Norfolk Cricket Alliance
The Norfolk Cricket Alliance is the ECB Accredited Premier League in Norfolk. The 40 Member Clubs are the senior clubs in the County, playing in Seven Divisions. On our website you will find information on the League Structure, Officers etc. It also contains a list of Fixtures & Results, plus links to websites of the member clubs.
Message from the Chairman
Over the past 45 years the Norfolk Cricket Alliance has seen a number of minor tweaks and changes to our membership, sponsors and rules but, none have been more significant than the change to the match rules that are being introduced for the 2016 season. Having played in the competition since 1971, I have always enjoyed the win/lose/draw format that has made our League unique. However, times change and I accept the need to keep the competition fresh and appealing to the next generation of young cricketers coming through. Although not everybody was in favour, the Clubs voted to consign the draw to history at our AGM in February and so, a new era begins.
As always, congratulations must go to our Divisional and individual award winners of 2015. It was great to see so many at our Presentation Dinner in November. There were a number of notable team and singular performances and I look forward to more of the same over the next few months.
Unfortunately, all was not rosy last season and I was extremely disappointed to see an increase in the number of disciplinary issues that needed to be addressed. The lenient approach advised by the ECB did not appear to make the impact that was desired and I regret that we, in conjunction with the Norfolk Cricket Board, will be taking a much more stringent viewpoint in the way these unsavoury incidents are dealt with in future. The Spirit of Cricket is what makes our sport so appealing to many players and spectators and transgressors must expect to suffer the full consequences of their actions from now on.
On a much brighter note, I am delighted that Dipple and Conway Opticians have agreed to extend their sponsorship of our Senior and Junior competitions during their Centenary Year. Their continued support is greatly appreciated and I hope that we can build further still on the partnership we have formed. This local, family run, firm have shown their commitment and support for us and I hope that, by return, you can show your support for them by use of their services.