Historic competition under threat

THE Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup cricket competition, in its 56th year, will have the lowest number of clubs taking part in its history. Organiser Alf Tooley is concerned that one of the longest-surviving tournaments in Norfolk could struggle to exist if more clubs drop out and replacements are not found.

THE Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup cricket competition, in its 56th year, will have the lowest number of clubs taking part in its history.

Organiser Alf Tooley is concerned that one of the longest-surviving tournaments in Norfolk could struggle to exist if more clubs drop out and replacements are not found. But he will do all he can to keep it going and asks all local clubs to consider entering or re-entering next year. He thanked the clubs who have entered this season.

Of the six clubs taking part, four are founder members of the competition: Acle, Martham, Hemsby and Winterton - the other two are Ashmanhaugh and Hales.

The competition is being sponsored by S A Tooley Plumbing and Heating Specialists.

Fixture list (6.25pm sharp starts) - May 26, Ashmanhaugh v Hemsby; May 27, Winterton v Acle; May 28, Martham v Hales; June 2, Hemsby v Winterton; June 3, Martham v Ashmanhaugh; June 4, Hales v Acle; June 9, Martham v Acle; June 10, Ashmanhaugh v Winterton; June 11, Hales v Hemsby; June 16, Hemsby v Martham; June 17, Winterton v Hales; June 18, Acle v Ashmanhaugh; June 23, Winterton v Martham; June 24, Hales v Ashmanhaugh; June 25, Acle v Hemsby. The first named team will host the game on their ground.