Greene King Suffolk Cup finals day line-up completed

BURY St Edmunds, Mildenhall, Sudbury and Woolpit have reached the last four of this season’s Greene King Suffolk Cup.

They will contest the semi-finals, which will be followed by the final at the Victory Ground in Bury St Edmunds on Sunday, September 16, starting at 11am. The two losing semi-finalists will compete for the Plate. All matches will be played under the Twenty20 format.

Holders Mildenhall won away to Haverhill in their quarter-final tie, Fran Bester scoring 59 in their 160 for eight. Haverhill replied with 104, to lose by 56 runs, Alex Archer scoring 23, Jack Beaumont taking two for 12 and Tom Allen two for 14.

Sudbury beat Ipswich by six wickets, scoring 110 for four after Ipswich had posted 108.

The two remaining semi-finals last Sunday both produced exciting finishes – Worlington finished six runs short of victory against Woolpit and Hadleigh lost by ten runs to Bury St Edmunds.

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Woolpit’s 166 for six was built around 54 from Andy Northcote and 40 from Michael Jones. Worlington finished on 161 for three, Craig Estlea top-scoring with 67 and Chris Baugh making 37.

Batting first, Bury St Edmunds totalled 107 for nine (Tom Huggins 26, Hugo Rynsard-Perry 18, Dominic Manthorpe three for 17, Nikhill Ellis two for four and Tom Piddington two for 23).

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Hadleigh, who had bowled and fielded exceptionally well, reached the last over needing eleven to win only to lose four wickets trying to reach their target and closed on 97 for eight. Marlon Dias scored 41 and Ken Henry 23 while Huggins took four for 20 and Tom Rash two for 11.

Simon Edgar of Greene King, the competition sponsors, said: “We have the potential for a superb day’s cricket – two of Suffolk’s Premier League clubs will play against the top two teams in the Two Counties League.”

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