Turner gets a taste for centuries

Cromer teenager David Turner has enjoyed the week of his life with the bat after notching three centuries in the space of seven days. The 15-year-old began his run blitz with an unbeaten 130 - his maiden century - for Cromer Under-15s last week and he followed that up with 110 for the club's second team in a league match on Saturday.

Cromer teenager David Turner has enjoyed the week of his life with the bat after notching three centuries in the space of seven days.

The 15-year-old began his run blitz with an unbeaten 130 - his maiden century - for Cromer Under-15s last week and he followed that up with 110 for the club's second team in a league match on Saturday.

Not content with that, he went on to reach three figures again batting for Norfolk Under-15s against Essex at Brundall on Sunday.

Turner trains with the Northamptonshire academy, although club chairman John Graveling insists he is just one among a healthy crop of youngsters at Cromer: “We have quite a number of promising young cricketers both in the second team and the first team,” he said. “David is a very promising young lad and I've seen him bat quite a few times and been impressed.”

Turner's sensational form has earned a call-up to the first team tomorrow as Cromer travel to Swardeston in the Alliance Premier Division.

Second team captain Andy van Greuning added: “He is a class act and as much as we are sad to lose him from the second team, I'm delighted that he has got a chance with the firsts.”

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t Turner was not the only youngster to enjoy a memorable week, as Swardeston 11-year-old Eddie Smith took six for one from three overs in an U11s match against Mundford.

Normally a wicketkeeper, Smith eschewed the gloves in favour of bowling and his figures included taking three wickets in four balls.

Earlier in the day, he had captained St Thomas More Junior School's Kwik Cricket team in the Year Six regional finals at Mildenhall. The Norwich school was one of only two from Norfolk to qualify, having finished second to Hillside in the county final at Horsford. St Thomas More won their group before losing narrowly in the quarter-final.