Swardeston Cricket Club - 2016, A Season to Remember!

Swardeston Cricket Club - 2016, A Season to Remember!

Swardeston Cricket Club - A Season to Remember!

Swardeston Cricket Club have had a season that will live long in memory for anyone that has been involved during the 2016 season.

The Norfolk Cricket Board would like to congratulate Mark Thomas and his side on a phenominal season for the 1st XI at the club.

2016 Achievements:

East Anglian Premier League 2016 = Champions
Norfolk Bob Carter Cup 2016 = Champions
ECB NatWest Club T20 Competition 2016 = Champions
ECB Royal London Club Champonships 2016 = Runners-Up
Norfolk T20 Competition 2016 = Runners-Up

Summary

Champions

Swardeston made it quintuple of EAPL titles in the past five seasons winning the league by a record 108 points and also finishing with a record points total (448) in the process.

Swardeston won the Norfolk Bob Carter Cup Competition after comprehensively beating Norwich in the final at Manor Park, home of Horsford CC and NCCC after losing the previous two final to Norwich and Horsford respectively.

Swardeston's best achievement included winning the NatWest Club T20 Competition for a second time which was held at The 3AAA Ground, the home of Derbyshire CCC. Swardeston beat Tunbridge Wells CC in the semi-final by 25 runs to reach the final which was to be played under lights. Swardeston then saved one of their best performances of the competition until the final beating local favourite Sandiacre Town CC by 65 runs to win the 2016 competition which started with over 720 clubs taking part. Swardeston have now joined Ealing CC & Wimbledon CC as the only teams that have won the competition on two occasions.

Runners-Up

Swardeston Cricket Club finished runners-up of the National Club Championships and in doing so missed out on becomming the first side in club cricket history to win both National Competitions in the same season. Swardeston headed to Wantage Road, Northamptonshire CCC in Mid-September to play in their first ever 45-Over National Final where they took on South Northumberland CC who were captained by Ex-Australian batsman Marcus North. South Northumberland ended out victorious by 68 runs in a low-scoring final.

Swardeston also finished runners-up in the Norfolk T20 Competition during the 2016 season as they missed out on a hat-trick on consecutive titles as Vauxhall Mallards ran out deserved winners.



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