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Mark Warbrook’s cricket column: Century a fitting end for O’Brien

The season ended in glorious sunshine confirming you can’t beat the cricket club for a summer tipple and excellent atmosphere. It’s been a fabulous season with some good cricket from all areas of the club and it was a fitting end for James O’Brien — who turned out 47 times for the club this season — to score an unbeaten century (111 not out) in a victory over Bardwell.

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TOP SCORER: Jason Wade scored 31 runs for Long Melford during their nine wicket defeat against Lakenheath

Wade: ‘Relegation could be a good thing for Melford’

Long Melford stand-in captain Jason Wade has suggested relegation could be a ‘good thing’ for the club.

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OUR UMPIRE: Ron Raisey

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: The joys of umpiring available to young and old

This will be my last column of the season, now that all the Two Counties matches have finished. I hope that you have enjoyed it over the last few months, with my tales from the middle, the best place, in my opinion, to watch a match.

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RELEGATION REPRIEVE: Hadleigh have avoided a bottom two finish after Coggeshall were deducted 77 points

Hadleigh avoid relegation after Coggeshall decide not to appeal points deduction

Hadleigh will play in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One next season after Coggeshall decided against appealing a 77 points deduction.

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GOING DOWN: Jason Wade was unable to help Long Melford survive in Division Two

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Woolpit, Long Melford both relegated

It was a bleak final day of the cricket season for Woolpit and Long Melford, both of whom were unable to fight off the threat of relegation.

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UMPIRE DUTIES: Ron Raisey

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Points deduction adds dramatic end to season

A rain affected weekend saw Mildenhall clinch promotion to the East Anglian Premier League when they comprehensively beat Hadleigh in the only Division One game to finish. No need for a play-off as the winners of both the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire leagues didn’t want to go up.

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SKIPPER: Darren Batch has captained Sudbury well this season

Mark Warbrook cricket column: Batch’s side chasing highest finish

Amazingly we didn’t have a rain-off this weekend.

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Cricket action from Worlington v Hadleigh; Worlington batting with Hadleigh fielding. Hadleigh bowler Kyle Tanner.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160820-225517009

BREAKING NEWS: Hadleigh set for a relegation reprieve following Coggeshall’s points deduction

Hadleigh Cricket Club are now poised to play in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One next season having initially been set to finish in the relegation zone.

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Cricket action from Worlington v Hadleigh; Workington batting with Haleigh fielding. Hadleigh bowler Kyle Tanner. 

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BREAKING NEWS: Hadleigh set for relegation reprieve following Coggeshall’s points deduction

Hadleigh Cricket Club are now poised to play in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One next season having initially been set to finish in the relegation zone.

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CHAMPIONS: The Mildenhall players celebrate their double triumph

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Mildenhall clinch title, gain promotion

There was cause for double celebration at Mildenhall Cricket Club on Saturday evening after the first team wrapped up the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One title and in doing secured promotion.

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LEADING MARKSMAN: No player has taken more wickets for Sudbury than Dustin Melton

Mark Warbrook cricket column: Melton now tops the wicket charts

Saturday saw all three teams in action. The first team had a match drawn and abandoned due to bad light. Sudbury scored 308 with skipper Batch continuing an excellent season with 107 not out. Ben Reece, also having a great season, scoring 55.

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IN THE MIDDLE: Umpire Ron Raisey

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: The best batting display I have seen this season

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to witness probably the best batting performance I have seen all season, and from the best position in the ground – out in the middle.

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SURVIVAL BOOST: Halstead won at the weekend

Halstead’s survival battle gets derby victory boost

MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES

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Stace stars as Melford lose again

MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES

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Parker conquers nerves to 
chalk up maiden century

Parker conquers nerves to chalk up maiden century

After scoring his maiden century for Suffolk, Ben Parker is aiming to kick on as a Minor County cricketer next season.

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Mildenhall V Mistley cricket action.   Star Umpire Ronald Raisey. ENGANL00220130705091136

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Match of the Day will be on the cricket field

Mildenhall have opened up a 30 point gap at the top of Division One after their nearest rivals Wivenhoe were comprehensively beaten by Witham. With just three games to go, surely it is theirs to lose now.

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BIG WIN: Alistair Allchin took two wickets for Burwell during their nine wicket victory at Sudbury at the weekend

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Bury end winless run, while Diss suffer relegation

It was sweet 16 for Bury St Edmunds at the weekend as they ended a run of 15 games without a win by beating Vauxhall Mallards by six wickets.

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Sudbury Cricket Club players 2016
Ben Reece
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Mark Warbrook cricket column: A super Saturday, despite a defeat

It was billed as Olympic Super Sunday this week, but I really feel it was a super Saturday even though we didn’t get three wins out of three. The first team lost by seven wickets on Saturday, but they still sit top four, which is an amazing achievement; they’ve had a really good season to date.

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Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: Picturesque grounds are a pleasure to visit

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: Picturesque grounds are a pleasure to visit

I start my column this week by congratulating my local club Stowmarket, on gaining promotion back to Division Five at the first time of asking with two games still to be played.

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ON STRIKE: Old Buckenham batsman James Deacon faces up to the bowling of Kieran Pask. Picture: Al Pulford

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Defeat for Garby dents title hopes

Garboldisham’s chances of winning the Dipple and Conway Norfolk Alliance Premier Division took a big hit as they lost to neighbours Old Buckenham at the weekend.

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