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Action from Swardeston's victory over Weybridge in the semi-finals of the Royal London Club Championship - The last ball wicket of Matthew Taylor. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite

Youngster Matthew Taylor was the man for the big occasion as Swardeston booked their place in the final of the national Royal London Club Championship after a truly incredible finish at The Common.

Swardeston face the camera after clinching yet another EAPL title. Back row, left to right,  Matthew Taylor, Michael Eccles, Tom Oxley, Peter Lambert, Freddie Ruffell, Lewis Denmark. Front, Joe Gatting, Jason Reynolds, Stephen Gray, George Walker and Jordan Taylor. Regular captain Mark Thomas was not playing on Saturday. Picture: KEVIN DENMARK

Swardeston sealed a fifth successive East Anglian Premier League title as Freddie Ruffell picked the perfect day to score his first century in the competition.

Cricket action from the Dipple and Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance First division match between Lowestoft and Acle. 

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Horsford A recorded an excellent win at closest rivals Dereham to clinch the Norfolk Alliance Division One title – but it remains to be seen whether they will be going up.

Brooke celebrate their title win. Picture: Grant Habershon

Players and officials of Brooke CC are mulling over whether they should go for promotion after sealing their first Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title at the weekend.

Swardeston captain Mark Thomas in EAPL action against Norwich. 

Picture: MARk BULLIMORE

Swardeston will host what is being billed as the most prestigious match in their history on Sunday when they play their Royal London Club Championship semi-final at The Common.

Action from the Lady Mary Trophy final between Garboldisham and Bradfield at Manor Park - The victorious Gaboldisham team.

Garboldisham lifted the Lady Mary Trophy at Manor Park after winning a tense and exciting match against Bradfield with three wickets to spare.

James Spelman on his way to 158 against Lincs. Pictures: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk captain Chris Brown is already looking forward to seeing what 2017 will bring for the county squad – after a season of clear progression.

Elmham'’s Olly Hall on his way to 20 to go with his 4-51 bowling stint. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The penultimate week of the Norfolk League season saw many promotion and relegation issues sorted, although not all, writes Mike Ridout.

Rob Setchell on his way to a half century as Brooke wrapped up the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title with a three-wicket win over Old Buckenham. Picture: Grant Habershon

Brooke secured the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title for the first time at the weekend after keeping their nerve to see off nearest challengers Old Buckenham.

Action from Swardeston against Great Witchingham cricket. Great Witchingham celebrate catching out Swardeston batsman Jordan Taylor. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Swardeston can seal a fifth successive East Anglian Premier League title next weekend after securing a hard-fought derby win over Great Witchingham on Saturday.

Photos from the Norfolk Youth Cricket Festival 2016, sponsored by Gresham's School.

Over 200 youngsters took part in this year’s Norfolk Youth Festival at Manor Park.

Action from the Carter Naco Cup final between Fakenham and Cromer at Garboldisham - Chad Bowes (Fakenham)

The final of the Carter NACO Cup was held at Garboldisham on Sunday and saw Fakenham complete a convincing victory over Cromer by 242 runs.

Jordan Taylor scored his first Norfolk century. Picture: Tim Ferley

Norfolk finished their season in style, with a dramatic final session sealing their first away win in the Unicorns Minor Counties Championship for three years.

Horsford gave their EAPL survival hopes a huge shot in the arm by beating Norwich.

Norfolk skipper Chris Brown turned on the style as Horsford won only their second game of the campaign.

Thetford (batting) v Topcroft cricket.
Liam Conroy batting with M Kulkarmi bowling.

Brooke kept their championship charge on track by ensuring Sprowston’s challenge continues to go off the rails.

James Spelman was on form with the ball on day two of Norfolk's match at Cumberland. Picture: TIM FERLEY

Hopes of finishing the season with a win are still alive and kicking for Norfolk in Cumbria.

Horsford gave their EAPL survival hopes a huge shot in the arm by beating Norwich.

Middle-order resistance gave Norfolk something to build on going into the second day of their final match of the season.

Lewis Denmark in action against Cumberland in May. Photo: IAN BURT

Finishing on a high is the target for Norfolk as they prepare for their final match of the Unicorns Minor Counties Championship season.

The Norfolk Lions squad which faced Essex during the 2015 Norfolk Festival of Cricket. Back row, from left, coach Chris Brown, 12th man Callum Metcalf, Brett Stolworthy, Luke Findlay, Jack Timmins, Jordan Everett, Matthew Taylor, scorer Andrew Borrett and manager Kevin Denmark. Front, from left, Kieran Peters, Jason Reynolds, captain Lewis Denmark, Ryan Findlay, David Turner, Robbie Bridgstock. Picture: Tim Ferley

Jordan Everett fell just four runs short of a notable landmark as Ashmanaugh and Barton Wanderers came out on top in a must-win game against Mattishall.

East Anglian Premier League, Swardeston v Copdock & Old Ipswichian. Batting for Swardeston Peter Lambert.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Swardeston stayed firmly on course for a fifth successive Gibbs Denley East Anglian League title when they recorded a resounding 110-run victory over fourth-placed Copdock and Old Ipswichian.

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