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EAPL Champions
2018

​​​​21 April 2019
WEEKEND MATCHES
Date Team Opposition Comp Venue Result Scores
Sat Apr 20 1st XI Cambridge EAPL Home Won CAM 172 - 7  :  SUD 176 - 0
  2nd XI Copford Two Cty 2 Away Lost SUD 75 - 10  :  COP 78 - 2
Sun Apr 21 Sun XI Chippenham Friendly Away Won CHI 207 - 9  :  SUD 209 - 2

The 1st XI started the defence of their title in fine style on Saturday cruising to a 10 wicket victory over Cambridge at Friars Street in front of a large crowd that was enjoying the Easter weekend sunshine.  The visitors won the toss and elected to bat on a very firm pitch for early in the season but due to some tight opening spells from Patrick Sadler and Jonny Gallagher found runs hard to score.  Once the first wicket had been claimed only a 69 run partnership for the third wicket held up the Talbots who continued to bowl very economically and at the end of the 50 overs, Cambridge had only reached 172 - 7.  James Poulson (3 - 23) returned the best figures whilst all the bowlers were assisted by some fine fielding.  Sudbury's reply quickly gathered momentum after the first few overs, and once Tom Huggins started to unleash his power the result was never in doubt.  Tom finished on a fine 104* (thirteen 4's and five 6's) and was ably supported by captain Adam Mansfield (65*).  Stronger challenges await but a perfect start to the season. 
The same didn't apply to the 2nd XI who for the second week in a row failed to post a useful total after having been invited to bat.  Only Joe Harvey (37) troubled the scorers as the side was bowled out for just 75 in 28.1 overs, but three run-outs didn't help the side's cause.  In reply Copford only lost 2 wickets - one each for Ben Hyett and Andy SImmons -  as they reached the required total in 22.4 overs.  Some hard work in the nets is needed as Div 2 is a tough league with the side playing opponent's 1st XI teams most weeks.
The Sunday Friendly XI travelled away to Chippenham and recorded a comfortable victory with excellent returns from Ben Duncan (4 - 14) and captain Keelan Waldock who led his side home with a fine 129 not out - his first senior century for the club.

Also on Sunday at Friars Street the Suffolk Minor Counties T20 side won both of their T20 Friendly matches against Cambridge MCCU.  Suffolk were captained bySudbury's Adam Mansfield and the squad also included fellow Talbots Darren Batch, James Poulson and Ben Reece.  
Read Jonny Amos's Press Report

​​​​14 April 2019
WEEKEND MATCHES
Date Team Opposition Comp Venue Result Scores
Sat Apr 13 1st XI Woolpit Friendly Home Won SUD 375 - 4  :  WOO 83 -10
  2nd XI Long Melford Friendly Away Lost SUD 125 - 10  :  LM 129 - 2
Sun Apr 14 Sun XI Twinstead Friendly Home Lost TWI 258 - 6  :  SUD 224 - 6

