Duo set BT Martlesham & Waldringfield on way to win
KEVIN Nunn and Akshay John set BT Martlesham & Waldringfield on the way to an 11-run win against Sudbourne Hall in Section A of the MSC Suffolk Alliance League.
Nunn, who struck eleven fours and one six, ended undefeated on 96 while John’s 71 contained five sixes and two fours as the visitors posted 226 for five in their 40 overs.
Although Sudbourne made a good fist of chasing down their target, Tom Jenkin top-scoring with 74 including six fours and two sixes, they closed on 215 for four.
Mike Worne starred with bat and ball as Kesgrave defeated Saxmundham by five wickets.
Worne returned figures of 10-3-40-4 as the visitors slumped to 116 all out, and then scored 27 not out as Kesgrave won with 11 balls to spare.
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Southwold beat Brantham by 31 runs in Sunday’s other Section A match, Gareth Gorst-Allum scoring 43 and then brother Craig bagging 10-6-9-3 as they successfully defended a total of just 131.
Tan Shahid took five for 25 as Castle dismissed Caribbeans for 136 in Section B, but the hosts’ tenth-wicket stand of 71 between Paul Denness (38 not out) and K Layne proved vital as the visitors folded for only 82.
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Sam Chilvers (55 not out) and Rob von Elling (54) saw Worlingworth to a three-wicket win at home to Needham Market, for whom Lee Cooper made 40.
Stradbroke squeezed home by five runs at Rumburgh, Lee Bedwell (10-0-39-5) and Alan Barker (10-2-16-3) sharing eight wickets for the visitors after opener Barker (60 off 91 balls) had provided the platform for Stradbroke’s 169 for four.
There was a tie in Section C, where Yoxford just failed to pull off a thrilling victory over Felixstowe & Corinthian Youth A after needing 14 to win off the last over.
Two were required off the last ball, but Dhaval was run out to leave the scores level. James Heathcote (101) and M Lawrenceson (71) had earlier been the only two visiting batsmen to reach double figures in their total of 214.
Freston had a resounding nine-wicket win in Section D, Mick Hardman (50 not out) and Graham Stiff (29 not out) easing them home after Coddenham & Grundisburgh were restricted to just 113 for eight.
Worlington took advantage of Division One leaders Sudbury being idle in the Hunts County Bats League to record a five-wicket win at home to Woolpit.
Dom Crame (56), Michael Jones (37) and Will Parker (35) were all among the runs for Woolpit in their 182, but Richard Ford’s undefeated 73 and 53 not out from Chris Baugh ensured Worlington of 20 points.
In Division Two Greg Wigens took four wickets for as many runs as Brettenham were back in the pavilion for 74 and he then scored 42 in an eight-wicket win. Dale Watling made 110 as Stowmarket defeated Hadleigh by 17 runs.
Three players all got into the 90s in Division Three – but none of them reached three figures. Ben Luke made 94 for Bardwell as they beat Nowton 2nd XI and Richard Partridge 90 for BSSSC as they beat Cavendish Wanderers, for whom S Cooper ended 97 not out.James Taylor ended on 116 not out and with president Tony Cornell (76) put on 166 for the first wicket as Mildenhall beat Battisford 2nd XI in Division Four.