Former Essex all-rounder is all set to line-up at Victory Ground

BIG HITTER: Tom Huggins pictured batting against Bedfordshire for Suffolk in 2012, hit 122 for Bury St Edmunds on Saturday
BIG HITTER: Tom Huggins pictured batting against Bedfordshire for Suffolk in 2012, hit 122 for Bury St Edmunds on Saturday
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Former Essex all-rounder Michael Comber is set to line up for Suffolk in their first game of the campaign to be held at Bury’s Victory Ground.

The 24-year-old is included in the Suffolk squad for the 50-over Unicorns Counties Knockout Trophy game against Bedfordshire on Sunday (11am).

Comber played two first-class, eight List A and three Twenty20 matches for Essex before being released at the end of the 2012 season.

He has not been available for Suffolk’s opening two Group Two matches – the two-wicket win at home to Hertfordshire and six-wicket success away to Cambridgeshire on Sunday, in which Bury’s Simon Rees made 75 of the Suffolk score of 254-4.

Former Bury St Edmunds fast bowler Matt Hunn, who is on a dual registration with Kent, was ruled out of the match at Clare College by a side strain and will not be risked on Sunday.

However, Craig Estlea returns to the squad as Suffolk seek a third win on the bounce in their bid to qualify for the knock-out stages.

Billy Root, younger brother of England batsman Joe Root, is set to make his home debut against a Bedfordshire side who lost their opening group game to Norfolk by 29 runs last Sunday.

Suffolk squad: Bishop, Huggins, Cull, Rash, Guy, Poulson, Swallow, Comber, Estlea, Root, Rees, Ellis-Grewal.

n In the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League, Bury St Edmunds (263-8) drew with Copdock (134-5) with captain Tom Huggins hitting four sixes and 24 fours in his excellent personal tally of 122.

On a good track batting first, he lost Justin Bishop (23) and Adam Mansfield 
with the score on 39, but Rees and James Sturgeon took 
the score to 104 when Ben Wright joined the captain 
and added 75 for the fifth wicket.

Wright was out for 46 with the score on 179 and Russell Stockdale made 17 before Huggins finally fell in a Bury total of 263-8 off 64 overs.

Copdock never attempted to win the match, losing Chris Swallow for a duck lbw to Tom Robotham at 3-58 in the 33rd over.

Ex-Bury players Chris Warn and Tom Rash played well, the latter finishing 50no as the home side reached 134-5 off 57 overs with Huggins and Bishop taking two wickets each.

Bury travel to Norwich tomorrow (11am), while second team are at home to Abberton, the thirds away to Nacton (both 1pm) and on Sunday the Sunday second team are away to Stowupland.

Greene King players of the week: Tom Huggins, Phil Godden, Ollie Wade, Jonty Poward.