A Season in West Norfolk

Participation in sport has been declining in Britain. Village cricket has suffered more than most.

West Norfolk’s leading newspaper, the Lynn News, tried to reverse this by publishing a series of reports by Jeremy Cameron of local matches over four years.

Covid struck. The lockdown came. Severe weather made things worse. Nevertheless the articles illustrate the traditions, friendships (and the opposite), excitement and above all humour of cricket in West Norfolk.

Reading it, you will want to dust off your whites, find your boots, make sure your box still fits and get involved in the finest sport in the world.