Mildenhall record commanding home win

MILDENHALL: Cricket - Mildenhall v Coggeshall
Steve Taylor Mildenhall
Picture Mark Westley ANL-160805-210838009
MILDENHALL: Cricket - Mildenhall v Coggeshall Steve Taylor Mildenhall Picture Mark Westley ANL-160805-210838009

MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Mildenhall 151-2 beat

Coggeshall 147

by eight wickets

Mildenhall continued their winning start to the new campaign with a comfortable home victory over Coggeshall on Saturday afternoon.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat first, but it proved to be the wrong decision as Mildenhall struck early when captain Rob Cross (zero) drove fiercely to point and was caught by Kyle Morrison off Tom Allen.

Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals, so much so that the away team were unable to get beyond the 150-mark before they were bowled out.

For Mildenhall, the wickets were shared around by the bowling attack as Morrison, Ziaf Kulasi and Allen all snared two apiece.

In their reply, Mildenhall lost last Saturday’s hero with the bat Joe Reed early on and then Adam Trett went for 15.

However, this proved to be Coggeshall’s last success as Ben Shepperson partnered Steve Taylor in an unbroken stand of 107, with the latter scoring an unbeaten 91 as Mildenhall cruised to a win that keeps them top.

n Mildenhall II (248-7) were beaten by five wickets from their trip to Clacton.

Ryan Clark continued his recent positive form with a knock of 88 and despite a middle-order collapse, Mildenhall were still able to set their hosts a relatively competitive target.

Nevertheless, Clacton eventually ended up easing to victory, with Duncan Fraser being Mildenhall’s best bowler (2-40).

n Walsham’s batting lineup proved to be too strong for Mildenhall III, who could only make 157-9.

The home side’s top scorer was Andrew Zajac with 38.

In reply, visiting Walsham made light of work of the run chase, losing five wickets along the way.

n Mildenhall Sunday managed to chase down 228 against Haverhill, while Mildenhall Sunday II won by 111 runs over Nowton.

n Mildenhall Ladies lost their first match of the season by a 71-run margin at the hands of Easton.