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Lowestoft Town Cricket Club

Lowestoft Town Cricket Club is the most easterly cricket club in the UK, playing only 50 yards from the sea and 500 yards from Nest Point.

Address: Whapload Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1XG

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Phone: 01502 560070

Lowestoft Town Cricket Club is the most easterly cricket club in the UK, playing only 50 yards from the sea and 500 yards from Nest Point. Lowestoft has a rich history dating back to 1844, with the most famous player being Peter Borren, who now captains the Netherlands international team.

The Club which is Clubmark Registered has previously had four adults Saturday sides but due to recent decline in membership now has three Saturday sides, a Sunday XI, Junior Teams at Under 17, 15, 13, 11, 9 and a kwick cricket team, as well as a Womens & Girls XI. The First XI Captained by Nathan Garrod plays in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division having won Alliance One in 2013.

Our coaching nights at the Denes Oval from 5:30 are:

Tuesday - Seniors
Wednesday - Kwik cricket and Under-13s
Thursday - Under13s and Women & Girls
Friday - Seniors, Under-11s and Under-9s

The first reports were printed in the local newspaper the Lowestoft Peoples Weekly Journal featuring Lowestoft Cricket Club playing cricket matches on the Denes.

Lowestoft played their first ever two innings match when they entertained local rivals Great Yarmouth. In a low scoring game the visitors ran out comfortable inners by an innings and 2 runs. The other notable feat for this match it was the first time a full scorecard listing batsmen, bowlers etc. was printed in the local newspapers.

A permanent enclosed ground was acquired on the Denes next to an area used to dry and repair fishing nets. With the club continuing to get stronger and quickly gaining a good reputation it soon established itself as one of Suffolk’s top premier cricket teams.

A succession of top cricketers joined the club including former Lancashire and Nottinghamshire batsman Vincent Tinley who was the clubs professional for 9 seasons. Tinley was a fine all-rounder who was a prolific batsman/wicket keeper who had also bowled slow right arm “Under-arm” for his first class counties. Other top cricketers during this era included Cambridge Blues Benjamin Preston, and the Rev. Thomas Curtis. These top class players of their day enabled Lowestoft to keep in the forefront of Suffolk cricket until 1876.

Due to a lack of cash many senior players left the club. With a severe shortage of players the club was forced to fold and cancel all scheduled fixtures.

After much interest amongst the local community the club was re-formed, and played some friendly matches against other local teams from the East Norfolk and Suffolk areas.

After struggling for a couple of seasons the club once again folded due to a shortage of players.

Following a public meeting in March Lowestoft Cricket Club was permanently re-established. Once again an area on the Denes thought to be close to the current Birds Eye factory was used as the home ground.

Thanks to an anonymous donation from a supporter the club employed professional player J.E.Blyth who went on to have an outstanding season scoring 596 runs, and taking 114 wickets.

Following an agreement with Lowestoft Town Football Club a new home ground was acquired when it was agreed to play on the football pitch at Crown Meadow. The club continued to play there as a tenant until the end of the 1901 season.

Joe Dixon who was the clubs professional player established a club record by taking 138 wickets during the course of the season.

Due to increasing pitch costs and disagreements with Lowestoft Town Football Club the club decided to play the majority of their home matches at various other grounds within the Lowestoft area.

Home matches were played alternatively at Gunton Park and Corton Road playing field.

At the Annual General Meeting held in November it was unanimously agreed the word “Town” would be added to the club’s name.

For the first time match fees were abolished, but all playing members paid an annual subscription of 5 shillings.

Following the outbreak of World War One all cricket matches were cancelled until further notice.

At the end of the Great War despite a severe shortage of equipment the club started playing games. All home fixtures were played on the cricket pitch situated within the grounds of Gunton Hall.

Lowestoft Corporation decided that a new recreational area would be built on the waste land and allotment site situated on the North Denes. It was agreed that an enclosed ground for cricket incorporating both tennis and hockey would be situated next to the cliffs, while an outdoor swimming pool and model yacht pond would be built close to the sea in order that seawater could be pumped directly into both of these facilities.

