The Morello Racing Kawasaki team were denied victory not once but twice at Oulton Park on Bank Holiday Monday with the weather denying both Danny Buchan and Fraser Rogers the win at round three of the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.
With the sun shining and top class international rugby 7s on display, the crowd poured into the Greene King IPA Haberden in their droves at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club as the British Army won the ninth annual Greene King IPA 7s tournament.
Achilles provided a strong performance against visiting Haughley United, but it was all in vain as, elsewhere, Henley Athletic were crowned Senior Division champions with a 2-0 victory over Cranes Sports.
Despite Achilles boss Liam Hillyard being naturally disappointed, his side can take great credit in becoming the SIL Senior Division runners-up, following their first-ever Suffolk Senior Cup success at Portman Road.
Sporting ‘87 were unable to mark their 30th anniversary with a win against Claydon, allowing AFC Hoxne to claim the final promotion place into the Senior Division, with a 3-1 win over champions Benhall St Mary.
Stevie Eskinazi hit five of his last nine balls for six and the equally in-form opening pair of Sam Robson and Nick Gubbins added a quickfire 146-run stand to their first innings partnership of 241 after champions Middlesex chose not to enforce the follow on against outclassed Essex at Lord’s.
It’s beyond typical that I should have to write this column on the back of the 1-0 defeat at already-relegated Rotherham United after missing out on writing in the aftermath of that fantastic win over Newcastle United a week ago.