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Tymal Mills has earned an IPL deal with Royal Challengers Bangalore. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

A congenital back problem looked like it was going to ruin the career of Tymal Mills but the Brandon bowler has now earned a money-spinning deal which has got the whole cricket world talking.

Tymal Mills has earned an IPL deal. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire

Brandon cricket star Tymal Mills was at the centre of a bidding war at this morning’s Indian Premier League (IPL) auction before eventually being signed for a huge £1.4million.

The mechanical cricket stumps which are being auctioned. Pic: Knight's Sporting Auctions.

This peculiar piece of cricket equipment, which a Norfolk auctioneer is putting under the hammer next week, has left experts stumped.

Norwich United manager Steve Eastaugh takes his side to Bury Towen on Saturday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich United travel to play-off chasers Bury Town knowing three points would put them level on points with the Suffolk side.

Batsman Mike Jones, pictured batting for Sudbury, has joined Great Witchingham. Picture: Andy Abbott

Mike Jones will have an important role to play both and off the pitch after stepping back up to the East Anglian Premier League with Great Witchingham.

Joe Gatting will be vice-captain at Swardeston during 2017. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

East Anglian Premier League champions Swardeston have promoted star batsman Joe Gatting to vice-captain as thoughts turn to the new season.

Tymal Mills, on the right of the England celebrations as Indias Manish Pandey departs after being dismissed by Moeen Ali.

Brandon bowler Tymal Mills had a debut to remember for England as he helped himself to a wicket in a seven-wicket win over India.

England's Tymal Mills bowls during the Natwest International T20 match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Wire.

Tymal Mills is one of England’s most exciting bowlers, and arguably the fastest on the circuit, but he cannot risk his physical or financial health by playing anything longer than Twenty20 cricket

Acle v Topcroft cricket. Bowler Paul Newman and batsman Chris Handcock.; Photo: Andy Darnell; Copy:; For: EDP; Archant © 2009 (01603) 772434

Brooke have added a mixture of youth and experience to their ranks ahead of the new season.

Norfolk captain Chris Brown is presented the Frank Edwards Trophy at the AGM of the Minor Counties Cricket Association at Lord's, by ECB chairman Colin Graves. Picture: ECB

Norfolk captain Chris Brown has been presented with a national award at the home of English cricket.

Old Buckenham Cricket Club won Norfolk Cricket Boards Winter Indoor League for a second time. Picture: Norfolk Cricket Board

Old Buckenham Cricket Club won Norfolk Cricket Board’s Winter Indoor League for a second time after beating both North Elmham and Garboldisham in a closely fought finals evening at Thetford Leisure Centre.

Rob Taylor celebrates a wicket for Leicestershire. Photo: PA

Scotland international Rob Taylor has been announced as Norfolk County Cricket Club’s new professional for next season.

The new facilities at Manor Park cricket ground at Horsford are officially opened. Maureen Wilkinson, wife of the Horsford president and builder, cuts the ribbon to open the extension to the main pavilion, with Steve Read, left, Horsford chairman; and Richard Wright, Norfolk cricket club. Picture: Denise Bradley

Cricket clubs around the region are mourning the loss of Horsford Cricket Club chairman Steve Read.

Norfolk Cricket Alliance champions Brooke celebrated their title-winning success at the league’s annual presentation evening. They were presented with their cup and medals by Dipple and Conway director Damian Conway (left) and Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott. Picture: Newsmakers

From Downham Market in the west to Southwold in the east, the region’s top-performing teams were honoured at the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance 2016 
presentation night.

Jack Mickleburgh celebrates scoring a century of runs whilst batting during the Essex CCC vs Sri Lanka Tour Match, 9th May 2016. Picture: Unshaken Images

An interesting off-season awaits for Norwich-born batsman Jaik Mickleburgh this winter, after ending his long association with Essex CCC.

Rob Newton in action for Northamptonshire. Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire

Rob Newton has extended his contract with Northamptonshire.

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Following a couple of difficult seasons for Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers both on and off the field the club is now ready to bounce back.

All was looking so good for Swardeston at the halfway stage, after an excellent bowling innings, but they couldn't finish the job. Picture: Kevin Denmark

The disappointment of Swardeston’s loss on the big stage will soon give way to the reality of a fantastic season, batsman Lewis Denmark believes.

Matt Taylor's performance, taking 4-28, was on of the bright spots for Swardeston in their defeat to South Northumberland in the Royal London Club Championship. Picture: Photos Unlimited/ECB

The finest victory in the history of Swardeston Cricket Club was within touching distance – only to be agonisingly snatched away.

The Swardeston team ahead of their Royal London Club Championship final against South Northumberland. Back row LR - Lewis Denmark Joe Gatting Freddie Ruffell Tom Oxley Jordan Taylor Stephen Gray Norman Bygrave (scorer). Front row LR - Matthew Taylor Jeremy Elliott Peter Lambert Mark Thomas George Walker Michael Eccles Jason Reynolds. Picture: Kevin Denmark

Swardeston Cricket Club played the biggest match in their history today, losing by 75 runs to South Northumberland in the final of the Royal London Club Championship at the County Ground in Northampton.

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