Mr. S. W. Mobbs who at the time was the Borough Surveyor and Vice Captain of the cricket club was the main instigator ensuring this new costly venture went ahead and built so it would be suitable to have First Class cricket played on it.

The ground on the new Denes Oval Recreation Ground was levelled in preparation for cricket and hockey to be played on it in the future.

Mr. G. A. Stevens who was employed by the Norfolk Cricket Association and also played cricket for Norwich Wanderers was authorised at the sum of £5 to give expert advice on the laying of the new cricket square and outfield at the Denes Oval.

The club moved to its current home at the Denes Oval. At the Parks and Properties Committee meeting held on 26th May it was eventually agreed the ground was ready to have cricket matches played on it. The first match on the new venue took place on Saturday 6th June 1925 against Norwich Wanderers Cricket Club who included in their team Mr. G. A. Stephens who had been employed to give his advice the previous year on the laying of the new cricket pitch.

At the end of the season the club was informed the fee to use the Denes Oval in the future would be increased to £55 per season. Following a club meeting Lowestoft Corporation were informed this fee was totally unacceptable and another ground would be sought to host home matches during the 1926 season.

Following several meetings with the Corporation during the winter period terms and conditions to use the Denes Oval were eventually agreed. To hire the ground for 15 Saturday and 5 mid week “all day” cricket matches the club would pay 5 shillings for each of its playing members whilst they could keep 25% of the first £10 and 50% of the remainder from any gate money received. It was also agreed the club could practice on the ground on Tuesday and Friday evenings free of charge.

Following an increase in the playing membership the club decided to form a Second Eleven. It was decided these games would be played on Saturday afternoons due to many members attending Church services on Sundays.

On Friday 4th July Minor Counties cricket was played on the Denes Oval for the first time when Suffolk entertained Lincolnshire. On an excellent batting wicket both counties scored over 400 runs in their first innings, therefore the match petered out to a disappointing draw.

At the end of the 1939 season the club was forced into abeyance due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Due to it being the most easterly location in the country on 30th August the Denes Oval and nearby Sparrows Nest Gardens were taken over by the Royal Naval Patrol Service who establishment the on-shore base called at first Penbroke X, and then H.M.S. Europa. Nissan huts and tents which were erected on the outfield were used for training and storage purposes. For over five years the Denes Oval ground was also used by trainee “Engine Stokers” who found themselves shovelling millions of pebbles and stones into dummy furnaces which had been built.

Following a well attended public meeting held at the Beaconsfield Club in Lowestoft on the evening of Wednesday 4th April 1945 the club sprang back to life. Despite a shortage of equipment and very few opponents’ matches were held during the season, but with the Denes Oval ground still under control of the Royal Navy home games had to be played on Kirkley Recreation Ground. Eventually at the end of June it was decided the Royal Navy would stop using their base at the Denes Oval within the next 12 months.

In the early months of the year the Royal Navy departed both the nearby Sparrows Nest, and Denes Oval. Once gone the Denes Oval looked more like a bomb site rather than a cricket ground, but thanks to many hours of hard work from club members, Lowestoft Corporation employees and other volunteers the ground slowly took shape and back into a reasonable playing condition. At the end of June it was agreed the ground was once again fit enough to have cricket played on it.

In the away friendly match against Great Yarmouth Cricket Club held on Southtown Common, batsman David Stewart hit 150 runs which at the time was believed to be the highest individual score by a Lowestoft player.

Following transport problems caused by the continued rationing of petrol until 26th May 1950 the club only played a limited number of games.

For the first time since the outbreak of the Second World War a full season of fixtures including Sunday games were played.

After an absence of just over 13 years Minor Counties cricket returned to the Denes Oval when on Friday 15th August in front of a large crowd Suffolk County Cricket Club played hosts to local rivals Norfolk.

During the night of 31st January – 1st February hurricane force winds left a trail of death and disaster in the worst flooding seen along the east coast for well over a century. Although the Denes Oval and surrounding area suffered severe storm damage and flooding after sea defences were breeched, the ground soon recovered and was fit to use at the start of the season in May.

