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Suffolk swing into Shand finals with strong win

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Merlin and the Central Scrutiniser waved their divining rods over the famous Lomath Oval turf that had thirstily sucked up the available moisture and sprouted random patches of ankle-deep clover flowers but not a puddle was to be seen and the pitch, although slower than a month of Sunday sermons, was declared fit for play.

Hughsey of Suffolk called correctly and chose to bat. Owen the barbarian (31no) flashed a few through slips early but soon found his range with some trademark thumps over cover.

Gary’s wrong-uns and Scoot’s (2-4) nippy mediums proved hard to get away. The innings dawdled along, anchored by a determined Stuart (30no), but it took some late hitting from Hughsey and Wortho to edge the total to a middling 148.

The Lennox reply was soon running off the rails as Benno’s famous conundrum balls took an early toll, and Zac’s outswingers (2-4) were darting alarmingly in the fresh breeze.

At backward point the mercurial Rocket, who looks more like the mad scientist from ‘Back to the Future‘ than a sporting hero, flung himself around like a man possessed to hold some very sharp catches. At 6-45 the game looked done and dusted but Scoot (34) and Gary began to find their range and the small total still looked vulnerable with only 4 an over required.

Late wickets to Hughsey, Owen and Chi saw Lennox run out of wickets at 110, the Swingers will now play the winners of this week’s second semi-final between the undefeated Geckos and the Byron Full-Tossers.

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