Mistley 186 beat Mildenhall 134 by 52 runs
League leaders Mildenhall lost for just the second time this season as their usually free-scoring batsmen failed to produce the goods at Mistley.
The hosts batted first with Graeme Butcher and Jarryd Walsh and they looked comfortable advancing to 32, before Steve Taylor produced a perfectly pitched ball that took the edge of Walsh’s bat and Ed Finnis went low to hold on to the catch, and Walsh was gone for 14.
Mistley then advanced the 82-3 when Ben Allday and Dan Goff compiled a partnership of 52 and the home team looked to be going on to a large total.
However, wickets started to fall at regular intervals, which meant that the home team were eventually skittled out for 186.
But, any thoughts that the Mistley score was under par were soon dispelled when Joe Reed (5) lofted a catch to Jason Pembroke off Tim Scott.
That set a trend as a number of Mildenhall batsmen joined Reed back in the hut in quick succession as the away side were all out for 134, with Mistley bowler Scott ending with figures of 5-42.
On a brighter note, Mildenhall’s closest challengers for the title, Wivenhoe, were beaten away at Braintree.
n On Sunday, Mildenhall lost to Swardeston by seven wickets in the final of the EAPL Twenty/20 at Woolpit.
n Mildenhall II lost at home to Maldon by a mammoth total of 150 runs.
The visitors batted first and set a score of 271-4, with the hosts falling well short.
n Mildenhall III’s away clash at Abberton went down to the last over, with the away side winning by two wickets.
Tom Heywood top-scored for Mildenhall with 59.
n Mildenhall Sunday Team fell 70 runs short in their clash against Stowupland.
The home team’s total of 230 ultimately proved too much for Mildenhall.
n Mildenhall Ladies set a team record with a score of 249-5 in their big win against Thriplow.