Tatt's title but Copdock may go up
TOP-level club cricket could be coming to Ipswich next season.While village side Tattingstone were clinching the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties First Division championship with a superb run chase at Exning, Copdock and Old Ipswichians were beating Browns.
TOP-level club cricket could be coming to Ipswich next season.
While village side Tattingstone were clinching the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties First Division championship with a superb run chase at Exning, Copdock and Old Ipswichians were beating Browns.
Tattingstone's facilities are not good enough for the East Anglian Premier League so they will not be able to gain promotion.
Neither of the two winners of the other feeder leagues, Great Yarmouth and Cambridge Granta II, are in a position to move up either.
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This therefore gives an opportunity to clubs who finishes runners-up. The Cambridge League runners-up do not want to be involved, so Copdock are set to play Norfolk League runners-up Fakenham.
The winners of this game will play EAPL bottom club Ramsey, and the winners of that game will play in the EAPL in 2003.
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Copdock can do Browns a favour. Having dropped the Ipswich-based club into a relegation position on Saturday they can save them from going down to Division Two by moving up to the EAPL.
Easton just missed out on a place in the First Division, losing their winner-takes-all match against Coggeshall by three wickets on a nail-biting day at Coggeshall. The Essex club will accompany champions Ipswich and East Suffolk upwards.
St Margarets lost to Halstead II and find themselves relegated from Division Three, with East Bergholt's win at Hadleigh seeing them overtake Achilles and gain promotion from the Fourth Division with Wivenhoe II.
Exning won the DFDS Suffolk Cup final with a 93 run victory over Mildenhall, while Easton gained some consolation for their league defeat by winning the Plate final – by 77 runs over East Bergholt.