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Woolpit undone by fourth-wicket partnership





Frinton 205-4

beat Woolpit 201

by six wickets

Woolpit lost the toss and were asked to bat, but got off to a good start as stand-in skipper Will Parker and Michael Rippon put on 66.

However, in a pattern that was to be repeated throughout the innings, Rippon was caught off Carter for 28 and Parker was bowled by Brent for 32.

Ben Cooper departed after a brief cameo of 17, but the teenagers Alex Oxley and Josh Cantrell added 34 for the fourth wicket before Oxley was run out and Cantrell dismissed in the following over.

Ryan Newcombe and James Holmes added another 39 before Newcombe was also run out.

James Holmes and Tristan Blackledge took the score to 191 before Holmes was out for 39, made in just 37 balls.

The last three wickets added a further 10 runs to just pass the 200 mark.

Frinton got off to a rapid start but lost Griggs, caught by Alex Packer, off Jon Steel with the score on 53.

Rippon caught-and-bowled Foakes for six, and when Hamish Fiddes had Westfield caught by Parker with the score on 118, Woolpit looked in with a chance.

However, this was snuffed out by Cummins and Young in a stand which took the score to 192, before Holmes dismissed Cummins for 74.

Young finished 46 not out as the hosts wrapped up victory with six wickets to spare.

n In Two Counties League Division Three, Woolpit II (208-3) beat Tuddenham I (207-6) by seven wickets.

Rob Gibson picked up the wickets of the openers.

The Cross bothers took the score past 100 before David was bowled by Alex Jackson.

Tuddenham continued to score steadily, losing only three more wickets but never really accelerated and finished on 207-6.

Charlie Holt and Marcus West both fell early but Bradwell Snr and Jnr took the score to 77 before James was out for 28.

Chris Wells joined Julian Bradwell and they saw Woolpit home without further loss, Wells finishing 57 not out and Bradwell passing 100 for the second time this season.

n In Two Counties League Division Seven, Sudbury III (195-8) lost to Woolpit III (196-7) by three wickets.

After Sudbury’s openers Amos (63) and Cook (76) had threatened to set up a big score for the home side, Sudbury were restricted to 195-8.

David Grant took 4-56 off 15 overs and Will West weighed in with 2-42.

Richard King with 55 and Trevor Haynes with 62 also gave Woolpit a good start, and Josh Le Compte’s 32 not out prevented a collapse to see Woolpit home.

In the Suffolk Cup, Woolpit Wolves (157-6) beat Hadleigh (125-8) by 32 runs to make it four wins from four.

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