Weekend round-up: Weather again the winner in the cricket

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BOTH Sudbury (at Clacton) and Halstead (at home to Horsford) saw wet pitch conditions call off their respective matches on Saturday.

Both town sides have yet to complete a match this season after four weeks of scheduled games in the East Anglian Premier League.

On Sunday, Sudbury’s Hunts County Bats Division One side beat Worlington by two wickets with the Talbots bowling first in the away fixture and James Poulson finishing with figures of 6-0-20-3 as their opponents recorded 198 all out.

In reply, Hasantha Fernando hit 64, while Kenny Moulton-Day hit 53, including six sixes as Sudbury reached 199 from 37.5 overs, with two wickets in hand.

In a dramatic last day of the Premier League football season Manchester City claimed the title with two stoppage-time goals while Norwich City finished 12th in their return to the top flight after a 2-0 home win over Aston Villa.

Grant Holt bagged his 17th goal of the season, bundling home at the far post after eight minutes before Simeon Jackson added the second 21 minutes in to cap a fine season for the Canaries.

* FOR a full round-up of local sport, including match action, reaction and previews to the week ahead, including the last Talk of the Town Ipswich Town column of the season, see Thursday’s Suffolk Free Press.