Essex all-rounder Comber set to play for Suffolk

Essex all-rounder Michael Comber will join up with the Suffolk squad this weekend, for their Minor Counties Championship fixture against Hertfordshire, to take place at Long Marston over three days from Sunday.

Comber will replace Simon Guy, who is unavailable. It is set to be the only change to the Suffolk starting line-up from the previous match, a truncated affair which ended in a draw against Bedfordshire.

Clacton stalwart Comber played a couple of Minor Counties Championship matches for Suffolk in 2010, and is renowned for his big hitting.

Skipper Justin Bishop admitted: “We really need to win three of our last four matches to stand a chance of winning the league.

“We’ve been unlucky that our first two games were effectively two-dayers, due to the bad weather. The Norfolk game was quite even, but we came close to beating Bedfordshire.

“However, it’s asking a lot to win a match inside two days.”

Several of Suffolk’s side have hit a rich vein of form this season, especially batsmen Tom Huggins and Martyn Cull.

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“Tom always scores a lot of runs for us. In fact, we tend to take that for granted sometimes,” explained Bishop.

“But Martyn has been in fantastic form all season. He’s got a lot of runs for his club and county.”

Suffolk squad: Huggins, France, Cull, Adnan, Ward, Bishop, Warn, Swallow, Rees, Comber, Rash, Hunn.

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