The 1st XI cruised to a comfortable victory in their home match against Woolpit from Two Counties Div 1 on Saturday winning by 292 runs.  Batting first, skipper Adam Mansfield led the way with 117 and was supported by Darren Batch (23) and Martyn Cull (67) as the team piled on the runs against a very friendly bowling attack.  Once Mansfield was out, New Zealand debutant Henry Shipley took centre stage plundering 106* in just 47 balls as he was supported by Ryan Vickery (25).  The innings was reduced to 45 overs following a break for rain and hail, but with a score of 375 the Talbots had plenty of runs to defend.  The difference in the quality of the two sides was immediately evident as after 10 overs Woolpit were just 15 - 1, and debutant Patrick Sadler finished his opening spell of 4 overs having conceded just one wide. All the other bowlers helped themselves to a few wickets - Jonny Gallagher (2 - 11), Henry Shipley (2 - 11), James Poulson (3 - 23) and Ben Reece finished the innings off with 3 - 7 as Woolpit were dismissed for 83 off 31.2 overs.  So two victories in the opening friendly matches, but much tougher opposition awaits next weekend as the EAPL season starts with a home match against Cambridge (11:00 start).
1st XI Captain Adam Mansfield welcomes new players Patrick Sadler, Ryan Vickery and Henry Shipley who all made their Friars Street debuts for the side on Saturday in the victory over Woolpit.
The 2nd XI had a short trip to Long Melford for their opening friendly match but were well beaten, losing by 8 wickets.  A total of 125 - 10 was not enough to defend with Alex Quin (25) and skipper Dale Brett (27) the only batsmen to really trouble the scorers.  In reply Ben Hyett continued his fantastic form of last season with 2 - 10 from his 10 overs, but no other wickets were taken as Melford eased to a comfortable victory.  Next week the 2nd XI start their Two Counties Division 2 campaign away at Copford (12:30 start).
On Sunday it was the turn of the Sunday XI to start their season with a very enjoyable friendly at home to Twinstead.  Keelan Waldock's side finished 35 runs short after their 40 overs but some fine efforts from Alex Quin (3 - 18 and 50*), Jonny Amos (53*) and Dale Brett (50*) ensured that the spectators were offered some form of comfort and respite against the cold weather.  A special mention for 11 years old Ben Thomas who was making his debut in senior cricket.  Stepping up to this level is never easy but Ben bowled 4 overs at the end of Twinstead's innings for 30 runs, and finished with 11* - well done Ben and let's hope that it is the start of a very successful career with the Talbots.
Although nothing to to with cricket, it is worth mentioning the actions of Keelan Waldock and his team in responding to an incident in Quay Lane where a woman fell over her dog and sustained a very nasty cut to her head.  Our boys were fantastic when they saw there was a problem and went to her aid whilst Keelan got the first aid kit and helped Al Younger comfort the lady before taking her into the clubhouse and calling for an ambulance.  Well done to all - a real credit to the club.

​​​​9 April 2019
  HENRY SHIPLEY arrived safely in the UK on   
  Monday and was soon getting stuck into the 
  Senior Net Session on Tuesday night and of
  course the bar afterwards.
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​​​​07 April 2019
WEEKEND MATCHES
Date Team Opposition Comp Venue Result Scores
Sat Apr 6 1st XI Saffron Walden Friendly Away Won  SW 235 - 10  :  SUD 236 - 6 
 
On a bitterly cold day, the 1st XI got their season up and running with a 4 wicket win in their pre-season match at Saffron Walden who last year gained promotion back to the EAPL after a 5 year absence - hopefully the weather will be kinder when we return there in June for the League fixture.  Skipper Adam Mansfield won the toss and invited Saffron Walden to bat and they reached 51 after 12 overs at a steady pace before the introduction of spinners Ben Hyett (3 - 20) and Ben Reece (2 - 47) started getting amongst the wickets. Debutee Cameron Stace held the first catch at deep mid-wicket off Hyett and soon Walden were 83 - 5 off 30 overs.  The innings then took a dramatic change of direction as Walden's skipper Harris arrived at the wicket and left just 42 balls later having scored 101 - some very aggressive hitting which included 12 sixes.  Once Harris was removed the innings returned to normality and the final wicket fell with just eight balls of the innings left.  Jonny Gallagher returned fine figures of 3 - 35 off his 10 overs. Whilst the cold weather certainly didn't help, the team will want to improve their performance in the field to reach the high standards set over the last two seasons, as 5 missed chances won't be acceptable in the EAPL.  Sudbury's reply never really got much stability until Ben Reece (39) joined Ben Parker at the fall of the fifth wicket at 105.  Parker's fine knock of 90 not out was in direct contract to that of Walden's Harris, as Ben found the gaps and moved the field around with ease.  Earlier Kellan Waldock (29) had batted confidently as wickets fell around him, and it was fitting that Parker finished the game with a straight six.  Many thanks to Saffron Walden for hosting the match and their excellent hospitality.  So the cobwebs have been dusted off, the scorer has used the new Play Cricket Scorer system and we move on to another friendly next Saturday at home to Woolpit (11:00 am start) whilst the 2nd XI travel to Long Melford (12:30 start) for their first pre-season friendly.  
02 April 2019
March 100 Club Winners
£75 Mathew Wooderson,  £50 Michael Mills,  £25 David Porteus-Butler

23 March 2019
HOCKEY CLUB CHAMPIONS
Many congratulations to Sudbury Hockey Club and their Men's 1st XI who were crowned Champions of East League Division 1 this afternoon and also to the Ladies 2nd XI who gained promotion from East Women's Hockey League Division 4NW(S).  The men's victory will see them compete next season at the highest level they have ever achieved.

