Lakenheath aiming to spring a surprise

VICE-CAPTAIN: Adam Horrex in action for Exning on Saturday
VICE-CAPTAIN: Adam Horrex in action for Exning on Saturday
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SATURDAY’S cricket programme was once again dominated by the weather, although a handful of matches did take place in the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Bury St Edmunds’ East Anglian Premier League fixture with Clacton fell victim to the rain, while just four matches survived in the Two Counties Championship, three involving our sides.

Lakenheath, playing in Division One after back-to-back promotions, took advantage of no other game going ahead in Division One to move a point within leaders Ipswich and Woolpit in the table after a 44-run success over Exning.

Lakenheath vice-captain Adam Horrex – whose side have now completed two matches and travel to Coggeshall tomorrow (1pm) – said: “We were bowled out for 123, but responded by bowling them out for 78, so our batting needs to improve.

“But I think we will surprise a few people this season, especially with how well we’re bowling.

“Two or three years ago we were playing Exning’s second team and now we are beating their first team, but we are more than capable of doing that.

“We’ve got a couple of games under our belt now, which will stand us in good stead, particularly where it’s only six points for a rained off game – the 20 points we picked up on Saturday could be crucial for us come the end of the season.”

Other matches played in the Two Counties Championship on Saturday saw Mildenhall III turn over Wivenhoe II in Division Five, while Brockley II lost to Worlington II by six wickets in Division Eight West.

n Lakenheath’s Division One rivals Mildenhall and Woolpit face each other tomorrow (1pm), while Bury St Edmunds face Vauxhall Mallards at the Victory Ground in the East Anglian Premier League (11am).