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Denver Cricket Club receive sponsorship boost from Downham-based company

CGM Group, a commercial landscaping company based in Downham, and their sister company Downham Home and Garden Store, one of Norfolk’s largest home and garden centre retailers, are sponsoring Denver Cricket Club for a fifth successive year.

Denver Cricket Club currently run three adult teams and two junior teams.

They also run an All Stars programme for five to eight-year-olds to encourage more youngsters to be involved with the game.

Kevin Cornwell, chairman of Denver Cricket Club, said: “We really appreciate all the on-going support from CGM Group and Downham Home and Garden Store.

“We’re proud for a small village to have such a dynamic cricket club and this sponsorship will help our membership to continue to thrive in the future.”

Tim Glover, managing director at the CGM Group and Downham Home and Garden Store, said: “We’re delighted to support Denver Cricket Club again.

“It’s wonderful that the club has such an active youth section and helps more people to get involved with sport from an early age.”

Denver Cricket Club run training sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and welcome more members.

For more information, visit: https://denver.play-cricket.com

Norfolk Alliance Division Five

Denver CC 127-2

beat Old Catton 123-10

by 8 wickets

On a perfect day for cricket, Denver won the toss and put Old Catton into bat.

The opening five wickets fell with only 27 on the board, of which four were taken by Dan Harper in his first spell.

With six wickets down there was a much-needed seventh-wicket partnership of 58 before Harper took the wicket of Smith with a spectacular diving catch by James Harper behind the stumps.

The last three wickets fell cheaply, ending the innings on 123, with Harper finishing with excellent figures of 8-2-24-6 and two catches.

In reply, Denver lost the early wicket of James Harper.

Resilience was shown by Harvey Wardle and Neil Gromett before Wardle was dismissed for 19.

This brought in the in-form Dan Harper and he played a hard-hitting innings of 65 from 42 balls, including eight fours and two sixes, to win the game with Gromett.

CGM MoM: Dan Harper.


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