Suffolk County Team
Dec 2nd Essex v Suffolk
Suffolk went into their last I C C group game knowing 18 points would see them into the main knockout competition at the expense of their opponents. They started off well winning on all four mats only for Essex to do the same in the second session . Third session and Suffolk took it 5 - 3 and in winning both sets of bonus points needed 1 point from the last one to secure their place in the main knockout. This they managed to do winning one and drawing two of the four games to take the match 21 points 209 shots to Essex's  19 points 175 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   W  24 - 6    L  10 - 15
D MILLER   W   15 - 10  W  18 -11
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE   W  16 - 7    W 20 - 4
B COUSINS/C SHARP   W 15 - 11  D  16 - 16
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS   L 12 - 13  D  10 - 10
R HAYWARD/G SCOTT/J CLEMENTS   L  7 - 17   L  7 - 11
 
FOURS
G BRIMICOMBE/D FANE/P TAYLOR/T MILES  L 9 - 10  W11 - 10
C GRABHAM/L DYER/A LAMBERT/V MILES  L 5 - 10  D 14 - 14
 
Suffolk now wait to find out who and where they play next in the main knockout to be played in Feburary 
 
Nov  11th Suffolk v Cambridge
Suffolk's last home game of the season saw them trying to do the double over Cambridge. Play started at 10 but was stopped just before 11 so all players could observe the 2 minute silence. Suffolk took the first session 6 - 2 and continued the good work with the same score line in the second. Cambridge came back to claim the third session 5 - 3 and the last session 6 - 2 but it was not enough as Suffolk hung on to win 22 pts 199 shots to Cambridge's 18 pts 170 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS    W  18 - 10   L  9 - 15
M BAILEY   W 22 - 6      W 13 - 9
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE   W 18 - 14    L 10 - 14
P COUSINS/C SHARP  L 10 - 11  D 12 - 12
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/B COUSINS  L 10 - 11   W  21 - 7
M PADDY/R HAYWARD/M HURRICKS  W 10 - 9  L 9 - 12
 
FOURS
G SCOTT/D MILLER/V MILES/T MILES  W 10 - 8   L 6 - 11
C GRABHAM/P TAYLOR/J CLEMENTS/A LAMBERT   W 17 - 10   L  4 -  12
 
Suffolk's last ICC game is against Essex at The Deane's Academy Thundersley on December 2nd with a 10 am start. Players are asked to be at the venue for 9 - 30
 
 
Oct 21st  Suffolk v Norfolk 
Norfolk came to Stowmarket looking to make it 4 wins out of 4. The first session saw four very close games
but the host saw themselves 6 - 2 down, the only points coming in the pairs through Donna Mills and Michael Rice, Norfolk took the second session 5 - 3 with all of Suffolk's points coming from the triples. Third session was shared 4 - 4 with Malcolm Bailey winning his singles game ,and Donna and Michael making it 2 wins out of 2. Norfolk made sure they went back home still unbeaten taking the final session 6 - 2 . Though the result was Suffolk 12  175 shots to Norfolk's 28  199 shots most matches were very close and Suffolk can think themselves a bit unlucky to lose by such a margin against a very good Norfolk team 
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   L  10  - 15   L 11 - 12
M BAILEY  L  11 - 12    W 17 - 10
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE    W 14 - 11   W 18 - 5
R HAYWARD/P COUSINS   L 10 - 13  L  2 - 20
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W  13 - 12    W 13 - 10
C GRABHAM/P TAYLOR/B COUSINS  D 10 - 10   L 10  20
 
FOURS
C BRIMICOMBE/D MILLER/ CLEMENTS/M HURRICKS  L 10 - 12  L  13 - 15
G SCOTT/M PADDY/V MILES/T MILES  L  6 - 13  L 7 - 9
 
Next up for Suffolk is another home game against Cambridge on Nov 11th. Players are asked to be at venue at 9 15 
 
