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Double T20 success bodes well for Suffolk skipper

Suffolk T20 coach Tom Huggins expects the county to be challenging strongly in the shortest format of the game this season.

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CAUGHT OUT: Haverhill hope to overturn their fortunes of recent years with a consistent, and winning, season. Picture: Mecha Morton

Pre-season victory bodes well for club return to higher level

Haverhill Cricket Club’s mission to be promoted straight back into Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship lifts off on Saturday, with their first match of the season.

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SIGNING COUP: Adam Dellar is delighted to have landed three top players to help them in their promotion bid. Picture: Richard Marsham

Cricket Club land top players to aid bid for promotion

Ahead of their first game of the new season Adam Dellar is still in disbelief about pulling off a triple signing coup ahead of Haverhill Cricket Club’s bid to bounce straight back up.

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WELCOME RETURN: Jaik Mickleburgh returns to Suffolk's fold as their professional, having been in prolific form last season. Picture: Mecha Morton

Suffolk T20 squad to get season under way against Cambridge MCCU

Four Sudbury players are included in the Suffolk squad for Sunday’s T20 double-header versus Cambridge MCCU.
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DELAYED: The new Two Counties season will start a week later than planned because of the recent weather

Two Counties delay start of new season

The recent wet and wintry weather has led to the start date of the new Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship season being put back by a week.

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BACK TO HIS ROOTS: Tymal Mills

Mills signs Suffolk deal

England international Tymal Mills is set to return to his roots after signing a short-term deal to play for Suffolk in Minor Counties cricket this summer.

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NEW SIGNING: Adam Ball has signed for Suffolk

Ex-England youth captain joins Suffolk

Former England Under-19 captain Adam Ball has signed to play Minor Counties cricket for Suffolk during the 2018 season.

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CHAIRMAN AIMS: Rob Dovaston is steering the club towards a prestigious future

Promotion the target

The new Haverhill Cricket Club chairman has laid down the gauntlet for the 2018 cricket season, with only one major aim: promotion.

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TOP AWARD: Jaik Mickleburgh

Suffolk’s Jaik collects top award at home of cricket

Suffolk cricketer Jaik Mickleburgh recently collected the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy, which is presented annually to the batsman with the highest average in the Minor Counties Championship.

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HOMECOMING: Luke Youngs played for EAPL side Mildenhall for two seasons but is now returning to his boyhood club

Cricket club boosted by return of high-scoring wicketkeeper

Luke Youngs believes he can bring vital experience and knowledge to a burgeoning young team on his return to Haverhill Cricket Club.

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HOWZAT? Luke Youngs making a great catch in his second-ever appearance as a wicketkeeper - during his first spell at Haverhill

Wicket keeper returns to boost boyhood club’s chances

Cricketer Luke Youngs has said he can’t wait to make his return to Haverhill colours next season, writes Hannah Dolman.

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Jaik Mikleburgh  Picture: Contributed

Suffolk searching for a new professional as Mickleburgh relinquishes role

Suffolk CCC are searching for a new professional after award-winning batsman Jaik Mickleburgh confirmed he will not be able to commit to the whole of the 2018 Minor Counties season.
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FAMILIAR FACE: Luke Youngs has returned to Haverhill

Youngs returns to Haverhill CC

Haverhill Cricket Club have announced the return of Luke Youngs ahead of the 2018 season.

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ECHO SHIELD: 2016 Champions Haverhill with the League One shield, which was donated by the Haverhill Echo newspaper back in the 1970s

League secretary hopes to revive mid-week village cricket matches

Organisers of the Adams Harrison Mid-Week Cricket League — which presents the league winner with a shield donated by the Haverhill Echo are urging local villages to sign up for the 2018 season.

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WINNING SMILES: The winners at the 2017 Haverhill Cricket Club presentation evening. Back row: from left: Mick Franks, Dan Pass, Simon Herd, Tyler Bell, Andrew Argent and Harry Harding. Front row, from left: Dan Wallage, Adam Dellar, Anthony Phillips and Sam Hartshorn

Anthony Phillips awarded Haverhill Echo Player of the Year

Anthony Phillips has been chosen as the Echo’s First Team Player of the Year at the annual Haverhill Cricket Club awards.

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INVESTIGATION: The league decided to look into the cancellation further but wet weather ultimately decided the outcome. Haverhill have been left 'bitterly disappointed' by the outcome

Haverhill cricket made to wait for demotion heartbreak

It has been made official — Haverhill Cricket Club have been demoted from Division One.

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AUSTRALIA BOUND: Tom Westley

Lions come calling for Westley

He may have missed out on a place in the England squad for The Ashes later this year, but Tom Westley will still be heading to Australia.

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LEADING LIGHT: Suffolks Jaik Mickleburgh who has won the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman in 2017  Picture: Nick Garnham

Suffolk batsmen Mickleburgh wins Minor Counties award

Suffolk’s Jaik Mickleburgh said he was not even aware of the Wilfred Rhodes Trophy for the leading Minor Counties batsman until he was told he had won it.

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UNCERTAIN: Haverhill Cricket Club are awaiting confirmation of their league status, but did not make a formal complaint about the game cancellation (PICTURE: Mecha Morton)

Relegation from top division not
confirmed

Haverhill could still escape demotion from Division One of the Two Counties Championship, with the league’s management committee due to discuss their final game cancellation next week, writes Hannah 
Dolman.

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