Mid Norfolk Sunday
Cricket League


On a gloriously sunny September Sunday, North Runcton won the Hunts County Bats Senior Cup. Great Melton were stifled by some accurate bowling and seemed to lose crucial wickets at the points where they looked as though they were about to break the stranglehold. They were all out for 89 runs. In reply, North Runcton’s openers knocked off the runs without losing a wicket. Ben Skipper scored 34 n.o. but the Man of the Match was Michael Crisp, who hit 55 n.o. Michael Crisp received a bespoke Hunts County Bat worth £300.
The Hunts County Bats Junior Cup Final was much closer and resulted in a win for Barney over Snettisham. The Man of the Match, who also received a bespoke £300 Hunts County Bat, was Liam Chanell. He scored a crucial 40 runs and took 2 for 45. He was the man who steered Barney to victory.


The Hunts County Bats (HCB) midweek competition has reached the finals. In the HCB Senior Cup, Great Melton will be facing North Runcton. The final will be played at Sprowston CC, Barkers Lane on 11th September 2016, with a start time of 11.00 a.m. Immediately after the finish of the HCB Senior Cup Final will be the HCB Junior Cup Final which will see a rematch of the teams, who thrilled us all, in the Broke Cup Final: namely Barney versus Snettisham Royals.
There has been a “rain day” arranged for the following Sunday 18th September 2016.
Every player in the finals will receive a medal and the winning club will have their name engraved onto either The Hunts County Bats Senior Cup or The Hunts County Bats Junior Cup.
The winners of the ‘Man of the Match’ awards will get a bespoke bat from Hunts County Bats worth £300 each. All the awards will be presented by Steve Turnock, the Managing Director of Hunts County Bats.


A large crowd enjoyed a thrilling win for Hethersett & Tas Valley over Swaffham. Hethersett batted first and got off to what could have been a disastrous start, losing Ian Bryce for just one run. Bryce had scored 138 just two days before. What followed was a real team effort with everybody chipping in. John Curtis contributed a well crafted 44. The innings closed on 152. The pick of the Swaffham bowlers was Maurice Dye to took 3 for 27.
In reply, Swaffham seemed to lose wickets at all the wrong moments. They finished up all out for 89. The best of their batting were Ryan Bradbury 27 and Matthew Brockman-Smith also 27. The pick of the bowlers were John Curtis 3 for 7 and Sam Norton 3 for 13. However the best bowling performance and Man of the Match was awarded to Lee King 4 for 24. His contribution was considered the best because he removed the top order batsmen, which most certainly swung the match Hethersett’s way.


On a gloriously sunny day at Sprowston, a large crowd of supporters witnessed an exciting contest between Snettisham and Barney. Barney won the toss and elected to field. Snettisham got off to a very sound start and had over 50 runs on the board before the first wicket fell. What followed was a determined batting performance: Damian (Trigger) Twiddy 44, Danny Suckling 39 and Michael Herbert 38 n.o. At the close Snettisham had amassed a respectable 169 for 5. The pick of the Barney bowlers was Liam Riseborough 3 for 47.
In reply, Barney took the attack to Snettisham with some fine stroke play as well as some exciting big hitting. Aaron Riseborough kept the target score firmly in his sights with an attractive 31. Jack Burton added 33, as did Liam Channell 18 and Ciaran Chapman 17 n.o. However, the Man of the Man contribution came from Mark Spillett 42 n.o. Everyone agreed that he had held Barney together and steered them all the way to 171 for 5 and victory.


The Annual Presentation Evening will be held at Dereham Town Football Club, on Saturday 22nd October 2016. Doors open at 7.00 p.m
The engraved trophies will be presented to every side that has won their division. Medals will be awarded to the teams that won and also to the runners-up.
The League will present 12 medals for each team (winners and runner-up), additional medals can be purchased at £5 each.
Dereham Town Football Club has been chosen because it is central to the whole of Norfolk and lying just off the main A47 ( Swanton Morley Exit )

The address is:- Aldiss Park, Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk.


The Annual General Meeting of the League will be held Dereham Town Football Club on Sunday 13th November 2016. Start time 7.00 p.m.
Suggestions for rule changes should be emailed to the League Secretary, Sam Rix, at:- samantharix5186@yahoo.co.uk These should reach Sam at least 14 days before the AGM (30th October 2016).
Dereham Town Football Club has been chosen because it is central to the whole of Norfolk and lying just off the main A47 ( Swanton Morley Exit )

The address is:- Aldiss Park, Norwich Road, Dereham, Norfolk.

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