Warn earns Derbyshire debut

CRICKET: Suffolk wicketkeeper-batsman Chris Warn today made his debut for Derbyshire when he was selected to face the Indian touring side at Derby.Warn has played a couple of second XI games Derby, including one last week.

By Elvin King

CRICKET

SUFFOLK wicketkeeper-batsman Chris Warn today made his debut for Derbyshire when he was selected to face the Indian touring side at Derby.

Warn has played a couple of second XI games Derby, including one last week. With injuries to a couple of their regular keepers, Warn, who plays for Bury St Edmunds, has been called up.


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He therefore misses Suffolk's Cheltenham and Gloucester Trophy 2003 first round match against Buckinghamshire at Dinton tomorrow.

Andrew Mawson, who keeps wicket for Teddington, will play behind the stumps. With overseas player Andrew Hall with the South African A side, Suffolk have decided not to go for a star player.

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Bill Athey was considered, but he has played little cricket this summer. Suffolk coach Andy Brown said today: "There were no star players who could have enhanced our squad.

"The lads did well in the Minor Counties Championship and the spirit is good. We are in a good state and it would have been rather a desperation move to opt for Bill."

The winners of tomorrow's game play Shropshire on September 12 with the winners of that match meeting a first class county in the third round next May.

Suffolk team: P Caley, A Brown, R Catley, M Catley, A Mawson, C Swallow, I Morton, T Smith, K Shaw, P King, G Kirk.

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