Woolpit waste good position in derby

CRICKET - Woolpit (Fielding) v Sudbury (Batting)

Pictured: James Holmes bowling ANL-160905-072124009
CRICKET - Woolpit (Fielding) v Sudbury (Batting) Pictured: James Holmes bowling ANL-160905-072124009

GIBBS DENLEY

EAST ANGLIAN

PREMIER LEAGUE

Woolpit 152

lost to Sudbury 186

by 34 runs

Woolpit turned in a disappointing batting performance to waste a good position against local rivals Sudbury.

After winning the toss and electing to bat first on a hot day, Sudbury openers Poole and Huggins started brightly.

However, when Huggins was out to the bowling of Will Parker, runs became more difficult to come by due to tight bowling fromJames Holmes and Barry Collins.

This pressure led to a few mistakes being made with Michael Rippon returning the excellent figures of 7-32.

In reply, Woolpit got off to the worst possible start as Parker was out to the first ball of the innings.

Wickets fell at regular intervals and big partnerships were few-and-far between. 

A decent knock of 36 by lower-order batsman James Holmes kept the game alive, but when he was out caught, the end was inevitable.  

James Deeley was the last man out, showing excellent bravery by coming in to try to save the game despite incurring a suspected dislocated shoulder in the field.

In Marshalls Hatchick Two Counties Division Three, Kelvedon and Feering beat Woolpit II by 28 runs

After being 112-1 and 200-4, Kelvedon were restricted to 220-9 with Keiran Cloud taking 4-49 and Gavin Taylor 3-71.

Marcus West (52 not out), Geoff Pilgrim (53) and Julian Bradwell (31) all made runs, but Woolpit fell 28 runs short.

In Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One, Walsham-le-Willows lost to Woolpit by seven wickets.

After deciding to bat Walsham-le-Willows lost two early wickets to the bowling of George Heidrich and were eventually dismissed for 160.

A stand of 133 between Will Parker and Alex Oxley, who made 42, set Woolpit on their way.

Victory was all but assured when Parker was caught two runs short of his century,an innings that took just 67 balls,

Although Ali Stewart fell first ball, Woolpit reached their target in with almost 19 overs to spare.