Champions Ipswich suffer unlikely loss

DEFENDING champions Ipswich suffered an unlikely defeat at the hands of their predecessors, Kesgrave, in the MSC Suffolk Alliance on Sunday.

All went well as Ipswich inserted the home team and dismissed them for a meagre total of 114. But in reply they were in turn bundled out for just 91.

Kesgrave got off to a dreadful start as they lost four wickets with just five runs on the board. Skipper Mike Worne set about rebuilding the innings and he received useful support from Ben Colver, Richard Bradley, Sam Colver and Shelden Read.

Worne was fortunate that Ipswich failed to take their catches as he top-scored with 41, with extras the next-best contribution with 23.

But even so it seemed that 114 would not be sufficient to pose too many problems for Ipswich. But within a few overs Ipswich were also four down, with just 18 runs to show for them.


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Adie Gale and Joe Bonner both grabbed two for 21, and Mike Worne continued his good day with five for 32. Chris Bell threatened to take Ipswich to their target, but he fell to Read’s first delivery and the match was over, with Kesgrave winning by 23 runs. The win saw Kesgrave take up the early lead at the top of the Section A table.

In other Section A games Sudbourne Hall saw off Easton by 68 runs, while Stephen Owston guided Saxmundham to a five-wicket win over Stradbroke with a well-paced innings of 66 not out.

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Jack Buckmaster was the man of the match as Wortham beat Rumburgh by 35 runs. He had top-scored with an unbeaten 53 out of a total of 150 for seven and then snapped up five for 11 as Rumburgh were bowled out for 115 in reply. Dan Philpot backed him up with four for 27.

In Section B there was an exciting finish as Needham Market beat Caribbeans by one wicket. Bob Goodall showed a disregard for running as 52 out of his 58 against his former team-mates came in boundaries. There was not much support as Kevin Folkard grabbed five wickets in five overs and the Caribbeans total was just 134. Needham made a disastrous start in reply as they found themselves 27 for five in nine overs. However a useful contribution of 30 by Craig Morris gave Needham some momentum and for the second week in a row a crucial partnership between Andrew Teague and Neil Place put Needham in line for victory, which came when No. 11 Andy Ottley smacked a huge six and then, two balls later, a four to win the match.

Gareth Gorst-Allman scored 117 not out and Jordan Barber 83 as Southwold rattled up 233 for two, yet St Margarets knocked off the runs to win by seven wickets. Paul Allen led them to their big target with an unbeaten 123, supported by James Ubbi’s 51. Twenty-four hours later Allen was at it again, with 115 not out as St Margarets beat Felixstowe II on Bank Holiday Monday in the Two Counties.

Gavin Johnson scored 86 as Stowupland beat Eye in Section C and Andy Baker and Adam Green both made 70s as Bawdsey scored 235 for seven and hung on for a seven-run win at Melton St Audry’s. Stuart Dineen’s 95 was in vain.

In the Hunts County Bats Suffolk League Chris Baugh carried his bat for 134 not out as Mildenhall scored 243 four four – and he still ended on the losing side as Haverhill replied with 247 for five to win, with Luke Youngs (95 not out) and Adam Dellar (91) leading a remarkable successful run chase.

There was another century as Worlington romped past the Lakenheath total of 171 to win by nine wickets – Tom Osbourne was 106 not out at the end.

James Poulson’s 79 was the highlight as Sudbury beat Edwardstone by 35 runs, with Phil Halliday (four for 42) and Jack Backler (three for 36) taking the bowling honours while Woolpit saw off Bury St Edmunds by 38 runs, after Dave Thompson top scored with 74 not out. Mark Nunn replied with 85 for Bury, who ended on 175 for eight.

In Division Two Kent Tomsett scored 89 out of Exning’s 270 for seven, and he followed up with three for six as Withersfield were dismissed for 190.

Greene King Suffolk Premier League

*Earl Stonham 193 for 9 (C Tunstall 54, T Lewis 29no, S Lewis 22, S Bowers 3 for 58). Lakenheath 71 (C Hamen 22, C Tunstall 3 for 10). Earl Stonham (20) bt Lakenheath (4) by 122 runs.

*Battisford v Brantham - Brantham conceded. Battisford (20), Brantham (0).