On the 23rd December planning permission was granted for static caravans to be pitched on the area surrounding the Denes Oval during the summer period. This proposal was supported by the club as they thought it would encourage more spectators at home games.

Seventeen years old wicketkeeper Doug Mattocks became the youngest Lowestoft player selected to play Minor Counties cricket when he made his debut for Norfolk.

For the first time since the outbreak of the Second World War Suffolk County Cricket Club played two minor counties matches in the same season on the Denes Oval when they entertained Lincolnshire and Norfolk respectively.

The club entered the inaugural Carter Cup Competition which was the brainchild of former RAF Squadron Leader and Cromer Cricket Club member Eric Bedwell.

Following a meeting held in Norwich attended by many of the senior cricket clubs in the area it was agreed the first organised “Senior” cricket league would be formed for the 1971 season with all matches taking place on Saturdays from early May until the end of August. The new league would be called the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

Competitive senior league cricket was played for the first time in May when the club became one of the founder members of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Wicketkeeper/batsman Doug Mattocks scored a club record 174 runs against Sprowston Cricket Club in the Carter Cup match held on Sunday 23rd May. On the 18th August Minor Counties cricket was played for the final time at the Denes Oval when Suffolk entertained Norfolk. In front of a large crowd the home county gained a comfortable victory by an innings and 85 runs.

In total Suffolk played 31 matches on our home ground at the Denes Oval against 7 other counties with Norfolk being the most visitors on 16 occasions.

The club won its first open competitive competition when Ingham Cricket Club were beaten by 6 wickets in the final of the Carter Cup held at Lakenham which was the headquarters of Norfolk County Cricket Club.

Spin bowler Roger Boon took a competitive club record 9 wickets for only 44 runs in the victory over Norwich Union Cricket Club.

On the 20th July the First Team were bowled out for their lowest ever competitive total when they scored only 39 runs against Dereham Cricket Club.

After getting knocked out of the Carter Cup in the first round of the competition, the club won the Bob Carter Plate Trophy for the first time after beating Beccles Cricket Club in the final.

Once again the club won the Bob Carter Plate thanks to a comfortable victory over local rivals Kirkley Cricket Club, but it was a different scenario in the league with the First Eleven suffering relegation into the Norfolk Alliance Division One following a season of inconsistent performances.

The First Eleven won the Bob Carter Plate competition for the third time and return to the top flight of Norfolk cricket after being crowned Alliance Division One Champions, while the “A” Team gained success by winning the Norfolk “A” Alliance Division Two title.

The First Team once gained enjoyed cup success when the Bob Carter Plate trophy was retained following a victory in the final against Barleycorns Cricket Club.

For the first time in eleven seasons the club won the Carter Cup competition following a victory in the final against Dereham Cricket Club.

At the end of the season Doug Mattocks stepped down as First Team captain after a record 9 consecutive seasons at the helm.

Success was gained when at the end of the season the First Team were awarded the Jack Borrett Cup after being crowned Norfolk Alliance Premier Division Champions.

Silverware returned to the Denes Oval when the First Team won the Carter Cup for the third time thanks to a comfortable victory against Swardeston Cricket Club, whilst the Second Eleven ended up as Norfolk Alliance “A” Division Champions.

Following a disappointing season the First Team were relegated into Division One of the Norfolk Alliance. First Team all-rounder David Cooper won the first Sims Systems Single Wicket competition.

The First Team gained promotion back into the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division at their first attempt after finishing runners-up to champions Horsford Cricket Club.

An historic landmark was reached this year when the club celebrated its “Centenary Season” since being reformed in March 1890. On the 13th May former England player Keith Fletcher brought his Essex county team to the Denes Oval for a 40 over match to celebrate the clubs centenary.

On the 8th July a new electronic scoreboard was officially opened and used for the first time.

Favourites Vauxhall Mallards were beaten by 4 wickets in the Carter Cup Final to bring the prestigious trophy back to the Denes Oval.

