An unbeaten half-century takes batsman past 1,000 runs in win

LANDMARK: Kobus Scholtz, who struck an unbeaten half-century to take him past 1,000 runs this season
LANDMARK: Kobus Scholtz, who struck an unbeaten half-century to take him past 1,000 runs this season
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Haverhill 135-8 lost to

Mildenhall 136-2

by eight wickets

Kobus Scholtz (54no) passed 1,000 runs for the season as his unbeaten half-century guided Mildenhall to victory at 
Haverhill on Saturday.

Tom Allen (2-16) was soon in his stride on his return to the team, but Kyle Blanchard (13) and Adam Dellar (60no) edged the home team past 50 before Jack Loveday (2-16) removed the former and George Biggs (0), both caught by Clark.

Liam Savage (21) showed some aggression before being bowled by Duncan Fraser (3-29), but once Fraser had Pass (26) caught by Scholtz, Haverhill’s challenge faded to 135-8.

Joe Reed (33), Alex Reynolds (39) and Scholtz (54no) and Ben Shepperson (7no) wasted no time in reply.

n Mildenhall II (233-4) remain in charge of Division Three after thrashing bottom club Abberton (88-7) by 145 runs.

Some explosive hitting by Frans Bester (114no) was added to by Alex Lack (49) and Luke Turner (28), before Bester completed a man-of-the-match display with 4-10.

n Mildenhall III (123-5) are 17 points clear at the top of Division Five after defeating Bury St Edmunds III (122) by five wickets to leave them one place above the drop zone.

Andrew Zajac (4-24) and Ben Tippett (3-55) helped dismiss Bury, for whom only Pete Thearle (31), Charlie Johnson (27) and Kevin Dobson (24no) offered any real resistance.

Kevin Pearson (37no) and James Taylor (34) guided Hall home, despite the best efforts of Irfan Amin (3-24).

n Third-placed Mildenhall IV (202-5) saw off Brightlingsea II (130) by 72 runs to remain in the Division Seven promotion hunt — Lou Handy (66), Tom Heywood (57), Andy Francis (27no), Matt Heywood (4-24) and Tom Lambton (3-23) were the key contributors.

n Mildenhall Sunday (248) just held on to beat Walsham-le-Willows Sunday (243-6) by five runs in a high-scoring encounter in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division One.

Ben Shepperson scored 153 for Hall, while Oli Jackson (75) and Ashley Forbes (74) led the Walsham reply.