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Back-to-back wins help to lift Woolpit up to third in the table

STAR MAN: Nathan Crudeli scored an unbeaten 68 with the bat and took two wickets for Woolpit at the weekend
STAR MAN: Nathan Crudeli scored an unbeaten 68 with the bat and took two wickets for Woolpit at the weekend




Woolpit (224-8) beat Braintree (109) by 115 runs

Woolpit continued their good run of form with another convincing win as they beat Braintree at home by 115 runs on Saturday.

Skipper Will Parker won the toss and decided to bat, with opener Tom Whiteman making it to 40 before being caught at mid-wicket.

James Deeley fell two runs short of a second consecutive 50 when he was caught in the deep, while Nathan Crudeli (68 not out) ensured the scoreboard went past 200, with the hosts eventually finishing with a total of 224-8.

In reply, Braintree struggled with the pace of Parker and Crudeli (2-15), who both took a wicket apiece, before medium pacers James Holmes and Barry Collins (5-37) brought more wickets.

Collins returned his second five-wicket haul in as many weeks as Braintree were bowled all out for 109.

n In Division Three Woolpit II (160-6) beat Halstead II (154-8) by six runs, courtesy of key contributions from Julian Bradwell (38), Geoff Pilgrim (37) and Adie Starling (3-35).

n A century from Adam Coombes (131 no), plus useful knocks from Adie Bullett (72) and James Young (34 no) helped Woolpit III (291-3) to a 138-run win at Halstead III (153-9) in Division Seven.

n In Division Nine West, Woolpit IV (210) narrowly lost out to Bury St Edmunds IV (211-7) by three wickets, despite the best efforts of Mark Estall (55), Jonty Lacompte (64) and Jim Gourlay (3-35).

n Woolpit Ladies (136-3) were victorious in their first T20 of the season, as Candy Cornelius (65), Nat Samuels (44) and Elizabeth Firman (2-21) all contributed in a six-run triumph against Easton (130-4).

n Hamish Fiddes (47) and Cam Greenhall (32) were the top scorers for Woolpit (149-5), who saw their first Suffolk Cup game end in a tie against Haverhill (149-3).

n Woolpit Sunday (129-9) lost to Hadleigh (167) by 38 runs in their latest Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Division Four fixture, in which brothers James (3-22) and Will (2-33) West had impressed.


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