Mildenhall claim the bragging rights as Taylor scores century
Worlington 182 lost to
Mildenhall 286-8 by 104 runs
Worlington’s wait for a first victory over Mildenhall since their promotion three years ago is ongoing after they were beaten by a hefty margin when the rivals met on Saturday afternoon.
Mildenhall batted first and soon lost Joe Reed when he was bowled by Shaun Cooper without scoring.
Hamzah Ikram became Cooper’s second victim as he was bowled for just four.
Ben Shepperson and Steve Taylor restored Mildenhall’s innings, adding 55 before Shepperson (22) hit a catch to Cooper off Steve Flack.
Taylor continued his fine form of the season as he and Tom Allen compiled a 91-run partnership.
The Mildenhall skipper went on to reach his run-a-ball century shortly before being bowled by Flack for 105.
Tom Allen (36) was out soon after, being trapped LBW by Nathan Twiddy.
After that, Ziaf Kulasi took full advantage of his old team, hitting four sixes in a quickfire 43, while young Matt Allen (46no) helped himself to six fours and a six.
Meanwhile, Craig Woollard grabbed a couple more wickets at the other end as Mildenhall finished on 286-8.
In reply, Worlington were always on the back foot as they lost wickets at regular intervals.
Ikram dismissed Jimmy Watson (17), Richard Ford (22) and Darren Haywood (11), all after Tom Allen had deceived and trapped Ben Hyde LBW for 12.
Chris Baugh went cheaply to Reed for nine, leaving Worlington on 87-5.
Cooper (8) became Reed’s second wicket with the score on 107.
It then became attrition as Graham Ford firstly with Jon Peachey (13) and then with Twiddy (17) tried to deny Mildenhall bowling points.
However, when Taylor came back to remove Ford for 51, the game was up for the home team, with Ikram claiming the final two wickets to wrap up the win.