Eric makes it Australia’s day as Hall record third straight win

HITTING OUT: Mildenhall opener Alistair Younger takes a swipe at a delivery on his way to 13
HITTING OUT: Mildenhall opener Alistair Younger takes a swipe at a delivery on his way to 13
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Hadleigh 183-9 lost to Mildenhall 205 by 22 runs

On a day when Hadleigh were holding an Australian-themed party, Mildenhall’s very own Aussie Eric Laubscher spoiled the celebrations.

The all-rounder, who is also Hall’s coach, made 70 runs with the bat before taking five wickets with the ball as his side recorded their third consecutive victory.

Mildenhall batted first and made a cautious start through Alistair Younger (13) and Alex Lack (32).

It was a partnership of 91 between Laubscher and Tymal Mills that enabled Mildenhall to create a challenge against their opponents.

Mills, who had been promoted to number five, struck three sixes and three fours on his way to 41 and Laubscher was finally bowled for 70.

Jamie Allen (11) and AJ Warraich (11) were both run-out as Mildenhall reached 205.

Hadleigh soon lost M Dias (0) when he was caught in the slips by Andy Squire off Mills.

It was Tom Allen who opened the door for Mildenhall, grabbing two wickets in consecutive overs after Hadleigh had reached 66-1.

Laubscher then got in among the Hadleigh middle-order and took his five wickets to leave the home side behind the required run-rate.

AJ Warraich picked up a late wicket, but a defiant partnership between A Milnes (13no) and M Wareing (10) deprived Mildenhall of maximum points.

n Mildenhall II suffered another defeat in Division Two after being bowled out by Dunmow for 141.

Lily Reynolds top scored with 28, with Martin Taylor (26) and Ben Tippett (24no) providing support.

Dunmow reached their target in just 31 overs, despite Martin Kingdon’s 3-47.

n Mildenhall III were rewarded on their long trip to Maldon in Division Five, with Finley Logan, Tom Heywood and Jon Allen taking two wickets apiece in the home side’s 181-7

Mildenhall looked to be in trouble at 45-5, but a captain’s knock of 90no by Neil Clark recovered the situation.

n Mildenhall IV had a change of fortune in Division Seven thanks to a superb spell of bowling by Steve Hunt (6-54) in restricting East Bergholt II to 182-8 in a match played on the second square at Wamil Way.

In reply, opener James Taylor made 68 and he was backed up by Craig Warren (25) and Matt Allen (38no) to secure the win by five wickets.