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Alliance cricketers celebrate another summer of success

Premier division champions Fakenham with Emma Conway from Dipple and Conway and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR The big hitters of club cricket celebrated a season to remember when the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance handed out its 2015 awards. Honours were spread right across the county with Fakenham taking pride of place during the awards night at Wensum Valley Hotel and Country Club after their exciting young team, led by Australian Keegan Monahan-Fairlie, won the Premier Division for the first time since 2011.

Fakenham s subsequent frustration at missing out on promotion to the East Anglian Premier League, when they lost in the play-off semi-finals, was softened when they were named as Club of the Year. Among the individuals honoured was Vauxhall Mallards veteran Carl Amos, who at 42 continued to show the quality that has made him a legend of Norfolk cricket by finishing as the league s leading run scorer with a total of 1074. The bowling honours were shared by Norwich s Simon Key, whose 38 wickets helped his team to the Division Two title, and Marcus Bishop of Lowestoft, while Andy Dale took the wicket-keeping award with 30 dismissals for Swaffham.

Neil McDonald, Dipple & Conway s Group Practice Manager, said the second year of sponsorship had been another fulfilling one, adding: It has been exciting to be involved in a competition which reflects all the positive things about sport in Norfolk. The quality of the cricket has been exceptional and the spirit even more so, often with different generations of the same families playing side by side. Company director Matthew Conway added: We are a family-run, community-orientated business, about to celebrate our centenary in 2016, so it was fitting to be supporting a league which represents not only tradition but friendly competition played out in the heart of the county s communities.

Alliance chairman Peter Thomas, who helped present the trophies with Matthew Conway, Emma Conway and Neil McDonald, said: There s no doubt that the input of Dipple & Conway has made a big difference to the competition over the past two years with the introduction of the player of the month awards further adding to the level of interest. He added: We also pride ourselves on our youth section which is getting youngsters involved in cricket, gaining confidence and even playing in adult teams, which is good for the future of the sport. On the Club of the Year award to Fakenham, he added: They were good both off and on the field.

It was just disappointing that they couldn t go on to get the reward they really deserved by getting in the EAPL. But they are a young team and I think with another year of experience they can only get better. The awards evening was compered by Anglia Television presenter and keen cricketer Jonathan Wills.

Division One winners Garboldisham with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Two winners Norwich A with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Three winners Vauxhall Mallards A with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Four winners Winterton with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Five winners Martham with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Division Six winners Bircham with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

Picture Credit Newsmakers PR Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Award Winners: Premier Division Winners Fakenham Runner-Up -Sprowston Division One Winners Garboldisham Runner-Up North Runcton Division Two Winners Norwich A Runner-Up Thetford Division Three Winners Vauxhall Mallards A Runner-Up Brooke A Division Four Winners Winterton Runner-Up Mundford Division Five Winners Martham Runner-Up Hethersett & Tas Valley A Division Six Winners Bircham Runner-Up Bradenham A Junior Competitions Under-9s – John Dewing Trophy Winners Brooke Runner-Up Horsford Under-11s – Terry Moore Trophy Winners Vauxhall Mallards Runner-Up Southwold Under-13s – Allan Bridgewater Trophy Winners Acle Runner-Up Cromer Under-15s – Andy Seeley Trophy Winners Swardeston CEYMS Runner-Up Acle Merit awards Leading run scorer Carl Amos (Vauxhall Mallards) Leading wicket-takers Marcus Bishop (Lowestoft) and Simon Key (Norwich).

Leading wicketkeeper Andy Dale (Swaffham) Dipple & Conway Players of the Month May Jasper Payne (Swaffham) June Robin Yates (Mundford) July Harrison Futter (Fakenham) August Ben Coote (North Runcton).

Club of the Year Fakenham

Ben's 9-35 stunner sets him apart in Player of Month honours list …

Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance August Player of the Month Ben Coote is congratulated by (L-R) Damian Conway, Matthew Conway and Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR A stunning nine-wicket haul in his first game following injury laid the foundation for a fabulous August which saw North Runcton paceman Ben Coote named Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Player of the Month. I had been out for several weeks after tearing my ankle ligaments playing football, said Ben.

We had a fixture against Great Witchingham A and even on the morning of the game I wasn t sure if I was going to play. It felt good after a work-out, so I said to the captain I am up for it . The 21-year-old clean-bowled five of the opposition batsmen and had four others caught behind by the wicketkeeper as Witchingham were skittled out for 97.

Ben finished with 9-35 and North Runcton went on to win by seven wickets. Ben followed up his explosive start to August with four-wicket bags against Acle at home and Horsford A away. Taking nine wickets in a single innings is one of those once-in-a-lifetime achievements most bowlers will only dream about, said Damian Conway, joint owner of Dipple & Conway Opticians, the family business started by his grandfather in 1916.

It makes Ben one of the most worthy winners we have ever had of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Player of the Month Award. Damian and his nephew Matthew Conway were joined by Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance vice-chairman John Tythcott for the presentation of a commemorative pennant and a 179 pair of Adidas Sports sunglasses which Ben chose as his prize. It is now three times in four months this summer that players aged 21 or under have claimed our Player of the Month Award and we are delighted about that because it is shows a wonderful foundation for the future of cricket in Norfolk, said Damian Conway.

