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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.
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.
||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 CRICKET REPORT
|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.
|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
M. Ringwood bowled
H. Bix St.Howe
M. Skips LBW
b. Wright 6
S. Hemeter ct.Blackiston b.Moy
C. Ringwood bowled
P. Hemeter bowled
T. Farrow ct.Goodfellow
I Bix not out
W. Rees LBW
A. Seekings bowled
K. Howell ct
C. Sizeland ct
G. Blackiston not out
J. Wright ct
b.I Bix 15
S. Walton ct
A. King not out
ct - caught b - bowled st - stumped