20 March 2019
INs and OUTS at FRIARS STREET
Dustin Melton
Who will ever forget Dustin's
spells of 6 - 9 at Swardeston in 2016 and 5 - 51 at Copdock last season, plus his match winning 69* at Burwell in 2017 - certainly nobody who was there watching.
A major member of the back-to-back EAPL winning sides and a pleasure to have around for 3 years.  Good Luck Dustin.
It is with a mixture of great pleasure and pride, but tinged with sadness that we say "goodbye" to DUSTIN MELTON who will be leaving the club at the end of March to pursue his dream of becoming a professional county cricketer with Derbyshire CCC who have offered him the opportunity to be around the county for training and playing for their 2nd XI during the 2019 season.  Hopefully that will lead to a county debut.  Since joining the club in 2016, Dustin has shown tremendous enthusiasm in everything he has done - coaching, training, bowling, batting, fielding and of course socialising.  A true Talbot in the best tradition, who will always be made welcome when he comes to back to visit the club.
Also moving on is BILLY MOULTON-DAY who joins Witham in their quest to win the Two Counties and progress to the EAPL.
Billy made his debut for the club in 2007 and the last of his 271 wickets was in the EAPL championship winning victory against Norwich last September when he finished with 3 - 21.  Bill hopes to play for the Talbots in this year's Suffolk T20 Cup and we wish him an injury free and sucessful season.
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On the plus side, the club can confirm the registration of their overseas for 2019, HENRY SHIPLEY (see Jan 17 article) by the EAPL.  Henry arrives on April 8th and we wish him a very successful and enjoyable season with the Talbots

17 March 2019
New Club Jumpers for Season 2019

Refer to CLUB CLOTHING page

12 March 2019
232nd ANNUAL DINNER
One Hundred and Twenty Five guests attended an excellent Annual Dinner on Friday March 8th at the Masonic Hall and our thanks to Chairman LOUIS BROOKS who organised the event in his normal enthusiastic and organised manner and to Guest Speeker GEOFF MILLER who entertained the audience with one of the best speaches heard in recent years.  The 2018 Awards were presented as follows :
Sunday Player - Dan Soborg Sat 3rd XI - Lucy Amos Sat 2nd XI - Ben Hyett
Sat 1st XI & Overall - Tom Huggins Old Git - Will Amos Most Improved - K Molton-Day
Clubman - Andrew Clark Chairman's - K Moulton-Day 1st XI EAPL Champions
W Shropshire, J Harvey,
B Hyett, B Reece, A Mansfield,
J Gallagher, A Quin, T Huggins.
K Moulton-Day, D Batch,
J Poulson, D Poole, D Melton

12 March 2019
February 100 Club Winners
£75 Phil Halliday,  £50 Ian Clements,  £25 Jim Carnegie
£200 Annual Dinner Draw  -  Shuna Clarkson

14 February 2019
SUDBURY COMPLETE SIGNING OF NEW PLAYERS FOR 2019
Sudbury Cricket Club is pleased to confirm the registrations of three new players for the 2019 season and the club wishes them a successful and enjoyable season both on and off the field at the home of the current EAPL Champions.
 

Fast bowler PATRICK SADLER (pictured left) is a former Scotland Under-19 captain who joins from Tunbridge Wells having recently moved to live in Sible Hedingham, whilst top order batsman RYAN VICKERY (right) who lives in Braintree joins from Elmstead having previously played T20 cricket for the Talbots, including being part of the side to lift the Suffolk Cup in 2017.  The third addition is CAMERON STACE who arrives back at Friars Street from Hadleigh, having been a former Junior Talbot before moving on to Long Melford several years ago.

 

10 February 2019

2019 FIXTURES

All League and Cup Fixtures (apart from 4th XI and U/19 Talbot T20) have now been released - refer to relevant section.  The Fixtures will be added to Play Cricket in due course.


