Mildenhall slump to disappointing loss at Maldon

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MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Maldon 191 beat

Mildenhall 134

by 57 runs

Mildenhall’s disappointing season sunk to a new low as they were beaten by struggling Maldon on Saturday.

Seeking a much-needed win to get their campaign back on track, Hall were unable to prevent Maldon getting off to a flying start as their opening batsman attacked from the start.

It was the introduction of spinners Kobus Scholtz (1-29) and Ben Shepperson (2-38) who brought some control to the innings before Jack Bowman (4-23) picked up a flurry of late wickets as the home side made 191 all out in the final over.

Chris Harris hit 82 for Maldon.

Mildenhall’s reply did not start well as wickets fell at regular intervals.

Captain Karl Holmes top-scored with 30 and there were contributions from Shepperson (29) and Adam Trett (28), but Mildenhall were dismissed for a disappointing 134 and currently sit seventh in the table.

n Mildenhall II (161-9) saw their run of six consecutive victories ended by Bury St Edmunds II (200-7) in Division Three.

The introduction of Jack Loveday (2-23) helped Mildenhall restrict the visitors.

Ben Tippet also picked 
up 3-50 as Bury posted 
200-7, with Jonty Poward making 85.

Mildenhall approached their chase in the same way as the visitors, but nobody could make the telling contribution as they fell 35 runs short.

Andrew Squire top-scored with 42, while Ashley Clark made 34.

n Mildenhall III (182-8) were the only Saturday side to record a victory this weekend as they triumphed over Kelvedon and Feering II (135).

Richard Thurston made 56no as Hall set a target of 182-8.

This was to prove too much for the visitors as they slumped to 25-5.

An attacking partnership proved some respectability, but Mildenhall completed 
a maximum-points victory 
by bowling Kelvedon out for 135.

Martin Taylor (3-30) and Jon Allen (3-28) were the main wicket takers.

n Mildenhall IV made the short journey to Worlington II and posted 190-6 from their 45 overs.

Alex Wilkens made 79 and captain Nick Allen finished on 20no.

Worlington made light work of their target as they won by nine wickets.

Matt Heywood took the only wicket.

n Mildenhall Sunday II travelled to Tendering Park and scored a mammoth 258-6 thanks to Ben Tippet (94) and Jordan Francis (72).

In reply, Tendering were dismissed for 139, with Ewan Kingdon taking 4-20.