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Sponsorship boost for Ketteringham Hall CC

PUBLISHED: 13:41 26 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:41 26 July 2018

Ketteringham Hall cricketers pose for a picture in front of the club pavilion to mark the sponsorship deal Picture: NEWMAN ASSOCIATES PR

Ketteringham Hall cricketers pose for a picture in front of the club pavilion to mark the sponsorship deal Picture: NEWMAN ASSOCIATES PR

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Norfolk League side Ketteringham Hall have received a boost after accountants, business advisers and financial planners Lovewell Blake stepped in as sponsors.

The club was formed in the 1990s and in the early 2000s a new pitch was created out of an overgrown field in the grounds of Ketteringham Hall, with the first game taking place in 2006.

Lovewell Blake partner Simon Watson said: “This is a real community club which has grown out of a commitment by its members and volunteers to provide a valuable asset to the area. We are delighted to be supporting the club.”

Player Ben Gibbins, a member of staff at Lovewell Blake, added, “Our cricket club relies on the hard work and dedication of our members and other volunteers and this sponsorship will help ensure the longevity of the club and allow us to continue work on improving the quality of the pitch.”

Ketteringham Hall Cricket Club welcomes new members of all ages. For more information, go to www.ketteringhamhall.play-cricket.com

Norfolk’s Over-60s recorded an emphatic win against Bedfordshire at Old Buckenham.

After winning the toss and asking the visitors to bat Norfolk made an excellent start by dismissing the first three batsmen for four runs.

Bedfordshire continued to struggle and were finally all out for 88, Maurice Dye taking 3-15.

Norfolk knocked off the runs required in 26 overs and have been drawn against Lancashire in the play-offs.

The Over-60s second team travelled to Denton to take on Lancashire and made 191-9 in their alloted overs. Lancashire made steady progress but having reached 140-2 off 33 overs the rain came and the points were shared.

Norfolk will play Oxfordshire in the play-offs.

The Over-70s travelled to Littlehampton to take on a strong Sussex side who made an impressive 278-6.

Norfolk made a steady start with Ian Parkin (61) and Andy Broughton (51) adding 115 for the second wicket but chasing such a big total was too much and they finished on 187-5.

Meanwhile Norfolk U-14s were runners-up in the Suffolk T20 tournament hosted by Framlingham School.

In their semi-final Norfolk took on Bedforshire and set an imposing 210-4 thanks to a Freddie Fairey masterclass (113 not out including 18 fours and three sixes) supported by a belligerent 50 from Will Bowman. With so many runs to play with Norfolk captain Ben Wilcox was able to use nine bowlers with Bowman and Harry De-Coteau Spring the pick of the bunch as Norfolk won by 36 runs.

In the final Norfolk, sponsored by Great Barn Farm Holidays, met Hertfordshire who batted well to make 157. Norfolk’s reply started poorly with Joe Wicks, Tom Wicks and Ben Wilcox all falling cheaply.

Bowman (64 with six fours a three sixes) and Fairey (39) gave Norfolk some hope. But when Fairey fell with the score at 97 and Bowman at 118 the remaining batsmen struggled to clear the boundary, with the innings closing on 134-6. Bowman was named Norfolk man-of-the-match, with Fairey having taken the honour in the semi-final.

Norfolk’s next match is Sunday, August 29 at Postwick against Cambridgeshire (10.45am start).

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