Watts and Taylor win weekly awards

Two young cricketing stars are this week's winners of the EDP24/Hansells weekly awards.

Two young cricketing stars are this week's winners of the EDP24/Hansells weekly awards.

Swardeston's Jack Watts is the bowler of the week, while Topcroft wicketkeeper Chris Taylor is this week's other winner and they will both receive £10 vouchers to spend at Pilch Sports in Norwich.

Watts, 12, made his Mid Norfolk Sunday Shield Premier Division debut for Swardeston against Great Melton.

Swardeston batted first and posted an impressive 269 for five, but Melton were making good inroads into that total at 89 for two.


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Watts was introduced into the attack at a crucial stage and took two wickets in his second over, both to catches, before clean bowling the Melton captain in his third over.

He might have had a fourth victim, but a chance was put down at gully. He finished with figures of 5-1-15-3 as Swardeston won by 112 runs.

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Taylor, 16, was called up for his first team debut on Sunday to face the might of East Anglian Premier League leaders Swardeston in the Carter Cup.

The wicketkeeper had to watch from behind the stumps as Swardeston piled on the runs to make 355 for two, but the youngster kept his concentration superbly and did not give away a single bye throughout the 60 overs.

* If you match or even better those achievements this weekend, let us know and you could be the next winner of a £10 voucher.

Just email details of your nomination to norfolksport@archant.co.uk clearly stating EDP24 cricket awards in the subject line.

Please include the nominee's full name, age, team, the match details and a contact telephone number, as well as brief details of what they did in the game and a photograph.

Remember, we are looking for achievement as much as weight of runs scored or number of wickets taken. The competition is open to all cricketers, from youth team level up to senior matches so get your entries in before noon on Wednesday to be in with a chance of winning next week's prizes.

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