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Frinton duo of Hambrook and Machado strike fine centuries against Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 16:22 29 August 2018

John Hambrook, who scored 122 not out for Frinton II's against Ipswich. Picture: JAMES AGER

John Hambrook, who scored 122 not out for Frinton II's against Ipswich. Picture: JAMES AGER

James Ager

Centuries from the Frinton-on-Sea 2nd XI duo of John Hambrook and Miguel Machado helped to inflict a 108-run defeat on Ipswich at Clay Hall Farm, in Division One of the Two Counties Championship.

After opener Joe Fowler had scored 52, the experienced Hambrook, in harness with regular 1st XI player Machado, shared an unbroken stand of 168 for the third wicket to propel Frinton to a final total of 288 for two off 50 overs.

Hambrook compiled his unbeaten 122 off 145 balls, while Machado blazed his way to 102 not out off a mere 65 deliveries, with six sixes and seven fours.

Only Ian Knight (10-1-19-0) escaped any severe punishment among the Ipswich bowlers.

Skipper Joe Rusby top-scored with 48 in Ipswich’s reply, which ended on 180 for seven. Damien Smith contributed 36 and Mark Phillips an unbeaten 30.

Ipswich are eighth in the table, while a sixth win of the season for Frinton 2nds has them third from bottom.

Second-from-bottom Hadleigh succumbed to a five-wicket loss at home to Coggeshall Town.

Having been inserted into bat, Hadleigh were dismissed for 142 in the 37th over, with only Thomas Piddington, who struck 10 fours in his swift 50, and Daniel Shanks (31) having any joy.

Coggeshall reached their target in the 40th over, George Hanham seeing them home with a fine 80 not out at No 3. Matt Kent took three for 32 off his 10 overs.

Defending champions Elmstead, who have been at the foot of the table all summer, were soundly beaten by eight wickets at improving Mistley.

A 105-run partnership for the third wicket, between skipper Aiden O’Brien (61) and Ryan Vickery (81) helped Elmstead to a total of 233 for nine.

But Mistley made short work of their reply, helped by an opening stand of 83 between skipper Daniel Goff (53 off 35 balls) and Matt Bibby (60).

James Scott (73 not out) and Sizwe Masondo (39no) ensured there were no further setbacks by putting on an unbrolen stand of 86 for the third wicket.

Ipswich Town goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski discussed being left out of the team by former boss Paul Hurst, new coach Jimmy Walker and Paul Lambert’s positive impact when he spoke to the media this afternoon.

Paul Lambert has confirmed Jordan Graham is no longer in his plans at Ipswich Town with the winger’s loan set to be cut short in January.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert has told owner Marcus Evans that he believes defender Jonas Knudsen is worthy of a new contract.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert spoke to the media this afternoon ahead of the Friday night clash with West Bromwich Albion, and discussed the importance of the club’s fans creating a rocking Portman Road atmosphere as they try to escape the drop zone.

Mick McCarthy is the early favourite for vacant Republic of Ireland job following the departure of both Martin O’Neill and assistant Roy Keane.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today we look back to David Gregory scoring a hat-trick as Town progressed to the next round of the League Cup.

Ipswich Town boss Paul Lambert is impressed with what he’s seen of the Blues’ academy during his early weeks of his reign.

Titus Bramble says Ipswich Town duo Andre Dozzell and Flynn Downes were stand-out performers at the recent England Under-20 camp.

Mark Heath, Andy Warren and Stuart Watson are back with another episode of the Kings of Anglia podcast.

Trevoh Chalobah was proud to captain England Under 20s in their 2-0 victory over Germany at Colchester on Monday night but has already turned his attention to Ipswich Town’s Friday clash with West Brom.

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