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Culford recognised as top tennis school in the country

Culford School has retained its top co-educational tennis school ranking for the second year in a row by the Lawn Tennis Association.

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Jaik Mikleburgh  Picture: Contributed

Suffolk searching for a new professional as Mickleburgh relinquishes role

Suffolk CCC are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season.
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SAD LOSS: Suffolk County Cricket Club secretary Toby Pound paid tribute to the late Tony Catley at the AGM

Grassroots cricket will reap rewards from the new TV deal

Grassroots cricket will benefit considerably from the ‘staggering’ new TV agreement, according to Suffolk Cricket Board chairman Nick Shrubshall.

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TRANSFER COUP: Tom Rash has swapped Copdock for Mildenhall

EAPL: Mildenhall CC sign Rash

The new cricket season may be several months away, but Mildenhall CC have already started their preparations with the signing of Tom Rash.

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KEEP THE FAITH: Tom Westley

Miller believes Westley can recapture his England spot

Despite being omitted from The Ashes squad, former England cricket selector Geoff Miller OBE believes Tom Westley has the talent to re-claim his place in the senior national side, writes Russell Claydon.

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ASSISTANT COACH: Beaumont will make use of the sensor

Culford bowled over with new technology

Culford School has become one of the first schools in the UK to adopt cricket bat sensors to help improve pupil player technique.

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AUSTRALIA BOUND: Tom Westley

Lions come calling for Westley

He may have missed out on a place in the England squad for The Ashes later this year, but Tom Westley will still be heading to Australia.

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LEADING LIGHT: Suffolks Jaik Mickleburgh who has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman in 2017  Picture: Nick Garnham

Suffolk batsmen Mickleburgh wins Minor Counties award

Suffolk’s Jaik Mickleburgh said he was not even aware of the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman until he was told he had won it.

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NERVOUS TIMES: Worlington are waiting to learn their fate

Worlington could still be relegated

Worlington Cricket Club could still face demotion from the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Champions Division One, with the league’s committee due to discuss their final game cancellation next week.

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MISSED OUT: Tom Westley has been left out of England's Ashes squad

Westley misses out on Ashes selection

Tom Westley has been omitted from the England squad for this winter’s Ashes series in Australia.

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SURVIVORS: Bury St Edmunds did not have to fight for survival in the EAPL after discovering no team would be demoted this year

Summer is over and so is this year’s cricket — with plenty of excitement to wrap the season up

Batsman Graham Ford has said Worlington need to learn from their failings after taking their Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship top flight status down to the final day.

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East Anglian Premier League champions Sudbury celebrate with their trophy at Friars Street, after their home match with Swardeston was abandoned due to the weather   Picture: Richard Marsham

Cricket round-up: Sudbury celebrate winning the EAPL while Haverhill are relegated

The weather played havoc with the final day of Saturday's cricket league season, but it could not rain on Sudbury's parade as The Talbots carried off the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) title for the first time in their history.
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WASHED OUT: Worlington's Ford brothers look for quick runs at Woolpit. Picture: Andy Abbott

Worlington’s Division One survival goes down to the season’s final day

Worlington’s Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One fate will come down to Saturday’s home clash with Haverhill (12pm).

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STAYING UP: Shane Leech's Lakenheath are safe from relegation

Lakenheath safe for another year

MARSHALL HATCHICK

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COMPETITIVE: Bury St Eds cricket captain Sean Park is both relieved and disappointed to find out no team will be relegated from the East Anglian Premier League this season

Mixture of emotions for Bury CC

Bury St Edmunds’ cricket captain knows he should feel nothing but relief to learn that no club will be relegated from the East Anglian Premier League at the end of the season.

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CENTURION: Mildenhall II's Steve Graham

Mildenhall lose quick wickets before rain ends away fixture

GIBBS DENLEY

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INJURED: WIll Parker limped off for Woolpit

Depleted Woolpit suffer defeat away from home

MARSHALL HATCHICK

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MUST WIN: Bury captain Sean Park

Park views trip to Postwick as ‘must-win’ for Bury’s survival

Bury St Edmunds captain Sean Park knows his side could still finish bottom and retain their Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League status — but he says he is not prepared to take any chances.

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HOME LOSS: Worlington's Graham Ford loses his wicket

Worlington drop closer towards trouble after latest home loss

MARSHALL HATCHICK

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WORK TO DO: Graham Ford has called for improvements from the middle order in Worlington's fight for survival

Batsman asks for more commitment to save Worly from relegation

‘It is time to get yourselves in the nets and save us from relegation’ — that is the message from Graham Ford to the Worlington middle-order with three matches left to play.

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