PCA Masters win by six wickets at Frinton

EX-ENGLAND and Suffolk fast bowler Devon Malcolm smote a six over mid-wicket to give the PCA Masters XI a six-wicket win at Frinton on Sunday.

Suffolk batsman Martyn Cull scored a half century for the Gentlemen of Frinton and was involved in an unusual incident when a bouncer from Malcolm lodged in the grille of his helmet. Cull was not injured and extracted the ball before lobbing it back to the bowler.

Former Essex and Surrey all-rounder Alex Tudor, one of seven ex-Test cricketers in the PCA Masters XI, top-scored with 68 as they successfully chased down their target of 184 in the 38th over to win with two overs to spare.

The PCA Masters, whose team included former Australian all-rounder Greg Matthews, have become annual visitors to Frinton during the club’s Cricket Week in recent seasons.

Around 260 guests sat down to lunch in the marquee and club chairman Pat Patel said: “They always enjoy coming down to Frinton – we are one of the few cricket clubs they actually play as most of their fixtures are corporate days.”

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