Mildenhall in cruise control to earn revenge against Maldon

COMFORTABLE SUCCESS: Mildenhall celebrate a wicket during their home victory over Maldon on Saturday
COMFORTABLE SUCCESS: Mildenhall celebrate a wicket during their home victory over Maldon on Saturday
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MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE: Mildenhall 104-3 beat Maldon 102 by seven wickets: Mildenhall earned revenge at home against Maldon having lost the corresponding fixture at the Essex outfit earlier in the season.

The visitors batted first and were soon in trouble, with Tom Allen (3-15), Jack Beaumont (2-23), Kobus Scholtz (2-27), Duncan Fraser (1-11) and Ben Shepperson (1-12) sharing the wickets, while Shepperson also ran someone out.

In reply, Mildenhall lost Alex Reynolds (3) and Scholtz — the latter for a golden duck.

Shepperson joined Tom Westley and he struck five boundaries in an innings of 24 before mistiming and offering a simple catch.

Westley showed his class with a near-faultless performance as he finished unbeaten on 70 to guide Hall home by seven wickets.

n Mildenhall II (161-6) fell a run short of sealing the Division Three title in their top-of-the-table clash with second-placed Bury St Edmunds II (162-6).

Bury remain 11 points behind Hall having played a game more, which means one win from Mildenhall’s last two games will still clinch them the trophy.

Phil Godden (80no) scored almost half of Bury’s total, while Mildenhall’s Steve Lankester took 4-59.

In reply, Matt Allen top-scored with 70 and Jordan Francis made an unbeaten 45.

n Mildenhall III (117) claimed only four points in their trip to Kelvedon and Feering II (121-7), but it was enough to secure promotion from Division Five.

Andrew Zajac (27) and James Taylor (22) top-scored with the bat in a small total, but Midenhall made Kelvedon work hard in reply and Jon Allen took 3-40.

n Mildenhall Sunday (254-6) beat Cavendish (135) to secure the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One title thanks in part to Ben Shepperson (103) and Lee Chipchase (3-19).

n Mildenhall Sunday II (200-3) went down to Risby (203-5) in Division Three, despite the best efforts of Taha Ahmed (97) and Lou Handy (74no).