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Sabres cut it in style

PUBLISHED: 09:43 03 September 2009 | UPDATED: 09:55 13 July 2010

BACTON Sabres Cricket Club, formed in August 2008, secured promotion on Saturday from Division Eight of the Norfolk League in their first season together!

The club was formed by a small group of friends who had played cricket for other teams in the area, but who wanted to create a club based on traditional cricketing values and enjoyment.

BACTON Sabres Cricket Club, formed in August 2008, secured promotion on Saturday from Division Eight of the Norfolk League in their first season together!

The club was formed by a small group of friends who had played cricket for other teams in the area, but who wanted to create a club based on traditional cricketing values and enjoyment.

The main aims of the club are, to promote and develop cricket in Bacton and the surrounding area, and provide opportunities for anyone to play the game alongside players determined to foster and protect a strong team spirit, where enjoyment is paramount.

Leading up to, and during this first season, Sabres have been fortunate to receive support from a range of sources. Perenco stepped in as major sponsors, providing a set of team shirts, and Bacton Parish Council have helped and supported the team in various ways throughout the year.

Early on in the club's development it was decided they would be seen as a “friendly” club on and off the playing field.

To this end, the club has been so fortunate to have support from everyone at The Poacher's Pocket, Bacton, who have provided food after home games for both sets of players, always ending the afternoon on a high note.

The club acknowledged the support from other sponsors, without whose support the club's development would not have gone so smoothly. The costs in setting up a new sports club are quite high, and could have proved a major setback without the help received.

Those very generous organisations that have offered support include: Norwich and Peterborough Building Society, The Humpty Dumpty Brewery, The Keswick Hotel, Bacton, Tesco, Stalham, and Christopher's, North Walsham.

Sabres finished their season having won 10 of their 16 league matches, and are already planning ahead. New players are always welcome, and it is hoped next season to begin coaching sessions for junior players, with a view to forming a junior team in the near future.

Anyone who is interested in joining the club, or offering sponsorship for next season's developments, can contact the committee via www. bactonsabres.com


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