Derby date is abandoned with the scores all tied up at 224-all

LIGAMENT INJURY: James Holmes steams in under the watchful eye of Worlington batsman Richard Ford before suffering a bad injury in Saturday's derby
LIGAMENT INJURY: James Holmes steams in under the watchful eye of Worlington batsman Richard Ford before suffering a bad injury in Saturday's derby
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Saturday’s eventful derby date between Mildenhall (224-6) and Worlington (224-8) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One was abandoned deep into the evening with the scores all tied up.

Thunder and lightning brought a close to play at 8.45pm, with both teams having amassed 224 runs.

The match was earlier delayed for two hours when James Holmes damaged a ligament while bowling and could not be moved until ambulance crews had come to the aid of the stricken Mildenhall captain.

Worlington batted first, but lost Richard Ford (14) to Jack Loveday.

The score moved past 100 before Chris Baugh (56) was dismissed by Joe Reed and Jimmy Watson was stumped.

Matt Peachy (16) and Ford injected some pace into the run-rate until the former was caught by Alex Reynolds off Reed (3-75).

Adam Gallop (4) followed, bowled by Kobus Scholtz (4-64), who also accounted for Ford (40), Darren Hayward (24) and Nathan Twiddy (2).

In reply, Hall’s Alex Reynolds (21) was bizarrely run-out when bowler Twiddy touched a straight drive by Reed on to the stumps.

Scholtz (0) was bowled by Sean Cooper, but Reed (58) struck a half-century before Craig Woollard took a superb caught-and-bowled chance.

Adam Trett (4) was bowled by Cooper, but Ben Shepperson (87) and Jack Beaumont (32) got Hall back into the game before it was abandoned.

n Mildenhall II (115) remain top of Division Three, despite a low-scoring loss to in-form Brightlingsea (116-8).

Alex Lack (31) and Matt Webb (21) were the only Hall batsmen to get past 20, but Ben Tippett (3-24) and Martin Kingdom (3-32) at least made a match of it.

n Mildenhall IV (211-6) were too strong for Harwich and Dovercourt II (127) in Division Seven, with Kieren Davis top-scoring with 78, supported by Mick Saunders (38), Paul Thurston (30) and Lee Chipchase (27).

With the ball, Matt Heywood took 6-46 and Chipchase 4-30.

n Worlington II (147-6) registered a four-wicket victory over Elveden (146-8) in Division Seven, thanks to three wickets from Carl Manels (3-35) and the batting of Colin Thompson (51no) and Steve Grinling (40).

Chris Wood (45) top-scored for Elveden.