Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Former Test Star Leads Sunbury's Charge

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Former Test Star Leads Sunbury's Charge

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Byline: ALEXANDER CLYDE

SUNBURY will look to former England seam bowler Richard Johnson to keep them on course for a unique cup double this weekend.

The south-west Londoners, already through to the last eight of the national Cockspur Cup, can book a quarterfinal place in the [pounds sterling]12,100 Evening Standard Challenge Trophy by winning at High Wycombe on Sunday.

Johnson and Middlesex's reserve wicket-keeper David Nash are both due to strengthen Sunbury's line-up for Sunday's fourth-round tie in the 50-over event which features the London area's top 112 teams.

Johnson, 30, who played in three Tests and 10 one-day internationals, switched from Middlesex to Somerset four years ago but still turns out occasionally for the local club he joined as a 10-year-old colt.

He hopes to use the tie as part of his rehabilitation from injury. "It will be great if Rich and Nashy can turn out for us," said club captain Neil Farnsworth, who grew up with both players at the club. …

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