Revenge for Worlington as they overcome struggling local rivals

DERBY DATE: Worlington's Chris Baugh gets the ball away under pressure from Lakenheath bowler Dominic Palmer

DERBY DATE: Worlington's Chris Baugh gets the ball away under pressure from Lakenheath bowler Dominic Palmer

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MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIP DIVISION ONE: Lakenheath 168-8 lost to Worlington 229-5 by 61 runs: Worlington gained revenge for the defeat inflicted upon them by local rivals and bottom club Lakenheath earlier in the season.

After losing skipper Richard Ford in the third over, Chris Baugh and Jimmy Watson (31) added 90 for Worlington’s second wicket.

Tim Milner accounted for Watson and made it two wickets shortly after as Baugh picked out Greg Palmer for 62.

Matt Peachey and Graham Ford picked up the rate towards the close and added 102 for the fourth wicket with both batsmen rewarded with half-centuries.

Ford (58) became wicket number three for Milner (3-78), but Matt Peachey remained unbeaten on 51.

The home side added a fifth wicket towards the close, leaving Worlington on 229-5.

Lakenheath’s chase started steadily before Ellis Frith, Greg Palmer and Shane Leech fell to leave them on 44-3.

Fifteen-year-old Dom Palmer was joined by Rob Horrex and the two compiled their side’s biggest stand of 56.

It took a well-judged catch from Colin Thompson to remove Horrex for 31 and Craig Woollard (4-44) added further wickets to reduce Lakenheath to 168-8.

Palmer scored his maiden half-century in Division One as he and Paul Pallant denied Worly full bowling points.

Not to be outdone, Greg Palmer’s brother Ben gained his first wicket in men’s cricket for Lakenheath II on the same day — the siblings are the grandsons of ex-Suffolk stalwart Dick Bond.

n Worlington II (91-1) continued their push for promotion in Division Seven by demolishing Maldon III (90) by nine wickets, thanks in part to Liam Halls (4-14), Paul Marston (3-27), Alfie Marston (42no) and Adam Gallop (31no).

n Worlington Academy (62-2) secured a comfortable victory at Walsham-le-Willows II (61) in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Five, with Liam Halls (5-18), Will Pottle (3-7) and Dan Abbs (44) performing well.