Suffolk clinch place in Lord's final

SUFFOLK'S cricketers defeated Oxfordshire by three wickets in a tense, low-scoring Minor Counties KO Cup semi-final today to reach a Lord's final for the first time in their history.

SUFFOLK'S cricketers defeated Oxfordshire by three wickets in a tense, low-scoring Minor Counties KO Cup semi-final today to reach a Lord's final for the first time in their history.

Clacton's Martin Smith claimed six for 25 as Suffolk dismissed their hosts for just 65 after a delayed start in the 50 overs-a-side competition at Challow & Childrey, but Suffolk then lost early wickets in their reply to leave the outcome in the balance.

All-rounder Chris Swallow then struck a six and a four on his way to 15 not out as Suffolk won in the 26th over of their innings.

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