Woolpit suffer comprehensive derby defeat

Sudbury v Woolpit - Ben Cooper bats for Woolpit ANL-160723-180459009
Sudbury v Woolpit - Ben Cooper bats for Woolpit ANL-160723-180459009

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Sudbury 136-1 beat

Woolpit 135 by 9 wickets

Woolpit suffered a comprehensive nine-wicket derby defeat at the hands of local rivals Sudbury.

After losing Michael Rippon and Ben Cooper cheaply, Will Parker and Alex Oxley repaired the damage before Parker’s dismissal sparked a flurry of wickets.

Apart from one over, Woolpit’s bowling performance was much better than their batting had been, but with a required run rate of less than two-an -over, Sudbury did not need to take any chances.

Nathan Poole was bowled by James Holmes with the score on 60, but this proved to be Woolpit’s only success.

In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties League Division Three, Woolpit II (203-9) lost to Kelvedon and Feering (208-6) by five runs.

Woolpit slipped from top to third in the table following this defeat.

Chasing 209 for victory, Tom Whiteman, batting with an injury, with 44, and James Deeley, with 57, got Woolpit off to a good start.

The introduction of the spinner Smith slowed the run rate down and Woolpit fell five runs short with one wicket remaining.

In Division Seven, Woolpit III (206-3) beat Mildenhall IV (205) by seven wickets.

Mildenhall scored 205 with Lee Thompson taking 5-51 and Gavin Taylor 3-35.

In reply, Ben Gale with 70, Trevor Haynes, 42, and Richard King 30 set up a seven-wicket victory.

In Hunts County Bats Suffolk Cricket League Division One, Woolpit Sunday I (246-2) beat Walsham-le-Willows (230-7) by 10 runs.

Ben Boyden scored his first century for the club, an unbeaten 109 as supported by James Bradwell with 65 and Alex Oxley with 34.

In Division Four, Worlington (217-5) beat Woolpit Sunday II (216) by five wickets.

Acting Skipper Adam Coombes with 60 was the main contributor to Woolpit’s total before letting Worlington off the rack after having them at 101-5 at one stage.

In the Suffolk Cup, Woolpit Wolves (146-7) beat Hadleigh 140-4 by six runs.

This Woolpit victory made it six wins from as many games in the competition.