25th August End of Season
10th September* Management Committee Meeting
3rd October End of Season Meeting
31st October Junior application deadline for 2019
9th November Presentation Dinner
12th December* Management Committee Meeting
6th February Annual General Meeting
31st March Deadline for Subscriptions
Cecil Amey June Player of the Month 2018
June’s Player of the month is Swaffham Captain Jasper Payne. He followed up his strong performance in May with scores of 50, 153, 16, 101 and 87 not out. Jasper, who opens both the batting and the bowling, is hoping his team can consolidate their position at the top of Division 2 and ultimately gain promotion to Division 1 for the first time in their history.
Left to right - Robert Leech - Alliance Sponsorship Officer, Jasper Payne -Swaffham, Andy Lowen - Cecil Amey Operations Director.
Last season in my Chairman’s Message I was able to pay tribute to Brooke when they became our
League Champions for the very first time in 2016. Last year normal service seems to have been
resumed as, once again, it was a well deserving Downham Town that battled hard and walked away
from the 2017 Presentation Dinner with the Jack Borrett (Premier Division) Cup after winning 82%
of their games. New faces at the Presentation Dinner included Norfolk Cricket Alliance new-comers
Snettisham, who attained a very enviable 100% winning streak while acquiring the Eric Bedwell
(Division 5) Shield. I was heartened to see that a number of our Junior winners were also able to
attend. Swardeston CEYMS (U9), Great Melton (U11), Brooke (U13) and Horsford (U15) were all
presented with their trophies by Emma Amey on the night and all were represented by several
players and coaches. The Presentation Dinner is fast gaining a bit of a reputation as a great event to attend, thanks to the sterling efforts of our Treasurer, Zena Wilson and is open to anybody that wishes to attend. Well done to all our 2017 winners and I hope to see a few more of you there later this year.
Also, in my Chairman’s Message last year I was disappointed to have to bang the drum about poor
disciplinary issues. However, I’m pleased to inform you that this year there will be no reiteration
as most Clubs and players appeared to have tackled the problem and behaviour last season was
notably improved – long may it continue to do so. I know Paul Hooton, our Disciplinary Officer
and Andy Westgate, our Secretary were delighted with the reduced workload.
I am delighted to learn that Cecil Amey are committed to improve on their successful first season
as sponsors of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance and it is due to their continued kindness that once again
we have been able to reduce the costs that are passed on to the Clubs for running the League.
They have also confirmed that they wish to continue to reward our four Players of the Month with
a top-notch pair of sporting sunglasses - a prize well worth having. I just hope the great British
weather will allow them to make full use of them. Like many of the Management Committee I
would urge you all to make good use of the first-class services of Cecil Amey and don’t forget to
mention the Norfolk Cricket Alliance when you do, to take advantage of the generous discount
offered to us.
As always, I am deeply indebted to the members of the Management Committee who sacrifice
their time on a voluntary basis to assist me to safeguard the smooth and cohesive administration
of your League. However, none of us are getting any younger and we are keen to hear from any
individual who would be ready, willing and able to take over from the old guard.
My best wishes go to all teams playing in the NCA Competitions, especially Sandringham who
have joined us from the feeder League and I hope this will be another enjoyable season for us to
Peter Thomas – Chairman
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