Talbots want to make history

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SUDBURY Cricket Club will be looking to get their hands on the Greene King Suffolk Cup for the first time in their history this weekend.

After coming through a group containing Long Melford and Hadleigh, with two wins from two games, the Talbots face Exning in the semi-final in the Twenty20 format competition at Bury St Edmunds’ Victory Ground on Sunday (10.30am).

They then face a possible final against either Two Counties Championship Division One leaders Mildenhall or fellow Division One side Woolpit on the same day.

But Sudbury, who travel to Norfolk to face Horsford in the East Anglian Premier League on Saturday (11am) with survival nearly assured, will be without a host of first-team regulars due to Charlie Phillips’ (brother of Jay) wedding while captain Darren Batch may miss both games with his wife due to give birth tomorrow.

The skipper said: “It is a good chance for the youngsters to come and play and experience a cup final and hopefullly make an impact.

“I am told Sudbury have never won the Suffolk Cup. It would obviously be very nice to win it and with Bury knocked out it increases our chances but the other three sides are very strong Division One sides.”