MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES
Worlington(did not bat) Lakenheath 198-6
Rain scuppered Worlington’s chances of taking to the crease after action was brought to a halt earlier than anticipated.
Lakenheath batted first and were 198-6 in the 41st over before the rain came and the game was abandoned.
Shane Leech scored 30 at the top of the order while a 105-run partnership between Rob Horrex (78no) and brother Richard Horrex (48) for the sixth wicket formed the bulk of the visitors’ total.
Carl Manels (4-48 off 15) continued his rich vein of form with the ball while a run-out and a wicket for Graham Ford (1-15) gave Worlington the six wickets for their three bowling bonus points.
While the club’s first teams were in action in their Division Two encounter, Worlington II travelled to face neighbours Lakenheath II in a Division Eight West match.
Worlington won the toss, invited the hosts to bat first and they concluded their innings on 164-5 with half-centuries for Shaun Palmer (61no) and Mark Harvey (55), as well as a late flurry from Frank Gammon (26).
Jonno Peachey (2-9), Craig Woollard (2-65) and Shaun Lister (1-23) were the wicket-takers for Worlington.
This, however, was to be the only cricketing action of the day as heavy rain during tea meant the game was abandoned.
On Sunday, Luke Du Plooy’s maiden century for the club helped Worlington’s Academy to a four-wicket victory over East Bergholt in Division Five of the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League.
Du Plooy’s haul of 118 was supported by a score of 66 from Jeremy Bayes.
n Fordham’s Tucker Gardner Premier League Division Two match against Warboys was eventually washed out at the halfway stage after several stoppages for rain.
In the circumstances, Fordham made a reasonable total of 152, with Jason Harding hitting 34no before the match was abandoned.