SNCL End of Season Round Up

SNCL End of Season Round Up

South Norfolk Community League – End of season roundup 2017

With a record entry, the SNCL welcomed over sixty teams for its eleventh summer of youth cricket. The U9 League provided the first taste of competition for many children and although several sides struggled to complete their programme, some cricket for these teams was better than none at all, helping clubs to retain their squads for the years ahead.

Winners 2017

- Mattishall
U11 Barnard - Great Melton
U11 Tungate - Brooke
U13 Whetman
- Lowestoft
U13 South Breckland - Old Buckenham
U15 Blue - Norwich
U15 Green - Old Buckenham
U17 - Diss

In the U9 league, Mattishall, winning all of their games, the only one of five teams across all eight leagues to do so, won the title comfortably with Topcroft runners up and Gt.Melton third. Ollie Last of Hethersett & Tas Valley delivered the best U9 bowling performance with his 4 for 3 against Brooke.

In the U11 Barnard League, Gt.Melton once again demonstrated their consistency at this age group remaining unbeaten all summer with Mattishall and Old Buckenham second and third.

Brooke similarly dominated the U11 Tungate League recording six straight victories ahead of Acle and Norwich. The only five wicket hauls of the season came from these two leagues; 5 for 1 by Ollie Long of Mundford v Saham Toney and 5 for 4 by Billy Lambert of Mulbarton v Brooke, both outstanding efforts.

The usual suspects were in fine fettle at U13 level but it was good to see some different names at the top of the tables. Lowestoft Town faced fierce competition in the Whetman League with their triumph confirmed only late in the season - the top three teams separated by less than a point. But in the end Horsford had to settle for second and Topcroft third.

The U13 South Breckland League also produced some great cricket with final placings undecided until the end. For Old Buckenham it was a return to form and, losing only a single game to third placed Mulbarton, they topped the table by the narrowest of margins with a last gasp effort from Melton pinching the runner up spot.

Norwich, fielding two teams at U15, dominated the Blue League with their squad winning eleven games and losing only two. With their sides top and third they were split by Hethersett & Tas Valley who even though they lost three games, did so by small margins thus accumulating sufficient points to secure the runner up spot.

The sister U15 Green League fared less well with a record five teams failing to complete enough fixtures to warrant a place in the final tables. In a season generally free of inclement weather, this was a worrying trend with most games cancelled because of clubs being unable to raise sides. In fact only four teams managed the necessary fixtures and it was Old Buckenham who grabbed top spot. It was good to see Thetford, with five straight wins, occupying second place less than a point behind Bucks.

The U17 League, always a problematic age group, lurched its way through the summer with plenty of no result games before Diss, Norwich, Mattishall & Old Buckenham came together in the winners’ league. Even with copious extensions to the deadlines, only Diss managed to complete their three games and therefore, by default, are crowned U17 champions for 2017.

The second end of season Cricket Carnival Cup sponsored by RCP Parking and held at Garboldisham CC witnessed a strong Norwich side dominate the U15 day, winning against Thetford in the semis and then beating Old Buckenham by 48 runs in the final.

At U13, Mulbarton overcame a strong Melton side to win by fourteen runs.

The event was wrapped up on the Friday with Gt.Melton winning the final against Mattishall, their squad remaining undefeated the whole summer, an impressive achievement.

League Organiser:

Joe Harris - 01508 578859 & 07941 643913

2017 Pictures

Old Buckenham CC Winners U13 South Breckland League 2017-2018

U12 & U14 zipleague

Phew – we’ve hardly packed away the cricket bags but – sorry guys, it’s time to think about whether you will be entering a team in this season’s U12 or U14 zipleague.

There is huge pressure on hall space over the winter and we must confirm our requirements shortly if we are to secure the necessary slots.

The venues remain unchanged with Hethersett Old Hall School hosting the U14 League and Norwich School’s Daynes Sports Centre the U12 competition.

There will be less games before Christmas (maximum six entries) for the U12 age group as the location is particularly difficult to access at this time.

Both competitions require at least six entries to run this winter, if we fail to reach that number, one or both of the leagues will be permanently discontinued.

Some clubs have registered their interest already but all MUST COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM which can be found on the ZipLeague Website. (Click HERE)


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