Norfolk Under-11s, back row from left: Jonty Black, Harry Nunn, Tom Wicks, Cameron Tasker, Sam Utting; Middle: Charlie Barber, William Bowman, Ben Ashford; Front: Simon Black (manager), Jonah Wicks, Ben Wilcox (captain), Freddie Fairey, Lohitashva Kannan, Lewis Denmark (coach).

Norfolk Under-11s made it two wins out of two when they comprehensively beat Suffolk by 80 runs at Halvergate.

Cricket. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Hockwold and Snettisham both maintained their perfect starts to the season in Division One, writes Kevin Fisher.


Despite the best efforts of Norwich City only six games were conceded this week – but several matches were shortened to accommodate the lunctime play-off so generally cricket was the winner, writes Mike Ridout.

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Norfolk completed an impressive turnaround in fortunes on Sunday to qualify for the quarter-finals of the MCCA Unicorns Knock-out Trophy in some style.

At the crease is Mattishall batsman Gordon Chetwood. Picture: Ian Burt

There was a debut century and two heartbreaking near misses as Swardeston turned on the style to move back to the top of the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

Norfolk Alliance duo Cromer and Old Buckenham have attractive looking home games to look forward after the draw for the quarter-finals of the Carter Cup.

North Elmham'’s James Dagless patiently grafting for his runs in the gathering gloom. Picture: MIKE WYATT

The overnight rain and play-off match between Ipswich and Norwich failed to make a dent on the second week of the season’s fixtures, writes Mike Ridout.

HOWZAT?: Action from Cromers defeat at Sprowston in the Norfolk Alliance on Saturday. Photo: LIZZY HAMPSON

Division One’s top two from last week played out a high-scoring match.

Great Witchingham won in the EAPL on Saturday - but couldn't beat Old Buckenham, pictured batting here, in the Carter Cup. Picture: MATTHEW USHER

Great Witchingham claimed more Norfolk bragging rights as James Spelman continued his red-hot start to the campaign.

Cricket action from Downham Market v Old Buckingham - Nick Kelly runs out Old Buckingham's  Peter Free. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Stow and Brooke ensured their wait to chalk up a Premier Division victory did not become a long-run thing.

MCCA Unicorns Knockout Trophy: Norfolk (bat) v Bedfordshire at Manor Park, Horsford. Photo: Steve Adams

Skipper Chris Brown and his Norfolk team-mates kept their cool to taste victory during a game of Unicorns Knockout Trophy high stakes.


Denver’s James Fisher smashed 15 fours and one six as his side cruised to an opening day Division One victory in the West Norfolk League.

Beetley face the camera ahead of their season opener. Picture: SUBMITTED

Belton got their Norfolk League title push off to the best possible start by beating Rollesby.

Cricket action from the East Anglian Premier Cricket League between Norwich CC and Vauxhall Mallards. Ashley Watson batting for Norwich CC.


Champions Swardeston slid to an emphatic defeat as Norfolk rivals Vauxhall Mallards and Great Witchingham got their campaigns up and running with well deserved derby victories.


Captain Duncan Lanchester expects the winning mentality in the Downham Town dressing room will inspire a determined title defence.

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

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