Wicketkeeper Doug Mattocks announced his retirement from playing county cricket for Norfolk. After a remarkable Minor Counties career spanning some 30 years the 47 year old made 212 county appearances in which he amassed a record breaking 399 catches and 60 stumpings, and if it wasn’t for other top wicketkeepers of their day, John Greatrex, Terry Allcock, and current Test Match Special commentator Henry Blofeld keeping him out the county side on many occasions he would have made numerous more Minor County appearances.

The Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup Mid-Week limited over’s competition was entered for the first time and the club dually took the competition by storm. In the semi-final against Acle Cricket Club records were smashed when openers John Mann and Lawrence DeCoteau put on 221 for the first wicket in a record team score of 228-1. In this huge total Decoteau scored an unbeaten 168 which was the highest ever individual score in the competitions history. In the final a star studded GYGM outfit were beaten thanks to a fine economical bowling performance from David Cooper, and a “Man of the Match” batting performance from captain John Mann who scored 88 not out on a difficult wicket.

Following a repeat of the 1993 final the Coronation Cup was retained following a comprehensive 8 wicket victory over favourites GYGM.

After failing to progress past the first round of the Coronation Cup the club entered, and won the Neville Reynolds Trophy at their first attempt.

After missing out the previous year the Coronation Cup was won when Norfolk Alliance rivals Acle Cricket Club were beaten in the final after a hostile spell of bowling saw young pace bowler Steve Allen pick up 8 wickets to claim a comfortable victory.

Following a poor season the First Eleven narrowly found themselves relegated into Division Two of the Norfolk Alliance after finishing in the bottom two in the league.

In the “A” team league encounter at Martham against GYGM “A”, Jonathan Rice and John Rolph set a Norfolk Alliance record Second Wicket partnership when they scored 258 runs, but still ended up on the losing side.

Following a complete restructure of the club both on and off the pitch several new and old faces decide to join the club. This brought immediate success as the First Eleven stormed to the Norfolk Alliance Division Two title to gain a quick return to Division One.

Cup success was also gained when the First Team won the Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup limited over’s competition.

With many junior members looking to play competitive cricket for the first time the newly formed “B” team entered the Norfolk Alliance Colts League. Unfortunately with no pitches available within the Lowestoft area all home matches had to take place 12 miles away on the Beaconsfield Recreation Ground situated in Great Yarmouth. At the end of the season the First Team won the Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup for the fifth time.

New Zealand all rounder Karl O`Dowda the clubs overseas “Player/Coach” equalled the Norfolk Alliance bowling record by taking 52 league wickets during the season.

On the 2nd August a rescue helicopter caused extensive damage to the sightscreens when it landed on the outfield of the Denes Oval after rescuing an airman who had ejected from a Harrier Jump Jet that crashed into the sea during a display at the Lowestoft Air Show.
Second Team captain John Mann set a new league record when he averaged 160 runs from his 12 innings as he leads the Second Eleven to promotion in the Norfolk Conference League, while at the end of the season he scooped another award when he was presented with the Howes Percival Non Playing Trophy for his services to youth and senior cricket within Norfolk.

A new “Gentleman’s ” side was formed to play mid-week friendly matches against other local teams. This new side was made up of current older club members, former players, sponsors and Vice Presidents.

At the end of the season the Bob Carter Plate Trophy was won for the fifth time in the clubs history when they beat Norfolk League Champions Overstrand Cricket Club in the final held at Manor Park, Horsford.

The club played abroad for the first time when a successful pre-season tour took place in Malta.

Two trophies were won this season with success gained in the Great Yarmouth Coronation Cup following a 4 years absence, and in the Stan Biss Rose Bowl thanks to a final victory over Norfolk Alliance Premier Division champions Great Witchingham Cricket Club.

Overseas player-coach Peter Borren remarkably hit 36 off one over in a Sunday friendly match; a feat never witnessed before at the Denes Oval.

In October Chairman John Mann was invited to Lords after being nominated for a national NatWest Cricket OSCA by the Norfolk Cricket Board for his services to junior cricket, and administrative work over a number of years.

