Cambs advance after Suffolk MCCA Knockout Cup win

Paul McMahon
McMahon (pictured) put on a match-winning stand with Sean Park

Cambridgeshire reached the last 16 of the MCCA Knockout Cup with a four-wicket win over Suffolk.

After bowling the hosts out for 176 in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridgeshire were led to victory by a sixth-wicket stand of 84 from Sean Park and Paul McMahon.

The result puts Cambridgeshire through as Group Four runners-up, behind Berkshire.

"Delighted to go through, particularly after the start we had," captain McMahon told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

"To put three wins together on the bounce has been fantastic, I'm really pleased with how the lads have played and I think they've got a load of confidence going into the quarter-final."

The visitors displayed a strength in depth in their bowling attack, sharing all 10 wickets across six different bowlers.

And despite being 66 for five at one point the Cambridgeshire middle order held strong to take McMahon's side over the line.

"If we keep playing like this there's no reason why we can't make the final," added the skipper.

"That's why we play cricket at this level, to play in the big games, to have the chance of playing on the biggest stage of all.

"We've demonstrated we can chase down a good target and I think the way we've fielded leads us to believe there's nobody who should scare us."

Cambridgeshire will now face an away tie against Shropshire in the quarter-final on Sunday, 19 June.

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