Hunts County Bats Suffolk League – Division One

Lakenheath II 171 all out (A Horrex 62, Grande 6 for 50). Worlington III 175 for 1 (Osbourne 106 no, R Ford 44 no). Worlington III (20) bt Lakenheath II (3) by 9 wkts.

Mildenhall I 243 for 4 (C Baugh 134 no). Haverhill Sunday II 247 for 5 (L Youngs 95 no, A Dellar 91). Haverhill Sunday I (20) bt Mildenhall I (8) by 5 wkts.

Sudbury I 210 for 8 (J Poulson 79, B Taylor 3 for 32). Edwardstone 175 for 9 (R Jagger 64, E Croome 32, P Halliday 4 for 42, J Backler 3 for 36). Sudbury I (20) bt Edwardstone (8) by 35 runs.

Woolpit I 213 for 4 (D Thompson 74no, A Starling 48no, W Parker 37, T Rash 3 for 31). Bury St Edmunds I 175 for 8 (M Nunn 85, T Rash 30). Woolpit I (20) bt Bury St Edmunds I (6) by 38 runs.

Division Two

Withersfield 190 all out (A Edwards 69, C Bailey 30, K Tomsett 3 for 6). Exning 270 for 7 (K Tomsett 89, G Darling 59, N Lomas 41). Exning (20) bt Withersfield (7) by 80 runs.

Tuddenham 134 (K Pryke 41). Mellis 136 for 6 (T Courridge 66, R Singleton 3 for 24, P Parsons 3 for 25). Mellis (20) bt Tuddenham (5) by 4 wkts.

Hadleigh 273 for 7 (Smith 144no, Spence 56). Walsham-le-Willows 149 (Jackson 61, L Bryant 43, Green 3 for 24, Asghar 3 for 51). Hadleigh (20) bt Walsham le Willows (5) by 124 runs.

Brettenham 171 (B Barker 89, D Meekings 4 for 30). Brockley 122 (G Laflin 38, G Brinkley 5 for 25). Brettenham (20) bt Brockley (6) by 49 runs.

Battisford 191 for 4 (Doughty 87no). Stowmarket 139 (D Brett 37, D Watling 36, C Newman 31, J Doughty 3 for 13, A Crowe 3 for 44). Battisford (20) bt Stowmarket (4) by 52 runs.

Division Three

Horringer 90 (D Cresswell 5 for 35). Tendring Park 91 for 0 (M Willingham 44no, J Engleheart 38no). Tendring Park (20) bt Horringer (0) by 10 wkts.

Nowton 137 (N Drewery 3 for 21). Rougham 139 for 3 (M Drewery 84no). Rougham (20) bt Nowton (3) by 7 wkts.

Earl Stonham 164 for 8 (H Wrinch 41no, J Marwood 3 for 50). BSSSC 165 for 8 (S Rout 60, C Tundstall 4 for 20). BSSSC (20) bt Earl Stonham (7) by 2 wkts.

Hartest & Coldham 48 (Theobald 7 for 27). Lavenham 50 for 1. Lavenham (20) bt Hartest & Coldham (0) by 9 wkts.

Division Four

Bardwell 176 (S Larder 84, D Saville 5 for 39, A Phillips 3 for 20). Haverhill II 180 for 4 (T Saville 73no). Haverhill II (20) bt Bardwell (6) by 6 wkts.

Sudbury II 190 for 6 (C Holt 57no, A Holness 46, T Bigg 3 for 43). Long Melford 192 for 8 (A Skeggs 97no, T Bigg 58, R Troughton 5 for 41). Long Melford (20) bt Sudbury II (8) by 2 wkts.

Battisford II 141 (T Search 43, S Cooper 3 for 34). Gt Cornard 143 for 2 (C Cleverly 87no). Gt Cornard (20) bt Battisford II (3) by 8 wkts.

Woolpit Academy 211 for 4. Risby 214 for 5. Risby (20) bt Woolpit Academy (7) by 5 wkts.

Division Five

Acton II 202 (J French 78, S Lynn 4 for 40, P Knight 3 for 13). Walsham-le-Willows II 79 (C Sturgeon 3 for 20). Acton II (20) bt Walsham le Willows II (5) by 123 runs.

Stowupland 181 (D Walters 44, D Ager 43, D Williamson 4 for 21). Mellis II 182 for 6 (A Smith 70, C Cole 3 for 50). Mellis II (20) bt Stowupland (7) by 4 wkts.

