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Winning feeling returns for Woolpit

By Sport Bury

Woolpit (290-8) got back to winning ways with a 110-run victory at home against struggling Mistley (180) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One on Saturday.

STEAMING IN: Woolpit skipper Will Parker
STEAMING IN: Woolpit skipper Will Parker

Winning the toss, skipper Will Parker elected to bat, but he was back in the pavilion after being clean bowled without score.

Ollie Whiteman and Corey Polyak steadied the ship, with the latter making 51 before he was adjudged LBW from the bowling of Jimmy Goff.

James Deeley joined Whiteman, and the two put on 77 for the third wicket before the former was out for 40.

Whiteman chalked up his century, and made his highest score in Saturday league cricket of 132.

Alex Jackson and James Holmes ensured momentum, with 290-8 reached at the end of their 50 overs.

In reply, Mistley were up against it as opening bowlers Parker and Jackson bagged a wicket each for 21-2.

During the Mistley innings, Matt Bibby and Stuart Baker put on 64 for the fifth wicket – Baker made a useful contribution of 51 – as did Stuart Dove (41), but the result was never really in doubt.

Chris Wells took two wickets to finish the innings as Mistley were bowled out for 180.

Woolpit play host to Hadleigh on Saturday (1pm).

l In Division Three, Woolpit II (227-6) were indebted to a seventh-wicket stand between Graham Drewry (61no) and Stuart Lilley (39no) against Mistley II (164).

Will West (4-40) and Rob Gibson (3-46) gave Woolpit victory by 63 runs.

l In Division Seven, Woolpit III were dismissed for a total of just 206.

Adie Bullett scored 47 with the bat and Nick Haynes 38 as Abberton II (207-1) won by nine wickets.

l In Division Nine, 139 from Ben Gale set up Woolpit IV’s total of 234-8. George Barker (3-8) and Tim Gourley (2-8) had the final figures to beat Lakenheath II (146) by 88 runs.

l Woolpit Ladies II (117-7) lost to Melton St Audrys (141-4) by 24 runs in a Twenty/20 encounter.

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