Worlington are brushed aside away at table-topping Sudbury

ON THE ATTACK: Steve Flack goes in search of wickets during Worlington's 155-run loss to table-topping Sudbury
ON THE ATTACK: Steve Flack goes in search of wickets during Worlington's 155-run loss to table-topping Sudbury

MARSHALL HATCHICK

TWO COUNTIES

CHAMPIONSHIP

DIVISION ONE

Sudbury 287-5 beat

Worlington 132

by 155 runs

Worlington proved no match for table topping Sudbury as they suffered a 155 run defeat as the home side edged closer to securing the league title.

Batting first, Sudbury posted a total of 287-5 with half centuries from Tom Huggins (83), Adam Mansfield (72) and Darren Batch (51no).

Lewis Parker (2-47) collected two wickets while there was a wicket apiece for Ziaf Kulasi (1-27), Carl Manels (1-34) and Nathan Twiddy (1-51).

Worlington, missing three players from their first choice batting attack, then struggled against the league leaders and were dismissed for just 132.

Skipper Richard Ford (42) top scored while only three other batsman posted double figure knocks.

With a selection of results elsewhere all counting against Worlington, their Division One safety is still not yet secured thus adding extra importance for their home fixture against Hadleigh this coming weekend.

A victory from their remaining two games meanwhile, will see Sudbury take the title and another shot at a return to the East Anglian Premier League following their relegation in 2013.

n There was better success however for Worlington II (182-1) who secured a comfortable nine-wicket victory at home against Melton St Audrys (182-1) in Division Six as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Bowling first, Worlington found wickets hard to come by but managed to keep the run rate within check as Melton closed on 178-5 with the slow bowling pairing of Shaun Lister (3-23) and Graham Downey (2-39) enjoying success.

Tom Utting top scored for the visitors, finishing with an unbeaten on 42.

After Worlington lost Bruno How (21), Thomas Baugh (83no) and Matt Peachey (55no) shared an unbroken stand of 122 to help stabilise the innings and steer the team to a welcome victory.

The result saw Worlington take 17 points from the match.