Norfolk Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards winners, from left, John Hansell, Mike Banham, Samantha Rix, Lewis Jeavons.

The winners of the 2015 Outstanding Services to Cricket Award (OSCA) have been announced by Norfolk Cricket Board.

Callum Taylor on England U19 duty in Australia. Picture: ECB

Promising local cricketer Callum Taylor has been retained in the England Under-19 squad for a tri-series against Sri Lanka and India in Colombo before Christmas.

Fakenham and Godmanchester will both not be playing EAPL cricket next season. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Two Counties champions Sudbury can look forward to playing in the East Anglian Premier League when the sport returns next year.

Sixteen-year-old Tom Yarham shone during Fakenham's EAPL play-off semi final. Picture: RONNIE HEYHOE

Fakenham are eyeing a golden era as they continue to tap into a conveyor belt of teenage talent, writes Gavin Caney.

Norwich-born bowler Olly Stone on a previous England Under-19s tour of South Africa. Picture: ECB

Two local cricketers have been chosen to take part in a specialist England Performance Programme (EPP) fast bowling camp in South Africa.

Back row L-R – Norman Bygrave ( scorer) Lewis Denmark Callum Taylor Michael Eccles Tom Oxley Alex Levinson Jordan Taylor Matthew Taylor

Front row L-R – Jeremy Elliot Peter Lambert Mark Thomas George Walker Stephen Gray

Swardeston were crowned Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League champions for a record-breaking fourth successive time at the weekend, despite suffering a comprehensive defeat in their final fixture.

Former Yorkshire cricketer Brian Close pictured in 2013. Photo: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Former Yorkshire and England captain Brian Close has died at the age of 84.

Cricket action from Fakenham v Godmanchester - Tariq Aziz for Godmanchester hits Lloyd Marshall away for runs. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Captain Keegan Monahan-Fairlie admits Fakenham let themselves down as their dreams of securing an East Anglian Premier League return fell at the penultimate hurdle.

David Coyle, captain of Hethersett & Tas Valley, receives the Carter/NACO Shield from Carter committee secretary David Coe.

Hethersett & Tas Valley have become the first winners of the Carter/NACO Shield after beating Thetford by 127 runs.

Great Witchingham v Swardeston (fielding). Picture: Ian Burt

Swardeston moved to within touching distance of a fourth successive Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title on Saturday when they pulled off a thrilling 16-run win at Great Witchingham.

Swardeston CC celebrate winning the 2014 EAPL title.

A place in the history books awaits for Swardeston, as they attempt to wrap up their fourth consecutive East Anglian Premier League title today.

Costessey Sports Club cricket club secretary Graham Taylor.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Norfolk cricket ground faces closure as it emerged its survival would cost a town council more than £1,000 per match.

Day one of Norfolk's Minor Counties Championship clash with Suffolk at Copdock - Adam Todd opening the bowling on debut. Picture: Tim Ferley

After a campaign of mixed fortunes, Norfolk CCC skipper Chris Brown looks back on the 2015 season with David Freezer – and is hopeful of 2016 improvements.

Norfolk Ladies. Back row  L to R  Tom Davies (coach ), Candy Cornelius, Peggy Tirimanna, Rachel Chettleburgh, Emily Reay, Robyn Edge; Front row  L to R  Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Bethany Harmer, Aimee Palmer, Emily Woodhouse, Shannon Spencer.

Norfolk Ladies won their final match of the season at Cambridgeshire and Hunts Ladies to remain undefeated in The Royal London Women’s Championship Division Four North-East and secure the title in the process.

Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier Cricket League between Norwich CC and Vauxhall Mallards. Devon Conway bowling for Vauxhall Mallards.


The race for the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League title was thrown wide open on Saturday when leaders Swardeston slumped to a heavy defeat as all their rivals were picking up a bumper haul of points.

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.

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