It speaks volumes for the quality of groundwork being done by dedicated junior coaches in clubs across the county. I am really pleased to be able to pay tribute to them as well as to Ben. Dipple & Conway has practices in Norwich, Diss and Swaffham.

Footsteps Ben has been playing cricket at North Runcton all his life, following in the footsteps of his father Peter, a club stalwart and former Norfolk player. He progressed to the senior sides in his mid-teens and is now the first team s main fast bowler. North Runcton finished second in Division One of the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance this season, a mere five points behind champions Garboldisham.

North Runcton Cricket Club presented Ben with a special trophy to mark his achievement only the third time in the club s 80-year-history that one of its players has taken nine wickets during a league game. It had been a frustrating summer for me because of the injuries I had. It means I ve only played in seven games .although I ve been at the ground to support the team, said Ben.

But that day against Great Witchingham has made it a season I ll never forget. Ben graduated from Durham University this year with a degree in maths. He is working as a mentor at Springwood High School, King s Lynn, while he considers his options for a future career.

Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance August Player of the Month Shortlist: Ben Coote North Runcton 9-35, 4-25 & 4-29 Andy Hanby Sprowston 64, 57, 4-25 & 4-38 Billy Brice Lowestoft 4-54, 4-41, 4-67 & 82 Oscar Binny Horsford 58, 61 & 57 Harrison Futter Fakenham A 123, 103 & 69 Jasper Payne Swafffham 75, 80 & 4-15 Carl Amos Vauxhall Mallards A 109, 104 & 91 Matthew Seager Vauxhall Mallards A 6-11, 4-54 & 4-31 Cameron Marrable Ashmanhaugh & Barton Wanderers A 6-35, 6-19 & 4-26

Norfolk's young cricket stars crown season at county finals

U11 winners Vauxhall Mallards are presented with their medals and cup by Ben Conway, back centre of Dipple & Conway, sponsors of the Dipple & Conway Norfolk Cricket Alliance Picture Credit Newsmakers The cream of Norfolk and Waveney s young players crowned their season with some cracking cricket in a series of impressive finals on wickets across Norfolk. Four keenly-contested Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance finals saw Brooke (under 9) Vauxhall Mallards (under 11), Acle (under 13) and Swardeston (under 15) crowned champions of their age group sections. Among the appreciative onlookers at three of the finals was Ben Conway, the fourth generation of the Conway family to run the Dipple & Conway opticians business started by his great-grandfather 99 years ago.

Dipple & Conway sponsors the Alliance. The standard of cricket in the games I witnessed far exceeded my expectations, he said. They played fantastically well other than the sizes of the players and a few rule changed in the younger categories it was just like watching an adult game.

Ben Conway was also impressed by the exemplary attitude shown by the youngsters. Man of the Match Will Bowman, of Vauxhall Mallards U11, is presented with his medal by Ben Conway, right, of Dipple & Conway, sponsors of the Dipple & Conway Norfolk Cricket Alliance Picture Credit Newsmakers They were very competitive, but they got on well together and clearly had a lot of fun. It is good to see children enthused about healthy outdoor exercise something Dipple & Conway is keen to promote, he said.

I was delighted to see the pride the players showed as they came up to collect their medals and trophies. They were very smart and very confident a real credit to their coaches. Ben Conway, whose family business has practices in Norwich, Diss and Swaffham, was also impressed by the number of supporters who went along to support and encourage them.

It bodes well for the future of cricket in Norfolk, he said. Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance Chairman Peter Thomas congratulated all eight finalist teams. The county finals are always a showpiece of all that s best in youth cricket, he said.

And it is a great encouragement to have had Ben Conway representing the Alliance sponsors Dipple & Conway Opticians, who provide us with so much support throughout the season. The U9 and U13 games were played at Garboldisham. In the U9s a very good Horsford side batted first and Brooke did well to restrict them to 255-4.

Maintaining their focus, Brooke proved just too strong in reply, posting 297-4 to claim the John Dewing Trophy. Man of the Match was Will Panter. Champagne moment according to adjudicator Kevin Denmark was captain May Drinkell s thunderous drive over extra cover for four.

In the U13 final, for the Allan Bridgewater Trophy, Cromer scored 45 all out. Acle passed the target without losing a wicket. Harry Williams scored 19 not out and Dan Hastings 21 not out.

Man of the match was Nathan Shaw who took 3-3 from three overs. It was the third time in four years Acle U13 teams had reached the final and their second victory. The key to the success Acle has enjoyed is that we put the emphasis on fun at our Wednesday night coaching sessions, said U13 manager Quorn Handley.

We have over 90 youngsters coming along to coaching sessions from U8s to U17s and they all thoroughly enjoy it. We can t thank Dipple & Conway enough for their support. The Terry Moore U11 Trophy final was contested at Great Witchingham between Southwold and Vauxhall Mallards.

Southwold scored 270-8, making a net score of 222. Vauxhall Mallards replied with 333-3, net score 315, to win the game. Will Bowman from Vauxhall Mallards was Man of the Match scoring 19 runs and taking 2 wickets for 10 runs.

