Suffolk have the best of first day in clash with Buckinghamshire

Suffolk celebrate Kyran Young taking Gary Park's wicket. Pictures: ANDY ABBOTT

Suffolk celebrate Kyran Young taking Gary Park's wicket. Pictures: ANDY ABBOTT - Credit: Archant

Suffolk had the better of the first day of their season-opening Unicorns Championship three-day clash with Buckinghamshire today.

Hugo Douglas took four wickets for just 19 runs

Hugo Douglas took four wickets for just 19 runs - Credit: Archant

Bucks won the toss and elected to bat first at the Victory Ground in Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk captain and wicket keeper Adam Mansfield

Suffolk captain and wicket keeper Adam Mansfield - Credit: Archant

But Hugo Douglas, who plays his club cricket for Copdock & Old Ipdswichian, tore through their order, finishing with a hugely impressive four wicket haul for just 19 runs as Bucks were dismissed for 260.

Suffolk's Michael Comber bowls to Michael Payne

Suffolk's Michael Comber bowls to Michael Payne - Credit: Archant

Tom Rash and Kyran Young claimed two wickets each, with Jack Beaumont capturing one.

Gary Park is caught and bowled by Kyran Young

Gary Park is caught and bowled by Kyran Young - Credit: Archant

G Paskins led Bucks with 72 runs, backed by Pat Castleden’s 53, and captain Mike Payne’s 52.


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In reply, Suffolk set themselves up nicely for day two, reaching stumps at 87-0.

Former Essex star Jaik Mickleburgh reached his half century, finishing the day with 51 off 86 balls, including nine fours.

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Martyn Cull added a steady 36 runs off 66 balls.

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