Suffolk hand debut to teenager Harvey

SCOTT Harvey will make his debut for Suffolk in tomorrow’s Minor Counties KO Trophy match against Lincolnshire at Ipswich School (start 11am).

The talented 18-year-old has been called up to the side for the 50-overs-a-side match after impressing for the Suffolk Development XI last summer and club side Bury St Edmunds this season.

Harvey, who was still eligible for under-17 cricket last season, scored 42 not out in last Saturday’s Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League draw against Burwell and 53 the week before in the four-run win at Swardeston.

While Harvey is included in the side, batsman Sasha Ward is unavailable.

The Ipswich School captain misses out on playing on his home ground as he is currently sitting examinations.

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Suffolk will also be without John Sadler, the former Yorkshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire all-rounder who scored 140 on his debut in the four-wicket defeat at Berkshire in Suffolk’s opening group game. Sadler is unavailable and so his place is taken by Hassan Adnan, who has again been engaged as a professional to play for Suffolk in this season’s Minor Counties Championship campaign.

Suffolk, who have named a 12-man squad, will make a late decision on the fitness of swing bowler Phil Edwards, who bowled just five overs at Berkshire before injuring a hamstring while fielding.

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Edwards did not play for Bury St Edmunds last weekend and if he is not fit enough to take his place in the side then Colchester and East Essex bowler Ben Stephens will play.

Stephens featured for Suffolk in the friendly against Essex 2nd XI at Billericay a month ago, bowling an impressive opening spell.

Essex bowler Max Osborne, who made his debut at Berkshire, is again in the Suffolk side.

Suffolk squad: T Huggins, B France, M Cull, H Adnan, C Warn (wkt), C Swallow, J Bishop (capt), S Harvey, P Edwards, M Osborne, J Finch, B Stephens.

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