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Kings of Anglia Issue 9 Magazine Offer

Suffolk second best to leaders Leicestershire

PUBLISHED: 19:35 20 August 2018 | UPDATED: 19:35 20 August 2018

Michael Comber, who guided Suffolk to an unlikely draw with an unbeaten 56 against Lincolnshire. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT

Michael Comber, who guided Suffolk to an unlikely draw with an unbeaten 56 against Lincolnshire. Picture: ANDY ABBOTT


Suffolk face a tough task to avoid defeat at the hands of league leaders Lincolnshire, on the final day of their Minor Counties Championship fixture at Ipswich School tomorrow.

In-form Suffolk had begun the match just one point adrift of their visitors, having celebrated back-to-back victories by an innings against Norfolk and Hertfordshire.

But replying to Lincolnshire’s first innings total of 339 for five, Suffolk were bowled out for 203, although it had looked a lot worse at one stage with the hosts floundering on 124 for eight.

The visitors were 177 for five at the close in their second innings, a big lead of 313.

Alex Willerton was the chief destroyer, returning figures of six for 49, accounting for five of Suffolk’s top six batsmen.

Resuming on their overnight score of 46 for two, Suffolk were undone by Willerton, who bowled Jed Cawkwell for 20, had Darren Ironside caught first ball by Louis Kimber, and then bowled Frinton captain Kyran Young(27).

Reeling on 73 for five, Jack Beaumont and Tom Rash both fell cheaply to Adam Tillcock, before Ben Shepperson’s innings of 30 was ended by Willerton.

However, Michael Comber (59) and Ollie Bocking (15 not out) put on 60 for the last wicket to at least nudge Suffolk past 200.

But Lincolnshire stamped their authority on the match thanks to a 124-run opening partnership between Joseph Kendall (100) and Jack Timby (55) in their second innings.

ANDY WARREN spoke to Ipswich Town No.2 Stuart Taylor about his journey from cleaning Paul Lambert’s boots at St Mirren to assisting him at Portman Road.

Striker Kayden Jackson scored a hat-trick as Ipswich Town defeated QPR 5-1 in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Playford Road this afternoon.

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.

Former Ipswich Town boss Paul Hurst is the favourite in the betting as his former club Shrewsbury search for a new manager.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features David Johnson signing for Town and Sir Bobby Robson’s testimonial match at Portman Road

Former Ipswich Town goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement from football for a second time, due to a persistent hip injury.

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