Phil Caley’s presence to boost Suffolk Over-50s
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SUFFOLK Over-50s are set to be boosted by the presence of Phil Caley in their ranks this season.
Former Suffolk all-rounder Caley, who celebrated his 50th birthday last October, has confirmed he will make himself available for selection this season.
Despite being one of the smaller counties in the competition, Suffolk have reached the national quarter-finals in each of the last two seasons.
Caley said: “At the moment it looks as though my availability is going to be pretty good.
“I am hoping to go to at least one of the pre-season net sessions and hopefully prove that I can do a job for them this season, if selected.”
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Tony Stubbs, who will again skipper the Over-50s in the coming season, said: “It will be fantastic to have a player of Phil’s quality and ability available to us. It will be a pleasure to be on the same side as him, after playing against him for many years for Frinton against the Old Ipswichians!”
“We can take heart from reaching the quarter-finals in the past two years, and hopefully we can progress further this year.”
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Rick Jones remains manager and Stubbs’ vice-captain will be Kevin Dobson.
As well as Caley, Brockley’s Dean Sykes and Graham Underwood, formerly with Stowmarket and now Copdock & Old Ipswichians, both qualify for the Over-50s this season.
Dick Bond will skipper the Over-60s 1st XI with Clive Witherly as his vice-captain. The 2nd XI captain is Graham Penny, who will have Ray Black as his vice-captain.
Chris Watson was appointed as Over-60s manager for this season at the Suffolk Seniors AGM.
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SUFFOLK FIXTURES 2013
All matches are league fixtures and start at 1.30pm unless stated:
May 1: v Two Counties, at Mistley CC, friendly, 2.30pm
May 15: v Leicestershire, away, Syston Town CC
May 22: v Huntingdonshire, home, Ipswich CC
May 29: v Northamptonshire, at Rushden CC
June 12: v Norfolk, home, Mildenhall CC
June 19: v Lincolnshire, away, tbc
July 3: v Cambridgeshire, home, Sudbury CC
July 10: v Bedfordshire, away, Luton CC
April 24: 1st/2nd XI v Essex, at Frinton CC, friendly
April 30: 1st XI v Norfolk, at Woolpit CC
May 7: 1st XI v Leicestershire, at Leicester Banks CC
May 8: 1st/2nd XI v Two Counties, at Ipswich CC, friendly
May 14: 1st XI v Lincolnshire, at Mildenhall CC
May 16: 2nd XI v Hertfordshire, away, tbc
May 21: 1st XI v Bedfordshire, away, tbc
May 23: 2nd XI v Norfolk, at Easton CC
May 28: 1st XI v Hunts/Cambridgeshire, at Felixstowe CC
May 30: 2nd XI v Yorkshire, away, tbc
June 3: 1st/2nd XI v Worcestershire, at Ipswich CC, friendly
June 4: 1st XI v Norfolk, away, tbc.
June 11: 1st XI v Leicestershire, at Hadleigh CC
June 13: 2nd XI v Hertfordshire, at Ipswich CC
June 18: 1st XI v Lincolnshire, away, tbc
June 20: 2nd XI, Norfolk, away, tbc
June 25: 1st XI v Bedfordshire, at Copdock CC
June 27: 2nd XI v Yorkshire, at Worlington CC
July 2: 1st XI v Hunts/Cambridgeshire, away, tbc
August 21: 1st/2nd XI v Two Counties, at Ipswich CC, 12.30pm
September 5: 1st/2nd XI v Medite Alliance, at Easton CC, 1pm
Norfolk & Suffolk Over-70s
May 2: Suffolk v Norfolk, at Worlingworth CC, friendly
May 22: v Two Counties, at Mistley CC, friendly
June 3: v Worcestershire 60/70s, at Ipswich CC, friendly
June 11: v Hertfordshire, at Preston CC
June 25: v Surrey, at Nutfield CC
July 9: v Kent, at Dereham CC
July 16: v Worcestershire, away, tbc
July 23: v Hampshire, at Stowmarket CC
July 30: v Sussex, at Ipswich CC
August 6: v Kent, away, tbc
August 13: v Hampshire, at Royal Ascot CC
August 16: v Australian Tourists, at Old Buckenham CC
August 20: v Surrey, at Dereham CC, 1pm
August 28: v Worcestershire, at Mundford CC, 1pm
September 3: v Sussex, at Hove, 12.30pm
September 10: v Hertfordshire, at Worlingworth CC, 12.30pm