Suffolk’s First Team, inspirationally captained by Ian Wallis, has won their way through to the National Final by beating Hertfordshire in the semi-final by 12 points to four. This exceptional result followed on their quarter-final victory against Worcestershire, when they won 13 – 3. In the 32 individual games that have been played so far in the national rounds, not one Suffolk player has lost a game!
11 players have featured in both matches, with Richard Lamont and Ian Wallis winning both their games. Eight others have scored 1½ points: Alan Merry, Shaun Munson, Graham Moore, Nick Savage, Tim Lunn, Silas Peck, John Peters and Ted Matthewson. Martin Fogg drew both games.
Suffolk will now face Essex (whom they beat convincingly last season in the semi-final) in the National Final, taking place in Warwick on Saturday 4 July. As current holders of the Minor Counties trophy, Suffolk will be keen to retain the title.