Marathon man Rees returns for Suffolk

SIMON Rees returns to the Suffolk squad for Sunday’s Minor Counties Trophy group game against Norfolk.

Rees was unavailable for last Sunday’s opening game against Lincolnshire, which was washed out without a ball being bowled, as he was running the London Marathon.

The Bury St Edmunds all-rounder completed the course in four-and-a-half hours while raising money for Cystic Fibrosis.

Rees is added to the 12 players selected for the Lincolnshire game for the 50 overs-a-side match at Manor Park, Horsford, start 11am.

Suffolk skipper Justin Bishop said: “The final XI will depend upon what we find when we turn up at the ground.”

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After picking up one point from last week’s washout, Bishop said: “We have got to win our remaining three games to go through, although everyone else in the group is in the same boat.

“We won’t be approaching Sunday’s game any differently, although being a local derby and an away match it is more tricky, but we will be looking to get a good result just as we did at the same venue last year.”

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Bishop was denied a first-ever century for Suffolk after being left stranded on 98 not out as team-mate Chris Warn came in and clubbed 39 from just 22 balls as their fifth-wicket stand of 133 set up a comfortable 57-run success.

Ex-Yorkshire wicket-keeper/batsman Simon Guy is set to make his debut after his bow fell foul of the weather last weekend, and Bishop said: “It is exciting to have him on board.

“He has played a number of first-class games and will bring energy and positivity to the camp. We are looking forward to taking part in his warm-ups and also his influence on the field of play.”

Suffolk: T Huggins, B France, M Cull, H Adnan, S Ward, S Guy, C Warn (wkt), C Swallow, J Bishop (capt), M Hunn, S Harvey, T Rash, S Rees.

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