Rippon in seventh heaven as Woolpit suffer loss

Cricket.

Cricket.

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Copdock and Ipswich 160 (30 points) beat Woolpit 123 (5 points) by 37 runs

A seven-wicket haul from Michael Rippon was not enough after a batting collapse saw Woolpit slip to defeat.

Copdock got off to a rapid start as the normally-economical James Holmes leaked runs to Sam Webb-Snowling, but having scored all 36 runs Webb-Snowling was caught-behind by Karl Holmes off the bowling of Jon Steel.

His opening partner, Hopkins fell in a similar manner a few runs later, and then Botha was bowled by Tristan Blackledge with the score on 76.

Cull and ex-Woolpit skipper Andy Northcote took the score past 100 before the introduction of Rippon changed the innings dramatically removing both before lunch.

Rippon took three more soon after lunch and although Rash and Douglas delayed matters for a while, Rippon dismissed both of them to finish with figures of 7-19 as Copdock were bowled out for 160.

Woolpit got off to a decent start in reply with Will Parker and Rippon putting on 37, but Parker’s dismissal started a collapse to 45-4.

After this, wickets continued to fall regularly although Alex Oxley, 15, remained defiant to be last out for 37 but Woolpit were still 37 runs short of their target.

nIn Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three, Woolpit II (144) beat Brockley (99) by 45 runs.

Put into bat by Brockley, home side Woolpit were soon in big trouble at 40-4 off 20 overs until an 80-run partnership between Michael Cowdrey and Ollie Whiteman helped them to a total of 144.

Early wickets were crucial and they arrived courtesy of excellent bowling from Whiteman and Ryan Newcombe and some smart close catching to put Brockley on 20-3.

Spinners Cowdrey, Lee Thompson and Josh Cantrell then took over and the visitors ended up 99 all out.

nIn the Two Counties Ladies Challenge, Ipswich Ladies (94-6) lost to Woolpit Ladies (95-6) by four wickets.

All round economical bowling performances by Woolpit restricted Ipswich to 94-6 off their 35 overs.

In seven overs each Beth Absolon took 2-20, Nat Samuels 1-12, Linzi Everett 0-11 and Kirsty Macrow 0-20.

Absolon then starred with the bat scoring 64 not out and after a few wobbles at the other end Alice Parker with 13 not out helped Absolon ensure a four-wicket win.

nIn Hunts County Suffolk League Division Four, Woolpit Sunday II (153-6) beat Elveden (152) by four wick-ets.

Woollpit restricted Elveden to 152, Ryan Newcombe taking 3-17, Adam Levey 2-23 and Kian Flanagan 2-9.

In reply, 39 from Adam Coombes got Woolpit under way, and Jake Swinburn with 23 and Ryan Newcombe 45 not out taking them to victory.