title race Snettisham hosted leaders Hockwold with a 12-point deficit to make up.

The penultimate week left many issues to sort out at both the top and bottom of many of the divisions.

Acle have lifted the Lady Mary Trophy after beating Beccles by virtue of a better run rate – after the weather forecast proved correct and ideal conditions descended into wet weather.

Callum Taylor, left, celebrates the drawn series with Australia after helping England Under-19s win the final one-day match of the series at Worcestershire, pictured with team-mate Dan Lawrence. Picture: ECB

Callum Taylor’s summer of youth international action has finished on a high after helping England Under-19s to draw their series with Australia.

Norfolk Alliance Division One action. Dereham (batting) v Lowestoft. At the crease is Duncan Hewitt. Picture: Ian Burt

Fakenham clinched the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title with a game to spare at the weekend as Chad Bowes put together another brilliant innings to see off Old Buckenham.

Action from Swardeston against Great Witchingham in the East Anglian Premier League. Great Witchingham bowler, Brenton McDonald, bowls as batsman George Walker watches. Picture: Denise Bradley

Swardeston suffered a shock defeat at the hands of relegation threatened Bury St Edmunds – but remain 37 points clear at the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table with just three matches left to play.

Division One leaders Hockwold take a 12-point lead into the final match of the season, which by coincidence is against nearest challengers Snettisham.

New champions Happisburgh suffered a celebration hangover as they slipped to their first defeat of the season against Great Yarmouth.

Horsford, winners of the 2015 Carter NACO Cup, after beating Stow at Walcis Park.

In glorious conditions at Great Witchingham Cricket Club, Horsford became the first winners of the Carter NACO Cup, beating Stow by six wickets in front of a large crowd.

Thetford v Bradenham cricket.
J Bidewell of Bradenham

Swardeston are closing in on a fourth successive Gibbs Denley East Anglian League title after moving 41 points clear at the top of the table with just four matches left to play.

Thetford v Bradenham cricket.
B Gates for Bradenham

Fakenham remain strong favourites to take the Premier Division title after securing a hard-fought losing draw at their nearest rivals.

Norwich v Burwell cricket action. Ben Hitchen bowling for Norwich to Burwell batsman Ben Bryant.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Struggling pair Norwich and Horsford did their East Anglian Premier League survival hopes a power of good by recording crucial home victories.

Norwich v Burwell cricket action. Burwell batsman Pete Richer.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Lowestoft Town turned in one of the best batting performances of the season at the weekend – but it still wasn’t enough to secure the win they needed to step up their promotion challenge in Division One.

Carter Cup Final 2015 cricket action. Swardeston v Norwich. Winners - Norwich.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich withstood a brave fightback from a determined Swardeston side to lift the Carter Cup for the second time in four years yesterday.

Gordon Shedden heads into this weekend with a 10-point lead.	
Picture: Jakob Ebrey

The British Touring Car Championship roll into Snetterton this weekend and Lewis Beales assesses what impact Matt Jackson can have with the Motorbase squad on the rest of the field

James Spelman bowling his occasional leg-spin during day two of Norfolk's clash with Cambridgeshire at Manor Park. Picture: Tim Ferley

A heroic final-day effort has left skipper Chris Brown brimming with pride – despite Norfolk’s three-match festival coming to a losing end.

England's Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Australia's Michael Clarke. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Stuart Broad roared past 300 Test wickets, and marked his feat with a career-best eight for 15, as Australia collapsed to a hapless 60 all out at Trent Bridge.

Carter Cup semi-final action between Brooke (Batting) and Swardeston. Another wicket for Michael Eccles

Paceman Michael Eccles ripped through Brooke’s top order as Swardeston powered their way into the Carter Cup final yesterday.

Carter Cup semi-final action between Brooke (Batting) and Swardeston. Matt Collinge is bowled by Michael Eccles.

Adam Todd took his fine form for Norfolk into the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League as Vauxhall Mallards comfortably saw off Saffron Walden after being skittled out for just 129.

Swardeston v Norwich Cricket
Ashley Watson for Norwich.

Fakenham fell just short of victory against Downham Town on Saturday – but remain on course to succeed them as Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions.

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