Mildenhall continue to slide down the standings

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MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE: Frinton 179-2 beat Mildenhall 178 by eight wickets

Mildenhall continued their slide down the table with another defeat away at Frinton.

Batting first, they lost both openers cheaply before a recovery was made by Ben Shepperson and Kobus Scholtz.

However, when Shepperson was out for 42, only James Holmes (20) could get into double figures.

Scholtz once again was the main stay, being last man out for 80 as Mildenhall were bowled out for 178.

Mildenhall had some early success when Holmes claimed two wickets.

Try as they might, Mildenhall could not make further inroads.

Captain James Holmes trawled through a combination of eight bowlers, but Frinton eased home.

n Mildenhall II continued their climb up the Division Three table with a six-wicket win at home to Little Bardfield.

The visitors were asked to bat first and were all out for just 68.

Jack Loveday took 3-15, Martin Kingdon 3-26 and Martin Taylor 2-20.

Mildenhall had an early fright, losing both openers cheaply, but Kieron Davis (24) and Andy Squire (22no) led them to the winning line.

n Mildenhall III (179-5) thrashed Braintree II in Division Five, dismissing their visitors for 80.

James Taylor top-scored with 65no, opener Chris Lewis made 21 and Andrew Zajac 29no.

In reply, Lee Chipchase went on the rampage, taking 6-38, ably backed up by Jon Allen with 3-8.

n Mildenhall IV were unable to sustain their early success when East Bergholt’s number nine hit a half century on their way to 196-8 in Division Seven.

Jack Palmer made 41 in reply, but when Andy Francis (25) retired injured Mildenhall’s last hope went and they finished on 129-7.

n Mildenhall Ladies (120-8) lost at Ipswich (155-4) in the Ladies’ Challenge.

Lucy Fraser (27) top-scored and Angela Jiggins made 21.

n Mildenhall Sunday completed a seven-wicket win against Sudbury in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One.

The visitors were bowled out for 138, with Mark Thurston (5-20) the pick of the home bowling.

In reply, Ryan Clark made 44 and Ben Shepperson 47, while Richard Thurston (17no) and Danny Turner (7no) saw them over the winning line.

n Mildenhall Sunday II ran out winners at Woolpit Academy in Division Three, with stand-in captain Jordan Francis (46) and Tom Heywood guiding them to 156-8.

Woolpit Academy were bowled out for 146, giving the visitors a 10-run victory — pick of the Mildenhall bowlers was Steve Ready (3-31).