Sudbury want to end first half on a high note

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

Sudbury Cricket Club captain Darren Batch is determined to end the first half of the season on a high note when they host Norwich on Saturday, writes Alex Moss.

The Talbots sit seventh in the Gibbs Denley East Anglian Premier League table heading into this weekend’s encounter, following a number of impressive performances in their first season back in the top flight.

Batch’s men have recorded wins over Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds and Burwell so far this season, but last Saturday’s trip to Horsford was the second fixture to fall foul of the weather in 2016.

“It really has flown by,” Batch said. “We’re pleased with how we’ve started the season and we want to add to our three wins and finish the first half of the season on a high.

“Norwich are in some good form and will be full of confidence. They had points deducted for fielding an ineligible player but they’ve responded well.

“I’m looking for us to put in a good performance against them to get the win and consolidate our place in mid-table.”

After losing three of their opening four fixtures, Norwich (sixth) have been in fine form and have won five of their last six.

A 74-run triumph over last year’s champions Swardeston at the weekend saw them climb above the Talbots in the league 
table.

Sudbury will be without Ben Reece this weekend, while wicket-keeper Adam Mansfield should finally make his return.