Ipswich looking to keep up standard
PUBLISHED: 13:31 15 February 2002 | UPDATED: 11:21 03 March 2010
INDOOR CRICKET: Medite Ipswich return to National League action on Saturday with a tough home tie against Cradley Heath. The Suffolk side will be looking to maintain the high standards that they have set themselves this season to continue their challenge for the National League championship.
MEDITE Ipswich return to National League action on Saturday with a tough home tie against Cradley Heath.
The Suffolk side will be looking to maintain the high standards that they have set themselves this season to continue their challenge for the National League championship.
Rick Saggers returns to the squad following a lay off through illness and the squad is further boosted by the return to fitness of Chris Bell following a finger injury.
Captain, Gavin Driver, has high expectations for the teams "We have put ourselves in a very strong position and need to continue to work hard both individually and as a team to get maximum points from this game"
The B Team, who are currently second in their league will also be looking for a good win as they too challenge for league success.
Medite Ipswich Manager, Brian Barnard added "This is a very important fixture for both our sides. The A team need to continue to produce the outstanding performances and the B Team have every chance of making it a double success for us.
"The squad has gelled well from the start and need to continue to work hard for each other to keep up the challenges".
Teams (from): Driver, Bartrum, C Bell, S Bell, Bloomfield, Chittock, Connell, Driver, Edmond, Maskell, Norton, R Ongers, S Ongers, Pitman, Richardson, Saggers, Schofield, Mark Smith, Martin Smith
The Masters face a very difficult challenge as they entertain league leaders, Midland Rebels. The Warlocks will be looking to continue the form that saw them return to winning ways a fortnight ago against Wilford Wolves.
Team (from): Storey, Bulger, Fielding, Henson, Lennard, Mellish, Miller, Parmenter, Pearson, Taylor
Both of the Ladies sides also have difficult fixtures when they both take on a strong Dartford All Blacks side.
DVR Ipswich Ladies are boosted by the return of Marilyn Wilson from illness as they challenge for second place in the league. The Vixens have a strong squad to select from with skipper, Emma Elsom returning to the side.
DVR Ipswich Ladies (from): Chittock, J Abbott, T Abbott, Barnes, Curtis, Dye, White, Willis, Wilson
Ipswich Vixens (from): Elsom, Bulger, Fletcher, Henson, A Lennard, T Lennard, D Morris, G Morris, Westley
The games will be played at the Sports Stadium Ipswich, Henley Road, with match times as follows:
1pm: Ipswich Warlocks V Midland Rebels
3pm: Medite Ipswich B V Cradley Heath B + DVR Ipswich Ladies V Dartford All Blacks
5pm: Medite Ipswich V Cradley Heath + Ipswich Vixens V Dartford All Blacks
Entry is free and there is a licensed bar and food available.
THE new indoor cricket season begins next week at the sports stadium, Henley Rd, Ipswich.
New players and players who have been absent in recent months are welcome to come and join in the new season with this great way to keep fit in an enjoyable yet competitive game.
Both mixed and men's only teams are being formed right now so if you would like to get involved contact the sports stadium on 01473 256411 or Stephen Bulger on 01473 216638.
BROWNS cricket club is holding its annual sports quiz at Rushmere Sports Club on Friday, February 22.
The action starts at 7.30 pm and entry is open to teams of four with the cost £2 a head. Those wishing to enter a team should contact Christine Gunson on 01473 716530