Oct 14th  Cambridgeshire  v  Suffolk
Suffolk went to March looking for their first win of the season after 2 narrow defeats. They faced a Cambridge side looking to bounce back after a 35 - 5 defeat in Norfolk. Suffolk started brightly with both singles winning and one of the pairs. Cambridge then hit back winning a triple and both fours making it all square at the halfway stage. Third session saw Suffolk take control winning on 3 mats and drawing on the other. The last session was shared bringing Suffolk their first win of the season 23 pts  200 shots to their hosts 17 pts 180 shots
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS  W 17 - 8    D   16 - 16
 M BAILEY  W  15 - 5   W 14 - 12
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/M RICE  W  20 - 6   W  22 - 7
D MILLER/ B COUSINS  L 11 - 17  W  16 - 9
 
TRIPLES
D BAKER/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W 13 - 10   L 4 - 19
C GRABHAM/R HAYWARD/P TAYLOR   L 7 - 19  W 18 - 6
 
FOURS
L DYER/G SCOTT/J MUTTOCK/H MUTTOCK   L 3 - 12   L 7 - 13
G BRIMICOMBE/M PADDY/J CLEMENTS/M HURRICKS  L 10 - 15  W  7 - 6
 
Next week sees Suffolk take on unbeaten Norfolk at home. Players are asked to be at The Meadlands at 9 15 for a 10 start 
 
Oct 7th   Suffolk v Essex
First home game of the season saw Essex at Meadlands. Essex took the first season 5 -3 only for Suffolk to take the second  6 - 2. Third session was also won by Suffolk 6 - 2 and looked on to win the game. However Essex had other ideas and won the last session 8 - 0 to win 21 - 19 when the bonus points were included. Again Suffolk another narrow defeat
 
SINGLES
M RICE   W  15 - 11   W  16 - 9
M BAILEY  L  12 - 19  W  15 - 11
 
PAIRS
D MILLS/ C SHARP  L  10 - 16    W 15 - 10
D MILLER/B COUSINS  D12 - 12   W  9 - 13
 
TRIPLES
M PADDY/M HASTINGS/C ROBERTS  W 15 - 4  L   10 - 11
C GRABHAM/ P TAYLOR/ D ADAMS   W 16 - 9    L  10 - 17
 
FOURS 
G SCOTT/J CLEMENTS/H MUTTOCK/T MILES   W 14 -10   L  9 - 12
G BRIMICOMBE/J MUTTOCK/P COUSINS/ V MILES   L  10 - 14   L 9 - 11
 
Next week Suffolk head to March to play Cambridgeshire. 10 am start, players are asked to be at the venue for 9 - 30 
 
Sept 16th Norfolk v Suffolk
The opening fixture of this years ICC games saw Suffolk off to Hingham to face Norfolk.Suffolk got off to a flying start winning the first session 6 - 2. Norfolk came fighting back in the second session taken it 7 - 1. half way and Norfolk were up 9 -7. Third session again saw Suffolk 6 - 2 winners. Last session was shared 4 - 4 but with Norfolk gaining 6 bonus points to Suffolks 2 Suffolk ended up losing 21 points to 19 Norfolk 222 shots Suffolk 198
 
SINGLES
D ADAMS   W  13 - 9      W 18 - 13
M BAILEY  W   16 - 8      W  20 - 13
 
PAIRS
D MILLER/B COUSINS   L   9 - 15    L  9 - 21
D MILLS/C SHARP          W 15 -13    W  17 -11
 
TRIPLES
C GRABHAM/G SCOTT/ M RICE     L 3 - 21    W 13 - 7
E CRANFIELD/M HASTINGS/ C ROBERTS   L 7 - 17  L  10 - 23
 
FOURS
L DYER/D FANE/N THOMAS/A LAMBERT  D 15 - 15   L 8 - 14
G BRIMICOMBE/M HURRICKS/V MILES/T MILES  L 9 - 11 W 16 -11
 
Next up is Essex at home on Oct 7th 
 
 
The practise and information day for those who expressed an interest in playing for the county this season is on Sept 9th 10 am to 1pm at the Meadlands IBC Stowmarket