I did not know what to expect when I started coaching the under 11s, said Ziggy Arshad, Vauxhall Mallards, but I saw a lot of potential. They have worked really hard, have listened and deserve their win today. For a relatively small club, we have done amazingly well, said Matt Barbrook, coach Southwold under 11s, but we were beaten on the day by a better team; congratulations to Vauxhall Mallards.

In the U15 final, played at Great Melton, Acle posted 95-6 in their 16 overs with Alex Quinton retiring on 30 and Tom Williams making 20. For Swardeston, Tom Bartram took two wickets, with the remainder shared between four different bowlers. Swardeston s top scorer was captain Alfie Cooper who retired on 31 not out, with Flynn Drinkell not far behind on 29.

Swardeston/CEYMS reached a victory target of 96-2 with two overs left to claim the Andy Seeley Trophy.

U11 runners up Southwold are presented with their medals by Ben Conway, back left of Dipple & Conway, sponsors of the Dipple & Conway Norfolk Cricket Alliance Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Attleborough & Thetford Neighbourhoods Weekly Crime Summary 5 …

Breckland Home Watch Message 12 th February 2015 You might recall that the last Home Watch message related to a number of break ins to sheds and outbuildings last week? Well I am pleased to inform you that there have been some arrests made on a local allotment where four males were detained within a shed. They will be questioned in connection with the incidents and enquiries continue.

Police are also appealing for information following an assault in the Thetford area on Sunday 25 January. The incident happened outside the Red Lion Inn in Thetford market place at 2.15am when a man in his late teens was punched twice in the face by another male. The offender then left the scene in the direction of Castle Street with two other men.

The victim was taken to hospital with a fractured jaw and also had a tooth knocked out. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact DC Sarah Warner at Thetford Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 . As always, if you see anti-social behaviour being committed please call 101, or call 999 if it requires an urgent response as you would if a crime was being committed.

Message from Chief Inspector Paul Wheatley Please note the information contained within the crime summary is information suitable for public distribution and does not include certain categories that may have personal privacy or data protection implications.

7254/15 Burglary Dwelling GARBOLDISHAM ROAD EAST HARLING NORWICH Between 09 Feb 2015 13:45 and 09 Feb 2015 18:50 Property entered and items stolen.

7586/15 Burglary Dwelling with Intent FERSFIELD ROAD KENNINGHALL NORWICH Between 10 Feb 2015 14:30 and 11 Feb 2015 13:50 Property entered and items stolen.

7346/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle THE DRIFT ATTLEBOROUGH Between 09 Feb 2015 11:00 and 10 Feb 2015 10:10 Tyres damaged on vehicle.

6737/15 Theft From A Motor Vehicle FOX GROVE EAST HARLING NORWICH Between 05 Feb 2015 18:00 and 06 Feb 2015 08:00 Number plates stolen from vehicle.

6619/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere LOPHAM ROAD EAST HARLING NORWICH Between 05 Feb 2015 16:30 and 06 Feb 2015 08:06 Trailer stolen from driveway, 6759/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere FEN STREET OLD BUCKENHAM ATTLEBOROUGH Between 05 Feb 2015 08:00 and 07 Feb 2015 10:00 Metal milk container stolen from property.

7004/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere HALL FARM BUNGALOWS ILLINGTON THETFORD Between 04 Feb 2015 12:00 and 07 Feb 2015 14:00 Heating oil stolen from tank.

7010/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere HALL FARM BUNGALOWS ILLINGTON THETFORD Between 23 Dec 2014 12:00 and 08 Feb 2015 14:00 Heating oil stolen from tank.

7208/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere ILLINGTON THETFORD Between 25 Jan 2015 00:01 and 09 Feb 2015 15:00 Heating oil stolen from tank.

7446/15 Other Criminal Damage STANFORD ROAD THETFORD Between 10 Feb 2015 14:00 and 10 Feb 2015 18:30 Chicken coop and fence damaged.

7485/15 Other Criminal Damage CRANWICH HEATH MUNDFORD Between 05 Feb 2015 12:00 and 06 Feb 2015 16:00 Two swans killed.

6783/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Building Other Than A Dwelling KING STREET THETFORD Between 06 Feb 2015 17:30 and 07 Feb 2015 08:00 Door of property damaged.

6962/15 Other Criminal Damage to A Dwelling REDGATE THETFORD Between 07 Feb 2015 19:00 and 07 Feb 2015 20:45 Door of property damaged.

6957/15 Other Criminal Damage To A Vehicle CLOVER WAY THETFORD Between 06 Feb 2015 15:00 and 08 Feb 2015 10:00 Rear windscreen of vehicle damaged.

7495/15 Theft If Not Classified Elsewhere CASTLE STREET THETFORD Between 10 Feb 2015 17:00 and 11 Feb 2015 08:00 Lead stolen from property roof.

7237/15 Theft In A Dwelling Other Than From Automatic Machine Or Meter ST.

MICHAELS CLOSE THETFORD Between 01 Nov 2014 10:00 and 08 Feb 2015 17:00 Property entered and items stolen.