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Woolpit suffer second defeat of campaign

By Sport Bury

Woolpit’s recent winning run came to an end as they were well beaten by Ipswich at Clay Hall Farm in Division One of the Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship.

Woolpit v Coggeshall Cricket. Woolpit Captain Will Parker making a run.. (2655380)
Woolpit v Coggeshall Cricket. Woolpit Captain Will Parker making a run.. (2655380)

Winning the toss, visiting skipper Will Parker (57) elected to bat first, with him and Ollie Whiteman putting on 56 for the first wicket.

Sensing a big total, both Parker and Corey Polyak passed 50 in a partnership of 87 but, when these two were out in quick succession, the innings stalled and the middle order batsmen struggled against some accurate Ipswich bowling.

The innings gained impetus again towards the end, particularly through some lusty blows from James Holmes, but the final total of 238-9 was a little under par.

In reply, the Ipswich openers found life very difficult against an excellent opening spell from Parker and Jackson.

When Johnson fell for just seven, it looked like it would be a difficult chase for the home side.

However, as the ball became older and the bowling less accurate, the Ipswich batsman starting to accumulate runs.

Spinners Hamish Fiddes and Chris Wells bowled well in tandem but, when their overs were used up, the batsmen were able to attack the rest of the bowling.

Joe Rusby made an excellent 104 not out, as he and Louis Perrin (47 not out) saw their team past their target with seven balls to spare.

Parker, Fiddes and Alex Jackson each picked up a wicket for the visitors.

Woolpit will look to return to winning ways on Saturday, as they host Mistley (1pm).

l Meanwhile in Division Seven, Woolpit III (225-7) lost to Mildenhall IV (226-2) by eight wickets.

l In Division Nine West, Bury St Edmunds IV (212-9) beat Woolpit IV (158-4) by 56 runs.

l In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk Cricket League Division Four, Twinstead (170-5) beat Woolpit Sunday II (169-9) by 5 wickets.

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