Sudbury aim to start the party with derby joy

Sudbury Cricket Club players 2016
Darren Batch Capt
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160516-083842009

Sudbury Cricket Club players 2016 Darren Batch Capt Picture Mark Westley ANL-160516-083842009

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Sudbury Cricket Club will be aiming to kick off their Cricket Week celebrations in style with derby-day delight over visiting Woolpit on Saturday (11am), writes Sam Murley.

Having gained promotion last season, the Friars Street-based outfit have adapted back to life in the East Anglian Premier League seamlessly, sitting comfortably in fifth place and the second highest ranked Suffolk side, only behind third-placed Copdock and Old Ipswichians.

And with their Cricket Week celebrations commencing on Sunday, Sudbury will be hoping to get the party started early with yet more derby glory, having enjoyed victories over Bury St Edmunds and Saturday’s opponents already this season.

“Since promotion we’ve obviously done well and to be sitting in the league where we are is testament to our progress,” said captain Darren Batch.

“We set ourselves the target of being the top side in Suffolk and we still feel that is a realistic aim.

“With Copdock above us we are not quite there, but our performances have been fantastic and we don’t fear any side.

“Beating your rivals is always a great incentive to have and if we play to our capabilities then I don’t see why we can’t on Saturday.

“We won’t take the game lightly but it is a great opportunity to push on towards the top four.”