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Raisey collects best umpire award

Our columnist Ron Raisey was the recipient of a new county-wide umpiring award, which has been dedicated to the late Phil Heathcote.

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SECOND STINT: Daron Cruickshank wants to play for Bury next season

Instrumental Cruickshank wants a Bury return in 2017

Daron Cruickshank has revealed that talks are already under way for him to represent Bury St Edmunds next year, writes Liam Apicella.

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GOING PLACES: The sky is the limit for Tymal Mills, according to Simon Jones

Mills receives backing from former England bowler Jones

Ashes winner Simon Jones has backed Tymal Mills to become one of Twenty/20 cricket’s most prominent figures, writes Liam Apicella.

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LOOKING AHEAD: Woolpit captain Craig Estlea is hoping the club can take inspiration from Sudburys promotion back to the Premier League last season ahead of their return to the Two Counties Championship next year

Sudbury are the example to be following for relegated Woolpit

Craig Estlea wants Woolpit to look at the rise of Sudbury after seeing his side suffer relegation from the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, writes Alex Moss.

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BIG IMPRESSION: Ex-England bowler Simon Jones (right) liked what he saw from the Bury and Worlington team

Bury and Worlington refuse to be overawed by England legends

Ashes winner Simon Jones heaped praise on the combination of Bury St Edmunds and Worlington players that helped to make it a memorable afternoon and evening of cricket at the Victory Ground last Friday evening.

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OUR UMPIRE: Ron Raisey

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: The joys of umpiring available to young and old

This will be my last column of the season, now that all the Two Counties matches have finished. I hope that you have enjoyed it over the last few months, with my tales from the middle, the best place, in my opinion, to watch a match.

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GOING DOWN: Jason Wade was unable to help Long Melford survive in Division Two

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Woolpit, Long Melford both relegated

It was a bleak final day of the cricket season for Woolpit and Long Melford, both of whom were unable to fight off the threat of relegation.

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UMPIRE DUTIES: Ron Raisey

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Points deduction adds dramatic end to season

A rain affected weekend saw Mildenhall clinch promotion to the East Anglian Premier League when they comprehensively beat Hadleigh in the only Division One game to finish. No need for a play-off as the winners of both the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire leagues didn’t want to go up.

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BIG TASK: Craig Estlea is hoping Woolpit can pull off another miraculous survival bid

Woolpit plot great escape

Craig Estlea is hoping to plot another final day great escape in order to preserve Woolpit’s place in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

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CAPTAINS KNOCK: Ben Shepperson plays at a full toss on his way to helping Mildenhall secure the title

Mildenhall will not stand still after wrapping up promotion

Ben Shepperson believes that it is only just the beginning for Mildenhall Cricket Club after they secured promotion to the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

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CHAMPIONS: The Mildenhall players celebrate their double triumph

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Mildenhall clinch title, gain promotion

There was cause for double celebration at Mildenhall Cricket Club on Saturday evening after the first team wrapped up the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One title and in doing secured promotion.

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England stars set to grace Bury in special T20 contest

England stars set to grace Bury in special T20 contest

Cricket fans are set to get a unique opportunity to meet some of England’s cricketing greats and to see them play against a local team on their doorstep a week today.

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NEW FACILITY: Bardwell Cricket Club President's Day Bardwel players and President's team

Bardwell looking to start new pavilion work early in 2017

Bardwell Cricket Club hopes to secure its long-term future by beginning building work on a new pavilion early next year.

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IN THE MIDDLE: Umpire Ron Raisey

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: The best batting display I have seen this season

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to witness probably the best batting performance I have seen all season, and from the best position in the ground – out in the middle.

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ALMOST THERE: Mildenhall (pictured celebrating a wicket against Witham earlier this season) are closing in on promotion to the East Anglian Premier League

Mildenhall on the brink of title and promotion double

After a 12-year absence, Mildenhall Cricket Club potentially find themselves just one victory away from securing themselves a place in next season’s Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League.

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BOTTOM SPOT: Adam Starling bowling for Woolpit during their drawn East Anglian Premier League encounter with Copdock which leaves them in trouble

Rippon’s heroics in vain as Woolpit drop to bottom spot

GIBBS DENLEY

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Cruickshank cracks his fourth ton in six games

GIBBS DENLEY

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Mildenhall go further clear at the top of Division One

MARSHALL HATCHICK

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HOME LOSS: Ben Hyde batting for Worlington during their five-wicket defeat to Hadleigh on Saturday

Worlington lose out at home to Hadleigh in high-scoring clash

MARSHALL HATCHICK

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Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Match of the Day will be on the cricket field

Mildenhall have opened up a 30 point gap at the top of Division One after their nearest rivals Wivenhoe were comprehensively beaten by Witham. With just three games to go, surely it is theirs to lose now.

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