Martyn Cull smacks 93 as Suffolk see off Wiltshire in Unicorns KO Trophy

Martyn Cull, who impressed with the bat in Copdock & Old Ipswichian's defeat at Great Witchingham.

Martyn Cull, who impressed with the bat in Copdock & Old Ipswichian's defeat at Great Witchingham. Cull made 76. - Credit: James Ager

Suffolk started their Unicorns KO Trophy one day campaign with a fine win over Wiltshire at Ipswich School today.

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, Suffolk racked up 267 runs for the loss of eight wickets in their 50 overs.

Opener Martyn Cull led the way, smacking 93 runs off 127 balls in an impressive two-and-a-half hours at the crease, while Matt Salisbury and Ben Shepperson added 33 off 25 balls and 32 off 30 respectively. Captain Adam Mansfield contributed 28 runs off 28 balls, while Tom Rash also added 22.

In reply, Wiltshire were quickly in trouble, slipping to 19-4, as Salisbury claimed three wickets and Matt Hunn grabbed the other. They steadied the ship as Clark built towards his team-best 51, but Jake Wakelin took his wicket after 78 minutes of batting, Mansfield taking the catch, and the visitors were left struggling at 120-7.

Hunn’s second wicket ended the match, and gave Suffolk a fine start to their one-day campaign.


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