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Worlington excited by history chance




Just three wins away from playing at Lord’s Cricket Ground.

HISTORY BOYS: Graham Ford
HISTORY BOYS: Graham Ford

That’s how Worlington’s National Village Cup captain Graham Ford is looking at Sunday’s last 16 round – at home against Foxton (1pm) – as a chance to ‘go the distance and make history’.

“We’re enjoying the challenge,” he said.

“We know Foxton – who were finalists in 2015 – will be pretty good, but we also know we are just three wins away from playing at Lord’s.

“That’s a motivation for the team, everyone has really got on board and availability has not been an issue.

“It’s a chance to go for a record and to be the most successful Suffolk club in the competition.

“We would love to see the county get behind us.

“It’s Suffolk versus Cambridgeshire really and we’re on the border, so I’m hoping for a good atmosphere.”

He said the club had created extra parking for prospective spectators, in anticipation of a large crowd.

They will face an opponent they have met twice before, and are level on their head-to-head record, having lost one but won the other.

Ford said the club have an ‘urgency’ bred from the competition, which he thinks is ‘great for Sunday cricket’.

Meanwhile in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship, Worlington (358-8) beat Elmstead (266) by 92 runs.

The home side’s high run total was largely the result of centuries from both Ziaf Kulasi (102) and Jimmy Watson (138), as they set a 358-total in the first innings.

Despite a 117-run total from Elmstead opener Michael Cursons, Worly’s bowlers were able to bowl the visitors all out for 266 and remain top of the league. Ashan Athurkoralage took four wickets, Lee Thompson three, Nuwan Jayasena two and Charlie Tunstall one.

Next up for the Saturday side is a trip to Maldon.