A club side travelled for a pre-season tour to Tallinn the capital of Estonia, where they played “Ice Cricket” for the first time. The match took place in the unusual venue of a former Soviet Union missile factory in temperatures well below zero.

At the end of the season the Stan Biss Rose Bowl was retained when the First Team produced a major upset by beating firm favourites’ Fakenham Cricket Club in the final held at Brundall.

Depite playing for New Zealand in the 2002 Under 19 World Cup the club’s former club “Overseas” player Peter Borren made his full international debut on Tuesday 4th July when he played for the Netherlands against Sri Lanka in a One Day International match.

A successful year was had both on and off the pitch. Following a lot of hard work E.C.B. Club Mark accreditation status was gained for the first time.

The First Eleven gained success by winning the Alliance Division One title while the “B” Team won their first ever trophy when they finished top of the Lucas Fettes Norfolk League Division Ten.

After making his full international debut the previous year Peter Borren plays for the Netherlands in the World Cup held in the West Indies.
The Under 11 side won the Terry Moore Trophy for the first time in the clubs history.

The “A” Team were crowned Norfolk Cricket League Division Six champions.

Due to many junior members requesting to play competitive league cricket on Saturdays on a regular basis the club entered four teams into their respective leagues, while a newly formed “Ladies” team played friendly matches.

In May the club received local recognition when they were awarded the “Active Waveney Sports Awards Most Valuable Contribution by a Club to Schools Sports” trophy for the cricket coaching undertaken in local schools throughout 2008/2009.

Veteran opening batsman Paul Rice becomes the first Lowestoft player to be selected to play international cricket when on the 4th June at Liphook in Hampshire he made his England Over 60’s debut against Wales. Later in the season Rice received more international honours when he was elected as captain of the England team.

The clubs Under 13 teams gained a clean sweep in their respective competitions winning both the Alan Bridgewater Trophy, and North Suffolk Youth League.

Ex player Peter Borren is selected for the Netherlands in the ICC World Twenty/20 competition, and is in the .team that caused a major upset in their opening fixture by beating England at Lords.

South African batsman Mpho Sekhoto equalled Doug Mattocks individual club batting record set in 1971 when he smashed 23 fours, and 5 sixes in his innings of 174 against Brooke Cricket Club on the 26th June. In the same match the team’s total of 301 runs was the highest ever recorded league score by a Lowestoft side. At the end of a remarkable season Sekhoto topped the Norfolk Alliance batting averages after scoring 1133 league runs at an average of 94.42 per innings.

The Under 15 team won the Andy Seeley Trophy for the first time when they recorded a comfortable 7 wicket victory against Garboldisham Cricket Club.

Despite having their final match called off due to the weather the “B” Team finished as runners-up to gain promotion from Lucas & Fettes Norfolk League Division 5.

After being named captain the previous year, former player Peter Borren leads the Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup held in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Club Captain Peter Sims receives the prestigious Active Waveney Long Service Award for his commitment and dedication to developing cricket in the Lowestoft area.

The club enters the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League for the first time, and ended up as Champions of Division 4 after going through the season unbeaten.

The Under 17s reached the final of the Junior Carter Cup in the first time in the Clubs history, but suffered a heavy defeat where they went down by 8 wickets against pre-tournament favourites Swardeston & C.Y.E.M.S.

After a disastrous second half of the season, the First XI was relegated after finishing second from bottom in the Norfolk Alliance Premier Division.

The First Team made a swift return to the Premier Division of the Norfolk Alliance after being crowned Division One Champions.
The Sunday X1 also enjoyed success by winning Division 3 of the Mid-Norfolk Sunday League after losing only one match throughout the season.

Former player Peter Borren who played for the club in the 2004 season is again selected as captain to represent the Netherlands in the ICC Twenty/20 in Bangladesh.


