Norfolk cricketer plays 1000th game – months after rare virus

A stalwart Norfolk cricketer walked to the wicket for a landmark innings that he thought might never happen.

Steve Phoenix was playing his 1000th senior game for Great Melton Cricket Club just months after being struck down by a rare virus.

Mr Phoenix contracted Guillain Barre Syndrome towards the end of 2021 and spent three months in hospital including time in intensive care.

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