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Stable Name: Boo Height: 16.2hh Age: 10 years old Gender: Gelding Breed: AES Sports Horse Sire: Cevin Z Dam: Gem by Carnaval Drum Owner: David and Sue Howard and The Hunt Family BE Points: 7 FP Total: 72 BS Points : 706 Results 2015 : Osby BE 100 plus 1st, Lincolnshire 100 plus 1st, Belton Park novice 5th, Mattingley IN 1st.

2013 : Oasby (1) BE 100 2nd . Great Witchingham (1) BE100 -4th, Little Downham (2) BE100Plus -1st, Oasby (2) Novice 2nd 4th Foxhunter 27/11/13, 1st Blue Chip Karma qualifier 1m 20 13/12/13, 4th Foxhunter 17/12/13 2012: Munstead (2), BE90 Open 1st. Moreton Morrell (2), BE90 Open 1st.

Little Downham (2), BE100 5th. Oasby (2), BE100 1st. Instagram Gallery Gallery Video Veyga Oasby Novice, 2nd, 19/10/13.

Veyga Ely Event- 1st.

5/10/13 Veyga, Goring Heath.

7/9/13.

Veyga (Boo) showjumping.

Sharon Hunt and Veyga (Boo) Showjumping at The Jays 28/11/12 Sharon Hunt and Veyga (Boo) Showjumping at Addington 4/12/12 Veyga (Boo) schooling at home 3/1/13

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