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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

CHAMPIONS: The Mildenhall players celebrate their double triumph

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Mildenhall clinch title, gain promotion

There was cause for double celebration at Mildenhall Cricket Club on Saturday evening after the first team wrapped up the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One title and in doing secured promotion.

IN THE MIDDLE: Umpire Ron Raisey

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: The best batting display I have seen this season

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to witness probably the best batting performance I have seen all season, and from the best position in the ground – out in the middle.

BIG WIN: Haverhill beat Coggeshall at the weekend

Vital victory a massive boost for survival bid

Haverhill Cricket Club’s bid to avoid relegation from Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One was boosted at the weekend with a 10-run victory at Coggeshall.

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Caught in the middle with Ron Raisey: Match of the Day will be on the cricket field

Mildenhall have opened up a 30 point gap at the top of Division One after their nearest rivals Wivenhoe were comprehensively beaten by Witham. With just three games to go, surely it is theirs to lose now.

BIG WIN: Alistair Allchin took two wickets for Burwell during their nine wicket victory at Sudbury at the weekend

CRICKET ROUND-UP: Bury end winless run, while Diss suffer relegation

It was sweet 16 for Bury St Edmunds at the weekend as they ended a run of 15 games without a win by beating Vauxhall Mallards by six wickets.

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: Picturesque grounds are a pleasure to visit

Caught in the Middle with Ron Raisey: Picturesque grounds are a pleasure to visit

I start my column this week by congratulating my local club Stowmarket, on gaining promotion back to Division Five at the first time of asking with two games still to be played.

CRICKET - Haverhill (Batting) v Halstead (bowling)

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Haverhill should be ‘looking up, not down’

Having created history at Haverhill Cricket Club, Anthony Phillips is remaining focused on helping them retain their Division One status for 2017.

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