Haverhill are beaten by Hadleigh in first outing


DEBUT: Harry Harding, 16, impressed at the weekend

Teenager’s debut one of the positives for Haverhill

Haverhill Cricket Club captain Adam Dellar says the first-team debut of teenage bowler Harry Harding was one of many positives to take from their opening day defeat to Hadleigh, writes Alex Moss.

LEADING THE WAY: Haverhill captain Adam Dellar

No players leaving is a big plus for Haverhill CC

Heading into his seventh season as captain, Haverhill Cricket Club’s Adam Dellar believes his young overseas-less side can continue to defy the odds by holding their own in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship’s top division, writes Russell Claydon.

Haverhill v Sawston & Babraham - Callum Brunning celebrates getting a wicket for Haverhill. 
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Haverhill want to waste no time in getting points

Haverhill will be desperate to get some early points on the table from their opening match at last year’s strugglers, Hadleigh, writes Russell Claydon.

BIG SIGNING: Mildenhall, pictured celebrating a wicket during Saturday's friendly against Cambridge Granta, have secured the services of Tino Best

BREAKING NEWS: Mildenhall pull off Best coup

Former West Indies international Tino Best has signed a deal to play for Mildenhall CC in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League this season.

SKIPPERING DUTIES: Sudbury's Adam Mansfield will captain Suffolk this year

Suffolk ready for season opener

Sudbury’s Adam Mansfield will lead Suffolk this weekend for the first time since being officially appointed as the county’s youngest captain.

Celebration lunch being held for Suffolk cricket stalwart

Celebration lunch being held for Suffolk cricket stalwart

A celebration lunch is being held in honour of Suffolk County Cricket Association secretary Toby Pound clocking up 25 years’ service.

BIG COUP: Jaik Mickleburgh has signed a deal to play for Suffolk

Former Essex batsman Mickleburgh joins Suffolk

Former Essex batsman Jaik Mickleburgh views signing for Suffolk as the potential springboard for a return to the first-class cricket circuit.

Tymal Mills

Mills makes Brisbane move ahead of England T20 tour

Former Mildenhall Cricket Club star Tymal Mills has made a move to Australia's Big Bash League ahead of England's three-match Twenty20 series in India later this month.


Woolpit to stage Minor Counties clash

Woolpit Cricket Club will stage a Minor Counties match for the first time next season.

HIGH PRAISE: Tom Huggins in action for Sudbury last season

‘Huggins the best Suffolk has ever had’

Tom Huggins was described as ‘arguably Suffolk’s finest ever all-round cricketer’ at the county’s annual meeting.

TOP UMPIRE: Ron Raisey receives his award from Phil Heathcote's widow, Allison

Raisey collects best umpire award

Our columnist Ron Raisey was the recipient of a new county-wide umpiring award, which has been dedicated to the late Phil Heathcote.

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Bailey tops the list at Haverhill Cricket Club awards night

Will Bailey claimed a hat-trick of awards at Haverhill Cricket Club’s annual presentation night last Friday.

OUR UMPIRE: Ron Raisey

Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: The joys of umpiring available to young and old

This will be my last column of the season, now that all the Two Counties matches have finished. I hope that you have enjoyed it over the last few months, with my tales from the middle, the best place, in my opinion, to watch a match.

GOING DOWN: Jason Wade was unable to help Long Melford survive in Division Two

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Woolpit, Long Melford both relegated

It was a bleak final day of the cricket season for Woolpit and Long Melford, both of whom were unable to fight off the threat of relegation.


Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Points deduction adds dramatic end to season

A rain affected weekend saw Mildenhall clinch promotion to the East Anglian Premier League when they comprehensively beat Hadleigh in the only Division One game to finish. No need for a play-off as the winners of both the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire leagues didn’t want to go up.

Chris Palmer batting against Hadleigh. 
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Haverhill’s top flight survival is down to a real ‘team effort’, says skipper

Skipper Adam Dellar believes his young Haverhill team has overcome considerable odds to retain it’s top flight status.

Cricket action from Worlington v Hadleigh; Worlington batting with Hadleigh fielding. Hadleigh bowler Kyle Tanner.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE ANL-160820-225517009

BREAKING NEWS: Hadleigh set for a relegation reprieve following Coggeshall’s points deduction

Hadleigh Cricket Club are now poised to play in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One next season having initially been set to finish in the relegation zone.

Haverhill batsman Josh Ruthven, who was unbeaten on six in the abandoned match at Wivenhoe, in action. ANL-161007-201312009

Abandoned match does not dampen Haverhill’s mood

Heavy rain may have brought Haverhill’s match at Wivenhoe to a premature end on Saturday, but Hadleigh’s defeat to newly-crowned champions Mildenhall meant there was plenty of reason for cheer.

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