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Cricket action between Vauxhall Mallards (batting) against Woolpit. Mitchell Todd batting for Mallards.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Snettisham still lead Division One of the Norfolk League and remain unbeaten after seeing off Great Yarmouth by eight wickets.

Cricket action between Vauxhall Mallards (batting) against Woolpit. Troy Allan batting.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Norwich quickly put the disappointment of being deducted 15 points behind them by recording a second straight Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League win at the weekend.

MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy. Norfolk (batting) vs Cumberland at Fakenham Cricket Club. At the crease is Lewis Denmark. Picture: Ian Burt

Norfolk fluffed their lines at Highfield Lawn as they squandered the chance to win their Minor Counties Unicorns Knockout Trophy group.

Mal Loye.

A former England cricket internationalist has joined the coaching staff at Gresham’s School in Holt.

The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Two superb displays of seam bowling lit up the fifth weekend of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League – with the two leading Norfolk clubs claiming emphatic wins as a result.

The EAPL table is starting to take shape.

Overseas star Chad Bowes finally made his first appearance of the season for struggling Fakenham on Saturday – and what a difference he made!

Snettisham continue to be the Norfolk League's early top-flight pacesetters. Picture: SUBMITTED

Great Yarmouth eased to a comfortable win against Denver in Division One of the Norfolk League.

Cricket action from Cromer v Diss; Cromer batting with Cromer fielding. Robert Purton batting with Dave Tooke in wicket. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The runs flowed in the glorious sunshine at Cromer on Saturday – with the home side coming out on top against Diss to move 14 points clear at the top of the early Premier Division table.

It was a beautiful weekend for cricket.

Snettisham and Caister are the pacesetters in Division One of the Norfolk League’s top-flight.

Stephen Gray top-scored for Swardeston against Mallards. Pictuyre: James Bass

Swardeston kept their nerve in a tense Norfolk derby encounter at Halvergate to move up to fourth place in the early Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table.

Jaik Mickleburgh in County Championship action for Essex. Picture: Nick Wood

Norfolk batsman Jaik Mickleburgh helped consign Sri Lanka to a second successive chastening day in Chelmsford at the start of their Test tour.

Swardestons Joe Gatting produced some magnificent big hitting.

Joe Gatting achieved every batsman’s dream yesterday when he scored six sixes in one over for his new club Swardeston.

Jordan Taylor, pictured celebrating a catch during an earlier win against Lincolnshire, was Norfolks batting hero at Benwell Hill yesterday,	Picture: TIM FERLEY

Jordan Taylor played the starring role as Norfolk booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Minor Counties Unicorns Knock-Out Cup with a game to spare yesterday.

Action from Norfolk's five-wicket win over Lincolnshire at Manoir Park in the group stages of the Unicorns Knockout Trophy - James Hale cuts. Picture: Tim Ferley

Maintaining momentum will be a key focus as Norfolk continue their push for the quarter-finals of the Unicorns Knockout Trophy.

Norfolk Ladies ahead of their opening match of the 2016 season, against Scotland at Fakenham CC. Back row, from left, Kevin Denmark ( Manager ) Stephen Girling, Robyn Edge, Aimee Palmer, Amie Hutchinson, Peggy Tirimanna, Caitlin Dye, Hannah Free, Candy Cornelius, Tom Davies ( Coach ), Front row, Morgan Burt, Shannon Spencer, Beth Harmer, Emily Woodhouse ( captain ) Bethan Cornell, Lauren Hemp, Rachel Chettleburgh.

Norfolk Ladies acquitted themselves well in their first Royal London National League Division Three fixture of the season against their more experienced opponents from Scotland.

Ryan Sturgess made the highest score in Norfolk Alliance history.

Happisburgh batsman Ryan Sturgess is the proud holder of a new league record after Happisburgh’s first Norfolk Alliance campaign got off to a sensational start.

The Norfolk Cricket League is under way for 2016.

The new Norfolk Cricket League season began with lots of excitement as this year sees the league fully regionalised and covering the whole county, writes Mike Ridout.

Action from Norwich second team playing Acle at Postwick. Acle congratulate their bowler, 2nd left, Peter Nobbs, for bowling out Norwich batsman Alex Mhandu. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

It was a day to forget for Fakenham as the Norfolk Alliance programme got under way in earnest at the weekend, writes Chris Wise.

Vauxhall Mallard's Mitchell Todd. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Mitchell Todd played key roles with both bat and ball as Vauxhall Mallards maintained their promising start to the new Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League season.

Action from Norfolk against Lincolnshire, Unicorns Trophy cricket. Lincolnshire batsman Dan Freeman ducks under the ball from Norfolk bowler Adam Todd. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norfolk’s promising start to the new season continued yesterday when they made light of the absence of skipper Chris Brown to make it two wins out of two in the Unicorns Minor Counties Knockout Trophy.

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