Norfolk captain Webb will be getting his clubs out for final match in charge

Barnard Trophy winners King's Lynn with county president Graham Turner (fourth right). Picture: Mike

Barnard Trophy winners King's Lynn with county president Graham Turner (fourth right). Picture: Mike Devlin - Credit: Archant

Norfolk captain Kevin Webb will be attempting to bow out on a high note on Sunday when his side complete their Anglian League programme with an away fixture against Cambridgeshire.

Webb has generally been a non-playing skipper during his four years in charge, but he will be leading from the front at Brampton Park after naming himself in the team.

With Toby Briggs now studying in the United States and Jack Yule unavailable, there were vacancies at the weekend, and the captain has taken the opportunity to round off his tenure by playing a couple of rounds.

'It's not a question of sentiment, I have being playing nicely recently and have done well in a few tournaments. My handicap has gone down 4.9 to 3.3 and I feel ready for the challenge,' he said. 'Obviously Toby and Jack are top players who would always be in my side, and Tom Beasley would also have been in if he had been available, but when they can't make it someone else has to come in.'

Webb will be teaming up with Richard Wilson against Cambridgeshire, while the other pairings are James Flescher and Warren Bates, Iain Yule and Simon Clarke and Thomas Nudd and Giles Evans.


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Norfolk go into their final match in fourth position, having won two and lost two. They are only two points off top spot but have no chance of winning the title as two of the teams above them - Northamptonshire and Leicestershire and Rutland - are playing each other on the final day.

But finishing second remains a genuine target and Webb is determined to bow out with a victory.

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'I was gutted after we lost our previous match against Lincolnshire at Royal Cromer because had we won that one we would have had a real chance of winning the league, which would have been a wonderful way to finish,' said Webb. 'But this side has come on in leaps and bounds in the last two years and I would like to thank all the players for the contributions they have made. I have realy enjoyed being their captain and I know everyone is desperate to finish the season with a win.'

The seconds round off their campaign against Cambridgeshire II at Royal West Norfolk.

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