Cricket Week gets off to a flying start

SUDBURY: Cricket 6s at Sudbury as part of Cricket Week
Cavendish 2 Justin Burton
Sudbury Cricket Club, Frairs Street, Sudbury
Sudbury's six-a-side tournament that is part of their Cricket Week ANL-160725-221759009
SUDBURY: Cricket 6s at Sudbury as part of Cricket Week Cavendish 2 Justin Burton Sudbury Cricket Club, Frairs Street, Sudbury Sudbury's six-a-side tournament that is part of their Cricket Week ANL-160725-221759009

Sudbury Cricket Club president Ted Clarkson has said they will look at incorporating a six-a-side tournament into next year’s Cricket Week after the success of its return on Sunday, writes Russell Claydon.

The five-over-per innings format made a comeback at Friars Street after an absence of 16 years to properly bring the club’s much-anticipated week-long celebration of cricket to life.

The club’s overseas professional, Dustin Melton, saw his hastily-arranged side – following a withdrawal – take victory in the final over Suffolk Over-50s after both won their groups.

The third-place play-off was won by Symantec who beat Long Melford.

Gestingthorpe and Sudbury Under-19s fielded teams while Cavendish had two sides in the tournament, which also incorporated a family fun day with children’s activities.

Clarkson said: “It was a brilliant day of activities and the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

“It was a huge effort by all involved at the club and the club committee will certainly consider putting it on again.”

The final two days of Cricket Week will see Sudbury sides take on Olicanian Striders today (Thursday) and the tradition fixture against the Gents of Suffolk tomorrow (play starts at 11.30am both days).