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Thompson’s five-wicket haul sees Woolpit to victory


In Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Division Three, Little Bardfield Village (220) lost to Woolpit II (225-5) by five runs.

A solid batting performance led by James Deeley (53), supported by Geoff Pilgrim (48) and James Bradwell (38 not out) allowed Woolpit to post a competitive total.

Some variable bowling allowed Little Bardfield Village to pass 100 for the loss of only one wicket, before wickets started to fall to the bowling of Lee Thompson and Michael Cowdrey.

In a tight finish, the home side lost their last wicket on the penultimate ball of the last over just six runs short of the target.

Thompson finished with 5-83 and Cowdrey 3-51.

In Division Four, Bury II (190-9) beat Elmstead (83) by 107 runs.

Bury II remain unbeaten and at the top of their league following a comprehensive win over Elmstead, which owed a great deal to Josh Toon’s commanding 67 opening the innings.

Tom Curran made a useful 30 and Stuart Nunn 35.

Elmstead could not establish any partnerships and with Stuart Nunn taking three wickets they ended some way short of their target.

In Division Five, Bury III (127) lost to Great Bromley (128-6) by four wickets.

Chris Honeyball held things together for Bury with an opening innings of 38 as Bury posted a reasonably competitive total.

Bury were unable to restrain Great Bromley.

In Division Seven, Stowupland (205-8) beat Woolpit III (201-6) by two wickets.

A 50 from Adam Coombes was not enough to prevent Woolpit going down to a two-wicket defeat away to Stowupland.

In Division Nine West, Stradbroke (254) beat Bury IV (190-9) by 64 runs.

In the same division, Bardwell lost to Lakenheath II by seven wickets, despite youngster Josh Kelly picking up 1-6 from five overs.

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