Teenager Hunn is called-up for Suffolk

TEENAGER Matt Hunn makes his Minor Counties Championship debut for Suffolk in tomorrow’s match against Buckinghamshire at Ipswich School.

The 17-year-old bowler, who moved from Easton to play for Sudbury in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League this season, is one of three changes for the three-day fixture at Ivry Street, start 11am, to the side that drew in a high-scoring match against Cumberland at Mildenhall in Suffolk’s last outing.

The St Joseph’s college pupil comes into the side along with skipper Justin Bishop, who was on a school trip to Barcelona a fortnight ago, with the final spot still to be decided.

They replace ex-Yorkshire bowler James Lee, who made his debut at Wamil Way but is unavailable for this match, Simon Rees, who is unable to get time off work, and batsman Sasha Ward, who is on Ipswich School’s tour of Barbados.

Bishop said of the latest youngster to be given his chance: “Matt is a right-arm seamer who has put on a lot of pace in the last couple of years.

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“He has not played much for Sudbury this season because of playing at St Joseph’s College, but he has got a good attitude and is keen to improve.”

Bishop is under no illusions as to the task ahead of Suffolk, who have drawn both of their two matches so far this season, if they are to mount a challenge for the Eastern Division title.

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“We badly need to win not only this match but realistically all four of our remaining games to stand a chance.

“You can’t legislate for flat pitches and the weather, which has significantly affected us over the last few years, but it is usually a ‘result’ wicket at Ipswich School. There is normally some turn for the spinners there, so James Finch and Tom Huggins should come into play more in this match.”

Suffolk: T Huggins, J Bishop, M Cull, H Adnan, B France, C Warn (wkt), S Harvey, P Edwards, J Finch, M Hunn, AN Other.

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