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Mundford veteran bat Yates in form of life to win Player of Month …

Mundford veteran bat Yates in form of life to win Player of Month …

Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Player of the Month Robin Yates is congratulated by (L-R) Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott and Marion Veal and Neil McDonald of Dipple & Conway Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Veteran Mundford batsman Robin Yates is in the form of his life and has beaten off stiff competition to earn the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Player of the Month accolade for June. The Mundford chairman, who began his long innings with the club 28 years ago, was one of four runners-up for the May award, pipped at the post by Swaffham teenager Jasper Payne. In June Yates turned the tables, scoring 96 against Norwich B, 72 against Rocklands and 60 not out against Stow A, while Payne was among the nearly men with 82 not out, 75 not out and 5-42.

Yates was presented with the winner s pennant and a pair of Ray Ban New Wayfarer designer sunglasses worth 130. Neil McDonald, group manager of Alliance sponsors Dipple & Conway Opticians said: It s one of the many joys of cricket that in one month the award is won by one of the sport s bright rising stars and the next month by one of the its long-standing stalwarts. Cricketers of all ages and from all divisions compete on a level pitch for the Player of the Month Award.

We love being part of it. It s exciting waiting to hear who has topped the shortlist each month. Independent family opticians Dipple & Conway, which has practices in Swaffham, Norwich and Diss, is owned by brothers James, Damian and Robert Conway, grandsons of Thomas Conway, who founded business 99 years ago.

Neil McDonald congratulated Norfolk over-50s player Yates on his consistency throughout the first half of the season, which saw Mundford topping the Division Four table by mid-July. I ve been playing cricket for nearly 50 years and I cannot remember playing better, said driving instructor Yates. I ve never hit so many sixes .as my team-mates keep reminding me!

I am enjoying playing as much as ever and looking forward to every game. He has been a top-order batsman since joining Mundford in 1987, most of the time as an opener. He is now club chairman and junior cricket co-ordinator at Mundford.

During his time at the club, Mundford have played in Divisions One, Two, Three and Four. While Robin opens the batting, son Jay makes games a great family affair by opening the bowling. Robin s wife Fiona an accomplished player in her own right is a club coach and Mundford s child welfare officer.

Cricket has always been a shared passion for the couple who even staged a cricket match for guests at their wedding reception. Daughter Jo used to play at county level and son Pat is a member of the Premier Division for Downham Town first team. Mundford is among the best clubs in the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance, he said.

We have our own ground and clubhouse, a thriving youth set-up and an excellent social side. He praised Dipple & Conway for establishing the Player of the Month award. It is a great aspirational thing.

It is something everyone at every level can strive for.

It is good for the game, he said.

Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance June Player of the Month Shortlist Robin Yates Mundford 96, 72 and 60* Duncan Hewitt Dereham 86, 108 and 5-16 Harrison Futter Fakenham A 72, 51* and 87 Jez Wright Bradfield 61*, 50* and 4-23 Jasper Payne Swaffham 82*, 75* and 5-42 Chris Fuller Bungay 53*, 73 and 4-39 Pete Sims Lowestoft A 50, 72 and 5-35 Jack Whatmough Martham 132, 97 and 4-38 Chris Robson Beccles A 68, 65* and 4-30

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with …

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with …

21:32 10 January 2015 Ian Clarke 1 Flood warnings have been issued for Lowestoft and other areas around the coast Archant Communities around the East Anglian coast are on standby for possible flooding tonight. The Environment Agency has issued 18 flood warnings for the Anglian region – which indicate that flooding is expected – and 12 of the less serious flood alerts due to expected high tides and a tidal surge. Lowestoft appears to be potentially the worst affected with high water at 12.10am.

The town s Weather Warnings Twitter feed posted: Currently the tide level is 3,48m and should be 1.8m at this time. At Wells, harbourmaster Robert Smith tweeted: High water has peaked, approx one metre above predicted height. Fortunately flow slowed early.

