Fakenham put record straight regarding club stance on Norfolk Alliance title
On Tuesday, August 31 the Lynn News published a story regarding Fakenham Cricket Club conceding the Norfolk Alliance league title.
Fakenham had finished the 2021 season level on points with Downham Stow, who earned the championship through their greater number of games won, although Fakenham captain David Coyle said the club was unhappy the rules were briefly changed to the average number of points earned, and back again, by the league.
Coyle told the Lynn News Fakenham CC had received an email from the league explaining that they would be reverting back to the points system, adding: “It would appear that our secretary has an email sitting in his junk from a month ago from the league explaining that they would be reverting back to the points system they used for all but two weeks although I didn’t receive it.”
But Fakenham Cricket Club secretary Kevin Webb said this email was passed on to the Fakenham committee within an hour and a half of receiving it.
Webb said: “I explained to David this was factually incorrect. I received that email and within one hour and 27 minutes it was passed on to all members of the Fakenham committee which entirely fulfils my responsibility.
“I do, however, endorse the comments made regarding the unsatisfactory way in which the rules were changed with a subsequent reversion back to the original points system, with retrospective adjustments applied, after a period of two weeks."
The Lynn News is happy to set the record straight.