Norfolk Alliance – Premier Division

Home fixtures to be played at Denes Oval

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

19 April       Beccles (Friendly)                Home   1.00

26 April       Acle (Friendly)                    Home   1.00

03 May        Fakenham                            Away   1.00

10 May        A&B Wanderers                  Home   1.00

17 May        Cromer                                Away   1.00

24 May        North Runcton                     Home   1.00

31 May        Old Buckenham                   Away   1.00

07 June        Diss                                     Away   1.00

14 June        Swardeston A                      Home   1.00

21 June        Sprowston                           Away   1.00

28 June        Downham Town                  Home   1.00

05 July         Fakenham                            Home   1.00

12 July         A&B Wanderers                  Away   1.00

19 July         Cromer                                Home   1.00

26 July         North Runcton                     Away   1.00

02 Aug         Old Buckenham                   Home   1.00

09 Aug         Diss                                     Home   1.00

16 Aug         Swardeston A                      Away   1.00

23 Aug         Sprowston                           Home   1.00

30 Aug         Downham Town                  Away   1.00


Norfolk Alliance - Division Six

Home fixtures to be played at Denes Oval

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

03 May        Topcroft A                           Home   1.00

10 May        Bradenham A                       Away   1.00

17 May        Cromer A                             Home   1.00

24 May        No fixture

31 May        No fixture

07 June        Bradfield A                          Home   1.00

14 June        Diss A                                 Away   1.00

21 June        Thetford A                           Home   1.00

28 June        Dereham A                          Away   1.00

05 July         Topcroft A                           Away   1.00

12 July         Bradenham A                       Home   1.00

19 July         Cromer A                             Away   1.00

26 July         No fixture

02 Aug         No fixture

09 Aug         Bradfield A                          Away   1.00

16 Aug         Diss A                                 Home   1.00

23 Aug         Thetford A                           Away   1.00

30 Aug         Dereham A                          Home   1.00












Lucas Fettes Norfolk League - Division Five

Home fixtures to be played at Normanston Park

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

03 May        Old Catton B                        Away   2.00

10 May        Gt Yarmouth A                    Home   2.00

17 May        Frettenham                           Away   2.00

24 May        Halvergate                            Away   2.00

31 May        Nor Bystanders A                Home   2.00

07 June        Gillingham                           Away   2.00

14 June        Sprowston C                        Home   2.00

21 June        New Buckenham                  Away   2.00

28 June        Hethersett & TV B               Home   2.00

05 July         Old Catton B                        Home   2.00

12 July         Gt Yarmouth A                    Away   2.00

19 July         Frettenham                           Home   2.00

26 July         Halvergate                            Home   2.00

02 Aug         Nor Bystanders A                Away   2.00

09 Aug         Gillingham                           Home   1.30

16 Aug         Sprowston C                        Away   1.30

23 Aug         New Buckenham                  Home   1.30

30 Aug         Hethersett & TV B               Away   1.30

Sunday Fixtures 2014

Home fixtures to be played at Denes Oval

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

13 April       Topcroft                              Away   12.30

20 April       Brooke                                 Away   1.00

04 May        Cromer {Carter Cup 1st Rnd}           Away           11.00

11 May        Kwik Cricket                        Home   10.30

01 June        U/9 tournament                    Home   10.30

15 June        Carter Cup 2nd Rnd              TBC     11.00

22 June        U/11 tournament                  Home   10.30

29 June        Carter Cup 3rd Rnd               TBC     11.00

06 July         NACO Cup 2nd Rnd             Home   1.00

13 July         Topcroft U/10 Tournament  Away   10.00

13 July         Carter Cup Semi-Final          TBC     11.00

27 July         NACO Cup [Semi]               TBC     1.00

03 Aug         Kwik Cricket                        Home   10.00

10 Aug         Carter Cup Final                   Manor Park 11.00

10 Aug         Kwik Cricket                        Manor Park 10.00

