Suffolk captain draws line under Knockout Cup

Paul McMahon
Bishop's side won two of their four group stage matches

Suffolk captain Justin Bishop has told his charges they must not dwell on their Knockout Cup exit.

Back-to-back victories had given Suffolk hope of escaping the group stage, but Sunday's four-wicket defeat by Cambridgeshire put paid to that.

And Bishop's side now turn their attention to Bedfordshire in the three-day Minor Counties game.

"We draw a line under one-day cricket now, we've got a completely different focus," he told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"I'll tell the lads to get some wickets and runs at club level and we'll look forward to Sunday.

"As long as we stick to our skills we should have a good three days there and hopefully set ourselves up for the rest of the games."

Suffolk will travel to Luton for next Sunday's clash with a squad similar to that used in the one-day competition, but Bishop has suggested he will not be afraid to call on youthful recruits.

"There's a lot of youngsters in the county that have been quite impressive and all of them have a part to play if they do well at club level," he said.

"We give players a chance if they do well, it's all about youth and setting Suffolk up for the future."