1 February 2019
January 100 Club Winners
£75 Geoff Challacombe,  £50 Mandy Poulson,  £25 Roger Troughton

17 January 2019
SUDBURY ANNOUNCE SIGNING OF HENRY SHIPLEY AS 
OVERSEAS PLAYER / COACH FOR 2019
Sudbury Cricket Club is pleased to announce the signing of Henry Shipley from Canterbury Kings for the 2019 season. Henry is a fast bowling all rounder with an exciting future in the game and we are looking forward to seeing him in action.  Many thanks to @GosfieldSchool for all their support, and also to last year's overseas Tim Johnston for assisting the club in securing Henry's appointment.

1 January 2019
December 100 Club Winners
£75 Guy Robins,  £50 Al Younger,  £25 Ian Brown

Xmas Bag Packing at Waitrose
The Junior Section raised around £400.00 at their Waitrose Bag Packing morning on Saturday 22nd December - many thanks to all those who helped and particularly to organisers Ted Clarkson and Phil Halliday, and of course to the generous Waitrose customers and helpful Waitrose staff.

HOCKEY CLUB CHALLENGE MATCH and XMAS PARTY

The Hockey Club won the Xmas Hockey Challenge Match against the Cricket Club on Sunday 4 - 2.  Many thanks to the Hockey Club for organising this event and for laying on an excellent lunch back at the Clubhouse after the game.  Thanks also to Louis Brooks for organising a very enjoyable Xmas Party on Saturday night at David's Deli.

Suffolk Cup and Sunday League Fixtures

Sudbury have been drawn in Group B of the Suffolk Cup with Felixstowe, Copdock and Kesgrave (Home and Away).
Group A comprises Bury St Edmunds, Woolpit, Walsham-le-Willows and Haverhill
The Sunday XI fixtures in the North Essex League Division 3 have also been announced.

The full fixtures are on the FIXTURES tab


November 100 Club Winners
£75 Louis Brooks,  £50 Valda & Stef Marks,  £25 Ros Simmons

FINAL SENIOR PLAYER STATS FOR 2018
(figures taken from the club's Play Cricket website covering all senior matches)
------ Batting ------    ------ Bowling ------    - Fielding Catches -    --- Keeper Catches ---
T Huggins   1141   B Hyett           56   D Batch              16     A Mansfield         20  
W Amos       984   T Huggins      45   K Moulton-Day   11     P Halliday              9  
D Batch        791   C Thomas      37   M Waldock          11     D Brett                   8 
K Waldock    687   M Waldock     36   B Parker, J Amos,
T Huggins, W Amos   10
  K Moulton-Day     4
J Amos         666   B Duncan       33       N Wilson, J O'Brien 3 

 

Two Counties Fixtures

The Two Counties Fixtures have been released and the Talbots opening matches are :
2nd XI     Sat April 20th      COPFORD                Away
 3rd XI      Sat May 4th         SAXMUNDHAM       Home

The full fixtures are on the FIXTURES tab
Also, Sat 1st XI Pre-Season Friendly Away at Saffron Waldon arranged for April 6th


Annual General Meeting - Monday November 19th at 8:00pm

Adam Mansfield is confirmed as 1st XI Captain for 2019.
Please refer to the Contacts page for details of the various Committee and Captain appointments
for 2018/19 that were confirmed at the AGM held on Monday November 19th.
Congratulations to all those elected / appointed and good luck for the 2019 season.


October 100 Club Winners
£75 Ian Clement,  £50 Eddie Pissarro,  £25 Sharon Holness

Click Here for Annual Dinner Booking Form  


Sudbury Cricket Club' Clubmark Accreditation confirmed

The Club has received confirmation from the ECB that its Clubmark Accreditation has been renewed for a
further 3 years.  Many thanks to Anne-marie Shropshire and her assistants who organised and researched
all the various material that was required.  See Certificate

Sudbury Cricket Club receives "Sporting Achievement Award"

The Club was represented by Tom Huggins, Darren Batch and John Mallett at the "Stars of Babergh and Mid-Suffolk 2018 Awards Ceremony" held at St Mary's Church, Hadleigh on Thursday night, and the Club was selected as the winner of the "Sporting Achievement Award" for Babergh.  Another fine tribute to all the members, players, coaches and committee in a memorable year.  A full report with photographs will appear in the East Anglian Daily Times one day next week. 


