Norfolk Youth Festival 2016 Sponsored by Gresham's School

Norfolk Youth Festival 2016 Sponsored by Gresham's School

Norfolk Youth Festival 2016

- Monday 8th August until Friday 12th August 2016
- 5 Days of Competition
- Manor Park, Horsford CC

Day One

On Monday 8th August play commenced in the Norfolk Youth Festival 2016 kindly sponsored by Gresham’s School.

Day one saw the U11 hardball competition take place.

Teams competing included Stow, Garboldisham, Burwell, Acle, Horsford and Gt Melton.

Playing a pair’s format, the matches catered for all. 4 matches throughout the day for each team concluded with Gt. Melton CC as Competition Runners up and Garboldisham CC as Winners of the U11 Hardball.

Day Two

Tuesday 9th August saw the U13 hardball Competition take place with 7 teams competing a round robin format was played with each team playing 4 matches throughout the day.

The Competing teams included Stow, Bradfield, Swardeston, Acle, Vauxhall Mallards, Sheringham and Gt Melton.

The standard of cricket was the highest seen at a NCB Youth Competition. A tense finish saw the Winners and Runners up tied on points going into the last match. However, Sheringham finished as Runners up after unfortunately losing their last match and Vauxhall Mallards took the Winners spot for the U13 Hardball Competition.

Day Three

Wednesday was next on the agenda with the U10 softball competition and the U11 hardball Competition day 2.

Luckily the sun was shining for us again on the third day, and play commenced with over 65 children-playing cricket.

The U10 softball competition saw Burwell, Horsford, Acle and Swardeston battle it out. Swardeston CC came Runners up with the hosts Horsford CC winning, having only lost 1 match throughout the day.

The U11 hardball competition, again displaying some excellent cricket finished with Ashmanaugh and Barton wanderers in the Runners up spot with Swardeston U13 Girls Taking the Winners Medals. The other competing team was Bradfield CC.

Day Four

Unfortunately Thursday 11th August fell victim to the British summer and the second U13 hardball day was cancelled.

Day Five

The final day of the week brought the U15 Competition into play. 4 teams battled it out in a 16 over bash.

Swardeston CC with a young looking side displayed a great talent to finish in the runners up spot. However Acle CC took the Winners medals are playing some explosive and entertaining cricket that we have seen all week. Horsford CC and Bungay CC both played some excellent cricket throughout the day as well.


On behalf of Norfolk Cricket Board we would like to say Congratulations to all the Winners, Runners up, Man of the matches and most importantly to the 240+ children that all played a part in the Norfolk Youth Festival 2016. We would also like to say a massive thank you to Gresham’s school for kindly sponsoring the event and Horsford CC for the facilities.

Jason Reynolds (NCB Competition Organiser)

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