Midweek Fixtures 2014

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

30 July {Wed} Westgate CC                         Home   2.00

05 Aug {Tue}  Boreham CC                        Home   2.00

06 Aug {Wed} Notts Forest                         Home   2.00

25 Aug {Mon} Presidents 7 A Side              Home   11.00

Mid Norfolk League Sunday XI Fixtures 2014

Burgess Shield Division 2

Home fixtures to be played at Denes Oval except where stated

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

27-Apr         Chapelfield                          Home   1.00

04-May        CUP                                     TBC     2.00

11-May        Topcroft                              Away   2.00

18-May        Bradfield                              Home   2.00

25-May        Belton                                  Away   2.00

01-Jun         Sheringham                          Away   2.00

08-Jun         Hardingham A                     Home   2.00

15-Jun         CUP                                     TBC     2.00

22-Jun         Gt Ellingham                        Home   2.00

29-Jun         CUP                                     TBC     2.00

13-Jul          CUP                                     TBC     2.00

20-Jul          Topcroft                              Home   2.00

03-Aug        Belton                                  Home   2.00

10-Aug        Sheringham                          Home   2.00

17-Aug        Hardingham A                     Away   1.30

24-Aug        Gt Ellingham                        Away   1.30

25-Aug{Mon} Challenge/Broke Cup Final   TBC     1.30

31-Aug        Chapelfield                          Away   1.30

07-Sep         Bradfield                              Away   1.00



Thetford Grammar School Norfolk Women’s Club League

Home Fixtures to be played at Denes Oval

Date        Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

04 May (Sun)  Winterton                             Home   2.00

18 May (Sun)  A&B Wanderers                  Home   10.30

01 June (Sun)   Topcroft                              Home   2.00

22 June(Sun)  Winterton                             Away   10.30

27 June (Fri)   Cologne Ladies {friendly}      Home   18.00

06 July (Sun)  A&B Wanderers                  Away   10.30

13 July (Sun)  LTCC U/13 {8 a side}            Home   10.30

03 Aug (Sun)  Topcroft                              Away   3.00


Under 15    ECB National Knock-Out Trophy; NCA Andy Seeley Trophy & Friendly Fixtures

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

09 May {Fri}  Southwold                           Home   6.00

15 May {Thu} Hales &Loddon                   Away   6.00

23 May {Fri}  Diss                                     Away   6.00

W/c 25 May    Gt.Melton or Mulbarton       TBC

02 June {Mon}                                            Brooke Away    6.00

13 June {Fri}   Beccles                                Home   6.00

25 June {Wed} Blundeston                          Home   6.00

29 June {Sun} Beccles {friendly - 40 overs}     Home   2.00

W/c 13 July    Quarter Final                        TBC

W/c 27 July    Semi Final                            TBC

27 July {Sun}  Beccles {friendly - 40 overs}     Away   2.00

15 Aug {Thu}   Final (at Gt. Melton)                Away   2.00

Under 13 ~ Allan Bridgewater Trophy

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

06 May (Tue)  Hales and Loddon               Away   6.00

11 May {Sun) Bungay                                Home   10.00

22 May {Thu) Brooke                                 Away   6.00

03 June {Tue)  Blundeston                          Home   6.00

10 June {Tue} Southwold                           Away   6.00

20 June (Fri)   Beccles                                Home   6.00

24 June {Tue} Topcroft                              Away   6.00

W/c 13 July    Quarter Finals                      TBC     6.00

W/c 27 July    Semi Finals                          TBC     6.00

15 Aug {Fri}    Final (at Sprowston)                Away   2.00


Under 11 ~ Terry Moore Trophy

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

04 May{Sun}  Southwold                           Home   10.00

14 May{Wed}  Hales & Loddon                  Home   6.00

21 May{Wed}  Topcroft                              Home   6.00

06 June{Fri}   Beccles                                Away   6.00

08 June{Sun}   Brooke                                 Home   10.00

20 June{Fri}     Bungay                                Away   6.00

22 June{Sun}   Diss                                     Away   10.00

W/c 13 July       Quarter Final                        TBC     6.00

W/c 27 July     Semi Final                            TBC     6.00

11 Aug {Mon}  Final (at Garboldisham)            Away   2.00

Under 9 ~ John Dewing Trophy

(All matches to be confirmed for the week commencing stated Sunday unless detailed below)

