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The 1st XI clinched the Anglian Combination League Division 3 title with an awesome display of football in their last eight games. With the prospect of having to play these games in 19 days, runners-up spot in the league would have been acceptable but the team turned in a stunning performance by winning all the games scoring 60 goals and conceding only three. The League Trophy and medals were presented to team captain Kristian Gleave and players by the Anglian Combination League Secretary, Keith Johnson, before the start of the last match against C.N.S.O.B.U.

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The last time Sheringham won a league title was in 1970 when the1st XI won the Premier Division 2 in 1978. This season the reserves have done well in the North East Norfolk League Division 1, finishing in fifth place scoring 89 goals, 60 of these coming from Simon Robinson. It has been a long wait for the club to win a league title and the ambition now is to get back into Senior football. This seasons success at the Club has been achieved with the support of many people which includes the commitment of manager John Kowalyk and his assistant John Carley.

Sheringham Community Paper Special mention goes to Chris Ayers who sought and got the loyalty of the Clubs main sponsors, The Lobster, Norfolk Homes, Henries and Harveys.

There was an excellent response from local businesses for advertising boards and match poster adverts. New this season were the programmes for home games which were again well supported. The management committee worked hard to provide football facilities for the players this year and it is gratifying to see their work has been repaid with the teams' success. Thanks also to the supporters who braved the elements week after week. Hope it's the same again next year (result wise). The Club's Presentation night is being held at The Lobster on Friday 30th May at 7:30pm.

On a more sombre note, the Club secretary/treasurer Peter Bacon is standing down at the end of the season. He feels the time is now right for someone else to take over and take the Club forward. He said, "The enthusiasm is still there but the mind and body are lagging behind". Anyone interested in the position should contact the Chairman, Chris Ayers, Tel: 01263 823033.

The AGM will be on Monday 23rd June, 7:30pm at the Sports Pavilion. P. R. Bacon (See page 11 for some history)
Sheringham entertained a strong Swardeston side in the Carter cup and were well beaten. Things began badly for the Shannocks prior to the start of the match with two late call offs through injury which meant late call ups for teenagers David King (14) & Wes Neave (13).

Swardeston won the toss and invited Sheringham to bat. Skipper Kristian Howell (7) and Chaz Sizeland (10) put on 22 for the first wicket, but from then on life was difficult although King (11) and Vinnie Peart (14) added late runs to close the Sheringham innings on 85. Pick of the Swardeston bowlers was J. Pilch (4-10). With this meagre total to defend something special was required from the home sides bowling. Jez Wright made the perfect start removing Tufts - bowled with a peach of a delivery in the first over. Sadly this was as good as it got as L. Herathge (52 not out) and M. Parlane (29 not out) raced to victory in only 12 overs.

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Sheringham began their Alliance Division 3 campaign in fine style with a six wicket victory at home to North Runcton A gaining 22 points. Put into bat, Runctons opening pair of G. Harwood (31) and M. Ringwood (40) took advantage of loose early bowling from the home side to put on 70 in only 18 overs and a large score seemed on the cards. However, the introduction of spinners Phil Moy (4-19) and Andy King (1-26) turned things around with Runctons young batsmen unable to cope. With Jez Wright (3-40) and Stuart Smith (2-15) bowling much improved second spells, Runctons innings collapsed to 135 all out. Sheringhams opening pair of Kristian Howell (15) and Chaz Sizeland (21) put on 50 for the first wicket before both fell in quick succession to S.Hemeter (2-41). This brought Galton Blackiston & Wright (15) together who added 30 runs to bring Sheringham well within sight of victory. King (13 not out) saw the home side to victory supporting Blackiston who finished on 53 not out, completing an encouraging start to the Shannocks 2003 campaign.

North Runcton A innings
G. Harwood        ct.Howell    b.Moy     31
M. Ringwood        bowled         Moy    40
H. Bix            St.Howe         b.Moy    4
M. Skips            LBW         b. Wright 6
S. Hemeter        ct.Blackiston    b.Moy     5
C. Ringwood        bowled         King    1
P. Hemeter        bowled          Wright    17
T. Farrow        ct.Goodfellow     b.Wright    1
I Bix            not out             6
W. Rees            LBW         b.Smith    0
A. Seekings        bowled         Smith    0
Extras                         25
TOTAL                         135 - 10
Sheringham innings
K. Howell        ct         b.Hemeter 15
C. Sizeland        ct         b.Hemeter 21
G. Blackiston        not out             53
J. Wright            ct         b.I Bix    15
S. Walton        ct         b.H.Bix    0
A. King            not out             13
Extras                         16
TOTAL                         139-4

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