Quinton and White share top billing

A youngster who enjoyed a prolific week with the bat and a 29-year-old who shrugged off poor form to hit his first century for his club are the winners of this week's EDP24/Hansells Cricket Awards.

A youngster who enjoyed a prolific week with the bat and a 29-year-old who shrugged off poor form to hit his first century for his club are the winners of this week's EDP24/Hansells Cricket Awards.

Callum White, 12, starred for Vauxhall Mallards and Norfolk Under-12s, while Alan Quinton claimed the award after an outstanding batting display for Hardingham. Both receive £10 vouchers to spend at Pilch Sports in Norwich.

White fired 67 for Norfolk U12s last Wednesday, to add to the century he made against Suffolk three days earlier. Then, on Friday, he hit an unbeaten 20 to help his club side beat Diss by 106 runs in the quarter-finals of the Allan Bridgewater U13 Trophy.

Quinton played his third game of the season for Hardingham A against North Elmham A in Division 10 of the Norfolk League on Saturday and after managing just four runs in his previous two innings, no-one could have predicted what happened when he came to the crease.

Quinton blasted 134, including 10 fours and six sixes, to help his team to an 86-run win.

He shared a 227-run partnership with Mark Plunkett, who made 81 - his maiden half-century for Hardingham - and although Plunkett was also nominated, Quinton's century got the nod from our judges.

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Missing out this time was another strong entry, St Andrews 16-year-old Louis Bellchamber.

On Saturday, he took two for 28 with his spin bowling and hit an unbeaten 16 to guide his side to victory over Kirkley Sports in Norfolk League Division Three.

Then in a friendly against Marlingford on Sunday, he took a wicket and a catch, but it was his batting that stole the show, as he fired 79 not out, including five sixes and four fours.

If you want to nominate someone for next week's award, please email your entry to norfolksport@archant.co.uk clearly stating EDP24 Awards in the subject line.

The deadline for entries is noon on Wednesday and for full details of how to nominate, see our website, www.edp24.co.uk/cricket