Worlington return to action but cannot prevent defeat at home
MARSHALL HATCHICK TWO COUNTIES
lost to Coggeshall (185-4)
by six wickets
Following the washout of fixtures in week one, Worlington got their 2016 Division One campaign underway in disappointing fashion with a six-wicket defeat against visiting Coggeshall.
The visitors won the toss and inserted the hosts into bat with Worlington closing on 183-9 from their 50 overs.
Sean Cooper, who has returned to Worlington following a stint last year with East Anglian Premier League outfit Bury St Edmunds, top scored with 56 while skipper Richard Ford added 36.
For Coggeshall, there were two wickets apiece for George Blackwell (2-24), Robert Cross (2-63), Will Blackwell (2-20) and Western Australia leg-spinner Liam O’Connor (2-22).
After the break, Cooper picked up where he had left off in 2014 with an economical opening spell of 0-22 from 10 overs, but wickets were not forthcoming for Worlington.
After a run-out with the score on 25, Lloyd Edwards and Jimmy Rees took Coggeshall to 144 before the later departed for 40.
By this stage the damage was done, and while Worlington picked up two further wickets including Edwards for 72, it was the visitors that collected the points crossing the line for a six victory.
n Worlington II (175) started life in Division Five with a four-run victory over Great Bromley (171).
Having been inserted into bat, Worlington’s total came thanks primarily to an unbeaten 45 from Daren Hayward and 40 from skipper Barny Bowens.
With the ball, Carl Manels (3-54) and Hayward (3-36) did the damage as Bromley went from 161-4 became 171 all out in a collapse.
n Worlington Academy suffered a 10-wicket defeat to Hadleigh Academy in Hunts County Bats Suffolk League.
Worlington were dismissed for 123 with skipper Shaun Lister top scoring with 36. Hadleigh eased home inside the 23rd over with Dan Shanks unbeaten on 77.