Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Search

Michael Comber hits century for Suffolk on opening day against Hertfordshire

12:15 18 August 2014

Michael Comber

Michael Comber

Archant

Michael Comber struck another century as Suffolk made the most of some good batting conditions on day one of their final Minor Counties Championship fixture of the season, against Hertfordshire, at Copdock.

Ironically, the visitors had won the toss and elected to field, but they must have been regretting that decision by the end of the day, with Suffolk rattling up 422 for six declared from 90 overs.

The hosts did lose two early wickets, with opener Nathan Poole dismissed for a duck, and Martyn Cull then trapped leg before for five, to leave the score on 22 for two.

But Tom Huggins and Tom Rash began the fightback in impressive fashion, before Comber took charge, with late support provided by Simon Guy, Sasha Ward and James Poulson.

Huggins and Rash shared a partnership of 119 runs for the third wicket to put Suffolk in the driving seat.

Huggins made 72, which included 13 boundaries, before he was out lbw off Simon White, but the Bury skipper’s exit merely paved the way for Comber to come to the crease.

Rash and Comber added a further 75 for the fourth wicket, before Rash became the third lbw victim of the day. His patient innings of 68 spanned more than three hours.

The hard-hitting Guy, in harness with Comber, increased the run-rate with a quickfire stand of 54 for the fifth wicket, with former Yorkshire wicketkeeper Guy contributing 40.

His entertaining knock, off just 27 deliveries, featured a six and five boundaries.

Suffolk continued to pile on the runs, with a 97-run partnership between Comber and Ward (57no) boosting the total to 367, at which point Comber was bowled by Tanveer Sikander for 114.

Comber’s latest knock, off 136 balls and including three sixes and 12 fours, followed on from his fine 194 in the win over Northumberland last month.

Hertfordshire ended the first day on 41 for no wicket in reply.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ipswich Star visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ipswich Star staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ipswich Star account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Former Ipswich Town star Darren Ambrose is confident that his beloved Blues will come good under manager Mick McCarthy following a ‘transitional period’.

Ipswich Town will host National League outfit Lincoln City in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup, after the Imps defeated League One side, Oldham Athletic, 3-2, at Sincil Bank on Monday night.

Ex-Ipswich Town homegrown star Titus Bramble is back at the club as a youth team coach. STUART WATSON spoke to him about an emotional trip to Ghana and how he wants the Blues’ current teenagers not to repeat his mistakes.

Ipswich Town’s inconsistent form continued with a 2-0 defeat at Bristol City on Saturday and has left supporters wondering just what their club’s ambitions are for the future.

Just what is the plan? Ipswich Town fans deserve some clarity because it’s impossible to work out what the club’s short, medium and long-term ambitions are right now.

Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy admits it has been ‘one step forwards, one step back’ for his side this season following today’s 2-0 defeat at Bristol City.

Ipswich Town lost 2-0 at Bristol City for the second season in succession courtesy of a controversial first half penalty and a second half screamer.

It was the Blue’s biggest win of the season – but after defeating QPR Mick McCarthy’s men now have to show they can start putting together back-to-back wins in order to climb up the table.

Ipswich Town head to Ashton Gate this afternoon, aiming to record back-to-back wins in the Championship for the first time this season.

Cole Skuse returns to Ashton Gate for the first time as an opposition player today, when his Ipswich Town side travel to Bristol City.

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24