We can relax now. Areas which have a flood warning include tidal River Bure from Scare Gap to Acle Bridge, the tidal River Waveney, the tidal River Yare from Trowse Newton to Breydon Water and Cantley, Brundall and Reedham, the tidal River Wang, Benacre Marshes and Kessingland Beach, Walberswick, Dunwich and surrounding marshes, Southwold and surrounding marshes, Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock, the west bank of the River Yare at Great Yarmouth from Gorleston to Ferry Hill, the North Bank of Lake Lothing, the Rivers Yare and Bure from Runham Vauxhall to Scare Gap and including the Vauxhall Holiday Park, Lowestoft Seafront and Docks, Blythburgh and marshes upstream of the A12, Snape, Iken and the surrounding marshland. Local people can ring Floodline on 0345 9881188 or visit the website www.environmentagency.gov.uk for more information, Meanwhile, windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph on the Norfolk coast, has brought down trees overnight and caused power cuts.

Two fallen trees blocked the A1062 between Horning and Hoveton and a farmer was out early to remove a tree which had fallen on Barnham Broom Road, between Youngmans Road and Kimberley Hall gates, just outside Wymondham. The tree was removed by 8am. Organisers of the Blickling Parkrun took the decision to cancel the event due to the high winds.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the Dereham and Scarning area after an overhead power line pole came down. Those without power including homes in the Theatre Street and Commercial Road area and the town s main Post Office. A UK Power Networks spokesman said they had restored power to 1,841 customers leaving 124 still off supply.

He said: Our engineers are doing all they can to these remaining customers back on supply as quickly as we can. Elsewhere, due to a fault in the Watton area at about 9.16am, 33 customers were without power. Another 1,500 homes in the Horsford area were also affected, where 55 customers are still without power.

A total of 66 homes in Cringleford and 149 in the Salhouse area are also without power. Passengers were warned to expect delays and alterations to services on the X1 and Anglian 7 due to the weather. Norfolk Police tweeted: We are receiving many tree down related calls due to high winds.

Please be careful on the roads. Across East Anglia, gusts of 58mph were experienced at Weybourne, 53mph at Wittering, 52mph in Bedford, 49mph at Marham and 47mph at Wattisham. Jim Bacon, forecaster at Norwich s Weatherquest, said winds were due to die down.

He said temperatures had been very mild at around 12 to 13 degrees Celsius, when the average for this time of year is around six degrees. He added: The mild windy weather will be replaced by colder, brighter weather and winds will ease down and be a bit less damaging. It will be a breezy day tomorrow, not as a windy as today, but colder.

It turns mild and cloudy on Monday, windy in the morning with some patches of rain and getting a little bit drier in the afternoon. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Britain thousands of people remain without power after gale force winds brought another day of disruption to the transport and power networks. In Scotland, where winds reached up to 113mph yesterday, some homes in the very north of the country have been without electricity since Friday.

Engineers have been working in treacherous and worsening conditions to reconnect properties, while charity workers from the Red Cross have been working to reach vulnerable people and provide food, accommodation and generators where possible. At the height of the problems, more than 100,000 properties were without power. Around 16,000 are still cut off and engineers said they will work through the night if it is safe to do so.

Some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles are likely to be without power overnight, Scottish and Southern Energy said. In England, a body has been recovered and searches are to continue for another man after two people were swept out to sea in severe weather at Brighton beach. The body of Freddie Reynolds, who was swept out to sea as he tried to rescue his friend Dan Nicholls, has been recovered.

Searches for Mr Nicholls are to continue tomorrow. A driver died in a one-car crash in Aberdeenshire where weather has been causing problems and police are investigating if it was a factor. Two people were also taken to hospital after a car crashed with a gritter in South Ayrshire.

Weather warnings remain in place for tomorrow with further strong winds, snow and ice forecast. The Met Office has yellow be aware weather alerts in place for all of Scotland, the North and Midlands of England, and Northern Ireland until midday tomorrow for snow and ice. Wind warnings are in force in places until this evening.

Efforts to recover the beached Hoegh Osaka near Southampton had to be postponed due to high winds, which have also caused severe problems on roads in Yorkshire and the North East of England as a number of lorries were blown over, blocking carriageways. A gust of 113mph was recorded at Stornoway on Lewis yesterday, the strongest since records at that site began in 1970, while winds of 76mph were recorded at High Bradfield, in South Yorkshire, and in Aberdaron, Gwynedd. The areas worst affected by power cuts are Buchan, Dingwall, Dunoon, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Oban, Perth, Shetland, Skye, the Western Isles and Wick.

