Cull cruelly robbed of Lord's appearance

SUFFOLK batsman Martyn Cull has been cruelly ruled out of a possible appearance at Lord's.The Clacton batsman has been left 'distraught' after breaking his right arm.

By Elvin King

SUFFOLK batsman Martyn Cull has been cruelly ruled out of a possible appearance at Lord's.

The Clacton batsman has been left 'distraught' after breaking his right arm.

Cull played in Suffolk's Minor Counties Knock-Out Trophy semi-final victory over Oxfordshire, and was certain to be in the squad for the final against Cheshire at Lord's on Monday August 27.


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He was struck on the arm while guesting for Frinton last Sunday in a prestige match against the Professional Cricketers' Association.

Former England Test all-rounder Chris Lewis was the bowler, and Cull will be out for the season. He underwent an operation on Tuesday.

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Former Suffolk stalwart Gary Kirk is now the Clacton manager and he said of Kesgrave-based Cull: “He is Suffolk through and through and I know how much he was looking forward to Lord's.

“He deserved the opportunity, both as a person and player, and now he's been robbed of it.

“Martyn is totally cheesed off and distraught, and the fact he'll miss out on Lord's - which would undoubtedly be the pinnacle of his career - is a massive disappointment.”

Cull played in Suffolk's last three-day game - the big home defeat by Cambridgeshire at Mildenhall - and was in line for the Minor Counties Championship game at Buckinghamshire that starts tomorrow.

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