East Anglian Premier Cricket League: Swardeston v Frinton-on-Sea. Swardeston's Jordan Taylor batting.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Vauxhall Mallards’ new recruit Devon Conway maintained his superb start to the season on Saturday – but another brilliant knock wasn’t enough to secure victory.

Tymal Mills in action. Picture: SUSSEX CCC

Brandon bowler Tymal Mills is enjoying his start to life at Sussex, despite picking up a back injury in just has second match.

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

Norfolk prodigy Callum Taylor was unable to prevent England U19s losing their one-day series against Australia U19s in Perth earlier today.

Action from the Horsford V Bury St Edmunds East Anglian Premier League cricket match. Bury St Edmunds bowler, Justin Bishop, bowls to Horsford batsman Chris Brown. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Swardeston’s bid to win an unprecedented fourth successive East Anglian Premier League title got off to an excellent start on Saturday when they came through a tough challenge at Burwell.

Action from the Norfolk V Hertfordshire cricket match. Norfolk batsman Lewis Denmark. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk fell short with both bat and ball at a chilly Manor Park yesterday as their MCCA Knock-out Trophy campaign got off to a disappointing start.

Norfolk bowler Harry Bush collides with a Suffolk batsman during a home victory in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy last season. Photo :Steve Adams

Competitive action begins for Norfolk in the Unicorns Knockout Trophy at Manor Park tomorrow.

Action from the Norfolk Cricket League last season, Sprowston B bowler Alex Potter and wicket-keeper Ian Doy in action against Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway in Division Two. Picture: Lizzy Hampson

Change is afoot on the Norfolk cricket landscape, as two of the county’s leagues begin finalising plans for a merger.

Swardeston CC celebrate winning the 2014 EAPL title. Picture: Kevin Denmark

After Norfolk clubs dominated the East Anglian Premier League in 2014, David Freezer previews the chances of further success for the county’s five teams this campaign.

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

Norfolk ace Callum Taylor played a starring role as England Under-19s secured the first victory of their tour of Australia.

Callum Taylor in Minor Counties Champiuonship action for Norfolk. Picture: Tim Ferley

Norfolk prospect Callum Taylor scored a half-century as England Under-19s launched an excellent fightback against Australia Under-19s.

Trevor Shales.

Whilst the English cricket team has been faring badly out in Australia and the press and media have been on their backs, it is not all doom and gloom for one local player.

Jaik Mickleburgh in batting action for Essex at the Essex County Ground, Chelmsford, Essex. Picture: Nick Wood/Action Plus

Bungay batsman Jaik Mickleburgh is hoping his winter of hard work in Australia will lead to a better season with Essex.

Norfolk v Suffolk Unicorns KO Trophy match, May 2014, Callum Taylor (left) batting with Ben France. Picture: Tim Ferley

Norfolk and Swardeston star Callum Taylor has been getting some advice from England’s Test captain Alastair Cook in preparation for an upcoming tour of Australia with the England Under-19s.

Cricket coaching at King Edward VII High School - From left, Josh Ring, Tim Coote, Jack Southgate, Reece Bird (national hub director for the MCC foundation) and Peter Coote. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A conveyor belt of future talent is being produced thanks to the encouraging start of a new coaching scheme in West Norfolk.

Harry Dalton.

Sprowston are bringing another talented young Australian over to Norfolk to play in the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Alliance this summer.

Norfolk Under-13s take on Paarl Skool Gimnasium during their tour of South Africa.

Norfolk’s under-13 cricket team have returned from their trip to South Africa having learned some important lessons about their sport.

Norfolk U13s at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town.

Norfolk Under-13s kicked off their tour of Cape Town with a comfortable 90-run victory in a 20-over match against Langa CC in South Africa.

Finalists of the Breckland Indoor Cricket League, winners Garboldisham and runners-up Old Buckenham.

Garboldisham won their maiden Breckland Indoor Cricket League title in a game that went right down to the wire during finals evening at Thetford Leisure Centre.

Norfolk v Bucks, Minor Counties Championship, July 2013, Callum Taylor. Picture: Tim Ferley

Norfolk and Swardeston batsman Callum Taylor has been named in the England Under-19 squad for an upcoming tour of Australia.

NorfolkU13s tour team for South Africa (back row, from left) coach and tour manager Paul Newman, Jacob Rhodes, James Hardy, Eddie Darley, Jake Mermagen, Sam Grisewood, WillHollis and assistant coach LukeCaswell; (fron, from left) Kieran Spencer, Harry Williams, Dani Long-Martinez, Dan Hastings (captain), Aidan Browne and CallumMetcalf.

Twelve boys from the Norfolk Under-13 cricket team will be setting off on a trip of a lifetime this week.

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