Champions in a class of their own

Royal Cromer are the toast of the county as the winners of the Norfolk ladies' handicap league – with a performance that left their rivals trailing.

Their first team topped the table in Division One with an impressive 19 points, having won all four home fixtures and taking 2� points from their four away matches.

Their closest rivals on 12 points were Royal Norwich. Thetford finished at the foot of the group and are relegated to Division Two.

Meanwhile, Weston Park continued their winning progress to gain promotion to Division One. Their victory in Division Two was their third in successive years as they have made their way steadily up the league to the highest level.

They needed to win their last match by at least 5-2 to secure promotion on countback from King's Lynn and succeeded. Eaton finished at the bottom on the group and go down to Division Three.

Sheringham gained promotion from Division Three, having won all four home matches and, crucially, one away fixture. They were three points clear of their three closest rivals. Dereham were relegated.

Barnham Broom II managed a one-point victory at the top of Division Four to secure their promotion, ahead of Ryston Park.

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Fakenham finished bottom of the group and are relegated. Eaton II are promoted to Division Four after scoring a two-point win at the head of their group, ahead of Middleton Hall. Dunston Hall are relegated to Division Six.

Caldecott Hall won Division Six with 16 points, just one ahead of Sheringham II, and will be promoted for next year's league.