Tricky times for top clubs
Woodbridge face a tricky assignment at Newton Green. Woodbridge have won the Hambro Cup on 12 occasions but not since 1994 so the likes of Jon Marks, Steve Mann and Andy Whittaker have something to prove.
Woodbridge face a tricky assignment at Newton Green. Woodbridge have won the Hambro Cup on 12 occasions but not since 1994 so the likes of Jon Marks, Steve Mann and Andy Whittaker have something to prove. Chris Ginn is recalled with Ian Kitson representing the younger element in the club.
Newton Green include former Ufford Park junior champion Ollie Rush who plans to turn professional and is currently working for Tim Cooper in the pro shop. Last year Newton Green beat Ipswich, but their current team is without former Suffolk foursomes champions Paul Whittle and Paul Pengelly who are now in the Stoke by Nayland squad.
Waldringfield make the trip to Haverhill who again include David Quinney after his spell representing Felixstowe Ferry. Waldringfield players have been prominent in the Suffolk Winter Alliance and could overcome the disadvantage of being drawn away.
Bury St Edmunds are captained by Matt Fordham, who has taken over from Steve Borley. They include 15-year-old Tom Stephenson of whom they have high hopes for the future and Grant White who used to be a member at St Andrews. Good news for Bury is that Dean Fairweather will regain his amateur status next month.
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Rushmere start their defence of the Hambro Cup with a testing home tie against a Stowmarket team who have always been competitive.
Rushmere won in 1931 but then had to wait until 1979 for their second success. Since then they have been winners in 1983, 1987 and last year.
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