Woolpit fail to end the campaign with an upset against champions

SOLID CONTRIBUTION:  Despite a steady innings from Craig Rutterford, he could not prevent Woolpit from slipping to a four-wicket loss to Swardeston
SOLID CONTRIBUTION: Despite a steady innings from Craig Rutterford, he could not prevent Woolpit from slipping to a four-wicket loss to Swardeston
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GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Woolpit 231-8 lost to Swardeston 232-6

by four wickets

Woolpit fell short of causing an upset against champions Swardeston, as the current campaign ended with a four wicket defeat.

Batting first, Woolpit soon lost openers Whiteman and Webb-Snowling, but Crudelli and Godfrey built a steady partnership to take the score to 82-2.  

However, a mini-collapse followed as the score quickly fell to 92-5, but steady innings from Rutterford, Deeley, Northcote and Parker, helped the side reach a respectable total of 231-8.

In reply, Taylor and O’Donnell posted a partnership of nearly 100. Wickets came from Northcote, Stewart, Collins, and Godfrey but the visitors reached their target four wickets to spare.

n Woolpit II (129) slipped to an 158-run defeat away at Sudbury II in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three. Adie Bullett put up the only resistance with 41.

n In Division Five, Stowmarket (161-2) beat Haverhill (157-9) by eight wickets. Sam Betts-Davies (3-29) and Junior Trye (4-16) did the damage with the ball while Paul Blake (58), Mike Ives (52) and Dale Brett (32no) top-scored.

n In Division Eight West, Adam Coombes (63), Chris Daniel (4-22) and Gavin Taylor (3-41) inspired Woolpit III (198) to victory over Exning II (173).

n In the Ladies Challenge, Woolpit (216-6) secured a morale-boosting win over champions Ipswich (134-7) by 82 runs. Nat Samuels (61), Mel Mathieson (34), Jo Ticehurst (32) and Kirsty Macrow (4-13) all impressed.

n Stowmarket Sunday (114-7) grabbed the bragging rights over Battisford (113) with a three-wicket win in Hunts County Suffolk League Division Two. Paul Blake (54) scored well while wickets came from Kierron Haynes (2-28), Josh Finbow (2-54) and Dale Brett (4-21).

n In Division Three, an 87-run partnership between Adam Coombes and Ryan Newcombe helped Woolpit Sunday II (197-4) to a six-wicket win over Acton (196-8).