One change to Suffolk squad for trophy squad

Cricket.
Cricket.

Suffolk have resisted making changes to their squad despite their chances of qualifying from their Unicorns Knockout Trophy group being all but over.

Coach Andy Northcote has only made one change to the 12-man squad for this toay’s Group 4 game against Wiltshire at Warminster.

Ex-Essex bowler Mervyn Westfield, who was unavailable for the Buckinghamshire game, returns at the expense of Sam Webb-Snowling.

Norhcote said: “We want to give these young boys as much experience as possible.”

Suffolk: T. Huggins, M. Cull, B. Parker, M. Comber, D. Batch, T. Rash, N. Poole, B. Reece, M. Westfield, A. Mansfield (wkt), M. Wareing, J. Beaumont.

In Marshalls Hatchick Two Counties Division Five, Norton beat Eight Ash Green by three wickets.

Norton won the battle of the two promoted teams after choosing to field first.

Danny Reynolds picked up four wickets as Eight Ash Green were dismissed for 121.

A third-wicket partnership between Dave Meeson (27) and Jamie Walker (47) played a big part in Norton’s victory.

In Division Nine West, Bardwell beat Brockley by 99 runs.

Jacob Wade (80) stole the show with the bat, supported by Chris Grimwood (40) and Steve Larder (31), in Bardwell’s 219.

Majid Bajwa (4-17), Chris Grimwood (2-33) performed well with the ball before youngsters Will Bruce (1-14) and James Larder (2-10) finished off the Brockley innnings.

In Hunts County Bats Division Two, Rougham lost to Acton by 43 runs.

James Firth made it back-to-back centuries for Rougham in their defeat to the early league leaders.

Batting first, Acton posted 277 for 7 with Jake Panting and Graham Andrews picking up two wickets a piece.

In reply, Mark Barrett (51) and Sam Hurst (40) were also amongst the runs with Firth, but Rougham fell short of the required target.