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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Suffolk play second fiddle to Staffordshire

PUBLISHED: 19:38 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:38 25 June 2018

Adam Mansfield, who top-scored with 50 for Suffolk against Staffordshire. Picture: NICK GARNHAM

Adam Mansfield, who top-scored with 50 for Suffolk against Staffordshire. Picture: NICK GARNHAM


Suffolk continued to play second fiddle to hosts Staffordshire, during day two of their first Minor Counties Championship fixture of the season at West Bromwich Dartmouth today.

The visitors were bowled out for 247 in their first innings, having resumed on an overnight score of 80 for four.

That saw them trail Staffordshire by 127 runs on first innings, and by the close the home county had extended their advantage to 340, with four second innings wickets still in tact. They finished on 213 for six.

A 71-run stand for the fifth wicket, between Suffolk skipper Adam Mansfield and Ben Shepperson, ended with the latter becoming Tim Maxfield’s first of four victims – Mildenhall stalwart Shepperson made 44 off 64 overs.

Mansfield brought up a half-century, but was then caught by wicketkeeper James Sookias off Maxfield for 50.

Suffolk slumped to 166 for eight, with the dismissals of the experienced duo of Michael Comber and Tom Rash, both to Maxfield, before youngsters Josh Cantrell and Jake Foley added 81 for the ninth wicket.

Cantrell struck 33 off 38 deliveries, while Foley hit nine boundaries in his well-constructed 48.

Suffolk really needed to take a glut of early wickets, to stay in the contest, but 80 not out from all-rounder Maxfield thwarted them.

Maxfield shared an unbroken stand of 73 with Brinder Phagura for the seventh wicket, to leave the visitors with a mountain to climb on the final day tomorrow.

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Trevoh Chalobah has been training with the full England squad today ahead of the Three Lions’ clash with the United States tomorrow night.

Jordan Graham is training with Oxford United after being given permission to move on by Ipswich Town.

Teenager Jack Lankester hopes to be involved with the Ipswich Town first team for the remainder of the season but would be prepared to spend time out on loan if it aides his development.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert has been impressing the players with his skills on the training pitch. STUART WATSON looks back on his playing career.

Tristan Nydam is keen to make the most of his loan stay in Scotland but is still keeping a firm eye on parent club Ipswich Town.

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