Elmswell 235 for 9. Elveden 219 for 9. Elmswell (20) bt Elveden (9) by 16 runs.

Milden 167 for 8 (N Roffey 38, R Nicholson 33, G Dewey 3 for 27). Hadleigh Academy 108 (R Robinson 3 for 20). Milden (20) bt Hadleigh Academy (5) by 59 runs.

Brandon (-20) conceded to Nowton Academy (20).

MSC Suffolk Alliance – Section A

*Kesgrave 114 (M Worne 41, S Bell 3 for 14, F Ahmadzai 3 for 14). Ipswich 91 (C Bell 24, M Worne 5 for 32). Kesgrave (17) bt Ipswich (6) by 23 runs.

*Stradbroke 149 for 8 (D Taylor 46no, M Hugman 39, J Franklin-Mann 29, B Thurston 3 for 43). Saxmundham 152 for 5 (S Owston 66no, G Butler 30, D Taylor 4 for 27). Saxmundham (17) bt Stradbroke (5) by 5 wkts.

*Sudbourne Hall 173 for 9 (T Jenkin 43, P Clift 34, J Bodkin 23). Easton 105 (S Nunn 46, J Kimmerling 24, J Bodkin 3 for 10, J Foreman 3 for 20). Sudbourne Hall (19) bt Easton (6) by 68 runs.

*Wortham 150 for 7 (J Buckmaster 53no, Darren Philpot 38. K Brennan 4 for 49). Rumburgh 115 (J Hadingham 49, R Roberts 20, J Buckmaster 5 for 11, Dan Philpot 4 for 27). Wortham (19) bt Rumburgh (5) by 35 runs.

Section B

Caribbeans 134 (B Goodall 58, M Lythcott 20, K Folkard 5 for 25). *Needham Market 136 for 9 (A Teague 32, C Morris 30, N Place 21no, A Gibson 4 for 23). Needham Market (18) bt Caribbeans (7) by 1 wkt.

Southwold 233 for 2 (G Gorst-Allman 117no, J Barber 83). *St Margarets 234 for 3 (P Allen 123no, J Ubbi 51, A Storey 31). St Margarets (16) bt Southwold (6) by 7 wkts.

*Worlingworth 152 for 8 (J Absolon 42, B Bowler 38, J Pearce 3 for 30). Brantham 153 for 6 (J Pembroke 29no, A Nicholls 25, A Stockton 20). Brantham (18) bt Worlingworth (7) by 4 wkts.

Woodbridge v Martlesham Nomads, no result received.

Section C

BT & Waldringfield II 201 for 4 (S Das 77, S Surendra 43, M Smyth 43). *Castle 168 (S Clarke 29, A Chopra 4 for 38, S Parker 3 for 26). BT & Waldringfield II (20) bt Castle (6) by 33 runs.

Bawdsey 235 for 7 (A Baker 67, A Green 62, D King 49, G Lea 3 for 77). *Melton St Audry’s 228 for 9 (S Dineen 95, D Wash 35, J Lord 25, A Smith 3 for 25). Bawdsey (19) bt St Audry’s (8) by 7 runs.

*Stowupland 223 for 4 (G Johnson 86, G Abbott 58, D Cobourne 28no, P Stephens 24no, R Edge 3 for 52). Eye 188 for 6 (K Thompson 47, P Shelley 39, R Lockwood 32no). Stowupland (18) bt Eye (7) by 35 runs.

Ipswich & ES v Rosary Cavaliers, no result received.

Section D

*Saxmundham II 111 (B Freeman 4 for 21, C Bacon 3 for 18). Stradbroke II 103 (L Taylor 23, C Bacon 22, M Brett 4 for 22, L Meikle 3 for 26). Saxmundham II (17) bt Stradbroke (7) by eight runs.

Yoxford 224 (Cook 60, M Sargeant 3 for 43, C Watling 3 for 57). *DBSL 147 (Williams 47, L Brame 33). Yoxford (20pts) bt DBSL (8pts) by 77 runs.

Coddenham & Grundisburgh 115 for 9 (P Garrod 29, K Cully 22, C Havard 21, A Hutchinson 3 for 15). *Nacton 116 for 5 (A Hutchinson 55no, L Rush 21, T Layne 3 for 16). Nacton (17) bt Coddenham & Grundisburgh (4) by 5 wkts.

Felixstowe v Worlingworth II, no result received.

* denotes home team

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