As well as the Red Cross, local food suppliers have been helping to reach those cut off. Scottish Hydro praised a chip shop in the Highlands for helping with food. The power company tweeted: Big shout out to the team in McGinty s chip shop in Fortrose who are delivering hot food to elderly vulnerable customers.

Alan Broadbent, director of engineering, said: I would like to praise the work of our men and women out in the field who had to put up with some of the worst weather conditions I have ever encountered. If it is safe to do so, they will continue to work through the night. I would also like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding.

My apologies, once again, for the disruption they had to endure since yesterday. The bad weather has toppled power lines and uprooted trees, and yesterday forced ScotRail temporarily to suspend all train services for safety reasons. The Sunderland Empire had to close and cancel tonight s performance after a well-known statue on its roof toppled over and was left hanging from its base, 90ft up.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: In the north of the UK, the wintry showers should push more eastwards and we should see most of them easing on Sunday. The South East should hold on to the largely fine conditions but we will see showers push into Wales and south west England, some of this falling as sleet and snow over the moors but also to lower levels. The ferocious gales were stirred up by an extra-powerful jet stream triggered by plunging temperatures in the United States hitting warmer air in the south.

References ^ Ian Clarke (www.derehamtimes.co.uk)

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph …

Update: Police warning as windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph …

08:04 11 January 2015 Ian Clarke 1 Flood warnings have been issued for Lowestoft and other areas around the coast Archant Communities around the East Anglian coast are today assessing the impact of flooding after a night of high tides. The Environment Agency still has 18 flood warnings for the Anglian region in place – which indicate that flooding is expected – and 12 of the less serious flood alerts due to expected high tides and a tidal surge. An Environment Agency spokesman said conditions were rapidly improving and the water levels had not been as high as expected.

He said the flood warnings were likely to be lifted soon. There have been no major amounts of flooding and fortunately the high tides did not coincide with strong winds. There have been reports of some flooding problems at Walberswick, Oulton Broad, Southwold, Kirkley and Gorleston.

The highest tides were between 8pm and 1am. At Lowestoft, the Weather Warnings Twitter feed posted: We would like to thank everyone for keeping us updated through this flood scare. High tide has passed and hopefully will recede so danger is subsiding.

A spokesman for the voluhtary group NS 4×4 Response said: The tide last night passed without significant incidents. At Wells, harbourmaster Robert Smith tweeted: High water has peaked, approx one metre above predicted height. Fortunately flow slowed early.

We can relax now. Areas which have a flood warning include tidal River Bure from Scare Gap to Acle Bridge, the tidal River Waveney, the tidal River Yare from Trowse Newton to Breydon Water and Cantley, Brundall and Reedham, the tidal River Wang, Benacre Marshes and Kessingland Beach, Walberswick, Dunwich and surrounding marshes, Southwold and surrounding marshes, Oulton Broad near Mutford Lock, the west bank of the River Yare at Great Yarmouth from Gorleston to Ferry Hill, the North Bank of Lake Lothing, the Rivers Yare and Bure from Runham Vauxhall to Scare Gap and including the Vauxhall Holiday Park, Lowestoft Seafront and Docks, Blythburgh and marshes upstream of the A12, Snape, Iken and the surrounding marshland. Local people can ring Floodline on 0345 9881188 or visit the website www.environmentagency.gov.uk for more information, Meanwhile, windy weather, with gusts of up to 58mph on the Norfolk coast, brought down trees overnight and caused power cuts on Saturday.

Two fallen trees blocked the A1062 between Horning and Hoveton and a farmer was out early to remove a tree which had fallen on Barnham Broom Road, between Youngmans Road and Kimberley Hall gates, just outside Wymondham. The tree was removed by 8am. Organisers of the Blickling Parkrun took the decision to cancel the event due to the high winds.

Almost 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the Dereham and Scarning area after an overhead power line pole came down. Those without power including homes in the Theatre Street and Commercial Road area and the town s main Post Office. There were also power cuts affecting hundreds of people in Watton, Horsford, Cringleford and Salhouse.

