West Acre author Jeremy Cameron collects Lynn News Sandringham, Denver, North Runcton, Castle Rising, Dersingham and Narborough cricket reports into A Season in West Norfolk
West Acre author Jeremy Cameron, whose name readers will recognise from the Lynn News's local cricket reports, has written A Season in West Norfolk.
It has 42 chapters made up of match reports from various Lynn News editions from the past four years and from all over our circulation area, including teams (in no particular order) from Sandringham, Denver, North Runcton, Castles Acre and Rising, Dersingham, Narborough, and many more.
Mr Cameron, who is a well-known figure on the local cricket circuit and has published many works of fiction and non-fiction, said: "It is called A Season in West Norfolk because that seemed like a catchy title. It actually spanned four seasons including Covid."
Of the original articles, the retired probation officer added: "This was an initiative by the Lynn News to try to arrest the decline in village cricket. Only afterwards did it seem that the articles should not be wasted.
"This is very definitely not a profit making exercise!"
The West Norfolk League used to have six divisions – and he says: "There was a time when every village had a cricket team, very often two. Hard to believe now, when barely half of them survive."
In the pages of the newspaper and online the debate over who was West Norfolk’s fastest bowler garnered great interest, and these columns take pride of place in the book. Mr Cameron put forward Colin Dye and Matty Darlow as his picks.
Meanwhile, former Narborough, North Runcton and Norfolk cricketer Phil Ringwood had said: “My feelings are, despite Rodney Bunting playing first class cricket and Martin Saggers playing for England, on his day Keith Rudd, who bowled some very quick and hostile spells for North Runcton and Norfolk, takes the accolade.”
Priced £12.75, it will be on sale at the Lynn News.