Key wickets elude Worlington
MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES
Wivenhoe 236-4 beat Worlington 233-5
by six wickets
Worlington were unable to build upon last week’s win over Copford as they slumped to defeat at the hands of Wivenhoe on Saturday.
Batting first, Worlington lost Chris Baugh early in proceedings before Jimmy Watson joined his captain Richard Ford and the pair took their side beyond 50, before Watson departed for 31.
Worlington’s overseas player Ben Hyde was then dismissed for a duck, bringing the two Ford brothers together at the crease.
The pair added 77 before Richard Ford (63) was trapped LBW off the bowling of James Butcher.
Sean Cooper then scored 29, before Graham Ford (77 not out) and debutant David Brown (14 no) added 44 runs as Worlington closed on 232-5.
After the interval, Worlington made the ideal start when Cooper had opener Matt Durrell stumped by Ford without scoring.
Later in the innings, Cooper (2-55) removed Rushton for 15 as surviving opener Jordan Elliott was joined by Ryan Vickery.
The two then took control as Worlington toiled without success until the introduction of Watson (2-35) accounted for both.
However, with Vickery having scored 63 and Elliott, a match-winning 125, it was too little too late.
This Saturday, Worlington are due to play host to neighbours Mildenhall and then on Sunday face Belhus CC at home in the second round of the Davidstow National Village Cup.
n Worlington II continue to find it tough going in Division Five as they lost at home to their Ipswich counterparts by six wickets.
They could only muster 131 runs, with Carl Manels (26) top-scoring from the number nine slot.
n The Sunday academy team lost by 53 runs to league leaders Tuddenham.