Mildenhall are in a hurry to secure quickfire win

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TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Mildenhall 69-2 Abberton 67

Mildenhall won by eight wickets

MILDENHALL 1st XI returned to action against bottom side, Abberton.

Bowling first, AJ Warrich picked up three early wickets to reduce the visitors to 10-3.

Wickets continued to fall as the lower order collapsed and Abberton were bowled out for just 67. Warrich finished with 5-23, Jo Reed 3-5 and James Holmes 2-18.

R Moxon was the only Abberton batsman to reach double figures, scoring 39.

In reply, Mildenhall were in a hurry to finish the game. Tom Westley scored a quickfire 35 and, when he was dismissed, it was left to Ben Shepperson (20no) and Chris Baugh (4no) to see Mildenhall to an eight-wicket win with more than 50 overs remaining.

DIVISION THREE

Bury St Edmunds II 179-7

Mildenhall II 265-5

Mildenhall won by 86 runs

MILDENHALL 2nd XI made the shorter journey to Bury and were asked to bat on a wet, green track. Openers, Steven Grinling and Luke Turner, put on 156 for the opening wicket before Turner was dismissed for 63.

Grinling played his normal positive style and appeared on course for a century before he was dismissed for 90.

Jason Moore kept the runs flowing for Mildenhall, scoring (63no) in an innings that contained five sixes.

Vivek took four wickets for the home team as Mildenhall closed on 265-5.

In reply, Bury lost two early wickets, falling to 17-2.

R Pineo led the Bury recovery with 56, but the introduction of left-arm spinner Jack Beaumont made the difference. He returned figures of 4-30 from 10 overs as Bury finished 86 runs short on 179-7.

DIVISION FIVE

Mildenhall III 185-5

Great Bromley 182-7

Mildenhall III won by five wickets

MILDENHALL 3rd XI hosted Great Bromley as both sides challenged for promotion.

Great Bromley formed a large opening partnership with both openers passing 50. However, the introduction of Lee Chipchase and Tymal Mills turned the game in Mildenhall’s favour.

Once both openers had been dismissed, the rest of the batting order struggled as they finished on 182-7.

Chipchase took 4-50 and Mills 2-30.

Mildenhall lost opening batsmen Mills early for two, before Ryan Clark (43) and Jon Giffin (44) formed a partnership to push Mildenhall towards their target.

Once both fell, it was left to Steve Hunt (39), Lou Handy (22no) and Lee Chipchase (10no) to see Mildenhall to victory.

DIVISION SEVEN

Sudbury III 166

Mildenhall IV 147

Sudbury III won by 19 runs

MILDENHALL 4th XI travelled to Sudbury, who elected to bat first on a bowler friendly pitch.

Both openers were dismissed early before J Coone (50) and C Cook (37) formed a quick-scoring partnership as Sudbury looked on course for a high score.

However, once both batsmen were dismissed their innings struggled as they were bowled out for 166.

Jo Turner 3-31, Ashley Clark 3-22 and Mark Thurston 2-37 were the main wicket takers.

In reply, Mildenhall’s top order again struggled to convert starts into a match winning contribution. The visitors were bowled out for 147 and lost by 19 runs.

HUNTS COUNTY BATS SUFFOLK LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Acton I 157-6 Mildenhall I 156

Acton I won by four wickets

A DEPLETED Mildenhall 1st XI travelled on Sunday when the visitors were bowled out for 156.

Jon Giffin (40) and Luke Turner (37) were the main contributors.

Acton reached their target for the loss of six wickets, with Jack Palmer the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2-8.

DIVISION FOUR

Mildenhall II 147-5 Bardwell 149-4

Bardwell won by six wickets

BATTING first, the Sundays 2nd XI made 147-5 from their 40 overs.

James Taylor made 53 and was supported by Taha Ahmed (25) and Peter Webb (22no).

Despite a strong start from opening bowlers Tom Allen (2-26) and Jack Bowman (1-26), Bardwell reached their target for the loss of four wickets in the 35th over.