Late wickets fail to see Woolpit to victory agains high-flyers

CRICKET - Woolpit (Batting) v Swardeston (fielding) 

Pictured: Will Parker ANL-160716-180946009
CRICKET - Woolpit (Batting) v Swardeston (fielding) Pictured: Will Parker ANL-160716-180946009

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Woopit 256-8

lost to Swardeston 257-8

by two wickets

Despite picking up a late flurry of wickets, Woolpit were unable to grasp victory from the jaws of defeat against Swardeston.

Chasing 258 for victory, Swardeston were in control on 134-2.

Michael Rippon took a couple of wickets late on to add some pressure, and the introduction of part-time bowler Cooper with just seven runs needed brought two more scalps in as many balls.

But, unfortunately it was too late to prevent Swardeston from reaching their total with two wickets in hand.

Earlier, Will Parker’s excellent knock of 87 had been supported by a sensible innings of 34 not out from Tristan Blackledge in Woolpit’s 256-8.

n In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Three, Coggeshall II (35) lost to Woolpit II (209-9) by 174 runs.

Julian Bradwell (28), Charlie Holt (58), Marcus West (34) and Adam Coombes (27) all made contributions with the bat before Keiran Cloud took 5-10 in a seven-over spell.

n In Division Seven, Worlingworth (175-9) lost to Woolpit III (177-8) by two wickets.

Dan Green was the pick of the Woolpit bowlers, taking 5-51, before Trevor Haynes (50), Harry Gale (29) and Adie Bullett (51 not out) saw their side home.

n In Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Four, Woolpit Sunday II (222-5) lost to Worlington (223-7) by three wickets.

Despite compiling a respectable score through Gerry Artindale (67), Adam Feavearyear (35), Will West (32) and Josh Gauld (31 not out), Woolpit fell short.

n In the Suffolk Cup T20 West Group, Walsham-le-Willows (112) lost to Woolpit Wolves 1(16-5) by five wickets, which maintained the latter’s 100 per cent record in the Suffolk Cup this year.

Having bowled the home side out relatively comfortably with Marcus West taking 3-11 and Craig Newcombe 3-28, Chris Wells with 39 and Harry Gale with 24 were then the top scorers in Woolpit’s winning reply.