EAPL Fixtures 2019

The EAPL Fixtures for 2019 have been released and the Talbots opening matches are :

Sat April 20 Cambridge Granta Home 50 Over
Sat April 27 Great Witchingham Away 50 Over
Sat May 4 Vauxhall Mallards Home 50 Over
Sat May 11 Burwell & Exning Away 50 Over

The full fixtures are on the FIXTURES tab


September 100 Club Winners
£75 Pauline Connor,  £50 Jim Carnegie,  £25 John Bampton


Baby Huggins

Many congratulations to Sarah and Tom on the birth of their second daughter Maisie
who weighed in at 9lb, and is a sister for Poppy.


SUDBURY RETAIN EAPL TITLE
Read the EAPL website article by Clicking Here


End of Season Pitch Renovation

Before the ground staff start their end of season pitch renovation of Scarifying, Top Dressing with Loam and Re-Seeding the club has engaged the services of Parkers Pitches to Fraze Mow the square as the first stage of trying to remove the 'hump' that has developed over the years.  This may take a few years to fully achieve and the process involves removing varying levels of soil from the top surface in the middle of the wicket and then building up the ends of the wickets which will also improve drainage.

 


WEEK 22 MATCHES

Date Team Opposition Venue Comp Result Scores
Sat Sept 15 1st XI NORWICH Home EAPL Won SUD 323 - 6*   NOR 200 - 10 
  2nd XI HAVERHILL Away Two Cty 2 Won SUD 250 - 6   HAV 247 - 6*

The perfect end to a fantastic season for the Club arrived at 5:12pm on Saturday when James Poulson held a catch in the deep to claim the final Norwich wicket and seal a 123 run victory, 25 points and the EAPL Championship for the second season in a row.  The scenes and celebrations amongst the players was equalled by the large crowd of spectators, and although the result means that Norwich finish bottom of the league and must play their Semi-Final Play-Off match today, our visitors were full of praise for Sudbury's achievement and very magnanimous in defeat.
Tom Huggins won the toss and elected to bat first and Sudbury's innings followed an almost perfect pattern.  The first wicket didn't fall until 134 shortly after the half-way drinks interval (Huggins 76) and another century partnership was put on for the second wicket before Adam Mansfield was bowled to end his excellent and well deserved innings of 108.  Darren Batch (68) was Adam's partner and he took up the challenge of increasing the tempo of the innings and he was followed by the middle order as the last 7 overs of the innings yielded 99 runs in a final tally of 323.  In reply, Norwich were soon one down but then a fine partnership between Jack Newby (105) and captain Will O'Donnell (48) briefly threatened to challenge Sudbury's huge total.  When Newby reached 78 he became the highest scoring batsman in a season in the history of the EAPL - a fine innings from a fine player - but after O'Donnell had been bowled by Huggins, Newby never found a partner that could hang around for very long and a score card that shows four ducks tells the story as Norwich were all out in 38 overs.  Excellent figures from Billy Moulton-Day (3 - 21) and Tim Johnston (3 - 19) as they took regular wickets - cue the celebrations !!
Not to be outdone, the 2nd XI travelled to already promoted Haverhill and returned victorious by 4 wickets.  Batting first, Haverhill posted a very respectable 247 - 6 with Andy Simmons taking 3 - 68, but stand in skipper Will Shropshire and his side were not content just to play a supporting role in the match and reached their target with 4 balls to spare.  Shropshire (89), Jonny Amos (42*) and Steve Martin (62*) all batted superbly and Martin's three 6's at the end clinched the victory.
So another season comes to an end, and like last year, 2018 will stay in the memory of all those people connected with the club for many years.  Whilst the 1st XI may take the plaudits, it is the whole Club that can savour the success as Chairman Louis Brooks rightly commented on at the Players Website Awards Dinner on Saturday night.  An evening full of high spirits, laughter and emotions.  A fantastic way to end the season for a fantastic club.  Congratulations and Thank You to everyone associated with the club - wInter well and see you next year.


 

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