Wamil Way

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Wamil Way
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Ground information
LocationMildenhall, Suffolk
Establishment1976 (first recorded match)
Team information
Suffolk (1977-present)
As of 12 August 2010
Source: Ground profile

Wamil Way is a cricket ground in Mildenhall, Suffolk with two cricket fields, in a picturesque setting beside the River Lark. The first recorded match on the ground was in 1976, when Suffolk played Huntingdonshire.[1] The ground hosted its first Minor Counties Championship match in the same year when Suffolk played Norfolk. From 1977 to present, the ground has hosted 30 Minor Counties Championship matches[2] and 2 MCCA Knockout Trophy matches.[3]

The ground has also hosted List-A matches. The first List-A match played on the ground was between Suffolk and the Lancashire Cricket Board in the 2000 NatWest Trophy. The ground has hosted 2 further List-A matches involving Suffolk, against the Essex Cricket Board in the 2nd round of the 2001 Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy and against Nottinghamshire in the 3rd round of the same competition.

In local domestic cricket, the ground is the home of Mildenhall Cricket Club who play in the East Anglian Premier Cricket League.[4]

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In 1993 a second wicket was created on the adjacent playing field that had previously been used by the Wamil Wasps, a football section of the cricket club The first cricket played on the Wamil ground was club "Single Wicket" competition in early July 1972.The first scoring shot was by the club secretary Michael Clarke who hit his first ball for four runs. Clarke had also been the Architect who had designed and developed the ground bought from the local Parker family

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Coordinates: 52°20′27″N 0°30′16″E / 52.340728°N 0.504566°E / 52.340728; 0.504566