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George Walker in action for his beloved Swardeston. Picture: STEVE ADAMS

Swardeston will aim to use an East Anglian Premier League springboard to propel them towards national glory.

James Hale had a good match for Norfolk, scoring a total of 102 runs and only being dismissed once. Picture: TIM FERLEY

The second match of the annual Norfolk Festival of Cricket ended in disappointment for the hosts yesterday when they slid to defeat at the hands of Lincolnshire.

Topcroft's Greg Rostron. Picture: Ian Burt

Division One leaders Dereham had a day to forget at relegation threatened Topcroft – but remain 10 points clear at the top as rivals Horsford A also struggled.

Action from the Swardeston V Vauxhall Mallards cricket match. Peter Lambert batting for Swardeston misses the ball and was given out for LBW. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The picture at both ends of the East Anglian Premier League table became a lot clearer at the weekend on what was a mixed day for Norfolk teams.

Action from day one of Norfolk's match against Lincolnshire at Manor Park in July 2015,  James Spelman moves to his century with a well timed sweep. Picture: Tim Ferley

James Spelman produced his second superb batting display in successive games yesterday to put Norfolk in an strong position on day one of their Minor Counties Championship clash with Lincolnshire at Manor Park.

James Spelman preparing to drive on his way to a century against Buckinghamshire. Picture: Tim Ferley

Scoring a first century of the season for Norfolk has raised the spirits and ambitions of long-serving opening batsman James Spelman.

Chris Brown has now taken over 500 wickets for Norfolk. Picture: Tim Ferley

As well as celebrating a fine 239-run win over Buckinghamshire, Norfolk captain Chris Brown was able to savour passing a notable landmark.

Norfolk take on Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championships at Horsford. Ben France takes the wicket of opener Shann Khan .
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Norfolk dominated Buckinghamshire on a memorable day of cricket to take their first Unicorns Minor Counties Championship victory of the season.

Garry Park prepares to send down another delivery. Picture: TIM FERLEY

Norfolk go into the final day of their clash with Buckinghamshire having given themselves every chance of victory.

Sandringham had a successful jaunt across the county to beat Caister in Level One of the Norfolk League.

Joe Gatting on his way to a century for Swardeston, At Swardeston cricket ground playing Great Witchingham. Pictures: Rob Colman

Swardeston will face Norwich in the final of the Bob Carter Cup for the second season in succession following a 38-run semi-final victory over Great Witchingham.

It was a frustrating weekend for three of the area's EAPL sides.

An outstanding century from Devon Conway failed to secure a home victory for Vauxhall Mallards.

Robert Purton in bat for Cromer on Saturday. 

Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Batsman Dean Robinson trumped his remarkable 2016 top score to inspire promoted North Runcton’s latest triumph.

James Spelman acknowledges his century. Picture: TIM FERLEY

The sun wasn’t the only thing to shine on the first day of this summer’s Norfolk Festival of Cricket.

Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance June Player of the Month Duncan Hewitt is congratulated by (left to right) James Conway, Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott and Damian Conway. Picture: Newsmakers PR

Dereham captain Duncan Hewitt has won the latest Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance player of the month award.

Action from the final match of the 2015 Norfolk Festival of Cricket, against Cambridgeshire at Manor Park, skipper Chris Brown bowling. Picture: Tim Ferley

The Norfolk Festival of Cricket gets under way when Buckinghamshire arrive at Manor Park on Sunday.

Chris Borrett shone with bat and ball for Norwich against Sprowston. Picture: Gregg Brown

Norwich have kept their defence of the Bob Carter Cup on track with a seven-wicket victory over Sprowston in the semi-finals.

Stephen Gray top-scored for Swardeston with an unbeaten 50 in the EAPL T20 final against Mildenhall. Pictuyre: James Bass

Swardeston won the East Anglian Premier League Twenty20 competition at Woolpit.

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Norfolk Alliance: Lowestoft (batting) v Thetford Town (bowling/ fielding) at the Denes Oval.
Lowestoft batsman caught out.

Picture: James Bass

Brooke almost took full advantage of the wet weather to open up a 15-point gap at the top of the Premier Division.

Joe Gatting in action for Swardeston in the East Anglian Premier League earlier this season.
 
Picture: MARk BULLIMORE

Joe Gatting’s remarkable batting performance helped to keep Swardeston hot on the heels of leaders Cambridge Granta.

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