Brown and Caswell are players of the year

Off-spinner Chris Brown was named Norfolk's player of the year for 2011 at the county cricket club annual meeting.

Player-coach Brown received the Richard Lane Player of the Season trophy at Manor Park on Saturday after taking 35 Minor Counties Championship wickets in six matches, passing the 300-wicket mark for Norfolk during the season.

His Horsford clubmate, all-rounder Luke Caswell, who averaged nearly 42 with the bat in the championship, received the re-named David and Joyce King Memorial Young Player Shield.

Gail Armstrong, who chairs the membership and home matches committee, was presented with the Sir David Thorne Bowl for a notable contribution to the club, plus a special presentation for 25 years' service as membership secretary.

There was a further presentation to Stephen Skinner to mark his 25 years as Norfolk secretary.

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Members voted through a �5 increase in their membership rates for 2012.

Single membership rises from �30 to �35 and joint membership from �40 to �45.

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The junior rate of �12.50 remains unchanged.

Norfolk incurred losses of �2,820 last season, making a combined a loss of �7,762 in the last two seasons.

• Officers elected - President: Keith Bray. Chairman: Graham Littlewood. Vice-chairman: Ted Wright. Treasurer: Terry Moore. Secretary: Stephen Skinner. Sub-committee chairmen: David Bowker (cricket and selection), Gail Armstrong (membership and home matches), Richard Wright (promotion and sponsorship). Auditors: Lovewell Blake.

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