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Cricket club hit for six

A cricket club in Norfolk says it has been evicted after refusing to abide by new council rules banning players from practising with hard cricket balls.

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Cricket club hit for six over health and safety

Bacton Cricket Club in Norfolk says it’s been banned from its home ground after refusing to stop using hard balls when practising on the pitch.

Cricket ball safety fears have prompted the row Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The parish council says new rules are being enforced to protect people after some near misses on the public field.

Now the club is set to relocate to North Walsham after 37 years at the Cubitt Memorial Playing Field.

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