Passengers were warned to expect delays and alterations to services on the X1 and Anglian 7 due to the weather. Norfolk Police tweeted: We are receiving many tree down related calls due to high winds. Please be careful on the roads.

Across East Anglia, gusts of 58mph were experienced at Weybourne, 53mph at Wittering, 52mph in Bedford, 49mph at Marham and 47mph at Wattisham. Jim Bacon, forecaster at Norwich s Weatherquest, said winds had died down. He said temperatures had been very mild at around 12 to 13 degrees Celsius, when the average for this time of year is around six degrees.

He added: It will be a breezy day on Sunday, but not as a windy as Saturday, but colder. It turns mild and cloudy on Monday, windy in the morning with some patches of rain and getting a little bit drier in the afternoon. Meanwhile, elsewhere in Britain thousands of people remain without power after gale force winds brought another day of disruption to the transport and power networks.

In Scotland, where winds reached up to 113mph, some homes in the very north of the country have been without electricity since Friday. Engineers have been working in treacherous and worsening conditions to reconnect properties, while charity workers from the Red Cross have been working to reach vulnerable people and provide food, accommodation and generators where possible. At the height of the problems, more than 100,000 properties were without power.

Around 16,000 are still cut off and engineers said they will work through the night if it is safe to do so. Some parts of the Highlands and Western Isles are likely to be without power overnight, Scottish and Southern Energy said. In England, a body has been recovered and searches are to continue for another man after two people were swept out to sea in severe weather at Brighton beach.

The body of Freddie Reynolds, who was swept out to sea as he tried to rescue his friend Dan Nicholls, has been recovered. Searches for Mr Nicholls are to continue tomorrow. A driver died in a one-car crash in Aberdeenshire where weather has been causing problems and police are investigating if it was a factor.

Two people were also taken to hospital after a car crashed with a gritter in South Ayrshire. Weather warnings remain in place for tomorrow with further strong winds, snow and ice forecast. The Met Office has yellow be aware weather alerts in place for all of Scotland, the North and Midlands of England, and Northern Ireland until midday tomorrow for snow and ice.

Wind warnings are in force in places until this evening. Efforts to recover the beached Hoegh Osaka near Southampton had to be postponed due to high winds, which have also caused severe problems on roads in Yorkshire and the North East of England as a number of lorries were blown over, blocking carriageways. A gust of 113mph was recorded at Stornoway on Lewis yesterday, the strongest since records at that site began in 1970, while winds of 76mph were recorded at High Bradfield, in South Yorkshire, and in Aberdaron, Gwynedd.

The areas worst affected by power cuts are Buchan, Dingwall, Dunoon, Elgin, Fort William, Inverness-shire, Oban, Perth, Shetland, Skye, the Western Isles and Wick. As well as the Red Cross, local food suppliers have been helping to reach those cut off. Scottish Hydro praised a chip shop in the Highlands for helping with food.

The power company tweeted: Big shout out to the team in McGinty s chip shop in Fortrose who are delivering hot food to elderly vulnerable customers. Alan Broadbent, director of engineering, said: I would like to praise the work of our men and women out in the field who had to put up with some of the worst weather conditions I have ever encountered. If it is safe to do so, they will continue to work through the night.

I would also like to thank our customers for their patience and understanding. My apologies, once again, for the disruption they had to endure since yesterday. The bad weather has toppled power lines and uprooted trees, and yesterday forced ScotRail temporarily to suspend all train services for safety reasons.

The Sunderland Empire had to close and cancel tonight s performance after a well-known statue on its roof toppled over and was left hanging from its base, 90ft up. Met Office forecaster Alex Burkill said: In the north of the UK, the wintry showers should push more eastwards and we should see most of them easing on Sunday. The South East should hold on to the largely fine conditions but we will see showers push into Wales and south west England, some of this falling as sleet and snow over the moors but also to lower levels.

The ferocious gales were stirred up by an extra-powerful jet stream triggered by plunging temperatures in the United States hitting warmer air in the south.

References ^ Ian Clarke (www.derehamtimes.co.uk)