Bury and Mildenhall to meet in final

BURY St Edmunds and Mildenhall will battle it out for the 2007 Suffolk Cup on September 2 following respective victories over Felixstowe and Sudbury last Sunday.

BURY St Edmunds and Mildenhall will battle it out for the 2007 Suffolk Cup on September 2 following respective victories over Felixstowe and Sudbury last Sunday.

However, progression for cup favourites Bury did not come easily as the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League outfit were taken right to the wire by Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Four leaders Felixstowe.

With the match switched to Exning due to a tennis tournament at Bury's Victory Ground, the smaller surroundings helped the Seasider's big hitters.

Having been given a brisk start by brothers Danny and Jamie Rock, Felixstowe's middle order then faltered, before Vinny Da Souza slammed 41 from 25 deliveries, while tail-ender Joety Barnsley Sadisivan's unbeaten 21 came off just five scoring shots.


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With Felixstowe all out for 218, Bury's Ben France (86) and Justin Bishop (22) put on 69 for the opening wicket and after the latter departed, France shared a second wicket stand of 106 with Chris Warn (76).

Both France and Warn were then snared by Tan Shahid, with Warn falling to a stunning one-handed catch by Barnsley Sadisivan, but teenager Josh Davey and Nick Lee saw Bury home with just two overs left.

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Meanwhile, Mildenhall easily disposed of their Two Counties Division One counterparts Sudbury in the other semi-final.

Sudbury, who also lost to Frinton in the league on Saturday, were skittled out for just 88, a target which Mildenhall met for the loss of just one wicket.

Sudbury captain Steve Witham said: “Our performances over the past couple of weeks have possibly been building up to this. We are going to have to have a shake up this week and really pull our fingers out.”

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