Howes at the top of his game for Bucks

Old Buckenham's Chris Howes and Great Melton's Martin Bunn are this week's winners of the EDP24/Hansells Cricket Awards.Howes, 18, is a left arm spinner who has stepped into the Old Buckenham first team this summer and continued his impressive form on Saturday by taking three for 18 in the six-wicket win against Brooke in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

Old Buckenham's Chris Howes and Great Melton's Martin Bunn are this week's winners of the EDP24/Hansells Cricket Awards.

Howes, 18, is a left arm spinner who has stepped into the Old Buckenham first team this summer and continued his impressive form on Saturday by taking three for 18 in the six-wicket win against Brooke in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

That took his league tally for the season to 20 wickets from nine games and added to his five-wicket haul against North Runcton the previous weekend.

Howes also recently made his debut for Norfolk Under-19s, taking two for 23 in 10 overs.


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Old Buckenham skipper Robbie Austin said: "He is a big hope, not just for Buckenham but for Norfolk and one to watch in the next few seasons."

Bunn is the recipient of the batting award after hitting 120 in just 25 overs, despite the showery conditions in the abandoned Knights Norfolk League Division One match against Old Buckenham A.

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It was the 40-year-old's first century for Melton in his second season at the club.

Other worthy nominations this week included: Lowestoft skipper Nathan Garrod, who scored his maiden league century in the abandoned Alliance Division One match against Stow; Sprowston C's Mike Hanby, 48, who returned impressive figures of 11.3-7-12-6 against Loddon A in Knights League Division Nine and rounded off his fine display with a one-handed slip catch; and 18-year-old Dan Anderson, who scored 51 in Hales A's four-wicket win against Costessey and then took four for 21 from 9.1 overs.

n The EDP24/Hansells Cricket Awards are open to all players, young and old, at all levels of the game. We aim to recognise not just the highest runscorers and leading wicket-takers, but those players who achieve a notable feat during a game.

You can email nominations to norfolksport@archant.co.uk including the nominee's name, age, match details and a brief summary of what they did in the game. Please also attach a photograph of the nominee and a contact number and state EDP24 Cricket Awards in the subject line. The deadline for entries is noon on Wednesday.

Winners are announced every Friday in the EDP and in the cricket section of our website, www.edp24/cricket

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