Junior winners step up to receive 2015 awards

Young cricketers have been rewarded for excellence during a summer to savour in the Dipple & Conway Opticians Norfolk Cricket Alliance.

From Downham Market in the west to Lowestoft in the east and from Cromer in the north to Thetford in the south, this season’s outstanding teams and starring individuals gathered at the Wensum Valley Hotel & Country Club to receive their medals and trophies.

Neil McDonald, Dipple & Conway’s Group Practice Manager, said the second year of sponsorship had been another fulfilling one, adding: “It has been exciting to be involved in a competition which reflects all the positive things about sport in Norfolk.

The quality of the cricket has been exceptional and the spirit even more so, often with different generations of the same families playing side by side.”

Company director Matthew Conway added: “We are a family-run, community-orientated business, about to celebrate our centenary in 2016, so it was fitting to be supporting a league which represents not only tradition but friendly competition played out in the heart of the county’s communities.”

Alliance chairman Peter Thomas, who helped present the trophies with Matthew Conway, Emma Conway and Neil McDonald, said: “There’s no doubt that the input of Dipple & Conway has made a big difference to the competition over the past two years with the introduction of the player of the month awards further adding to the level of interest.”

He added: “We also pride ourselves on our youth section which is getting youngsters involved in cricket, gaining confidence and even playing in adult teams, which is good for the future of the sport.”

Flynn Drinkell and Alfie Cooper from Under-15s winners Swardeston CEYMS with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Flynn Drinkell and Alfie Cooper from Under-15s winners Swardeston CEYMS with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.
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Jonty Black, Harry Nunn and Charlie Barber from Under-11s winners Vauxhall Mallards with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Jonty Black, Harry Nunn and Charlie Barber from Under-11s winners Vauxhall Mallards with Emma Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.
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Fred Handley representing Under-13s winners Acle with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Fred Handley representing Under-13s winners Acle with Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway, and John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance.
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Edward Cross and May Drinkell from Under-9s winners Brooke pictured with John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance, and Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR

Edward Cross and May Drinkell from Under-9s winners Brooke pictured with John Tythcott, vice-chairman of the Norfolk Cricket Alliance, and Matthew Conway, from Dipple and Conway.
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