Norfolk go all out for victory

It's already a matter of win or bust for Norfolk as they go into their second MCCA Knockout Trophy match of the season tomorrow.Paul Bradshaw's team face Bedfordshire at Ampthill Park (11 am), knowing that defeat in the Group Two fixture is simply not an option if they are to stand any chance of making it through to the semi-finals.

It's already a matter of win or bust for Norfolk as they go into their second MCCA Knockout Trophy match of the season tomorrow.

Paul Bradshaw's team face Bedfordshire at Ampthill Park (11 am), knowing that defeat in the Group Two fixture is simply not an option if they are to stand any chance of making it through to the semi-finals.

Only the winners of each of the four groups will go into the last four, so Norfolk's six-wicket defeat by Lincolnshire in their opening match at Manor Park last Sunday has already put them at a disadvantage.

Norfolk will be unchanged from the opening game, continuing with the twin spin option of Chris Brown and Robbie Austin.


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Bedfordshire, who, like their visitors, failed to win a match in the one-day competition last season, are skippered by James Knott, son of former England wicket-keeper Alan Knott.

Suffolk entertain Staffordshire tomorrow in the other fixture in Norfolk's group.

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The Group Two winners will visit the top team in Group Four in the semi-finals on Sunday, July 1. Group Four comprises Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Bedfordshire: R W J Howitt, J A Knott (capt/wicket-keeper), O J Clayson, M H Steed, B M Harding, A J Roberts, A J Trott, C M Goode, S R Rashid, S P Greyvensteyn, W E Sneath.

Norfolk: C Amos, C J Rogers, J M Spelman, T R Ward, C R Borrett, M O Wilkinson, L T S Newton (wicket-keeper), C Brown, P J Bradshaw (capt), I R Slegg, R J Austin.

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