Proud moment for Sudbury skipper Adam

June 23, 2021

SUDBURY skipper Adam Mansfield says it will be a proud moment when he represents Suffolk on his home ground.

Mansfield, injury permitting, will take his place in the Suffolk side for the county’s first-ever match at Friars Street a week on Sunday, July 4th.

The 29-year-old is expected to be behind the stumps as Suffolk take on Hertfordshire in their final NCCA Trophy Group 3 match of the season, start 11am.

The former Suffolk skipper said: “It will be a really proud moment for me, if selected, bearing in mind I have been with Sudbury since the age of 12.

“To be fair, it is always nice to be selected for Suffolk, let alone have the opportunity to play for my county at Sudbury.”

Mansfield is expected to be joined in the Suffolk side by Sudbury team-mates Darren Batch and Ben Parker.

He said: “Hopefully all three of us will be in the Suffolk side and it will be a great feeling to have our own supporters watching.

“It will be good for them to see us play for Suffolk on our home ground and hopefully we can represent the county in a good way.

“If the weather is kind to us on the day we should get a good crowd watching and while there will be Covid restrictions in place, it should be a good occasion.

“It will be our last group game, so hopefully it will be a big day for both Sudbury and Suffolk if we can go into it with a chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages.”

Suffolk play their third group game of their 50-over campaign when they travel to Horsford to face Norfolk on Sunday.

Words and Photograph: Nick Garnham

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