Cricket: Latest Sudbury CC news

THE big news this weekend is that Nathan Poole won bar superstars on Saturday night. A great evening, organised by Pete Siegert and Steve O'Brien, was had by all as various bar challenges including putting, chipping , cycling and boules were hotly contested.

THE big news this weekend is that Nathan Poole won bar superstars on Saturday night. A great evening, organised by Pete Siegert and Steve O'Brien, was had by all as various bar challenges including putting, chipping , cycling and boules were hotly contested. Having only scored three earlier Nathan knew he had to up his game to be crowned first Bar Superstar of Sudbury Cricket Club.

His was not the only great performance this weekend. Pound the Hound met Ipswich Building Society and club chairman Roger Troughton as we officially launched our new shirt sponsors this weekend. David Fripp did a great job in the hound suit and can be hired out at all parties and functions. We thank Ipswich Building Society for its support this season and the branch will be opening in Sudbury on July 25.

On the pitch Saturday saw Jay Phillips hit a cracking 134 not out in 50 overs at Chantry Park as the first team beat Ipswich and East Suffolk to set up a must-win cracker this Saturday v Copdock at Friars Street. Darren Batch hit a dazzling 124 - some say the best 100 seen for the first team for many years - to post 304. Jandre Coetzee took five. He's a quality bowler and inspiration to us. Simmo took a couple to knock them over 100 runs short.

A great game at Friars Street saw the second team notch their fourth win on the trot and leave us fourth and in touching distance of the top two and division two cricket. The 174 target was not really enough as Kenny Moulton Day top-scored with 27, but quality bowling, fielding and keeping from O'Brien saw us home by 30 runs. Alan Macdiarmid, an inspiration this season, was pick of the bowlers.


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Andy Holness' side stayed fourth despite loosing to Kesgrave, and they picked up eight points chasing down 202. Dave Oakes ran out of partners around 30 runs short.

Dave Shropshire's side had a cracking win at Acton, posting 190 and bowling them out for 78. John Picket took 5-13 and Roger Troughton was 52 not out.

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On Sunday the firsts lost by six wickets to Battisford. No one batted round Jandre who made 59 not out and they post a big enough total. Battisford easily reached the 156 target.

The ladies also lost on Friday night, to Eight Ash Green. Chasing 125 all out for 51 against a good team. Alison Alecock top performed with 17 runs.

We are nearly half way through season and it's hotting up, with three teams in sniffing distance of league titles or promotions and others I am sure they will push on.

If you can get to Friars Street on Saturday please support the first team. They entertain first-place Copdock. If we win we could go top of the league if Exning don't win.

Don't forget ball tickets are on sale at �32 each. Come and support the club and Jandre's auction. Tickets are available from behind the bar.

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