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The weather wreaked havoc with the schedule as all Division One fixtures fell foul of the rain, writes Mike Ridout.

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The Heacham versus Sandringham and the Snettisham against Castle Rising Division One Cup Group A matches were rained off, writes Kevin Fisher.

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Will Minchin bowling to Peter Lambert.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Overseas star Chad Bowes was in the runs again as Fakenham stretched their lead at the top of the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division to 33 points.

Carter Cup semi-final - Brooke (bowling/fielding) v Swardeston (batting).
Richard Sims in bat.

The game was eventually called off due rain.

Picture: James Bass

Swardeston lost their position at the top of the table after a rare rain-affected day in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Ryan Findlay bowling during day three against Hertfordshire at Manor Park, taking six wickets in the victory. Picture: Tim Ferley

Norfolk’s season has burst into life with a victory described by captain Chris Brown as “a brilliant team performance”.

Two sporting events have already fallen foul of tonight’s predicted heavy rain and been postponed.

Hockwold stretched their lead to 10 points with a maximum points win against Northwold in their derby in Division One.

Happisburg batsman Jamie Carter. Picture by Marie Meale Photography

May player-of-the-month winner Jamie Carter scored a mammoth 201 for unbeaten Happisburgh as the Division One leaders piled up 335-6 against bottom side Kirkley & Lowestoft Railway, who could only muster 190 in reply.

Fielders surround the bat as Norfolk skipper Chris Brown weaves his magic at Manor Park yesterday. Picture:  TIM FERLEY

Chris Brown and Ryan Findlay took seven wickets between them as Norfolk claimed an impressive first Minor Counties Championship win of the season at Manor Park yesterday.

Swardeston's Peter Lambert batting. 
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Swardeston’s attempts to achieve further success on the national stage have taken another big stride forward in the Royal London Club Championship.

East Anglian Premier League cricket Swardeston ( Mohammed Wajihuddin batting ) against Great Witchingham. Photo:Steve Adams

Swardeston missed an opportunity to put some daylight between themselves and one of their main title rivals as an excellent performance from overseas star Mohammad Wajihuddin went unrewarded.

Cricket action from Aylsham vs Bungay - Bungay in Bat with Aylsham Bowling - Ed Fuller batting for Bungay with Brendan Wilson in Wicket. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

There are new leaders in Division One of the Norfolk Alliance after a largely one-sided top-of-the-table encounter at North Runcton.

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

Norfolk and Swardeston all-rounder Callum Taylor has been named in the England Under-19 squad for the upcoming junior Ashes series against Australia.

Action from the 2014 Norfolk Festival of Cricket, with Norfolk's James Spelman and Garry Park batting against Suffolk. Picture: Tim Ferley

The Norfolk Festival of Cricket gets under way tomorrow when Norfolk take on Hertfordshire in their latest Unicorns Minor Counties Championship fixture.

Brooke's Scott Palombo hitting an enormous six in the Carter Cup semi-final against Swardeston. Picture: GRANT HABERSHON

The prospect of replaying their Carter Cup semi-final has left players and officials at Brooke CC feeling “devastated” – but the south Norfolk club’s chairman has called for the replay against Swardeston to be played “in good spirit”.

Cricket.

This morning’s table makes for far better reading at the top and bottom for three of the county’s sides, writes Gavin Caney.

Cricket action from the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division: Cromer v Sprowston. Cromer Batting - Sam Hales in Wicket

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Fakenham are starting to hit top gear as they opened up a 25-point gap at the top of the Premier Division, writes Gavin Caney.

Tom Nudd taking one of his three wickets in Brooke's three-wicket win over Swardeston in the Carter Cup semi-finals - which is due to be replayed. Picture: Grant Habershon

The controversial Carter Cup semi-final between Brooke and Swardeston is set to be replayed ‘in the interests of both the integrity and the spirit’ of the competition.

Matt Plater scored 21 for Vauxhall Mallards against Brooke in the Norfolk T20 semi-final at Manor Park. Picture: Simon Finlay

Vauxhall Mallards reached the final of the Norfolk Twenty20 competition with a six-wicket win over Brooke at Manor Park.

Cricket.

Hockwold’s 55-run victory over Castle Rising maintained their seven-point lead at the top of Division One, writes Kevin Fisher.

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