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Woolpit climb to the top of the table with fifth straight victory

HIGH FIVE: Michael Rippon goes in search of a wicket as Woolpit climbed to the top fo the table with a fifth straight victory after overcoming Burwell
HIGH FIVE: Michael Rippon goes in search of a wicket as Woolpit climbed to the top fo the table with a fifth straight victory after overcoming Burwell


Woolpit 241-4 beat

Burwell 240

by six wickets

Woolpit moved to the top of the East Anglian Premier League with their fifth straight win, overcoming Burwell by six wickets.

Andy Northcote won the toss for Woolpit and elected to field. After a bright start Burwell lost opener Scully, off the bowling of Adie Starling.

Wickets then fells steadily with only Seabrook with 64 compiling an innings. With his dismissal, followed by that of Burman and Hume at 158-7 after 50 overs, a score much above 200 looked unlikely.

However, Brahmbatt was still at the crease at by the time he was caught of Northcote’s bowling for 85, scored at more than a run a ball, Burwell were well past that mark, and were eventually dismissed for 240.

In reply, although Northcote looked in good touch from the off, both Sam Webb-Snowling and Sean Dickson, scorers of centuries this season, were dismissed cheaply to leave Woolpit at 42-2.

Northcote was joined by Estlea, who proved to be in as good a form as Northcote, before the skipper was caught for 119 with the score on 234.

Estlea was also caught after scoring 90 with just two more runs needed for victory, which was duly wrapped up next ball by Frans Bester.

n Woolpit II (155-9) suffered a four-wicket defeat to Ipswich and East Suffolk (159-6) in Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division Three.

Only Hamish Fiddes (41) made a telling contribution as Woolpit struggled to 155-9. And despite Fiddes (3-48) Woolpit never looked like containing the opposition as they eased home with 14 overs to spare.

n Woolpit III (106-0) eased past Maldon III (105) to claim a 10 wicket success in Division Seven. Gaving Taylor (3-15), Wishlade (3-22), Daniels (3-21) and King (60) all impressed.

n Woolpit’s Penny Everett was in good form during Suffolk’s draw against Oxfordshire on Monday.

Everett took two wickets for five runs off six overs to help bowl Oxfordshire all out for 178, after Suffolk had finished their innings on 178-6.


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