Suffolk out for just 83 in heavy Cambridgeshire defeat
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Suffolk were demolished by Cambridgeshire, in their third Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy Group Two match of the season, staged at the Victory Ground, Bury St Edmunds, on Sunday.
The hosts were skittled out for just 83, in 28.5 overs, and Cambridgeshire reached their modest target inside 22 overs, for the loss of four wickets.
Suffolk had come into this game with confidence sky-high, following a 35-run win over Bedfordshire the previous weekend. Their first match, against Norfolk, had been rained off without a ball being bowled.
Skipper Tom Huggins opted to bat first, after winning the toss, but only he offered any resistance to the visisors’ potent bowling attack.
Huggins actually carried his bat, having faced the first ball of the innings. He was left high-and-dry at the end of the innings, on 44 not out.
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By contrast, none of his team-mates managed to even get into double figures.
Sudbury player-coach Huggins played a watchful innings, scoring his 44 runs off 71 balls, and striking just four boundaries. He was at the crease for two hours and 10 minutes, which was the time it took for Suffolk’s whole batting collapse.
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Despite losing Huggins’ fellow opener, Nathan Poole, relatively early on, Suffolk were still looking solid at 32 for one, before losing their last nine wickets for a dismal 51 runs.
Sam Rippington took four for 31, off his 10 overs, after Joe Barrs had taken the first three scalps, to finish with figures of 10-0-33-3.
After an opening stand of 33, Cambridgeshire briefly threatened to cave in when losing four wickets in quick succession, for just three runs.
Bury bowler Justin Bishop took all four wickets, including three in four balls with the score stuck on 36, but Cambridgeshire soon recovered and eased home to a six-wicket win.