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Swardeston Cricket Club win silverware at Lord's as they beat Nantwich by 53 runs with impressive cameos from youngster Alfie Cooper and Peter Lambert. Connor Southwell reports on proceedings from the Home of Cricket on a historic day for the Norfolk Club

Swardeston are National Club champions after a 53-run victory over Nantwich in a rain-affected final at Lord's on Monday.

Vauxhall Mallards' final game before disbanding was one to remember as the current group of players did the famous name proud by securing an impressive victory.

Swardeston's cricketers will be aiming to shine on the hallowed turf of Lord's on Monday - and winning a game at the home of cricket is only one of their targets as the season draws to a close.

Paul Bradshaw has given nearly 25 years of sterling service to Vauxhall Mallards Cricket Club, having joined them as a 17-year-old way back in 1995.

Swardeston have missed out on the East Anglian Premier League title for the third year running.

North Runcton are one win away from playing in the East Anglian Premier League next season after clinching the Cecil Amey Norfolk Alliance Premier Division title.

Norfolk missed out on what would have been a first Minor Counties East Division title for 17 years on Tuesday when they lost a thrilling encounter at Longton by 96 runs.

Swardeston skipper Joe Gatting is proud of the way his team put a painful defeat behind them to book a dream trip to Lord's.

Ryan Findlay scored a superb unbeaten century as Norfolk gave themselves an excellent chance of winning the Minor Counties East Division Championsip at Longton on Monday.

Norfolk's final match in the Minor Counties Championship at Staffordshire is delicately poised after day one.

Norfolk have exceeded the pre-season expectations of their captain Ash Watson by going into the final round of Minor Counties Championship Eastern Division matches in pole position to reach next month's final.

Ashley Watson says Norfolk will be going all out to win their title decider against Staffordshire - even though a draw would be enough for them to finish top.

Norfolk kept their nerve at Manor Park on Tuesday to seal a narrow victory over Buckinghamshire and maintain their position at the top of the Minor Counties East Division going into the final game.

Norfolk will be aiming to complete a clean sweep of victories at the annual Festival of Cricket on Tuesday - and take a step closer to the Minor Counties Championship East Division title.

The stage has been set perfectly for a potential title showdown in the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League after the leading contenders both picked up wins at the weekend.

Norfolk will be aiming to maintain a dream run at the annual Festival of Cricket on Sunday when they take on Buckinghamshire in their final home game.

Swardeston are one home win away from a day out to remember at Lords'.

Norfolk moved 12 points clear at the top of the Minor Counties Championship East Division table on Monday after completing their second two day win in succession.

Swardeston won a predictably one-sided encounter against Vauxhall Mallards at The Common on Saturday to stay right in the thick of the Read Brothers East Anglian Premier League title battle.

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