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by 57 runs
Worlington beat Maldon by 57 runs to record back-to-back victories and now sit just one point adrift of the top half in the Division One table.
Chris Baugh (five) was dismissed early on to leave Worlington on 19-1, before a second wicket stand of 115 between Richard Ford (61) and Jimmy Watson (76) put them in control.
Ford eventually fell to the bowling of Toby Pugh (3-44), while Watson was one of Max Bryant’s three victims.
Graham Ford remained unbeaten on 26 as he and the rest of the Worlington order pushed the score to the 200 mark at the close of the innings.
After the break, Nathan Twiddy (2-21) struck early on to remove both Maldon openers, before Ziaf Kulasi (6-27) continued his purple patch with the ball as he took a further six wickets, including that of Maldon’s overseas player Robb Macmillan for a well-crafted 67.
Lewis Parker took the other two Maldon wickets as they were dismissed for 143 all out, as Worlington picked up consecutive wins for the first time this season.
n Worlington II saw their unbeaten start to the Division Six season come to an end at the weekend, as they lost by seven wickets against promotion favourites Nowton.
A depleted Worlington batting line up were dismissed for just 147, with Daren Hayward top scoring with 89 runs on his first match since his return from injury.
However Nowton lost just three wickets in the run chase, with Jamie Walker (57 not out) top scoring to inflict a first defeat on their hosts.
n In Hunts County Bats Division Four, Worlington Academy (125) also tasted defeat for the first time, losing by 18 runs at East Bergholt (143-7) on Sunday, with Shaun Lister (2-10) and Matthew Wittish (2-24) picking up wickets.
n Worlington begin their National Village Cup campaign with a home tie against Essex’s Navestock Ardleigh Green on Sunday (1pm).