Date            Opponents                           Venue  Start  Result

11 May{Sun}  Topcroft {friendly}               Away   10.00

25 May{Sun}  Bungay                                Away   10.00

01 June{Sun}  Topcroft                              Home   10.00

15 June {Sun} Garboldisham                      Home   10.00

29 June {Sun} Brooke                                 Home   10.00

13 July{Sun}   Southwold                           Away   10.00

W/c 27 July     Semi Final                            TBC

15 Aug {Fri}    Final                                    TBC


First XI

Carter Cup Winners 1972, 1983, 1985, 1991
Carter Plate Winners 1975, 1979, 1981, 1982, 2003
Stan Biss Rose Bowl Winners 2004, 2005
Norfolk Alliance Premier Division Champions 1984
Norfolk Alliance Division One Winners 1981, 2007, 2013
Norfolk Alliance Division Two Winners 1998
Coronation Cup Winners 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004
Neville Reynolds Trophy Winners 1995


Norfolk Alliance “A” Division One Champions 1985
Norfolk Alliance “A” Division Two Winners 1981
Norfolk League Division Six Winners 2008

Norfolk League Division Ten Winners 2007

Sunday XI

Mid Norfolk League Division Four Champions 2011
Mid Norfolk League Division Three Champions 2013

Hon. President             John Mann                                            Tel: 01493 308790 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                  Mob: 07516 532831

Hon. Chairman            Graham Sims                                         Tel: 01502 580049 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                       Mob: 07867 696040

Hon. Treasurer             Neil Brice                                                Tel: 01502 584344(h)

E-mail      [email protected]                               Mob: 07504 839966

Hon. Secretary              Steven Mann                                         Tel: 01493 308790 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                          Mob:07763 304204

Club Captain                 Peter Sims                                              Tel: 01493 418192 (w)

E-mail:     [email protected]                Mob: 07889 412433

Social Sec.                      Steven Knight                                       Tel: 01502 511469 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                       Mob: 07881 957449

Leagues Rep                  Wayne Nixon                                        Tel: 01493 601096 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                    Mob: 07723 065193

Welfare Officer.             Cathy Hampshire                                 Tel: 01502 581977 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]       Mob: 07960 143318

1st XI Captain                Nathan Garrod                                    Tel: 01502 500017 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]       Mob: 07776 331793

A XI Captain                 Peter Sims                                              Tel: 01493 418192 (w)

E-mail:      [email protected]                Mob: 07889 412433

B XI Captain.                Phillip Nunn                                          Tel: 01502 572083 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                           Mob: 07795 618971

MNL Sunday Capt’n   vacant                                                      Tel:

E-mail:                                                                             Mob:                    

W & G Co-Ordinator  Peggy Tirimanna                                  Tel: 01493 661944 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                       Mob: 07879 066202

Merchandise Officer    Jayne George                                        Tel: 01502 732983 (h)

E-mail:     [email protected]                                Mob: 07881 908647

Hon. Scorers                 Neil Barber                                               Mob: 07931 957014

Glenn Cooke                                            Mob: 07748 423202

Grounds                         Denes Oval                                                  Tel: 01502 560070

Normanston Park                                       Tel: 01502 565340



Mr & Mrs S.G. Baker             William Belton                      Gary Blunt

Keith Bray                               John Capps-Jenner                David Crouch

Kenny Duff                             Jeffrey Eaton                           John Franklin

Steven George                         Gary Keyzor                            David Knights

Bernie Ladd                             Richard May                            Lesley Mann

Derek Meadows                     Michael Pearce                        Anthony Pettley

Emma Sims                              Mary Sims                                Megan Sims

Lawrence Sivell                     John Wilton                            Chris Woodruff

Ron Young


H.G. Sims Esq.


B.Blizzard Esq.                   G.N. Sims Esq.              

If anyone would like to become a vice president at the club, contact John Mann or Neil Brice for more details.


B. Gale Esq.                R. Hallet Esq.          B. Haverson Esq.

J. Mann Esq.               T. Moore Esq.         P. Sims Esq.