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Cricketers' roll of honour

PUBLISHED: 14:20 08 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:15 03 July 2010

It's that time of year again when the best batsmen and bowlers in Norfolk and north Suffolk are saluted for their outstanding performances.

The Archant cricket roll of honour has been running all summer in our weekly titles, featuring the best few performances of each week in each circulation area.

It's that time of year again when the best batsmen and bowlers in Norfolk and north Suffolk are saluted for their outstanding performances.

The Archant cricket roll of honour has been running all summer in our weekly titles, featuring the best few performances of each week in each circulation area.

The beauty of this feature is that it can be won by players of any age and any level in a bona fide competition - from schoolboys to professionals.

The winners this year included Geoffrey Handley who hit 200 not out, which was a club record for Acle, against Swaffham in early May in the Carter Cup, and Great Yarmouth bowler Gary Thompson who took 7-45 in Norfolk League Division One against Kirkley Sports. He was an 11th-hour debutant for the game in mid June.

Winners will receive, through the post, a special certificate to mark their achievements.

Richard Willner, Archant Norfolk Head of Sport, said: “Congratulations to all the winners for their exceptional performances.

“There is something particularly satisfying in being able to highlight the type of guy who has been doing his very best for his home village or town for many years without making it into the 'big time'.

“That unsung hero deserves his moment of glory every bit as much as someone whose prowess at his chosen discipline gets far wider recognition. It's a moment to cherish.”

Roll of honour

Great Yarmouth Mercury

Best batsman: Geoffrey Handley (Acle) 200 not out.

Best bowler: Gary Thompson (Great Yarmouth) 7-45.

Diss/Wymondham Mercury

Best batsman: Andy Wright (Hingham A) 197.

Best bowler: Tim Courridge (Mellis) 7-6.

Thetford/Watton Times

Best batsman: Liam Conroy (Thetford Sunday) 155 not out.

Best bowler: Liam Conroy (Thetford Sunday) 6-17.

North Norfolk News

Best batsman: David Yarham (Bradfield Sunday) 209.

Best bowler: Paul Reeve (Aldborough) 8-30.

Dereham/Fakenham Times

Best batsman: Gary Knowles (Gt Witchingham) 170.

Best bowler: Brett Gates (Bradenham A) 7-16.

Beccles and Bungay Journal

Best batsman: Tom York (Bungay Sunday) 194.

Best bowler: Alex Taylor (Hales Colts) 8-28.

Lowestoft Journal

Best batsman: Craig Guy (Kirkley and Lowestoft Railway Sunday) 194.

Best bowler: Peter Sims (Lowestoft Town) 7-29.

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