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Medite head calls for better behaviour

PUBLISHED: 12:53 14 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:50 03 March 2010

CRICKET: Veteran president Jack Thraves has called for improved behaviour by players in the Medite Suffolk Alliance next season.

Addressing the annual meeting, Thraves said: "Play hard, but we all need the handshakes as much as the competition.

Veteran president Jack Thraves has called for improved behaviour by players in the Medite Suffolk Alliance next season.

Addressing the annual meeting, Thraves said: "Play hard, but we all need the handshakes as much as the competition."

He said it had been a difficult season for the committee, who had been called upon to decide on unfortunate disciplinary matters.

There was lengthy discussion on where Martlesham should play next season. Their 1st XI were relegated from the Intermediate Division, while the 2nd XI went down from Section E.

They will enter just one team next season, and had been placed in E. However, after considerable debate they were relocated in Section C, which means there will be nine teams in Sections A, B and C, eight in D and seven in E.

Wortham and Kesgrave moved up to the Intermediate Division, while East Bergholt will enter a team in Section E. Stutton, who now play home matches at Framlingham Sports Club, have decided to change their name to Castle CC.

Fixtures secretary Conrad Wright reported that there had been 23 centuries scored, up from nine last season.

Best performances in each section were: Section A: 116, A Engledow (Wortham); 9-23, Graham Deere (Woodbridge II).

Section B: 115, Steve Smith (Holbrook); 6-5, E Howland (AXA/DBSL).

Section C: 106no, Justin Cattermole (Melton St Audry's II); 7-16, Conrad Wright (Melton St Audry's II).

Section D: 152no, Steve King (Yoxford II); 9-5, Graham Owston (Saxmundham).

Section E: 139no, M Lillingstone (Kesgrave II); 8-32, A Edwards (Stutton).

There were 68 matches rained off, compared to 39 in 2000.


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